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Tesla’s Big Problem: Excessive Automation

Since the invention of the assembly line, manufacturing has continued to improve its capacity for production. Robots and automation have slowly been pushing the human worker out of the factory. But, there must be a tipping point where machinery can

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How Echolocation Inspired Lidar and the Technologies Behind It

Most people know that dolphins use echolocation to find things in their environment. The clicking noises they emit bounce off objects under the water and travel back to the smart mammal. This helps them measure size and distance between them

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Freshwater Is Disappearing. Can Technology Save Us?

Fresh water is the most important resource for human life on earth. People can survive far longer without food than without water, and virtually all of our food sources require fresh water to grow or create. Global climate change and

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Wind Energy: The Path To Creating A Cleaner Earth

As climate change and global warming are bearing down on the planet, the calls for renewable, sustainable sources of energy are becoming too loud to drown out. We need ways to generate power that don’t rely on burning fossil fuels

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Time Crystals: A New Form Of Matter That Could Change Everything

Of all the science-fiction-sounding names that have come to fruition in recent years, perhaps none is as mysterious or seemingly fictitious as time crystals. The name evokes something between Back to the Future and Donnie Darko, and the reality is

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Could We Actually Achieve “Warp Speed”?

Everybody knows ‘the speed of light’ is fast. The only thing faster is Chuck Norris, who, the legend goes, can turn out the lights and be under the covers before the room gets dark. But just how fast is light?

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Gaze Your Way Through Eye Tracking Technology

It seems like every day we are hearing about new technologies designed to improve previously introduced technologies. Innovation is moving so fast that our tech is upgrading within a few years of introduction. Think about how quickly we moved from

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Voicing the Future: How Voice Recognition Is Helping Us Today and Will Change Our Tomorrow

Alexa. Siri. Google Assistant. Even if you remain one of the few who has yet to utilize big techs three most widely used assistants, we are reasonably sure you are at least aware of what they are and their capabilities.

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Are We Really Okay With Facial Recognition?

When most people think ‘facial recognition,’ their minds probably drift to the latest iPhone security feature, which lets you unlock your phone by looking at it (and theoretically makes it impossible for anyone but you to unlock). But, facial recognition

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Self-Driving Cars Are Coming To Road Near You, Just Not Your Driveway. Yet.

The US has a long established love of the automobile. Making our choice clear with highways instead of rail lines back in the 1950’s. Fantasizing about the open road and idolizing fast cars and Route 66. Romanticizing just as much

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Are Electric Scooters the Future? How Do They Actually Work?

If you’re a particular age, then you might have memories of riding a scooter. Those flimsy, two-wheeled scooters that gave you freedom on the sidewalk in front of your house before your acquisition of a bike opened up the whole

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Are Smart Cities The Future Of Humanity?

Digital technology has provided society with hundreds of advances that make life easier and better for everyone. From the personal computer to the internet to the smartphone to the Internet of Things, we are increasingly living in a technologically driven

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Scary Question: What Will Happen if Natural Resources Run Out?

On our wonderful planet, there are multiple natural resources that help make life easier. We use trees for making paper products and they provide us with oxygen. We use natural gas to heat our homes and coal to help us

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3D Printing Is Hot…And It’s Only Going To Get Hotter

We often think of 3D printing as a new technology with futuristic implications, but we rarely stop to consider how far it’s come or where it could be in another few years. 3D printing was invented by Charles Hull in

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What Was It That Made Stephen Hawking So Great?

Stephen Hawking achieved a remarkable amount of things, personally and professionally, throughout his amazing life. While many people are familiar with him as a personality and perhaps as a scientist who made incredible discoveries about space, not many fully grasp

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The Ultimate Guide to Charging an Electric Car

Of the more than 17 Million new cars sold in the United States in 2017, nearly 200,000 of them were electric vehicles, according to market reports. While that may seem like a drop in the bucket, it’s actually a huge

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Can Human Hibernation Take Us to Mars?

The problems of overpopulation and environmental issues have our world leaders considering what the next step is to ensure the survival of humanity. What are we to do once the population has reached the critical tipping point? What about if

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How Does NASA Search For New Planets and How Do They Find Them?

How does NASA search for new planets, and how do they find them? Sometimes we take for granted all the things we know about our solar system. After centuries of intrepid exploration and scientific breakthroughs, we now have nine (err,

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Can Hyperloop Save Public Transportation?

