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Facebook Updates Its News Feed Again to Prioritize Friends’ Posts over Content from Brands and Media

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 15, 2018

If you use Facebook to drive traffic to your website or web pages, you might want to rethink your strategy. Facebook is de-emphasizing public content on its service.

The World’s Most Successful and Inspiring Solo-Founder Startups

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 11, 2018

These top single-founder startups and their success stories will motivate you in your own entrepreneurial journey and dreams.

New AI-Powered Chrome Extension Helps Determine “Trustworthiness” of Articles

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 8, 2018

In a digital world where fake news and misinformation is widespread, how can you trust what you are reading online? This tool can help.

Digital Advertisers are Harvesting Children’s Online Information to Earn More Profits

by Jane Collen | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 5, 2018

Identity thefts are becoming increasingly common and children are not exempted from being targeted. Fortunately, you can do something about it.

5 Reasons Why Adopting Healthy Habits Will Increase Your Creativity

by Elliot Caleira | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 3, 2018

Do you know a healthy lifestyle could be your secret for increased creativity and success in 2018? Here’s how diet and exercise boosts creativity.

25 Inspirational Quotes to Usher in 2018 in a Positive Way

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 28, 2017

As the New Year approaches, we share some inspirational quotes to put a smile on your face and help you start 2018 in a positive way.

Top 100 Books of 2017 (Fiction and Non-fiction)

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 21, 2017

One of life’s greatest pleasures is picking up a good book for the first time, settling down in a comfy place and reading. These were the best books of 2017.

Facebook Wants to Increase Ad Revenue Share for ‘Watch’ Creators

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 18, 2017

The social media giant is considering hiking the rate of ad revenue it splits with video creators on Watch, its nascent YouTube-style video destination.

Social Media Service for Writers Storify Is Shutting Down

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

The digital curation and social networking service is deleting all its content in a few months, and will no longer be available after May next year.

The Top 10 YouTube Creators of 2017 Earned a Total of $127 Million

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 11, 2017

And that's just the top YouTubers’ revenue before other revenue sources. Meanwhile, many smaller creators can’t make ends meet on YouTube.

9 Free Online Resources to Promote Your Book the Right Way

by Betsy Randall | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 8, 2017

If you are an author just finding your feet, these free resources can help you create great excitement for your book.

Freelancers will Take Home Half of Companies’ Dollars in 10 Years

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 5, 2017

Demand for freelancers is growing. So much so that in the next ten years 50 percent of companies’ billed dollars will divert to freelancers.

4 Reasons to Promote Your Brand with Guerrilla Marketing Tactics

by Donna Estrada | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 1, 2017

Promoting your brand can be challenging, but incorporating guerrilla marketing tactics to your existing digital strategy can make all the difference.

10 Reasons You Should Dream BIG in Life

by Jen | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 28, 2017

Do you have big dreams? There are good reasons why you must continue dreaming big if you want to improve yourself, your business and your life.

30 Old English Words We Should All Be Using

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

These are some of the most interesting lost words in the English language we should all be using today.

Want to Be Happy and Successful in Life? Michelle Obama Has Six Words for You

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

The former First Lady’s pithy and inspirational comments for coping during turbulent times and achieving success isn't terribly hard to follow.

Publishers, Tech Giants Agree to Display Standardized 'Trust Indicators' to Help Readers Vet Stories Online

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 20, 2017

The new “trust indicators” aim to help you vet the trustworthiness of the stories and the journalists behind articles published online.

Creative Slump? Overcome Writers Block through the Outdoors

by Elliot Caleira | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 16, 2017

Whether you’re a creative professional, or just a simple hobbyist, droughts of inspiration and productivity inevitably face writers. The outdoors hold a cure.

5 Keys to Offset the Tendency to Procrastinate

by Clara Freeman | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 14, 2017

Procrastination can be a huge productivity challenge. Fortunately, there are simple ways to nip it in the bud and manage your time better.

Why You Should Continue to Grind It Out

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 11, 2017

Sometimes the decision to quit is the right one. However, when it comes to achieving success, it’s the grind that’s ultimately going to make the difference.


Like YouTube, Snapchat Wants to Start Paying Its Top Content Creators

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 8, 2017

Snapchat wants to start paying its top creators as it seeks to give users a financial incentive to broaden the way they use the app.

15 Ways Technology can Improve Your Creativity

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 5, 2017

The world is becoming more technological. As it becomes more technological, you need to start thinking of technology more like a paintbrush.

Audible Lets You ‘Skip to the Good Part’ in Narrated Romance Novels

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 2, 2017

Fans of romantic novels may have something new to celebrate. A new feature in Audible Romance lets you jump straight to the action in romance audiobooks where things get, uh, steamy.

10 Ways Resourceful People Build Resilience, Turn Failure into Success

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 30, 2017

Steve Maraboli is quoted as saying “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” But how can you become more resilient? You can learn from the most resourceful people.

16 Word Substitutions to Improve Boring Writing

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

A good way to improve your writing and grammar expression is to choose words carefully. Check out a handy resource for substituting some of the most boring words in texts of all sorts to strengthen your writing.

Facebook News Feed Essentials You Should Know to Insulate Yourself from Impending Algorithm Change

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

Facebook is testing a change to its News Feed where it is moving non-promoted posts to a secondary “Explore” feed. You need to prepare for it.

