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How to Tap Nature for Creative Inspiration: 3 Ways Nature Induces Creativity

by Elliot Caleira | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 27, 2017


You probably want to be the best you can be in life and business—we all do. Well, you can develop and improve your well-being and creativity using one of the most unlikely tools: nature.

Google Still Dominates Digital and Mobile Ad Revenue, Facebook Trailing Behind

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 25, 2017

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Google has been a leader in digital ad revenue for years. But is Google still the world leader today with the rise of soaring digital advertising competitors like Facebook? The simple answer is, yes. And Google parent company Alphabet second-quarter earnings report for 2017 proves it.

How to Increase Your Optimism in Life and Business as Per Psychology

by Sahiba Sadana | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 21, 2017


Most of us find negativity easy to attract than positivity, and yet we never give it much thought. But, if you have an off-putting mindset, you could end up in places that you never wished for. Fortunately, there are ways to increase your optimism with minimal effort.

Do You Use Wikipedia for Personal Branding?

by Santhej Kallada | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 19, 2017


Today, the idea of Wikipedia for personal branding is growing in popularity among professionals looking to differentiate themselves, become a known name and increase their brand visibility online.

Why Writing Is Both a Science and An Art

by Erica Silva | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 17, 2017

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You have probably heard that writing is both a science and an art. That may be true for the artistic endeavors, but how does that play out in actually writing a meaningful story?

Quick Tips for Cold-Pitching Big Publishers

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 14, 2017


Want to pitch editors successfully, and get published on large publishers like HuffPost, The Next Web and Entrepreneur? One thing editors are going to look for is whether you can actually write.

Posting More than 50 Times on Facebook Could Get You Labeled as Fake News

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 12, 2017


Facebook recently updated its News Feed algorithm to limit the reach of people who frequently blast low quality links to the social network. Now if you post more than 50 links, you may by flagged as “Fake News.”

5 Tips for Building Your Own Remote Digital Marketing Team

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 10, 2017


A key goal of many businesses is to build a strong online presence. If your blog or company website is fully optimized and you're looking to build authority, it may be time to scale things and boost your online presence using a remote marketing team.

Snapchat Finally Lets Users Add Links to External Websites in Snaps

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 6, 2017


Snapchat has unveiled a new feature that allows users to link out to external websites through their Snaps. The new feature called Paperclip is one that many have been asking for from the social networking platform.

Interested in Getting into Podcasting? Here’s a Quick Checklist for Starting a Successful Podcast

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 3, 2017


Podcasting is hot right now. It seems everyone is dipping a toe into the digital audio waters – and for good reasons too. Podcasting is a powerful marketing weapon. It can help you build a great relationship with your listeners, if you know how to execute it properly.

European Union Fines Google $2.7 Billion for Skewing Search Results

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 27, 2017


The EU has slapped Google with a record $2.7 billion fine after the online search company was found guilty of skewing search results by demoting rivals and favoring its own shopping search service over competitors.

Facebook Is Launching a Standalone App for Video Creators

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 24, 2017


Facebook announced it is working on a standalone app for video creators to be released later this year. The video creation app will be exclusive for people with verified accounts like journalists, celebrities and other online influencers.

Fake News Economy Is Booming. Online Entrepreneurs Charging $2,600 to Create Fake Internet Celebrities

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 22, 2017


In our interconnected world where speed often takes precedence over truth, a false story or purposely misleading information can spread like wildfire on the internet. Some online entrepreneurs are taking advantage of this to offer lucrative services and campaigns, such as creating fake celebrities.

Feeling a Little Down? One Creative Act a Day Can Lift Your Spirit and Make You Happier

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 19, 2017


Feeling a little down lately? Researchers have found doing just one creative activity each day aside from work makes you happier, brings more enthusiasm and higher “flourishing” than usual.

Sheryl Sandberg: You Don’t Need a Personal Brand, This is What You Need Instead

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 16, 2017


Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, recently said she thinks the trend of personal branding that’s all the rage today is not only overblown, but also exaggerated. Sandberg thinks people are doing it the wrong way by packaging themselves, and should instead approach it differently.

These Women Write Your Favorite Internet Influencer’s Content

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 13, 2017


You might have marveled at how your favorite internet celebrities and influencers are able to produce such large quantities of content and maintain their online presence seemingly effortlessly. Well, your favorite influencers aren't writing their own content. These female ghostwriters are.

How to Write a Memorable and Impactful Slogan or Tagline

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 10, 2017


A slogan or tagline defines your brand identity and helps shape its positioning. But for every memorable slogan that works, there are countless others people just don’t seem able to remember. What factors separate the successful slogans from the unsuccessful ones, and how can you make sure yours will not only be memorable, but long-running too?

