5 Strategies to Optimize a Media Site

Increasing traffic is key to converting more visitors to leads (and consecutively, customers) or generating some extra ad revenue. Monetization and ad platforms occasionally come with minimum traffic requirements, hence the need for regularly boosting numbers through genuine organic campaigns, promotional pieces, partnership opportunities and other techniques combined with sponsored publications for maximum impact. Higher traffic also results in a better overall visibility, lower bounce rates,

15 Traits of Failing s You Should Avoid

Success becomes a lot harder if you have these 15 traits Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Several years ago, we rented an office in a co-working space. Most networking and training activities happened on-site or in partner community spaces, crowded with self-proclaimed entrepreneurs. Working regularly from coffee shops for nearly a decade now also gave me an opportunity to meet solopreneurs and fresh business owners who dreamed big. Seeing startups fail weekly...

Was Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn a good move? | Opinion

Skype did suffer from Microsoft’s acquisition in the short-term. 3rd party users relying on different clients were kicked out of their corresponding platforms. This impacted IT departments using Pidgin, Miranda, or imo by connecting different applications relying on various protocols. Mobile users were abandoned for nearly a year - following a rebuild on both desktop and mobile and launching the web version of Skype. Skype for Business is a separate suite which isn’t compatible with their standard...

Was Microsoft's Acquisition of LinkedIn a Success?

Was Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn a success? originally appeared on Quora, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus. * Skype was acquired for 32 times their operating profit. * Nokia was assimilated with innovation suppressed at the same time. When was the last time you saw someone using a Nokia device? Skype did suffer from Microsoft's acquisition...

The Most Important Part of Your Tech Resume: Experience

Since computer technology evolves so rapidly, does it matter if you have 5 or 15 years of experience as e.g. software developer? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Mario Peshev, CEO of DevriX, on Quora: New programming languages, frameworks, and libraries pop up all the time. That's fine and the market is broad - some of them pick up and become popular while most can't get traction...

Is Digital Marketing a Worthwhile Career?

Digital marketing is a fairly new field which aims to improve the digital presence of a business and support the brand across different digital outlets (also transferring to the offline world). One of my favorite resources covering the entire scope of marketing in large organizations is Chief Marketing Officers at Work by Josh Steimle. The book contains 29 interviews with CMOs at some of the leading brands out there, including GE, Spotify, Target, The Home Depot and Harvard Business School.

8 Things Every Interviewer Is Looking for in a Job Candidate

What are some green flags in a job interview? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. A learning mindset. All jobs require some sort of training and onboarding contingent on an open mindset and willingness to learn and adapt to a new environment. Familiarity with the company. Instead of applying the “shotgun approach” by pitching your CV to 50 companies, pick 2–3 and apply carefully. Study the

The Main Difference Between Junior Programmers And Senior Programmers

Niels Bohr once said, “An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.” Career growth in software engineering (and many other areas) is determined by the depth of knowledge and the breadth of expertise. A project can scale both horizontally, and vertically - which requires a different set of skills and experience in practical applications following both patterns.

Best Practices for Managing Your Distributed Team — #CreativeTribes AMA with DevriX's Mario Peshev

Earlier this year, #CreativeTribes hosted an AMA Live Chat with Mario Peshev, founder and CEO of DevriX, a distributed agency of 25 people delivering high-end WordPress solutions and growth strategy for fast-paced startups and SMEs. Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Mario is, like all of our AMA presenters, a member of the #CreativeTribes Slack community. Mario got his start as a tech engineer turned manager and business owner, who’s gained a multitude of skills along the way.

10 Skills Every Entrepreneur Must Master

What are the most important skills you need to have as an entrepreneur? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. 1. Curiosity. Great entrepreneurs are tasked to discover new problems, reveal potential niche opportunities, refactor their original business process and innovate. This is contingent on being passionate about different fields of study and business cases outside of one’s comfort zone.

Boost Your Public Speaking Chops With These 10 Practical Steps

In 2006, I made a career switch and joined an R&D company with a strong training department. Over the past decade, I’ve spent over 6,000 hours on stage – the majority being training courses mixed with 100+ conference talks and various meetup or workshop sessions. I’ve had the opportunity to teach classes and present at CERN, Saudi Aramco, MIT, VMware, SAP Labs and others. Since most answers focus on public speaking at events, I’ll share some thoughts on public speaking from a trainer’s perspective.

How to Start a Technical Start-up Without a Tech Co-Founder?

Most people are intimidated by the "co-founder" label and try to dodge a bullet when looking to get some help without giving too much. While finding a technical co-founder may help out a lot, it's not the only way. You can hire a senior engineer and design a payment structure that doesn't include equity. Best case scenario, you'll still give up some equity in order to keep your staff motivated. A fixed paycheck wouldn't motivate most people to respond to an important email after hours ...
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