Why you should stop selling widgets and start selling wisdom

The Next Web

I like to think of that as the difference between selling widgets versus selling wisdom. The difference between widgets and wisdom In one sentence, selling widgets is basically selling things, and selling wisdom, is selling actionable… This story continues at The Next Web.

How to set up Google Analytics widgets and heatmaps to track email conversions

The Next Web

Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on AccelBlog. Many of you have probably heard of Google Analytics already.

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12 Business Books I Can’t Wait to Read This Year

Up and Running

Widgets. Research-driven with a healthy dose of humor and pop culture, WIDGETS is a. Are you a voracious reader? I have to admit that I’m not. I’m what you call a voracious book starter.

[Malaysia] Chalkboard Launches Location-Based Widget For HTC Devices


Location-based mobile advertising network Chalkboard has announced an exclusive strategic partnership with device maker HTC in Malaysia, and launched a Chalkboard widget for HTC users in that country. You can find more information on the Chalkboard widget here.

This Is the Ideal Number of Hours to Work a Day, According to Decades of Science

Inc Startups

An 8-hour workday only make sense if you're screwing in widgets on an assembly line. Productivity

Want to Sell More Next Year? (Hint: Start by Selling Less)

Inc Startups

Does your business sell million-dollar widgets to dozens or $12 widgets to millions

Change.gov Widget

Will Price

For all my Obama friends, please find below a Change.gov widget that will help you track the transition and the Office of the President-Elect over the next month. Tags: chnage.gov widget

jQuery Plugin: BetterGrow Your Words

The Product Guy

Filed under: modular innovation , user experience Tagged: 1.3.x , 1.4.x , collapse , Data , expand , expandable , facebook , Forms , grow , height , jQuery , limit , max , maximum characters , minimum height , Plugin , Plugins , text , textarea , textfield , Utilities , widget.

Pubble Q&A – #askbfeld

Feld Thoughts

Tomorrow, I’m trying out Pubble ‘s product – a Q&A widget that leverages the standard social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) but lives where ever you want it to live. I’ll be answering questions live tomorrow (4/24) at 1:00pm MT. Tweet with #askbfeld to ask me a question. Check it out below. The post Pubble Q&A – #askbfeld appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Neat Companies social engagement TechStars

Widget 101

Branded Widgets

Will Price

Quick post to highlight two widgets currently featured on Widgetbox. The widget, seen below, is a pregnancy calendar that provides week-by-week updates on fetal development. Pamper's widget provides dynamic, relevant, and personal information to the user. By using configuration parameters - such as the birth date - Pampers allows each user to make the widget their own. The first is from Pampers , one of P&G 's crown jewels.

Calculate the Surprising Time and Money You're Wasting in Meetings

Inc Startups

The calculator widget saves time and money for teams & organizations. Team collaboration means high performance. But most meetings aren't effective. Innovate

Killing Widgets

Entrepreneurship Blog

I decided to kill 3 widgets on my blog earlier this evening. I dropped the SideFlicks video widget, the Swapthing swapping widget and the CoComment widget that lets readers see my comments elsewhere in the blogsphere. In theory, I really like all 3 widgets, but in practice the don't seem to get used much. I'm hopping that dropping these widgets will make the pages look a little bit cleaner and load a bit faster

Why Blog.and Widgets

Will Price

Also, I did a podcast (my first one ever) on widgets for Businessweek.com. They recently ran a series of articles on widgets and my talk is part of their CEO Guide to Technology. Tags: why blog widgets podcast Entrepreneur Magazine has a fun article on blogging and how it helps VCs find deals. Brad and I are interviewed - he found Feedburner through his blog and I am very pleased to have found YieldBuild.

Testing PictureSurf iGallery widget - Master of 500 Hats

500 Hats

Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Tantek DisOBEYed @ Techcrunch August Capital 2008 | Main | For Sale: Silver 2005 Acura TL ($21,500 and its all yours baby) » Sunday, July 27, 2008 Testing PictureSurf iGallery widget Testing out PictureSurf iGallery : pretty cool. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III.