Google’s New Literacy Program Is Helping Kids “Be Internet Awesome”

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 7, 2017

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Google has a new literacy program for children to help them have positive experiences online. The program is encouraging digital safety and citizenship, with specific resources for kids, parents and educators.

7 Simple Hacks to Develop a Morning Routine That Will Set the Mood for a Productive Day

by Evelyn Kail | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 5, 2017


Starting your day off on the right foot is extremely important because the first hour or two of your morning generally defines the rest of your day. These simple hacks will help you create a healthy morning routine that sets the right mood for a truly productive and positive day.

6 Ideas for Writing a Blog Post that Acts Like a Sales Copy

by Kamil Riaz Kara | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 1, 2017

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If you want to produce excellence blog content and are committed to succeed in the digital world, you need to make sure you put in maximum efforts in your blog post to create content that is not only compelling, but also sells.

Consistency is Key for Success: 7 Ways to Stay Consistent in Your Creative Projects

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 29, 2017

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If you want to accomplish your goals and be successful when it comes to your creative projects, it all starts with being consistent. Consistency allows for practice; practice makes perfect and ultimately brings success.

Love Facebook? Beware Facebook Addiction Is Similar to Cocaine Addiction

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 26, 2017


Facebook has become so prevalent in modern society today that addiction to the world's largest social network is a pandemic that academics say affects our brain in a similar way to taking cocaine. Fortunately, research suggests it is much easier to quit Facebook addiction.

Medium Introduces Audio Stories of Its Best Content for Paid Subscribers

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 24, 2017


Medium is making available audio recordings of its top stories to subscribers. This foray into audio content, a realm adjacent to podcasts, opens interesting possibilities for future content goals on the online publishing platform.

10 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read in Today's Digital Age

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 22, 2017

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If you have your heart set on starting (and growing) a successful business or company online, reading is one of the best investments you can make to ensure that. These business and entrepreneurial books offer great advice and inspiration for building a successful business in today’s digital age.

Google Adds Smart Replies to Gmail for Quickly Dashing-off Email Responses

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 18, 2017


Google has updated its flagship email service and added a new feature called Smart Reply in Gmail. Now you can easily dash off three- or four-word computer-generated email responses from the Gmail app.

Facebook Rolls Out New Feature for Group Admins to Screen Potential Members

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 15, 2017


In keeping with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to improve Facebook Group admin tools, Facebook has rolled out a new screening process for new Group members. Now, users who want to join a new Group will answer three questions to determine if they are right for that group.

15 Editing and Proofreading Tools to Polish and Shine Your Content

by Gloria Kopp | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 11, 2017

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The editing and proofreading process is an integral part of any kind of writing. These handy editing and proofreading tools for web content writers will ensure your content is polished and professional so that both search engines and your readers are satisfied.

Now Is a Good Time to Post Articles on LinkedIn, Publishers are Seeing a Nice Uptick in Referral Traffic

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 8, 2017


Is LinkedIn a part of your content marketing strategy? Now is a good time to post your articles and blog posts on LinkedIn. Digital content publishers, marketers are enjoying a big spike in traffic to their website from LinkedIn.

YouTube Is Rolling Out a New Website Design, Invites Users to Give Feedback

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 5, 2017


YouTube this week opened up a preview of its new website design to get user's feedback. The new website design highlights your favorite videos and creators, while making YouTube easier and more fun to use.

How to Write a Viral Blog Post: A Quick Guide to Attract Maximum Eyeballs for Your Content

by Kamil Riaz Kara | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 3, 2017


If you wish to increase the chances of your blog posts going viral, and garner maximum attention from your target audience and readers, these ideas can certainly help you get there.

4 “Magic Words” That’ll Make You More Persuasive

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: May 1, 2017


Wouldn’t it be great if you could be more persuasive? Well, to get your requests granted, all you need to do is remember to use these magic words: "but you are free."

Have You Seen The New Huffington Post? It Has Rebranded as HuffPost

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 26, 2017


Barely a year after Arianna Huffington exited as editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, the site has rebranded. The Huffington Post is now HuffPost. And Ms. Huffington "loves" the new name and brand change.

10 Things Content Marketers, Publishers Can Learn from Yahoo’s Demise

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 24, 2017


Yahoo last week announced it expects to complete its sale to Verizon for $4.8 billion this June, marking the end of its history as an independent firm. While Yahoo was one of Silicon Valley’s most riveting success stories in its heyday, now it stands as a warning to others.