Cities such as San Francisco, Chicago and New York have extensive public-transportation systems. They carry millions of people by train, bus, boat and light rail. The recent expansion of private vehicle options like Uber, Lyft, and Google Bus give commuters

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All You Need to Know To Boost Your Wifi with Wifi Extender

Everyone has been there – the lightning-fast Wifi in your home office becomes laggy in your bedroom, or maybe it works great streaming Netflix in the living room but won’t stream a step-by-step cooking show in the kitchen. Those international

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A 5G Cell Network Is Coming. Here’s What You Need to Know

When we think cellular network connectivity, we generally think “4G LTE,” which is the current fastest signal available. Many people associate the ‘number’ of the service (ie: 3G, 4G, 4G LTE) as the speed, which isn’t entirely incorrect. However, the

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Data Virtualization Is Absolutely Critical. Here’s Why…

In our world of non-stop data transmission and high-speed information sharing, new tools are constantly appearing to aid in collecting, combining, and curating massive amounts of data. The most recent innovation is Data Virtualization, a process that gathers and integrates

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Google Wants To Dominate A.I. In 2018. Here’s Why

Let’s get this out of the way: ever since the 2001 movie A.I. (and actually way before then, too), people have believed that artificial intelligence would soon emerge in the form of a race of robots that imitate human behavior

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The 7 Factors That Determine Whether Your Site Shows In Voice Searches

“Hey Siri, what’s the capital of North Dakota?” “Alexa, order me a twenty-five pound bag of gummy bears…STAT!” “Okay Google, play Vanilla Ice’s greatest hits.” The future is hear (yeah, that’s a terrible pun). Searching the internet used to require

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What Exactly Is The Internet Of Things and How Will It Affect Your Future?

Technology surrounds us. From the phones in our hands to the televisions on our walls and the appliances in our kitchen, new tech comes at us from every angle. Many of us fail to fully understand just how advanced those

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Why Higgs Boson Matters: All You Need to Know About the ‘God Particle’

The Higgs Boson is better-known by its colloquial name, “the God Particle,” so-called because for a generation, scientists had to take it on faith that it existed. And while the God Particle name may ring bells for many, it still

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Are Smart Glasses Ready To Succeed In 2018?

It’s been six years since consumers met Google Glass. To put it nicely…they were a flop (more on that in a bit). But we’ve come a long way since then. We now have fitness trackers, smartwatches, and even smart shoes.

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What Are Carbon Nanotubes and Why Should You Care?

May 3rd, 2018 Have you heard of carbon nanotubes? Probably not. They sound like a futuristic technology that has lots of vaguely high-tech properties. And that is pretty much exactly what they are. Carbon nanotubes are made from similar materials

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Is Space Junk Polluting Space Before We Even Live There?

May 3rd, 2018 Scientists have predicted that the maximum number of people the Earth can sustain is somewhere between nine and ten billion. Current population is estimated to hit nine billion by the year 2050. So humans have roughly 32

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The Best Technological Gadgets and Gizmos of 2018

The Best Technological Gadgets and Gizmos of 2018 April 24th, 2018 Technology is rapidly and constantly improving and evolving. Consumer gadgets get faster, better, brighter, smaller, larger, and more capable with every improvement in software and hardware. No matter what

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But Seriously, Why Is Elon Musk Selling Flamethrowers?

Elon Musk is no stranger to media fanfare and making grandiose claims. The entire story of his underground tunnel operation, the cheekily-named Boring Company, stems from a day when Musk was sitting in Los Angeles traffic marveling at how bad

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What Is Renewable Energy and Why Is It So Important?

Since the energy crisis of the 1970’s, Americans have been searching for ways to use our natural resources safely and efficiently. And since the release of the documentary An Inconvenient Truth in 2006, buzzwords and catchphrases like global warming, climate

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Are You Ready For The Cyborg Technology Coming In 2018?

The term cyborg became popular after the release of the movie The Terminator in 1984. “The 600-series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human… sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot.” One

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Welcome To The Future of Convenience: Smart Homes

Remember the days when you had to get up off the couch to adjust the thermostat? Or when you worried all morning at work, wondering if you’d turned off the coffee pot? Or perhaps that time you pulled a lump

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The Future of Technology Is Here, And It’s Called Augmented Reality

The ways in which computer technology is redefining our perceptions of reality is staggering. By now, Artificial Intelligence is a subject of common knowledge. Most people have at least heard of Siri and many of us speak to Siri everyday.

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Are Practical Quantum Computers Coming in 2018?

Bad news. Our computers may be stealing all our power. As technology continues to expand and computers (in all their forms – mobile phones, laptops) continue to be the predominant method of communication, there will come a time when the

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How Blockchain Technology is Changing the World

Since the earliest days of the internet, community and security have been key topics associated with both the growth of the digital age and the difficulty of finding a secure place within it. A noble, albeit elusive goal, the tech

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Are Flying Cars Coming to the Skies?