Amazon Video Widgets

Eric Friedman

Amazon quietly released video widgets this week… * Earn money when viewers follow links to Amazon and purchase products. Easily add product pop ups to your existing videos. Have price and product information pop up anywhere in your video.

Welcome to the Widget Wars

Eric Friedman

My conclusion is that we are entering into a new phase of the war for the killer app which will be known as the Widget Wars. What is a widget? Yahoo has one definition of a widget (specific to their product of course). WordPress.com has another widget definition. Should we use the Internet.com definition of widget ? The Opera Browser has widgets. Google also has widget advertising called Gadget Ads. Apple of course has widgets.

How Widgets and Widgetbox Drive Incremental Traffic

Will Price

The article below is excellent validation of the power of widgets to drive incremental adoption and of Widgetbox, in particular, to outperform Facebook and Bebo for long-tail widgets. Davids SEO Adventure posted a great article about trying to drive web traffic via widgets and gadgets. It came in the name of WidgetBox , the all purpose widget making type system. Tags: value of widgets SEO widgetbox Guest post from Ryan Spoon at Widgetbox.

Staffing Plan for a Widget Startup Company

Steve Poland

Steves Latest Twitter Update (@PoPo) : Home About Steve Poland: Risk Taker Archives Contact Staffing Plan for a Widget Startup Company By Steve Poland • April 21, 2009 I’m interested in what a staffing plan typically looks like for a widget startup company, like: MyBlogLog, Lijit, IntenseDebate, Disqus, etc. After launch, at what # of installs do you need: community manager; relationship manager (someone proactively engaging Publishers to install the widget), etc?

How to build your own widget in Ruby on Rails in 10 minutes

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

First I created the Widget controller: def ilove @content = render_to_string(:partial => widget/ilove_widget) render :layout => falseend 2. I also wrote some css related to my widget: widget-ilove { margin-left: auto !important;

Watch the widget trends

Eric Friedman

In my recent article about being bullish on widgets I was asked a lot about supporting data. Read Write Web has a great article about watching widget stats for US politics. I will try to dig up further info on widget trends and stats and other areas that can be benchmarked from installs, users, and daily usage. The article was primarily my own thoughts, but nonetheless people always want more stats.

Christine: Lijit Displaces Technorati as Best Search Widget


« New Facebook Apps Review: Batting.400 | Main | Kwik-E Mart Meets Sugary Expectations » Lijit Displaces Technorati as Best Search Widget Several months ago, I ran a complete review of easily available search widgets for my Typepad blog. Christine (.net)

Stop The Slow Lane

Feld Thoughts

At its core is a simple JavaScript widget, an animated GIF like the one below, or a WordPress Plugin for your website or blog that will inform your visitors about what’s going on and empower them to easily contact Congress and the FCC about the issue.

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So how are you using Google+?

47 Hats

The battle of the Google+ widgets. Go subscribe to [link] – they blogged about the following two widgets. then, look for your widget in the sidebar after you refresh the page: [link].

Spotify Launches Play Button Widget For The Rest Of The Web


Spotify has now launched a Spotify Play Button widget generator that can get visitors to your blog or website jamming to your tunes of choice with just one click of a button. Currently the widget offers a pretty simple integration -- no live following of a user's playlists or anything, but it should be enough to spice up music blogs with it's easy playback and nice big cover images.

Concept to Company Event: Widgets to Riches -- Monetization Strategies for Emerging Web Services Platforms

Will Price

On Tuesday, May 15th, VLAB and Hummer Winblad are co-hosting the following event: Concept to Company Event: Widgets to Riches -- Monetization Strategies for Emerging Web Services Platforms The event is scheduled for 6-8:30 pm at Stanford Business School. This year's Concept-to-Company will focus on Widgetbox , the leading web widget marketplace and syndication platform. Tags: widgets widgetbox vlab

SideFlicks Video Widget is Pretty Cool

Entrepreneurship Blog

SideFlicks is a widget that allows readers to post video messages for each other without having to bother setting up any fancy equipment or even worry about uploading. This summer I've had the pleasure of meeting several people in person who I'd previously gotten to know via the blogsphere.

