WhatsApp founder touts app’s newest numbers: 700M monthly active users, 30B daily messages

WhatsApp is relatively unknown in the U.S. compared to its international footprint, which is particularly large in Asia. Messaging in Asia is particularly competitive, attracting investments from other major tech companies. E-commerce giant Alibaba took a $215 million stake in Tango, and Chinese conglomerate Tencent owns WeChat. Messaging apps have come to prominence as smartphone …

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Facebook buys Wit.ai, a speech recognition startup

A rep for Facebook confirmed the deal in a statement to Mashable. “Wit.ai has built an incredible yet simple natural language processing API that has helped developers turn speech and text into actionable data. We’re excited to have them onboard,” the Facebook spokesperson said. Wit.ai was founded in 2013 with the goal of building what …

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6 Irrefutable Reasons Why Psychographic Content Marketing IS The “New” Display

Most brands don’t generate nearly enough revenue from their content marketing investment. It’s no wonder. Search engines neutered SEO years ago, leaving little free prominence above the SERPs (search engine results page) fold.  Now social platforms like Facebook and Twitter, hungry for their slice of display marketing budgets, spayed free content distribution in favor of …

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6 Key CRO Lessons I’ve Learned As Editor

People aren’t magically drawn to a button because it’s red, nor are we automatically pre-disposed to sign up just because you added the word “Free” in your headline. Optimization, isn’t about seeing which tests are “better”, but rather about studying your visitor’s behavior and creating designs & copy to engage in a dialogue with your …

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These 10 Analytics Reports Will Improve Your AdWords Results

With the speed at which new features get added, it’s easy to overlook one or two cool capabilities so here’s a roundup of 10 of my favorite ways to use Analytics to improve AdWords performance. Some of these reports are oldies but goodies and some are just a few weeks old, but they all deserve …

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10 Things Nobody Tells You About Google AdWords

While there are hundreds of Google how-to guides online, written both by savvy bloggers and Google itself, the advertising giant has a few skeletons in its closet that are rarely talked about. After all, Google AdWords is the ever popular advertising platform – or is it? 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Google AdWords Online …

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How to Design Content Remarketing Campaigns That Actually Work

You know content marketing works, so you’ve been plugging away at blog posts, ebooks, and other valuable, educational content for your potential customers. And people come — they find your content in search results and in their social media feeds. But they may not fill out a form and become a lead right then and …

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The advice 13 entrepreneurs would give their younger selves

While inexperience can have certain benefits (like fearlessness and confidence), a seasoned businessperson with no regrets is incredibly hard to find. With that in mind, I asked 13 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) what they would tell their younger selves when first starting out.   The advice 13 entrepreneurs would give their younger selves

Why Every Business Should Spend at Least $1 per Day on Facebook Ads

For the last three years I’ve constantly recommended Facebook ads. I recommend them to both B2C or B2B businesses. I recommend them to local theaters and comedians here in Charleston, SC. I recommend them to everyone who wants to grow awareness about anything they’re doing.   Why Every Business Should Spend at Least $1 per …

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Business Internet Coach How To Become A Internet Marketer

  Business Internet Coach How To Become A Internet Marketer  One of my goals this year 2014 was to create an Internet Marketing Coaching and Training membership program to help lift the fog for professionals and small business owners with their marketing strategies and education.