Since the very first science fiction hit the shelves, the world has fantasized about flying objects. For nearly a century, books, radio dramas, movies, and television shows have depicted flying cars. And the most famous flying car to date? Probably

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Hyperloop and the Future of Train Travel

In the last one-hundred years, transportation advancements have steamed past the railcars of the 1800s to bring us automobiles that will soon reach complete and total autonomy and passenger aircraft that can crush the sound barrier. In this rapidly progressing

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Nuclear Fusion: What It Is And Why It Matters To You

There always has been and always will be an energy race. No matter the decade, millennium, or generation, humans have always found themselves in search of the next big thing to power their lives. In antiquity, the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians,

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Virtual Reality Devices – Where They Are Now and Where They’re Going

The idea of virtual reality has been around for years. Sci-fi nerds have dreamed of being able to step onto virtual planets and meet with alien beings. But until recently, virtual reality technology has been extremely limited, both in availability

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Elon Musk’s Mission To Mars (Is This Even Possible?)

In the movie The Martian, Matt Damon is stranded on the planet Mars after his crew is caught in a rip-roaring sand storm. The crew is forced to evacuate the planet, leaving Damon to fend for himself and survive the

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Think Space Exploration Is Exciting Now? Wait Until You See What’s Coming

For the last 150 years, space exploration has captured people’s imaginations. When Sputnik launched in 1957, people would run outside to watch it cruise overhead in the night sky. When Apollo 11 landed on the moon, an adoring public watched

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Industry Information

What Does the Future of Work Look Like?

When this country began, our hunter-gatherer, farming ancestors worked to live. Not a single iota of energy was wasted in a day. Wasted time equaled starvation. In this new century, our country is working from the fruits of the industrial

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Welcome To The Future of Display Technology: MicroLED

Over the years, many high-tech screen technologies have come and gone. From traditional tube televisions to projectors, plasma screens to LCD and now oLEDs, the consumer market has seen all manner of screen formats, definitions, and materials. As the smartphone,

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Climate Change: Are Oil Industries and Fossil Fuel to Blame?

Global warming. Climate change. These terms are often used interchangeably. However, they have differing, distinct meanings. Global warming is the increase of mean temperatures on the Earth. Climate change affects ecosystems, habitats, and plant and animal life. As scientists have

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Tariffs and Trade Wars: Why We Should be Concerned

One of the key ingredients to maintaining a positive global marketplace is collegial trade between countries. Many partnerships are strong and create a win-win situation for all concerned parties. But, there are still many countries who cannot come to an

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E-Waste: A Big Problem Needing Bigger Solutions

In 1982, a family in the US bought a microwave oven. In 2012, thirty years later, the microwave was still working. In 2017, a young lady purchased an iPhone upgrade and a protective case. Four months later, with a splintered

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The Drones Are Coming, The Drones Are Coming

The world was formally introduced to the concept of “drones” through the use of unmanned, remote-control airplanes used in tactical military missions around the turn of the 21st Century. It seemed like science fiction, and much of how they worked

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Engineering: There’s Much More To It Than You Think

We’ll be honest: this article is going to primarily appeal to those who love engineering. Is that a small group of people? Probably. But engineering is critically important, if you’ve ever considered a career in engineering, this article is for

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Closing The Gap Between Men and Women in STEM

Gender inequality in the workplace is nothing new. When women entered the workforce during World War II, it was out of necessity. During the feminist movement of the 1960s, women entered the workforce by choice. However, their options were quite

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Are you afraid of cyber attacks? Improve your cyber security!

Even though we are well into our second decade of widespread internet use, the term ‘cyber attack’ is still a relatively new and daunting one for many people. Many individuals and small businesses entrust their cybersecurity to off-the-shelf antivirus softwares,

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Are Smart Thermostats Worth The Investment?

You’ve heard about “smart” thermostats and how they are revolutionizing homes around the world. But are they really worth it? Do they provide that many advantages over traditional thermostats? And is it really worth spending the money and time replacing

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SIC & NAICS in Modern Marketing

Four Ways to Put Standard Industry Classification to Work for You For over 60 years, the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System has served as a widely accepted structure for the analysis of businesses participating in the U.S. economy. Marketers have

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Does the Fingerprint Scanner on Your Phone Really Keep It Secure?

As the news continues to report hacking incidents, both personal and corporate, we are becoming more aware of and concerned about the privacy of our digital devices. We want to be sure that our private information stays private and can’t

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What Can We Expect from Hologram Technology in the Future?

