How to Make the Switch to Content-Driven SEO #MNBlogCon

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TopRank Marketing’s Joshua Nite made his debut on the speaker circuit this past weekend at the 8th annual Minnesota Blogger Conference held at Concordia University in St. Paul. Charming the crowd with his unique brand of wit, creativity, mad content marketing expertise, and numerous “cats with hats” references, Josh delivered a The Good Place-themed presentation titled: “The Good News About Creative Content: From SEO-Driven Content to Content-Driven SEO.” As someone who spent 12 years as a creative comedy writer for a video game called The Kingdom of Loathing, Josh said he was terrified by the concept of SEO-driven content when he made his transition into content marketing. “The worst content to write, and the worst… Read Entire Story

"There Aren’t Enough Qualified Women Speakers" and Other Garbage Excuses for Why Your Marketing Event Isn’t Gender Diverse

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Blog images by Alejandra Porta. I’ve attended enough tech and marketing events to make a few generalizations: Women are hugely underrepresented; whether it’s a panel or a conference speaker lineup, chances are it’s overrun with white men. Sexism is prevalent, and it spans from subtle (think underrepresentation, pinkwashed girls’ lounges) to overt (think harassment, non-consensual advances). There are exceptions (there always are), but this is the general rule, and it’s … Read Entire Story

Save the Date for Unbounce’s Call to Action Conference 2017

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I know you’re busy, so let’s cut to the chase. Unbounce’s Call to Action Conference is back on June 25th – June 27th in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. What’s in it for you? First off, we’ve carefully curated a star-studded speaker lineup that includes the likes of Mari Smith, Scott Stratten, Kindra Hall and Rand Fishkin. See the full agenda here. (Fun fact: We made a pledge to have 50% female speakers this … Read Entire Story

The Ultimate List of 2017 Blogging Conferences

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This was created because I am always looking for great blogger conferences nearby and yet often seem to miss them – even when they are in my own backyard. So, my team and I created this beast:  The Ultimate Guide to 2017’s Blogging Conferences! Below you will find: Every detail you need to know about all the blogging conferences we know about (dates, cost, location, niche, etc) A calendar with all the conferences listed A interactive map with … Read Entire Story

Google Home now helps you cook by reading recipes out loud

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Following updates to its Home speaker with support for multiple users, finding cheap flights and controlling your connected gadgets, Google has added a handy new feature to the device that aspiring chefs will enjoy. It can now read recipes out to you while you cook, one step at a time. Simply fire up Google Assistant or use to Google’s search app to look for a recipe on your phone, and hit the ‘Send to Google Home button’. Next, say ‘OK Google, start cooking’, and the speaker will do its thing. You can also command it to repeat steps or go… This story continues at The Next Web Read Entire Story

Study to be a Cisco networking master with nine certifications for just $49

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If you’re going to be an IT specialist, knowing all there is to know about Cisco Systems hardware and networks isn’t a bad place to start. Cisco remains the preeminent tech titan for bringing complex business networking into alignment – so being an expert in their universe of products is a sure-fire way to put a charge into your job prospects as well as your income bracket. In fact, Cisco network administration skills add about 9 percent to a Read Entire Story

Expedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance Out – Skift

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SkiftExpedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance OutSkiftOverall, though, Okerstrom said yesterday, the positives and negatives balance out and Google is a “solid” channel for Expedia. Okerstrom said Expedia's spending in variable marketing channels like Google continue to grow faster than direct marketing …and more » Read Entire Story

Men’s Wearhouse founder reveals how smoking marijuana for 50 years changed his life

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George "I Guarantee It" Zimmer is lending his iconic, gravelly voice to the marijuana legalization movement. Read Entire Story

Patent shows Intel’s design for a curved 2-in-1 laptop

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Patents are interesting. Pouring through them can tell you what kind of a direction a company is going in. Even if the products envisioned by the patent never actually materializes, they at least give you some kind of insight into where that particular company’s head is at. One Intel patent, sent to us by the team at The Leaker, envisions a weird kind-of 2-in-1 laptop that boasts a curved screen. It’s relatively recent, dating back to last November, and describes an “electronic device with detachable curved display”. Here’s a sampling to show you what they’ve got in mind: Figure nine is especially… This story continues at The Next WebOr Read Entire Story

How to Become Successful, Seriously (FS198)

Might sound crazy, but in this podcast we literally teach you how to be successful. Simple as that. You want to become successful. You want to make headway towards your goal. You want to feel inspired and insightful about the work you do. You want to live life on your terms, employ your own damn self, define your own lifestyle. In this podcast we teach you — as I said — literally how to do that… how to get successful. It’s a … Read Entire Story

The 17 Best Digital Marketing Conferences of 2017

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Does the word conference bring up memories of suited professionals droning on about… well, you can’t quite remember what? Awkward socializing, shameless sales pitching, lined paper and branded pens — some conferences can be very beige indeed. But not all conferences are made equal. In fact, some can lead you to completely change your marketing game for the better by giving you the opportunity to learn firsthand the tricks of… Read Entire Story

This Korean mech is everything I thought the future would be


Remember Gundam? Korean company Hankook Mirae recently debuted its real-life mech that looks as if it were created from the pixels of the classic game series. Its designer, Hollywood SFX man Vitaly Bulgarov, recently unveiled its impressive new ability: walking. Standing 13-feet-tall and tipping the scales at over a ton, the machine houses a man-sized pilot capable of maneuvering the mammoth device over short distances. Currently without a portable power source, the machine is limited to a few steps, but Bulgarov hopes that one day his mech can aid rescuers on missions in extreme conditions. In the short-term, Bulgarov aims to develop a tethered platform… This story continues at The Next Web Read Entire Story