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Google Apps You Did Not Know Existed

Google Apps You Did Not Know Existed


You probably already know that Google is much more than a search engine. You may use its email platform Gmail or its social media network Google+. And if you watch the news you will have heard about some of the exciting new technologies that it is working on, including Google Glass and the Google car that doesn’t need a driver. But while those developments are for the future there are other things that you can start using today - the Google apps you did not know existed - and these are some of the best.




Not Every Startup is HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and Why It Should Not Be

Not Every Startup is HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and Why It Should Not Be


It’s natural to look at a new television show based on a particular part of society and ask the question: is this realistic? That has certainly been the case with the new sitcom from HBO, Silicon Valley. It has been a topic of conversation for those involved in launching or running new tech companies as well as those who don’t. The general consensus is that startup companies are not like the one depicted in Silicon Valley.


Marketing and Productivity Apps for Busy SMBs

Marketing and Productivity Apps for Busy SMBs:


Are you always on the go with no time to sit down and complete the ever increasing list of administrative and marketing tasks for your small business? Do not fear, as they say, there is an app for that! Compiled here is a list of must have apps to make you more productive on the go or in the office.


Learn From these 10 Hot Internet Startups

Learn From these 10 Hot Internet Startups


There has never been as good a time as now to start a business. New technology and the power of the internet have opened up the door to entrepreneurship for people from all walks of life all over the world. If you are one of these people or if you hope to start something soon here are some companies that will give you some ideas, inspiration, or both. They are on the road to possible success, which is why we can learn from these 10 hot internet startups.


Hot Internet Startups



How to Fund Your Business on Kickstarter

How to Fund Your Business on Kickstarter


Kickstarter is a platform that helps businesses and individuals get funding to start projects. That help includes concept development, design, marketing and more. It has raised over $1 billion in funding to help more than 60,000 projects since the website launched in 2009. That is impressive, right? But how can you get involved? Can you fund your business on Kickstarter?


Kickstarter is not a money tree and many projects fail. But there are some steps you can take to increase your chances of success.


Get Your Product Right


Free eBooks are now on iPage

Free eBooks are now on iPage


iPage has created some great resources for our small business website owners and bloggers.

These free e-books are helpful practical tips that have no promotional content, can be implemented by almost anyone, and even have a Geek Speak Meter to tell you how complex the terminology is!


1.     The Three Do’s and Don’ts of Owning a Small Business Website


2.     3 Try this Yourself SEO Tips


3.     The 3 Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Website


4.      6 Things Google Hates About Your Website

The Top Marketing Software Systems Your Business Should Consider

The Top Marketing Software Systems Your Business Should Consider


Ever since computers were first invented back in the 1940s, they’ve been designed to perform automated tasks instead of humans. They do this better and faster freeing us up to do things like creating, imagining, innovating, and building relationships. So to help you automate here is a list of the top 5 scheduling software systems for your business:




CRM stands for Customer Relationship Manager. This type of software handles the sales process in your organization and one of the best is Salesforce.


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One of the best things about being an iPage affiliate is that web hosting appeals to just about everyone. And assuming you have a website, it’s a product that can naturally tie into whatever your website is about. We have affiliates in all industries that promote iPage on their sites.


Ranking Well in Search Engines, Link Building, and Other Related Matters

Ranking Well in Search Engines, Link Building, and Other Related Matters


There is one question that is common to all businesses and the people involved in marketing them – “how do we rank well in search engines?” It does not matter how big or how small the business or website is as SEO, link building, and online marketing is always a popular topic of conversation.


The problem is there are often more questions than answers. This is because people have tried cheating the SEO and online marketing industry with attempts to cheat the system since the dawn of the internet.


The Top Three Marketing Strategies

How to Understand the Top Three Marketing Strategies


There are three key strategies used to promote websites and for many people this represents a battle: SEO vs SEM vs Content Marketing. The truth is much more nuanced and most successful strategies will use elements of all three.


The elements you choose will depend on the time you have and the money you can spend. So to help you understand the differences (and to save you time to boot), here is an explanation of all three:


SEO (Search Engine Optimization)