SEO: Use ‘Niche Down’ Keyword Research for Content Ideas

Keyword research is one of the most effective search engine optimization practices. It can open the door to compelling content marketing ideas and link building. The so-called “niche down” method of … The post SEO: Use ‘Niche Down’ Keyword Research for Content Ideas appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. Source: Practical …

Some thoughts on the addictive power of workplace design

  The search for some concoction or contraption to improve our performance at work is nothing new. Lawyers, bankers and other professionals have famously used performance-enhancing drugs to gain a competitive advantage. But the design of a workspace can actually have similar effects on those who create it, consume it or pursue …

At what point do we admit that geoengineering is an option?

In 1883, Krakatoa erupted, spewing volcanic ash and gas into the stratosphere, making clouds more reflective and cooling the entire planet by roughly 1° C that year. In 2018, the UN reported that human activity has already raised Earth’s temperature by 1°, and if we don’t do something drastic soon, …

Anthropology might hold answers to the most difficult workplace challenges

Many recent discussions have centered on the drawbacks of the open-plan office, a major format in the UK, and possible pathways to the communal workplace of the future. As part of this, it has been acknowledged that the factors responsible for determining the open-plan office’s performance are complex, and a …

New BSRIA guide to Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance

BSRIA has launched a new guide that aims to inform those involved in the design, construction and operation of a building about how an effective Business-Focused Maintenance (BFM) regime can be developed and achieved through the Soft Landings approach. The topic guide on Soft Landings and BFM is written as …

Black and other minority workers more likely to be in insecure work, claims TUC

Black and minority ethnic workers are far more likely to be trapped in temporary and insecure work, according to a new TUC analysis published to mark the start of its annual Black Workers Conference. The analysis claims  to show how BME workers are faring worse than white workers in the …

Central London commercial property market investment up over a quarter

Commercial property investment in Central London (the City and West End) rose to £3.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, a 28 percent increase on the £2.5 billion invested in Q1 2018, according to new data from Savills. The firm also claims that investment volumes in Central London in …

Workers dislike their work colleagues even more than their boss

Unlikable work colleagues, who are noisy, annoying and even steal from the office fridge top the list of workplace grumbles, according to a survey of 650 UK workers. The YouGov survey, conducted on behalf of Crown Workspace, named fellow colleagues more annoying than old or slow technology, uncomfortable office temperatures …

5 things you must do now to prepare for the holiday shopping season

    As we sip our lemonade in the later summer sun here in the Northern Hemisphere, you would think it’s an odd time to be contemplating snow and the holiday shopping. But as a small business owner, it is the perfect time to start planning for the 2018 end-of-year …

Constant switching between tasks kills productivity

A new report claims that the modern habit of switching constantly between tasks is draining productivity. In a study of live desktop activity, the results suggest employees are forced to switch between up to 35 job-critical applications nearly once a minute – or more than 1,100 times every day –  adding …

6 Things You Should NEVER Buy at Costco, According to Superfans

Contrary to popular belief, buying in bulk isn’t always the best way to save cash. Wholesale retailer Costco appeals to shoppers across the country with its relatively low prices for large quantities. Though many money-saving experts shop at the retailer to save on groceries in the long run, there are …

YouTube CEO says EU’s new copyright legislation threatens jobs, smaller creators

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki published her quarterly letter to creators today, which included very strong language regarding the EU’s controversial copyright reform directive. Specifically, her letter focused on Article 13, the so-called “meme ban” that states that any site with a large amount of user-generated content – like Facebook or YouTube, …

5 things to include on your website to showcase your alternative healing therapies

Starting a new business is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming process. However, there are a few things that every business needs in the modern world of eCommerce to help ensure success. A quality website is one of those items. Consumers now… Continue Reading → The post 5 things to include on …

Google gets into game streaming with Project Stream and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in Chrome

Earlier this year, we heard rumors that Google was working on a game streaming service. Now, it looks like those rumors were true. The company today unveiled ‘Project Stream” and while Google calls this a “technical test” to see how well game streaming to Chrome works, it’s clear that this …

Why Do Employers Require a Drug Test During the Hiring Process?

Many companies require a drug test during the hiring process to screen their applicants thoroughly. For some, these tests are conditions that must be met by an employee to proceed with the qualification stage. Workplace drug testing is mostly common among companies because they believe that with their staff away …

40 Free Resources & Templates for UI Designers (August 2018)

Social – PSD & Sketch – By Maria BrilkovaRetro Instagram Stories Template → UI – Sketch – HTMLEMAILEmail Template Design System → UI – Sketch – By Céline CaniotResponsive Data Tables Template → UI – Sketch – By Eman TawfikCoffee Mobile App Template Freebie → Font – By IndestructibleTypeRenner Font …

The Real Price of Public Colleges May Fall This Year for the First Time in a Decade

For the first time in a decade, the real cost of a four-year public college may actually be decreasing. Sticker prices at public colleges and universities this fall increased at a rate slower than inflation, according to two annual reports on college pricing and financial aid released today by the …

Just a quarter of workers think #MeToo has permeated workplace culture

One year on from #MeToo – just one in four workers agree that international media coverage has helped to improve their workplace culture, according to new research on sexual harassment from Acas. The workplace experts commissioned the study from YouGov to find out whether media reporting on #MeToo and high-profile …

Holiday Marketing for Fashion and Lifestyle Merchants

When should holiday marketing begin? To me, holiday marketing should never stop. If that’s not feasible, finalize a holiday marketing plan as early as possible. Here is my holiday marketing to-do list for fashion and lifestyle merchants The post Holiday Marketing for Fashion and Lifestyle Merchants appeared first on Practical …

How to close a deal successfully with a better proposal process

Whether you’re a brand new business or are well-established, many owners agree that figuring out how to close a deal successfully can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. First, you invest time with a client who tells you their unique needs and expectations. Then you spend several hours creating a …