We hope you've had a great week! It's Friday, and today we're sharing what we've been reading online this week! Here are our "best" from around the web.
1. 7 Surprising Research-Backed Productivity Tips That Will Change the Way You Work — HubSpot
When trying to maximize our productivity, it’s easy to get caught up finding the next great tip or “lifehack.” But we often overlook the hidden psychology of productivity. Here are seven research-based productivity tips that you might not be aware of.
2. The Out-Of-Office Template You Should Use This Holiday Season — Fast Company
Even if you have a job you love, there are few things more satisfying than turning on an out-of-office email responder—especially when it’s for an actual vacation. There’s some serious relaxation in your future, and it’s well-deserved. Here are two email autoresponder templates that will help you truly disconnect.
3. How Google AdWords (PPC) Does and Doesn't Affect Organic Results — Moz
It's common industry knowledge that PPC can have an effect on our organic results. But what effect is that, exactly, and how does it work? This video covers the ways paid ads influence organic results — and one very important way it doesn't.
4. Facebook Launches New 'Creator' App, Adds Tools for Video Publishers — Social Media Today
Following a period of relative quiet after the launch of their Watch platform back in August, Facebook is again ramping up its original video efforts. Facebook is launching a new tool to encourage more video creators to post original content, re-vamping their Mentions app into a new tool called ‘Facebook Creator.’ Here's what you need to know.
5. 4 Guiding Questions for Reaching Millennials — PR Daily
According to a study by the McCarthy Group, 84 percent of millennials don’t like or trust traditional advertisements. In today's fast-paced world, millennial consumers navigate an onslaught of messages. They are slow to respond until marketing connects with them on a personal level, yet they judge very quickly. Here are four tips to more effectively reach millennials.