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FEATURED ARTICLE — August 25th, 2016

Become a Thought Leader for Online Success

In a sea of millions of popular and interesting blogs, how can you possibly make a name for yourself if you’re an online marketer trying to promote your blog.

Enter thought leadership.

I absolutely love this concept. Neil Patel explained it well on Entreprenuer: it’s a mindset and a practice that will help you rise above the sea of everyone else who is in your niche.

A thought leader is one who takes the time, effort and has the skills to become an authority in their field- an individual who drives fresh ideas, innovation and change. This is no easy task.

While there is no standard tested and proven recipe for success that you can instantly personalize and apply to reach this status, there are a few tips that you could make use of to get close to your ideal thought
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Businesses Slow to Adopt Windows 10: Study

Windows 10 may be growing in popularity with the average user, but North American businesses are not feeling the love for Microsoft’s most recent operating system. A study from IT services firm Softchoice has revealed that only 0.75 percent of the… Read More

Prisma Now Available Without Internet Connection

Prisma has enjoyed wild success since the free art app launched in June — and a recent update is sure to increase its popularity. The iOS and Android app that turns ordinary photographs into art is now available in offline mode, meaning you no longer… Read More
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Viasat’s Tom Moore Named New Project Loon Chief

Google’s Project Loon has a new leader. Viasat executive Tom Moore will come on board as Project Loon’s new general manager as of mid-September. He will be replacing Mike Cassidy who has headed up the project for the past four-and-a-half years. Cassidy… Read More

Technology News

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Google to Punish Mobile Sites With Intrusive Ads Come January

Google plans to penalize mobile websites that permit pop-ups and other intrusive ads that interfere with user experience. Pages that allow such ads, which are known as interstitials, may be ranked lower in its search results beginning early next year. “Pages… Read More
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Uber Buys Autonomous Transport Start-Up Otto for $680M

Uber is making a big move into the autonomous vehicle market with its acquisition of self-driving transport start-up Otto. Purcahsed for $680 million, Otto’s entire 90-plus person team — which includes Anthony Levandowski, the former tech guru for… Read More
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Apple, Samsung Only Smartphone Makers Earning a Profit

Apple and Samsung are the only Smartphone makers who know how to turn a profit from their handset divisions. The iPhone 6S According to research firm Canaccord Genuity, the two popular Smartphone makers are the only companies who do not struggle to at… Read More

SEO News

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How to Rank Higher in Local Search Results

For any small business, appearing in a local search is crucial to bringing new business through your doors. While word-of-mouth is enough to stir up some new business, it isn’t nearly the same as what a Google recommendation could do for you. But many… Read More

Breathe New Life Into Old Content for SEO Boost

“Content marketing is a commitment, not a campaign.” — Jon Buscall, CEO of Moondog Marketing & Media Content is a foundational cornerstone to SEO. No matter how many SEO tools, tricks and best practices you leverage, you won’t attain significant… Read More

Effective Ways to Relate Content Marketing and SEO

Content marketing is a huge part of SEO so you will discover that it touches almost every aspect of your SEO strategy to some extent. If you understand the relationship between SEO and content marketing, you will be able to use efficient ways to relate… Read More

Social Media News

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Facebook Labelling You as Liberal, Moderate or Conservative

If you live in the U.S., it is likely Facebook has you classified as a liberal, moderate or a conservative. According to a report from The New York Times, Facebook is classifying the accounts of many of its U.S. members, even those who do not participate… Read More
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5 Secrets to Creating a Business That Has Longevity

This weekend Daniel and I were invited to the Abbotsford Airshow as a guest of Chef Michael Dicks of Culinary Touch Catering. He was the official caterer of the 8 Chalets there and served more than 5,000 guests during the three-day event. That’s… Read More

Pinterest Acquires Save-It-For-Later App Instapaper

Pinterest is continuing its acquisition spree with the purchase of bookmarking app Instapaper. The social media site’s purchase of Instapaper will bring the article-saving application’s technology to Pinterest — likely meaning it will be easier… Read More


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Productivity Advice from the Best Brands in the World

Getting work done on time is critical to success. Old tactics like pressurizing your employees or increasing work hours just don’t cut it anymore. Employees are not any more productive, nor do they perform any better under pressure. Motivated and empowered… Read More

Tech Tricks That Make Managing Your Company Easier

Managing your business won’t be a hassle if the proper tech tools are used. According to experts, there are multiple business management apps that are worth considering. If you want to streamline your operation but are not sure what apps and programs… Read More
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Google Releases Expanded Text Ads With Up to Double the Space

At the Google Performance Summit in June, the search giant announced (among other things) that AdWords PPC (pay-per-click) ads were getting an overhaul in a major way. After conducting extensive testing on the format of these long-standing ads, Google… Read More

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Opera Debuts Free VPN App for Android

Opera is bringing its free and unlimited built-in VPN to Android. The app enables users to improve their online privacy, block ad-tracking cookies, gain access to more online content, expand the geographical scope of apps and test the security of Wi-Fi… Read More
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Twitter Finally Debuts Night Mode for iOS App

Twitter’s night mode is finally coming to iOS, one month after coming to Android. The feature permits users to change the color of the background on Twitter’s app with text appearing white. The change enables easier reading and scanning during night… Read More
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Scheduling Start-Up Genee Joining Microsoft’s Office 365 Team

Microsoft is giving Office 365 some extra teeth with the acquisition of artificial intelligence start-up Genee. The scheduling service, which makes scheduling (or re-scheduling) meetings easier through the use of natural language processing and optimized… Read More


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New Live-Scan Technology Converts Photos Into Augmented Reality Looks

  Toronto, Canada – August 9, 2016 – ModiFace, the leading provider of augmented reality technology for the beauty industry, is today announcing the availability of a new patented Live-Scan technology which can take a 3D live recording of any… Read More
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Why Is SEO Marketing Important for a Startup?

  Dot Com Infoway, one of the leading digital marketing companies in the world, is organizing a webinar, “Why is SEO marketing important for a startup” on Aug. 24. In this millennium of startups, a great idea alone is not enough to sustain any… Read More
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Saas Labs Launches AdLatch With Mission to Help Online Publishers Reduce Revenue Loss Caused by Visitors Using Adblockers

Saas Labs announces the release of AdLatch, software as a service designed to help publishers reclaim revenue lost to Adblockers and analyze the performance of visitors using these devices. Publishers leverage these insights to identify revenue forfeited… Read More

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