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08:42 ET Only 49% of Small Businesses Invest in SEO; 18% Say Never Will, Indicating a Missed Opportunity to Gain New Customers

While successful SEO strategies offer lasting benefits, only half of small businesses in the U.S. (49%) invest in SEO, according to a new survey by...


Dec 16, 2020, 08:19 ET 55% of People Found Professional Success More Challenging in 2020 as 30% of Employees Experience Burnout

The past year has been a tough year for the average worker. Employees dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home, economic upheaval, and new ...


Dec 03, 2020, 09:14 ET Nearly 40% of Business Founders Say Their Biggest Challenge is Establishing a Customer Base

During a year largely defined by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, one might expect fewer new business ventures. However, the number of new...


Nov 18, 2020, 08:38 ET 86% of Workers Feel Professionally Successful Despite the Challenges of 2020; Experts Share Tips on How to Strategize for Professional Success

2020 has been a tough year for the American worker. Rising unemployment, the shift to remote work, and concerns about health and childcare have...


Nov 17, 2020, 08:52 ET 50% of People Look to a Slogan to Understand a Company's Purpose, Compared to Only 7% of People Who Believe the Logo Is Most Important, New Data from The Manifest Finds

A new study found that surprisingly, only 7% of consumers believe logos are important for understanding a business's purpose. This data comes from a...


Oct 15, 2020, 08:14 ET Nearly 30% of Millennials Are Saving More Money from Their Paychecks Due to COVID-19

A survey of 502 Americans found that more than one-quarter of millennials (27%) are saving more money from their paychecks because of the coronavirus ...


Oct 07, 2020, 08:57 ET More Than 60% of Americans Have Dined In a Restaurant in the Past Month, Despite Ongoing Concerns About the Spread of COVID-19

A survey of 501 people in the U.S. found that 63% of Americans ate at a restaurant at least once in July, with 22% dining in a restaurant five or...


Sep 29, 2020, 08:49 ET More Than 70% of Students Who Fear Lower Grades Due to Online Learning Don't Always Have Internet Access

Seventy-one percent (71%) of students who expect lower grades than usual while learning remotely don't always have access to high-speed internet,...


Sep 23, 2020, 08:53 ET 78% of Employees Didn't Notice a Change in Their Company's Diversity in 2020, Despite Increased Attention to the Benefits of DE&I

Two-thirds of American employees (66%) consider their company somewhat or very diverse according to a new survey from The Manifest, a business news...


Aug 26, 2020, 08:32 ET More Than 60% of Americans Still Grocery Shop In-Person, Despite Growth in Online Shopping and Grocery Delivery Due to COVID-19

Sixty-two percent (62%) of grocery shoppers are continuing to shop in-store for their groceries, while 22% are finding safer options through grocery...


Aug 20, 2020, 08:44 ET 60% of Companies Have Hired Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic Despite Economic Downturn

Sixty percent (60%) of companies have hired at least one employee since the beginning of the pandemic, according to new research from The Manifest, a ...


Jul 23, 2020, 08:47 ET 67% of Americans Are Uncomfortable Flying, But Some Hesitate to Fully Cancel 2020 Travel Plans

According to a new survey from The Manifest, a business how-to and news website, 67% of Americans are at least somewhat uncomfortable with flying in...


Jul 16, 2020, 08:46 ET During the Workweek, 69% of Employees Spend More Than an Hour in Meetings

More than two-thirds of employees (69%) are in meetings for more than an hour a week, according to a new survey from The Manifest, a B2B news and...


Jun 25, 2020, 08:34 ET Just 30% of Workers Are More Productive Working From Home Than in an Office, Even as Remote Work Continues During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fewer than one-third of employees (30%) say they're more productive working remotely than in an office setting, according to a new survey from The...


Jun 18, 2020, 08:44 ET 70% of Job Seekers Value a Company's Commitment to Diversity When Evaluating Potential Employers

Most job seekers (70%) want to work for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, according to a new survey from The...


May 28, 2020, 08:32 ET Two-Thirds of Small Businesses Still Use Traditional Marketing, Indicating That Consumers Are Influenced by More Than Digital Marketing

Two-thirds (63%) of small businesses use traditional marketing to facilitate a personal connection with their clients, according to a new survey from ...


May 07, 2020, 08:42 ET 37% of Streaming Subscribers Share Accounts With People Outside Their Household, Restricting Streaming Services' Revenue Growth

More than one-third of streaming subscribers (37%) share their accounts with people they do not live with, according to new data from The Manifest, a ...


Apr 28, 2020, 08:36 ET 79% of Businesses Have Rejected a Job Candidate Based on Social Media Content; Job Seekers Should Post Online Carefully

Most businesses have rejected a potential employee after looking at their social media profiles, according to a new survey from The Manifest, a...


Apr 23, 2020, 08:39 ET 15% of Small Businesses Experienced a Cybersecurity Threat Last Year, but Majority Show Desire to Increase Cybersecurity Resources

Nearly one-fifth of small businesses (15%) say they experienced either a hack (7%), virus (5%), or data breach (3%) in 2019, according to new data...


Apr 01, 2020, 08:54 ET 70% of Small Businesses Do Not Have an SEO Strategy as Online Visibility Becomes Critically Important

Just 30% of small businesses use search engine optimization (SEO), according to a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website....


Mar 05, 2020, 08:33 ET More Than 60% of Companies Look at Job Candidates' Facebook or LinkedIn Profile Before Extending Job Offer

The majority of companies say they use job candidates' Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to evaluate them before extending a job offer, according to a...


Feb 05, 2020, 08:41 ET 72% of Dating App Users Block Other Users for Inappropriate Behavior as Tinder Rolls Out Anti-Harassment AI

Nearly three-fourths of dating app users (72%) have blocked another user at least once in the past six months, according to new survey data from The...


Jan 08, 2020, 08:52 ET Nearly Half of People Have Accidentally Accessed Siri or Other Voice Assistants in Past Month by Pressing the Wrong Button

Sixty-four percent (64%) of voice search users have accidentally accessed their voice assistant in the last month, according to The Manifest, a small ...


Dec 04, 2019, 08:40 ET Older Generations More Likely to Use Voice Search, Suggesting a Solution to Generational Digital Divide

Voice search can benefit older users who may struggle to type or use a mouse, indicating how the technology can help bridge the digital divide,...


Nov 21, 2019, 09:30 ET New Data from The Manifest Says Most People Don't Actually Care About Instagram Removing "Like" Counts

Most people don't care if Instagram users can see likes, suggests a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website. Media coverage...