7 Digital Marketing Trends that’ll Skyrocket Your Business

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 23, 2017

In order to grow your business in the digital age, you need to keep up with the latest marketing trends, especially these seven trends.

People Who Let Go of Being Liked Have Better Careers. Want to Know Why?

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 19, 2017

It can be tough to let go of the desire to please everyone, but people who let go of being liked by everyone ultimately have better careers than those who don’t let go. And there are good reasons why.

Amazon Allows Teens to Independently Shop, Stream Content on Its Site

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 17, 2017

Teenagers can now create their own Amazon accounts and independently shop on the site as long as they want—with caveats, of course.

New York Times Tough, New Social Media Guidelines Warn Writers against Expressing ‘Partisan Opinions’

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

The Times’ is warning its journalists to take extra care to avoid expressing “partisan opinions,” prompting questions on the role of writers in speaking their truth on social media.

How to Develop a Digital Marketing Strategy that Grows Your Business Fast

by Alycia Gordan | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 11, 2017

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Digital marketing is ever-evolving, but some things remain essential for an effective strategy that grows your business.

YouTube Rumps Up Efforts to Take on Netflix and Hulu

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 9, 2017

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YouTube is ramping up efforts to gain streaming rights of movies and television shows as it strives to compete with Netflix and Hulu.

15 Timeless Steve Jobs Quotes on Success, 6 Years after His Death

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 6, 2017

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Despite passing away in 2011, Steve Jobs continues to influence our lives today. Here are incredible quotes from the Apple Inc. founder and former CEO on how to succeed in life and business.

Google Lays Out Plan to Boost Publishers’ Subscriptions Revenues

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 4, 2017

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Google has laid out a new focus to help publishers drive subscription revenue. The company said it plans to ramp investment in this area.

Harvard’s Steven Pinker on How to Be a Great Writer

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 2, 2017

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You wouldn't ordinarily take writing advice from a neuroscientist—but this Harvard psycholinguist and neuroscientist has helpful writing tips for you.

How Some Websites Secretly Hijack Your PC to Generate Revenue Online

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 29, 2017

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As website properties continue to struggle to survive on revenue from online ads and paid subscriptions, some are turning to hidden code that hijacks unsuspecting users’ PCs to mint virtual cash.

Twitter Is Increasing Its Charater Limit for Tweets to 280 Characters

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 27, 2017

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The micro-blogging site is expanding beyond its 140-character limit for the first time in select languages, including English.

Ev Williams Is Sourcing Writers to Produce Original Content for Medium 3.0

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

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Evan Williams wants to pivot writers and editors to grow Medium 3.0, his latest iteration of Medium.com’s “partners” program.

5 Tips for Leveraging Online Influencers for More Sales on Your eBook Store

by Wendy Dessler | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 21, 2017

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Authors and other creative entrepreneurs are making part of a living on the sale of eBooks. They are publishing eBooks directly to their own eBook download stores and using influencer marketing to drive sales.

How Nature Fosters Personal Growth and Development for Creative Types

by Elliot Caleira | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 18, 2017

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For centuries poets and other creative types have celebrated the invigorating rush that comes with time spent in nature. Now scientists are unraveling answers to how nature drives personal growth and development.

The Benefits of Using Facebook Live for Business: Why You Should Try It

by Catherine vanVonno | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 15, 2017

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Did you know that compared to images and textual content, videos on popular social networking sites pull up to a 1,200% higher engagement? That’s what you get with Facebook Live.

Facebook Is Testing a New Feature Enabling You to Find a Mentor or Mentee

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

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Facebook is continuing its move into LinkedIn’s territory with a new feature facilitating mentoring relationships between its users.

7 Inspirational Quotes from Barnes & Noble to Uplift You [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 11, 2017

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We all feel down from time to time. Here’s some uplifting quotes from Barnes and Noble to inspire you right here.

This Is the Best Posture for Reading Books

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 8, 2017

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These five things will help you maintain the correct reading posture so you can safely and comfortably read longer.

The Secret to Achieving Success is Who You Marry, Study Shows

by George Mathews | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 4, 2017

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You’ve probably suspected it all along. Now there is scientific evidence that backs up the notion that the secret to success is the person you marry.

Elon Musk Wants You to Read This Book to Prepare for How AI Will Affect You

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Aug 30, 2017

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Elon Musk is recommending a new book by MIT professor Max Tegmark that looks at issues of how artificial intelligence will affect all aspects of our society.

Facebook Is Removing the Ability to Boost These 17 Post Types in Pages

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Aug 28, 2017

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Facebook is removing the ability to boost some posts types in business Pages as of September 15, 2017.

5 Things That Matter Most When Planning Your Digital Marketing Strategy

by Ella Rich | The Web Writer Spotlight: Aug 25, 2017

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Everyone in businesses today needs to consider these key things when designing their digital marketing strategy.

10 Personality Traits of Mega-Successful Entrepreneurs [Infographic]

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Aug 21, 2017

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These are the personality traits successful entrepreneurs have that help them create the environment for success.

AP Launches Listing of Viral Fake News Headlines of the Week

by Alexis Davis | The Web Writer Spotlight: Aug 18, 2017

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Coming on the heels of Donald Trump launching a new so-called 'real news' online TV network, the AP has launched a weekly listing of fake news stories that have gone viral in the week.

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