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How Twitter Is Fighting Harassment & Cyberbullying
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I’ll say it: I love Twitter. I use Twitter to follow breaking news stories, to promote my work and the work of colleagues and peers I admire, and to consume and laugh at jokes and memes. I like spending time on the platform to stay informed and connect with people. But it goes without saying […]

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About the Author: How to Write a Quality Author Bio
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If contributing guest posts is part of your content distribution and promotion strategy, you’re probably familiar with the following scenario: You write a great article for a guest publication, and at the end, you’re compensated with a teeny, tiny paragraph about yourself. Unless you wrote the article for purely altruistic reasons, this paragraph, though short, […]

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How to Create a Twitter Moment: A Step-by-Step Guide
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Sometimes an event is so remarkably big that it completely takes over social media for a few hours, or even days. Think back to the last awards show, sporting event, or viral meme — how many tweets about it popped onto your Twitter timeline? When more than 9,000 tweets are published per second, it can […]

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7 SaaS KPIs You Need to Track in 2017
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The software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry has experienced exponential growth over the past several years and shows no signs of decline. Even the poorest segment is projected to see a compound annual growth rate of 19.7 percent through 2019. And by 2020, it’s projected that SaaS deployment will be more than 25 percent greater than traditional software […]

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February Social Media News: Weather on Facebook, SNL on Snapchat & More
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We spend a lot of time on social media sites — globally, it’s around two hours per day. But for all of that time spent social networking, we may not always know what’s going on behind the scenes with the sites themselves. To help you save time while staying informed, we’re launching a monthly social […]

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Why Is Everything at HubSpot Wrapped in Tin? It’s Our Year in Review 2016
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HubSpot reached its 10-year milestone in 2016. And as tradition holds, the tenth anniversary calls for a gift of tin. Yes, just like the thing you carry your breath mints in. Tin’s strong yet pliable nature represents the flexibility and fortitude needed in any lasting relationship. And that got us thinking. Flexibility is really about […]

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How to Be Productive After a Long Weekend
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What could be better than a three-day holiday weekend? Whether you decide to staycation at home or take advantage of the time off by visiting a new place, most people would agree that getting an extra vacation day is a good thing. The trouble is, once you get back into the office to a deluge […]

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15 Inspiring Examples of Small Business Branding
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Taking on a branding project for a small business can be a valuable opportunity for agencies and freelancers to develop experimental creative work without the intense pressures and restrictions associated with larger accounts. While big businesses often have multiple decision makers with very specific ideas and guidelines to keep their existing brands consistent, smaller companies are usually more open to […]

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How to Write Effective Job Ads for Your Hiring Funnel
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What’s so hard about writing an online job ad? On the surface, it seems simple enough. Just describe the job’s responsibilities, label it with the role you’re hiring for, and post the ad. While that strategy might get you a few results, there are some best practices that can maximize your ad’s views and clicks. In turn, that […]

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