As technology continues to progress, we are given the opportunity to explore new and more exotic types of programming, software, hardware, and systems. One innovation that is growing at a rapid pace is hologram technology. What Exactly Are Holograms? Holography is

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Industrial Air Pollution Clean-Up Is On Its Way In 2018

April 6th, 2018 Since 1955, the United States government has recognized the need for legislation to clean up air pollution. Subsequent revisions to the initial legislation strengthened the laws regarding allowable amounts of car emissions, factory smog, and other sources

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The Energy Of The Future Is Solar Power

Not so long ago, solar power was something of a dream for those who were ahead of the curve in the environmental movement. It appeared to be an option for the wealthy and for those who had committed themselves to

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Manufacturing technology trends that will change your life

As technology continues to make leaps and bounds in all areas of business, manufacturing is also benefiting from technological improvements. And though it may not initially seem this way, these technological improvements have the potential to transform your life. In

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Recycling Really Matters, But It’s In Need Of Some Help From These Technologies

Recycling has become a normal part of everyday life for almost all Americans. Though the concept of recycling has been present for millennia, the modern recycling movement was really accelerated in the 1970s. The symbol for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (The

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The Robots Are Coming To The Workplace. What you need to know.

In the history of business and manufacturing, automation has become commonplace. In many ways, people have been replaced by machines in the manufacturing, retail, restaurant, and corporate settings. At the same time, opportunities have arisen for employees who specialize in

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What Are The Causes Of Air Pollution and What Can We Do To Prevent It?

The issue of the environment is as current as it has ever been. And while global warming seems to occupy the news and the public imagination more than anything else, there are other environmental concerns which still have a critical

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The Mind Blowing Technology We Saw This Year…and What’s Coming

It’s astonishing how much incredible technology available now, and will be in the near future. This year has shown us that some of the coolest technology is becoming less the stuff of sci-fi movies and government labs and more items,

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Robots and Artificial Intelligence Are Coming Soon to Your Work, Home, and Cars

We are becoming more accustomed to jaw-dropping video game technology, Amazon’s Alexa speakers, and nifty Android and iOS apps that seem to let us do just about anything. While commercial technology continues to make leaps and bounds each year, what

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BENEFITS OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL

What is Air Pollution? Since the advent of civilization, people have discovered different methods to reduce the stress of humans, increase the standard of living and make life easier. While these inventions have brought a lot of advantages, they have

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Benefits of Modular Cleanrooms

What is a clean room? Clean Rooms are enclosures designed to facilitate very sensitive research, fabrication, and any other operation that must take place in the absence or near absence of dirt, dust, moisture and other atmospheric conditions. Cleanrooms are

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Basics of Wire Mesh

Wire Mesh is a factory-made product created from the intertwining of lustrous wire that has been merged and interweaved to form consistent parallel spaces with symmetrical gaps. There are several materials used in making wire mesh, however, the major materials

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Learn About Pipe Cutting Techniques

Pipe Fabrication, also known as tube fabrication, is a broad category of industrial processes that manufacturers use to cut and shape pipes. Tube Fabrication covers cutting and sawing processes such as circular, band, friction, and more. Pipe cutting is a

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Industrial Marketing

IQS Enhances Pay-Per-Click Marketing

Enhanced Google Negative Keyword Program Would be First Among the Leading Industrial Search Engines & PPC Services IQS, a global industrial manufacturers directory, has officially announced the availability of a Google Adwords ‘Pay-Per-Click’ (PPC) option as part their marketing program

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Making Search Meaningful The Pitfalls of Multi-Meaning Keywords

At their core, search engines are internet encyclopedias that allow users to find and filter out relevant information. With any given search engine, it takes users some skill to find exactly what they are looking for. Users must understand how a

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Evaluating Web Content Effectiveness Using Search Behavior to Shape Your Site

Customers and prospects who visit your website do so based on a variety of intentions: some are there to buy something, others are simply doing research, and some might be applying for a job with your company. Your website attracts

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Top Five to Follow for Industrial Marketers

Top Five to Follow for Industrial Marketers While many B2B organizations struggle with thinking of Twitter as a viable marketing tool, the platform has become an essential tool for connecting with customers, business partners, and industry in general. In a

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The Future Is Here And It’s Called Big Data

Big data is a big term that can mean a lot of different things, depending on who you ask. Everyone thinks of something slightly different when they hear the phrase, and almost everyone is “right.” With the amount of data

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The Key Differences Between Machine Learning and AI

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (known as A.I.) both sound like futuristic terms for some dystopian future where robots take over the planet. Or at least like two different names for the same thing. There are lots of similarities and

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Why You Should Be Leveraging Content Marketing In Your B2B Business

Content marketing is a term thrown around a lot these days, but it’s rarely defined. The name is a little bit confusing, because when people hear “content,” they think one thing and when they hear “marketing,” they think another. This

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Are You Ready For These World Changing Technologies In 2018?

