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.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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Startup Visa Twitter Widget

Feld Thoughts

If you support the Startup Visa and have a blog or a website, put the Startup Visa Twitter Widget up on your site. And – on March 2nd at 12 noon Pacific / 3 pm Eastern – we are going to do a Tweet Hall for the Startup Visa. All you need to do is tweet @2gov supporting #startupvisa exactly at Noon Pacific on Tuesday March 2nd. We’ll collect your Tweets and deliver them during our visit to the White House on March 4th.

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.

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.

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.

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Do You Have a “We” Site?

Rembrandt Communications

We are the leader in widgets. Our widgets are the best. You should buy our widgets because blah, blah, blah. Welcome to our site. We use innovative technology. Yes, this is terrible copy for your site. But look at all the businesses out there that use this kind of language. And while you may not [.]. Business Copywriting Increase Sales Marketing SEO SEO Copywriting Web Copywriting Writing Tips PR search engine optimization Small Business Public Relations

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Debt, Equity and a Third (and Fourth) Thing that Might Work Better

Software By Rob

The third option he covers is pre-selling future income by offering someone $x of every widget you sell forever (it may be a sliding scale that decreases after x units are sold).

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

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Welcoming the new Lijit Welcome Wijit

VC Adventure

Welcoming the new Lijit Welcome Wijit | Seth Levine

VC Adventure

Track your favorite Olympic sports with Filtrbox

VC Adventure

Track your favorite Olympic sports with Filtrbox | Seth Levine

VC Adventure

Weekend Favs June 22

Duct Tape Marketing

Darkmode.js – Incorporate a dark-mode widget onto your website. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting.

Weekend Favs May 11

Duct Tape Marketing

Callbell – Chat with customers and prospects across social platforms with this widget. Weekend Favs May 11 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

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

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Startups Stick with Organic vs Paid Search Results

Startup Professionals Musings

If you sell widgets, and a user is searching for widgets, your ad will appear on the first page of search results for widgets.

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How To Set A Balance Of User Growth Vs Profitability

Startup Professionals Musings

You might sell one of two of your widgets for $1 million each, entering profitability immediately, but then die because you can’t grow sales at that price.

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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.

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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.

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How Startup SEO Agencies Benefit from Project Management Tools

The Startup Magazine

The right tool brings together resources that you would have to search for, using various widgets across the web. Collaboration, automation, SEO widgets, and more. Every startup has a mission. A vision with which they set out to conduct business, and complete their objectives.

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9 tech investments entrepreneurs should consider in 2015

The Next Web

It’s easy to get distracted and invest in a shiny widget or exciting new software when what you really need is an answer to a problem. There are so many new apps or pieces of software designed to make your business life easier – and more new technologies come out every year.

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Search Engine Marketing - No Panacea for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

If you sell widgets, and a user is searching for widgets, your ad will appear on the same page as the search results for widgets.

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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 .

10 Top Marketing Content Sources For Your Startup

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. These days every new entrepreneur understands that an innovative product or service is necessary, but not sufficient, to start a business.

How Much Data Do You Need to Be Data-Driven? [Rant]

ConversionXL

Measure macro goals (conversions) and micro goals (clicks, scrolls, interactions with widgets, etc). Do you need to be a big company and need large volumes of traffic to be data driven? Even a single visitor is a piece of data that you can act on.

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It Is Vital To Build Your Business With Its End In Mind

YoungUpstarts

However, just because you can produce 200 widgets per minute doesn’t mean you should always produce 200 widgets per minute. by Justin A.

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Vote

Eric Friedman

Below is a interactive widget showing the progress from MSNBC. My friend Seth has a great post today about voting and its importance to him. I agree with his sentiment and think you should get out and vote today. Below are some logos from some sites on November 4th 2008. Marketing Marketing.fm

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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Business Plan Writers - Know Your Audience

Startup Professionals Musings

According to XYZ Research, 30,000 people expressed a desire for Widget. However, there are no Widgets available. Make sure the venture capitalist understands you’ve done your homework, but avoid making grandstanding statements (“The Widget will revolutionize the world.”)

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.

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

ConversionXL

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.

Beginner’s Guide To Set Up A Free Website On WordPress

YoungUpstarts

Most themes allow you to add widgets to the sidebars or footers. Widgets range from visible site statistics to newsletter sign-up forms. Tag clouds, category lists and customized menus can be added as widgets to help visitors navigate your site and find the content they are looking for.

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StartupRoar.com – A Source Of Aggregated, Curated Entrepreneurial Content

YoungUpstarts

Indeed, Young Upstarts is proud to be part of StartupRoar (you can find the StartupRoar widget on our sidebar).

10 Content Marketing Examples for Entrepreneurs

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. These days every new entrepreneur understands that an innovative product or service is necessary, but not sufficient, to start a business.

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.

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Profit Per Impression - The Most Important Number in Your Business

Growthink Blog

Your competitor was selling a $500 widget, and the average purchaser bought 1.5 widgets. Your competitor's profit margin on each widget is 30%. Here's a summary of your competitors KPIs: 1% Response Rate 35% Conversion Rate $500 price per widget 1.5

NuHabitat Targets Real Estate Agents With New Client Portal Powered By MLS Data

Austin Startup

NuHabitat, a residential real estate application (and Capital Factory Incubator company) designed with ease of use in mind, has just released its personalized Agent Contact Widget. The new website offers a suite of enhanced solutions for real estate agents and brokerages, with features like client access to timely and accurate sales data that have made property search sites like Redfin popular with consumers. Consumer Capital Factory HuBabitat

The 4 Secrets Of Engaged Customers

YoungUpstarts

However, it can be tricky to convince people to sign in to your newsletter without using a simple subscription widget such as described by leaderinternet.com. A subscription widget does the hard work for you, by collecting emails without complex integration forms.

Wibiya Toolbars Can Now Make Money Through Express Ads in Partnership with Kehalim

VC Cafe

Wibiya , the customizable web toolbar for publishers added a monetization widget through affiliate links provided by Kehalim , a contextual affiliate platform based in Israel. As a result, the widget offers decent coverage with more than 25, 000 merchants.

LabPixies Bought By Google in Its First Israeli Acquisition

VC Cafe

G oogle announced the acquisition of LabPixies , developer of widgets and games for social and mobile applications including Facebook, iGoogle, iPhone, Android and more.