These Are the Most Popular Days for Kickstarter Donations

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Considering starting a crowdfunding campaign? You’ll need to know the best ways to promote it. That means knowing the best times to do so. Luckily, Kickstarter just released some insights from its 2014 campaigns, The Year in Kickstarter, that reveal the days and times when people were most likely to donate.

The site found that people were generally more inclined to donate during work hours. But the most popular day of the week was Wednesday, followed by Thursday and Tuesday. And in terms of timing, the hours between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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The Role of Search and Social for Super Bowl XLIX Advertisers

The digital arena offers a great way to insert yourself into the conversation and capitalize off the momentum, even for those advertisers who couldn’t justify budgets for some screen time.

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Facebook Super Bowl Ads to be Sold On-the-Spot in Realtime

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The Super Bowl is as much about the advertising as it is about the game.

That’s nothing groundbreaking but this year’s game will have a new wrinkle.

Facebook is planning to sell ads in real time during the game. According to a report from The Toronto Sun, the social media site will be selling ads on-the-spot to its customers.

Facebook Super Bowl ads that are sold will be based on what Facebook users share during the Super Bowl.

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Local SEO: 5 Advanced Tactics for Greater Visibility

Like all other areas of SEO, local SEO is an ever-evolving entity. The last few years in particular have seen huge changes in the tools and techniques businesses need to use to rank well for location-specific searches.

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Problem Solve First, Mine Data Later

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You know, I’d love to really dig into my data and make all sorts of fascinating discoveries about who buys what cartoons and when and how many, etc.

But truth be told, I just don’t have that much data. I get a reasonable amount of traffic. But not enough to really make even simple A/B testing relevant.

One day while I was considering yet another fruitless attempt, I was also working on a math cartoon for another client and this idea came to me.

That kid is clearly on the ball – but I wonder what he hopes to glean from this.

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Explosion at Mexico Maternity Hospital: VICE News Capsule, January 30

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Explosion kills at least two people at Mexico City maternity hospital, Germany’s anti-Islam movement may be falling apart, Uganda uses drones to protect wildlife, and 3D technology gives expecting parents in Estonia a unique view of their newborn babies. MEXICO Explosion at Maternity Hospital in Mexico City The blast was caused by a gas leak from a fuel truck that was making a delivery to the hospital’s kitchen. GERMANY Uncertain Future For Anti-Islam Movement Five leading members of PEGIDA called it quits a week after a founder of the group stepped down for anti-immigrant comments and for a photo posted of him posing as Hitler. UGANDA Using the Bird’s Eye View to Protect Wildlife The country’s wildlife authority has deployed small drones to monitor elephants and other protected animals under the threat of poachers. ESTONIA Expecting Parents Get a 3D Experience ​For a few hundred dollars, Wolfprint 3D will print a scalable, full-color model of a fetus.​ Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network:

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How to Find Niche Directories to Boost Your SEO


Directories have been given a bad reputation because they’re so easy to spam and they make it easy to publish poor quality content, but that doesn’t mean that all directories should be off limits. The key is not to find just any directory, but find niche directories. With a little bit of know-how when it comes to finding the right directories and using them correctly, the SEO benefits can be great, even now in 2015.

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Qblinks’ Qmote Finally Makes It With Kickstarter


Success isn’t always achieved on the first try. More often the it comes following years of experience and some trial-and-error. Nobody wants to fail, but failure can be an excellent teacher. This is the case with Taiwan based company Qblinks. After several failed attempts to launch products through Kickstarter, Qblinks seems to finally have a winner.

Qblinks started with a product the company was calling a smartphone remote notification and control. It was a round palm sized device that would blink various colors to notify you when you received calls, texts, emails, and the like.

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