Buckle up, because the coming year will usher in a number of absolutely world changing technological advancements in industrial manufacturing. These trends have to potential to revolutionize the way business is conducted across the globe and the way we as

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Switching to HTTPS from HTTP—The Perks, Pitfalls and How-To

Why switch to HTTPS? A Helpful guide to securing a website The Perks Over the last few years, many websites have made the jump from HTTP to HTTPS, and with good reason—HTTPS or secure sites encrypt sensitive data that could

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3 Steps to Set up Goals in Google Analytics

3 Steps to Set up Goals in Google Analytics Analyze your website and business goals The first step in setting up your goals in Google Analytics is to analyze your website. How is your website going to help your achieve

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The 4th Industrial Revolution Is Here. Are You Ready?

Once every century (give or take), society and technology undergo a massive revolution. Suddenly we see major changes coming hand in hand with scientific discoveries. The wheel, fire, papyrus, Guggenheim and his press, the steam engine – all enormous, incredibly

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5 Reason Your Industrial Company Needs Conversion Tracking

5 Reasons Your Industrial Company Needs Conversion Tracking on Its Website

Your website is the electronic storefront for your business. It represents you and your products. The goal of your website is to take a prospect and turn them into a customer. Google Analytics is a great way to get information

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Top Social Media Platforms for Manufacturers

Top Social Media Platforms for Manufacturers

According to Statista, there are 2.46 billion social media users worldwide. More than 81% of the U.S. population had a social media profile in 2016 and, on average, Americans spent over 300 minutes a week on social media. Needless to

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3 Ways Online Reviews are Important for Increasing Web Traffic

3 Ways Online Reviews are Important for Increasing Web Traffic

Online reviews lead to better local search rankings and more referral traffic. Furthermore, positive reviews generate organic traffic. Read more here…

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Is Your SEO Agency Ripping You Off?

Top 5 Ways to Tell If Your SEO Agency Is Ripping You Off

How can you tell if you are getting the short end of the stick from your SEO agency? It may not be obvious, so watching out for these suspicious behaviors can help you avoid getting ripped-off.

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6 Ways to Increase the Success of Your Industrial PPC Campaign By the End of the Week

To succeed in a world in which customers seek out manufacturers and products online, you need a great PPC strategy to draw them in. While it can be tempting to take the easy route of pay-per-click with Google (when a

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Why HTTPS (Not HTTP) is the Best Choice For Your Website

Customers surf the worldwide web every day without thinking much about those few letters behind the backlashes and the www-dots. However, those combinations of letters, HTTP and HTTPS, are incredibly important, and it matters which one you choose to use

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Why Every Company Should Monitor Google Alerts (and How to Do It)

Why Every Company Should Monitor Google Alerts (and How to Do It) What if there was a way to proactively safeguard your company’s reputation and be notified of any mentions of your business or customers in the news? What if

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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Your Bounce Rate

“Bounce rate” is a term that describes that percentage of visitors to your site who left from the entrance page without ever interacting with any of the content on the page. A good website should have a very low bounce

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Quantifying Your Website Activity

Quantifying Your Website Activity 5 Tips for Understanding Website Referral Traffic The first step in gathering website metrics is to install and begin leveraging tracking tools on your website. Google Analytics is arguably the most popular analytics package available for individual

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Buying Guides vs. Directories…Take Another Look!

Next Gen Manufacturing Directories Ensure Informed Product Decisions Manufacturing organizations have historically relied on a combination of reseller channels and traditional marketing efforts such as print advertising, trade shows, and industry events to expand their businesses. Although those efforts may

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Calls-to-Action: What REALLY Counts?

According to a 2016 study by Doubleclick (the display advertising arm of Google), the average user click through rate across all online advertising formats and placements is 0.17%—meaning that users execute less than 2 clicks per 1000 impressions.

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Boosting Customer Relations & Sales with Google My Business

For quite some time since the introduction of Google+, managing local listings and content across commercial properties has confused many local business owners and search engine marketers alike. Launched in 2014, Google My Business is Google’s new unified interface designed to make life easier for local businesses and increase exposure to brand names within Google searches.

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Aiming for the Top of the Funnel

According to a recent study from Google, 96 percent of online consumers visit a website and then leave without completing a purchase action. The aim of remarketing, also known as behavior-based marketing, is to encourage those lost conversions to come back and engage in more meaningful site interactions.

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