HubSpot and Shakr Launch to Help You Create Vertical Instagram Videos

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 20, 2017


HubSpot and video creation platform Shakr this week announced the launch of, a tool for easily and quickly creating compelling video content tailored for Instagram’s vertical format.

Trolls Dominate Online Discussions, Future of the Internet Not Great (Research)

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 17, 2017


Internet trolls used to be largely harmless online troublemakers. Now they dominate online discussions on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, comment section of sites and dozens of other online venues. The result of this dominance is that the future of the internet doesn’t look so bright.

The Best Plants for Improving Your Home Office Air Quality [Infographic]

by Taylor Poppmeier | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 14, 2017


Whether you utilize your home office to run a personal business, to take conference calls or to get the bills paid, creating a fresh, functional workspace will help improve your focus, boost creativity and can even benefit your health. And some plants are better for detoxifying the air in your home.

How Publishers are Using Facebook Instant Articles to Grow Their Businesses

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 12, 2017


In February 2016, Facebook announced that Instant Articles (IA) were being opened up to all publishers. A year later, publishers are still using Instant Articles to grow their businesses, and continue to show goodwill to the Facebook-native publishing platform. But, enthusiasm has cooled off a bit.

YouTube Limits Creators from Monetizing Videos Until They Reach 10,000 Views

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 10, 2017


YouTube last week announced a drastic change to its partner program. Effective Thursday 6th, 2017, YouTube video creators will not be allowed to turn on monetization until they hit 10,000 views on their channel.

The Science of Sleep: How to Get a Perfect Night’s Sleep [Infographic]

by Marcus Clarke | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 7, 2017


Scientists have been concerned with sleep research for many years, and offer some useful advice for improving your sleep quality.

5 Ways to Make Writing a Lot More Fun

by Joan Selby | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 5, 2017


Even if you love writing to bits, it can get boring and you may get stressed out sometimes. You need to find new, creative ways to push your boundaries and evolve as a writer. These writing games for adults can help you do just that in a fun and constructive way.

Medium Debuts Membership Subscription Program, Now Accepting Paid Contributors

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Apr 3, 2017


Medium recently launched a paid membership subscription program, which the company said marks a time of transformation not just for the experience around reading and writing, but also the economic model that determines which stories are told, clicked on and compensated.

Bored of Mindfulness Meditation? Mindlessness Is Good for You Too (Watch)

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 31, 2017


Deep focus and mindfulness meditation are often cited as ingredients for peak performance, creativity and overall well-being. But, did you know periods of mindlessness are also needed to perform at your peak?

Congress Has Overturned Online Privacy Regulations. What Does This Mean for You?

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 29, 2017


Both houses of Congress have voted to stop Obama-era online privacy regulations from kicking in. What does this mean for you?

Twitter Is Considering Adding a Paid Membership Option

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 27, 2017


After 11 years of free service, Twitter is considering adding a paid membership option to its services for businesses and power users.

The Power of Mindset: How to Cultivate the Right Mindset for All-round Success

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 25, 2017


Are limiting thoughts hindering your happiness and success? Many people are held back by limiting thoughts about who they are and all that they could be. But, you can break the chain holding you back and reach your full potential by adopting a new mindset.

10 Things You Can Do to Attract (More) Success into Your Life

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 22, 2017


Many of us today are not where we want to be in life. If you are at a point in your life where you feel it’s about time you got ahead, then there are a few key things you can do to attract (more) success and safeguard your happiness in life and business.

Gmail Now Lets Desktop Users Stream Video Attachments Right within It

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 20, 2017

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Earlier this month Google doubled the size of files you can receive in Gmail to 50 MB. Now that you can receive bigger files with Gmail, the search giant has announced it is also rolling out an update to its email service that will allow you to watch video attachments right within Gmail.

Why You Really Need to Improve Your Home Office Air Quality (And How to Do It)

by Hanan Musafia | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 16, 2017


When most people think of pollution they tend to think of the outside air, but the air inside your home can also be polluted. And when air inside your home is polluted, such as air in your home office, it can be a major problem. Poor quality indoor air is an invisible killer.

New Survey Reveals Novelist’s Incomes, Paints Picture of Life as a Working Writer

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 13, 2017

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In a publishing industry that is becoming increasingly unequal, a recent survey looked into novelist’s earnings and confirmed what many other studies have found: that there is a “huge inequality” in the amount of money made by writers.

The Unpaid Contributor Network Model for Online Publishing Is Dying

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 8, 2017


In today’s world where ‘fake news’ is a real problem, demand for credible news and information is greater than ever. This demand is hurting the widespread contributor network model that many online publishers adopted  as a shortcut to cheaply scale their publishing efforts.

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