7 Plugins for Adding Structured Data to Your WordPress Website

Structured data (sometimes called “Schema” or “microdata”) has emerged as an important part of SEO strategy. Search engines are making use of this information to enhance listings and provide users with more immediate answers. Even if you’re not 100% sure what structured data is, you’ve undoubtedly run across it in …

How to protect your business from phishing scams

Fishing can be an exceptionally relaxing way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon. That is, unless you’re the fish. The more contemporary concept of phishing scams thrusts everyone, from ordinary web surfers to marketers to high-level eCommerce executives, on the opposite end of the fishing pole. What are phishing scams? Put …

Business Owners’ Love of Work May Hinder Succession Planning

Nationwide Draws Parallel Between Number of Business Owners with No Plans to Retire and Lack of Succession Plan Over 70 percent of business owners polled in a recent Nationwide survey noted that they are not planning to retire, don’t know when they’ll retire or do not plan to retire for …

Turning Point: The Journey, Episode 16

The Journey, a Social Media Examiner production, is an episodic video documentary that shows you what really happens inside a growing business. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsuostD12rs Watch The Journey: Episode 16 Episode 16 of The Journey follows Michael Stelzner, founder of Social Media Examiner, as he continues to pursue what many will see …

World Bank report calls for changing approach to working cultures

A new report from the World Bank has call for more investment in people to prepare them for the economies of the future. The 2019 World Development report (WDR) “The Changing Nature of Work” claims that digital technologies are driving the demand for advanced cognitive skills, socio-behavioral skills, and adaptability in labour …

5 Unquestionable Advantages of Using Business Checks

Although many people use debit and credit cards to make payments, a lot of businesses still prefer business checks over plastic. That’s because there are tons of benefits of using checks for business purposes. A lot of retailers still accept checks to give their customers an extra payment method to …

How your return policies can create trust and customer satisfaction

In an ideal situation, every customer who buys a product through your online store would be happy with their purchase, and you wouldn’t have to worry about arranging for returns. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how good your products or customer service are. Eventually, someone will be dissatisfied, and you’ll need …

The One Thing You Aren’t Buying at Costco, But Should Be

Fact of life: Everybody loves Costco. The free samples around every corner are reason enough to go; throw in the $1.50 hot dog-and-drink combo, and it’s a veritable wonderland. Loyalists of the wholesale retailer know what to shop for (bacon, maple syrup, those 14-pack razors you can’t find anywhere else) …

How to Turn Valentine’s Day into a Branding Opportunity

Building a successful and viral campaign for your business is not as simple as offering a great deal for current customers. Instead, a bit of creativity is required in order to truly stand out in a highly competitive social media era, and learning new ways to promote your company in …

How to use your small business website to remind customers to buy local

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Nov. 18, 2016. It was updated on Oct. 30, 2018. We’re approaching that time of year when buyers and sellers give small businesses some love in the media. If your business is based locally in a community where you live, play and work, …

Nearly a quarter of London office take up is in financial sector, says CBRE

Despite political and economic uncertainly and the aftermath of the global monetary crisis in 2008, London remains a leading global financial centre, with nearly a quarter (24 percent) of the capital’s office take-up attributed to banking and finance occupiers over the last ten years. London is by far the most active …

A Chat with Chris Coyier, Web Design Influencer & Entrepreneur

The ability to influence the web design community generally comes via two very different paths. One is to create compelling content that helps others level up their skills by introducing and reinforcing concepts. The other is through creating tools that allow people to utilize and further hone those skills. Chris …

Learn how to get the most out of Microsoft Office with these online classes

If you have a computer, chances are you’ve used Microsoft Office before. You know what we’re talking about: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook— the list goes on. After all, what else would you use to write up a cover letter, track your finances, create a killer presentation for work, or …

Amazon-backed wearables company Thalmic Labs kills its Myo armband, teases new product

Canadian wearables company Thalmic Labs has announced that its ceasing sales of its gesture- and motion-guided Myo armband, as it looks to put all its efforts into an as-yet-undisclosed new product. Founded in 2012, Ontario-based Thalmic Labs has raised north of $135 million in funding, the majority of which arrived via a series …

Save $150 (and all your photos) with this 400 GB microSD card from SanDisk that Amazon has on sale

Digital storage is perhaps the most annoying part of our uber-connected age. When you run out of space on your device, your hands are literally tied. This is why we love micro SD cards so much (and why every time we write about them, y’all scoop them up super fast.) …

Stripe is testing cash advances, following Square and PayPal’s moves into business finance

Stripe, the fast-growing payments startup that is now worth over $9 billion, is working on a new product to help it fill out some of the gaps in its product suite as it bids to become the go-to financial services partner to startups and other businesses. It has been testing …

Many leaders lack the skills needed to manage in the digital age

A study conducted by The Oxford Group (registration) claims that companies are struggling to adapt to a digital workplace as leaders lack the critical digital skills they need to transform the organisation. Whilst 96 percent of respondents said the onus is on leaders to drive the adoption of new technologies …

Digital Board could help Local Authorities deliver smart initiatives

Local authorities, which are on the front line of implementation when it comes to smart, place-based digital initiatives could be helped to deliver positive, sustainable citizen outcomes for their locality with the formation of a Digital Board – a new report claims. Launched at techUK’s Local Gov Transformation: Creating smart places …