Get Feedburner's VC Network Feed as a Widget

Will Price

Widgetbox , the leader in the web widget space, just released the ability to turn any RSS feed into a web widget. Widgetbox, who recently released a powerful widget syndication platform , is calling blog widgets blidgets. As many of us read Feedburner's Venture Capital Network feed , I turned the feed into a blidget that can be easily added to your blog. Click on the button below if you want to add the VC Network blidget to your blog.

Swapthing Widget: Want to Trade Books?

Entrepreneurship Blog

by creating community through " SwapCircles ," widgets and a company blog. So if you have a bunch of business books gathering dust on your shelf and you'd like to swap with me feel free to join the SwapCircle that I created, Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and/or checkout the new widget at the bottom of my sidebar. Given all of the recent buzz about Chris Anderson's new book titled " The Long Tail ," I decided that I probably should get around to reading it.

How and Why to Manage Cash Flow

Up and Running

You think about what it’ll cost to manufacture your widgets, how many widgets you can sell, and how much you can sell them for. If you buy a widget for $100 and sell it for $150, you should end up with $50 profit, and you have $150 in the bank. Sell a widget .

The Wadget Revolution - How Brands Can Harness Widgets

Will Price

The title, a play on widget and gadget, will address the widget revolution and how marketers can best take advantage of this emerging channel. I expect a lively discussion on how brands can use widgets to reach consumers and how publishers can use widgets to monetize their content. Tomorrow night (1/24) I will be moderating a panel titled "The Wadget Revolution" sponsored by the Bay Area Interactive Group.

The Secret to Highly Effective Marketing

Growthink Blog

35 percent conversion rate (conversion rate means the responding customer then purchases) $500 price per widget (widget being the item sold by your competitor) 1.5 widgets per buyer (average buyer purchases 1.5

10 Modern Ways To Kickstart Your Business Website

Startup Professionals Musings

Widgets and badges. A widget is a mini-app that displays or updates data either locally or on the web – to share something of value and interest.

How Amazon Partners With Brands


Amazon, to put it mildly, sells widgets, and your brand is nothing but a collection of widgets Amazon wants to add to its catalog.

Blurt.at Launches Blog Widget


Obviously this is a long way from commercialisation, unless you begin selling the widget. Blurt.at is another of the Garage48 projects that were launched over the duration of 48 hours a few weeks back. They haven't stopped with their development and are moving full steam ahead with the idea.

Startup founders in Southeast Asia, it’s time to step up

The Next Web

The Ghanian startup built a widget to replace contact forms and provide businesses with the kind of customer insights most consumers fail to fill out on websites. Dropifi is looking to streamline customer feedback.

Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

I just spent a day working with Bob, the Chief Innovation Officer of a very smart large company I’ll call Acme Widgets. Talking to Bob I realized that at Acme Widgets (and in most large companies) the word “failure” was being used to describe two very different events: failure in execution of a known product in known market. Bob summarized Acme’s impediments to innovation. “At At our company we have a culture that fears failure.

Next Wednesday Is The Internet Slowdown

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

You can change your avatars on your social media profiles, you can send push notifications if you operate a mobile app, you can put a slow loading graphic on your blog or website (there are WordPress widgets if you are on WordPress like I am). We’ve talked a lot here at AVC about Net Neutrality. I hate that term because it’s got so much baggage now that it is essentially meaningless to me.

Help Support Immigration Reform In The US

Feld Thoughts

Use your company homepage to drive traffic to marchforinnovation.com with their widget atmarchforinnovation.com/get_ widget. With the immigration debate in Washington heating up, Americans across the country recognize that we need smart and practical solutions to help reform our country’s broken immigration system.

Tool and resource list for new founders

The Startup Toolkit

Intercom – tasteful chat and help widgets for your site, plus good automated email triggers. Drip – email courses and signup widgets for your site. Mailchimp – newsletters and decent signup widgets. A braindump of the tools I frequently turn to for my projects.

Are You Optimizing Your Site When You Should Be Optimizing Your Traffic?


Hypothetical Case Study: Acme Widgets, LLC. Let’s say you are marketing widgets for ACME Widgets, an eCommerce company that sells $200 widgets. Since ACME Widgets wants a better conversion rate, it decides to start by investing in a little A/B testing.

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