Tim Keene

Competition for Students Heats Up Online

Image from: Education Image / Shutterstock With the recent controversy surrounding online & for-profit universities, one would expect a decline in the number of consumers looking to go down the eLearning path for their education needs.  However, while many argue new government regulations designed to impact online powerhouses like University of Phoenix & ITT Tech are too lenient, online schools continue to attract millions of visitors to their sites every

Job Seekers Find What They Need on Indeed

Image from: Business Image / Shutterstock With millions of job seekers still searching for their next pay check, Indeed.com has established itself as the top dog in the online job search space.  Indeed’s new approach to job hunting has dethroned perennial powerhouses Monster and Careerbuilder. Rather than list jobs on their own site, Indeed directs potential candidates onto the listings where they live, on the hiring company’s website.  While it

Airbnb: How to Move from Making News to Making Profits

Over the last 60 days, Airbnb.com has had its ups – like scoring VC funding, and its downs – including a barrage of negative press about customers’ bad experiences. So how does Airbnb go from making news to making profits? For starters, it should keep close tabs on its competitors. Consider Vrbo.com, another site focused on vacation rentals, albeit a bit more traditional than Airbnb. A look inside Compete Pro