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11 LinkedIn Features You Aren’t Using (But Should Be)

11 LinkedIn Features You Aren’t Using (But Should Be) With hundreds of millions of users, there’s no doubt that LinkedIn is still the world’s largest professional-oriented platform. That being said, in recent years, lots of users have drifted away from the network. They rarely log in and barely engage with the content and connections found over there. I was exactly the same, checking my LinkedIn account a handful times each year, max. There was never anything of interest. But since LinkedIn’s fairly recent design overhaul, I took another look at what the now Microsoft-owned platform offers. And truth be told, I was pretty surprised to find a number useful features and tricks, some of which were very well hidden. Taken together, these can help make LinkedIn a tool for far more than just job-hunting 5 Apps and Tools to Organize Your Job Search 5 Apps and Tools to Organize Your Job Search Every good job search needs a system. Whether it's an app, an Exc


Remail Automate your email outreach and save its personalization features Automate your email outreach and save its personalization features Remail is a follow-up automation SaaS. Our mission is to connect you with the persons you need. If your goal is to get an answer – Remail will bring it. Examples where Remail is useful: search for investors, partners, customers, receiving feedback from journalists and job candidates, renewing relations with former customers and cross-selling for existing customers. The trick is to combine own interest in a person's affairs with your desire to sell something to him. Remail leads to smart & easy selling based on a simple reply to the email. Let's block ads! (Why?) startups via BetaList November 26, 2017 at 01:23AM

Will E-Commerce Benefit from Machine Learning or Face a New Threat?

Will E-Commerce Benefit from Machine Learning or Face a New Threat? The e-commerce revolution was built on the back of digital advances and automation, but is the next generation of machine learning and AI friend or foe? Machine learning is the method today’s systems use to learn about you and the fundamental things that make you who you are. It looks beyond generalizations and characterizations on your age or gender and realizes that you’re a huge fan of cartoon dogs and emojis, but only the ones that have the same hair as you. In the e-commerce space, machine learning is being used to slowly learn what customers prefer and how they want to see information to get them to make a purchase. It tests and adapts, using new options and information to slowly refine the best way to reach your customers. It’s an amazing tool with plenty of opportunities, but hiding within that potential are some risks if you’re not paying attention. Let’s look at what can help or h

7 Good Tools for Surveying Your Audience

7 Good Tools for Surveying Your Audience Games like those you can make on Kahoot and Socrative are great for review activities. However, you don't always need to play a full game to gauge your students' understanding of a topic. And other times you just need a quick way to anonymously survey your class. Here are some tools that you can use to poll your students or any other audience. PingPong is a free online polling system that lets you collect feedback in the form of multiple choice, text, or image-based responses. In the short video embedded below I demonstrate the teacher and student views of the free PingPong response system. Acquainted is a free tool for conducting online polls. Unlike other online polling tools, Acquainted is a conversational polling tool. What that means is that people who take your poll can get an instant response from your regarding their selections of poll options. Your responses are written into Acquainted and progr

A Comprehensive Guide To Web Design

A Comprehensive Guide To Web Design (This is a sponsored post). Web design is tricky. Designers and developers have to take a lot of things into account when designing a website, from visual appearance (how the website looks) to functional design (how the website works). To simplify the task, we’ve prepared this little guide. In this article, I’ll focus on the main principles, heuristics, and approaches that will help you to create a great user experience for your website. via Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers November 22, 2017 at 07:49AM

Blockchain marketing: A look at the technology landscape and emerging players

Blockchain marketing: A look at the technology landscape and emerging players As we covered in part two advertising will most likely be the first function to be attacked as blockchain, the technology underpinning Bitcoin, enters the mainstream. Why? Simply put, the number of middlemen and the amount of friction makes it ripe for disruption. The good news, as you can see in the first-ever Blockchain Marketing Technology Landscape, is that there is a lot of whitespace. Most of these categories have no entrants. If you know of one that is missing,  feel free to add it here . Blockchain martech will mirror traditional martech growth As background, take a look at the current industry standard  Marketing Technology Landscape , a fixture for the “students of the marketing game.” It’s crowded with more than 5,000 companies on the list, which originally only had 150. In a blockchain world,  everything that can be tokenized will be tokenized and everything

How Chatbots Save Time and Change How Business Gets Done

How Chatbots Save Time and Change How Business Gets Done You've probably heard of the chatbot. In fact, you've probably used one, even if you didn't necessarily know it. Chatbots have taken over from mobile applications. They're the new hype in the tech world, and judging by the attention they've received, they're not likely to go anywhere anytime soon, as they're proving to be quite profitable tools.   In addition to increasing sales, cutting costs, and acting as integral members of your customer care, sales, marketing, HR, IT, and other teams, these chatbots can save you time while also changing the world. As a business owner, you know how hard it can be to stay on top of time management. Further, the thought of hiring someone else to help you can be just as daunting because of the extra costs incurred. To help you, here are some ways chatbots can act as time-saving tools: As a personal assistant. Chatbots can act as a persona