Would People Pay $35 Monthly for Ad-free Internet-
Mark Warner (D-VA) and Josh Hawley (R-MO), are working together on a bill proposal that would require tech companies such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon to reveal how much your data is worth! This got the folks at Vox to thinking what if companies did not need data because they weren’t running ads driven by the data. And that lead to wondering what would an ad-free Internet cost consumers.

“The problem is that consumers donโ€™t usually know the extent of the data collected about them, nor do they know how exactly that data is used, where it ends up, or if itโ€™s protected. Sometimes this data gets hacked or is used for more nefarious purposes than advertising. ” – Rani Molla, writing for Vox

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Headlines Get Read More Than Copy-
This is headline news. On average, 8 out of 10 people will read a headline, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest of a blog. Is it luck or skill? ๐Ÿค” We found an article with 13 tips.

“The best headlines are the ones that capture the pain points of your target personas and introduces a topic that will make their lives better. And it must be compelling.” – Ryan Scott, writing for Hubspot

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Improving YouTube Watch Time-
Getting target markets to watch your small biz client’s videos isn’t easy in an overcrowded YouTube landscape. We found 3 tips.

“It’s not only hard to generate organic YouTube visibility (due to the sheer volume of content published every minute), but itโ€™s also difficult to figure out the algorithm. Back when YouTube visibility relied on the number of video views, it was quite easy. These days, YouTube judges video quality based on how many minutes are watched (i.e., whether people watch deep into the video and how long they keep watching).” – Ann Smarty, writing for Social Media Examiner

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