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YouTube Will Stop Serving 30-Second Unskippable Video Ads

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 18, 2017


As competition from rising video sharing platforms like Facebook and Snapchat increases, YouTube announced it will axe its 30-second unskippable video ads to provide a better advertising experience for online users.

Self-made Millionaire: Founder & CEO of The Penny Hoarder Reveals Secrets for His Success

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 15, 2017


Like many Millennials in college, Kyle Taylor was struggling with massive student loans and debt when he started Today the site is a fully fledged media company, ranked 32 on Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. How did Taylor do it, and turn his life around?

Flipboard Introduces ‘Smart Magazines’ for Quick Access to Stories You Care About

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


Flipboard recently unveiled a newly re-imagined version 4.0 of the news aggregator app that will reportedly focus on people’s passions and empower you to get to the stories that matter most to you.

Why More People Are Returning to Nature for Creative Inspiration and Inner Healing

by Elliot Caleira | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 9, 2017


The importance of a return to nature for therapy, inner healing and creative inspiration is not a new idea. Henry David Thoreau wrote about it in his classic book "On Walden Pond," now considered a therapeutic manual.

Words are Loaded: Why The Wall Street Journal Editor Limited Use of ‘Majority Muslim’ Country

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 6, 2017


The Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker recently defended his decision to ban use of the words “majority-Muslim countries” in coverage of President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban, saying “words are loaded.”

Apple’s New App Store Search Ads Paying Off for Publishers

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


In October 2016, Apple Inc. launched it’s highly anticipated App Store Search Ads product that started showing ads in the iOS App Store for U.S. users. Publishers and marketers are already reporting excellent results with the search ads in increasing audiences for their mobile apps.

30 Easy Ways to Increase Your Amazon Affiliate Earnings [Infographic]

by Jenny Holt | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 1, 2017


Would you like to build a profitable Amazon affiliate business? Check out some effective ways an entrepreneur can increase their Amazon affiliate earnings and make their business more profitable.

Trump May Reverse Net Neutrality Rules, Online Entrepreneurs “Freaking Out.”

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 30, 2017

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President Donald Trump’s administration has signaled a new policy approach that could completely remake the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and reverse “net neutrality rules” intended to help keep the playing field level for online entrepreneurs and businesses.  

10 Best Apps and Software for Busy Writers

by Sophia Clark | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 27, 2017

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Writers can fail or succeed in their craft depending not only on the quality of their writing, but also on the tools the writer uses to produce and distribute their work. Fortunately, writers today have numerous tools available to them that can simplify their work and bring great success.

Google Will Allow Advertisers to Target YouTube Ads Based on People's Search Histories

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 23, 2017


Google on Friday announced it is developing a new, cloud-based measurement solution that will let advertisers target YouTube ads based on people's search histories. With this new solution, advertisers will have access to more detailed insights from their YouTube campaigns across devices.

Why You Should Be Wary of Publishing on Medium

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 20, 2017


It has not been an easy start to the new year at the social publishing platform Medium. The platform recently announced it is restructuring in an effort to build a new business model that better aligns with its original mission. Publishers and writers on Medium should be wary of this.

Facebook Introduces ‘Journalism Project’ to Support Journalism, News Literacy

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 18, 2017

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Nodding to its role in media, Facebook has introduced what it calls “The Facebook Journalism Project” — a new initiative to support quality journalism and fight the spread of fake news across its site.

7 Essential Tips to Build a Profitable Freelance Writing Career in 2017

by Richard Nolan | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 16, 2017


If you have a passion and a talent for writing and are thinking about starting a writing career, freelance writing is a perfect opportunity for you. There are thousands of options to earn money writing, especially at this time in 2017.

Are You Using Micro-Influencers for Your Online Marketing Efforts?

by Shane Barker | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 12, 2017


If you’re familiar with influencer marketing, you’ve probably heard of micro-influencers. Micro-influencers do not have millions of followers like their top-tier counterparts, but their impact is significant enough to make a difference in your brand’s performance.

6 Reasons Why You Really Should Have an Active Business Blog

by Audrey Throne | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 10, 2017


Blogging is one of the most crucial weapons in every marketer’s arsenal. And having an active blog for your business can help to deploy both straight forward as well as subtle tactics to boost your bottom line.