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5 Critical Rules for SEO Success in 2014

:: By Martin Laetsch, Act-On :: The major search engines win or lose market share by the quality of the results they deliver for searchers; this is why they continually fine-tune their algorithms to increase the quality of their organic...

60 Seconds of Web Design Stuff

Web design and development are among the most popular topics covered at Website Magazine. And while our talented staff of editors have the opportunity to cover a lot of "virtual ground" each week in our Design & Development...

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Just How Big is the WordPress Economy?

The answer is big - really, really big. Webmaster tool, WhoIsHostingThis , recently created an infographic (shown below), which details interesting facts about the WordPress economy, usage and top-selling themes, such as: • WordPress...

Pay Per Usage Hosting at ContentActivator

How much do you pay for hosting each month? Five dollars? Five thousand? Whatever the price point, unless you're using some cloud system directly like Amazon Web Services, Azure or Google (among the many, many others), you're...

Google Brings GeoJSON to the JavaScript Maps API

Do you know what the most popular applications on the Web tend to be? That's right. Maps. And the richer and more interactive developers can make their map-based applications, the more useful they become to users. Google announced...

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Linux Servers Under Attack

Antivirus provider Eset has recently published a report ( PDF ) detailing what appears to be an ongoing criminal operation infecting more than 10,000 Unix and Linux servers. The malware campaign, dubbed Windigo, sends spam and redirects...

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Smart and Funny. Is IZEA The Total Package?

The Web is full of look-alikes. Comparable navigation styles, the same social icons and definitely similar 404-page messages. IZEA - which recently announced its new real-time marketplace for sponsored social - breaks the mold, however...

Wix Puts Focus on M-Commerce

Wix is putting the focus on mobile with its new acquisition of Appixia, an m-commerce native app building platform. Similar to Wix, Appixia enables users to build apps with no coding knowledge required. Through the acquisition, Wix...

Ecommerce Profiles in Site Performance Optimization

One of the most pressing concerns for online retailers is maintaining a high-level of performance (http://wsm.co/OvNS88) - particularly during the high-traffic holidays. There is, of course, no shortage of solutions on the market to...

AWS Fires Up the Nitrous.io

Cloud-based development environment Nitrous.io announced that it solution will be provided to startups as part of the AWS Activate program. Those opting to use Nitrous.io will be able to create Ruby, Python, Go, and NodeJS environments...

Java Devs Bullish on Java 8

Typesafe has released a survey indicating Java developers are not only intent on upgrading to Java 8 quickly, but that there is real (not just virtual) interest in the functional programming features it brings in addition. The survey...

What is WordPress?

:: By Kelly Meeneghan, 1&1 Internet Inc. When Web professionals embark on a new project, they often resort to WordPress as an open-source application of assisting in the creation of the site. Beginning in 2003 with a simple line...

Rackspace Cozies Up to Digital Marketers

E-commerce platforms, Web CMS and mobile platforms are among the top technology investment priorities for e-business professionals in the coming year (according to a recent Forrester survey). That may be one reason Rackspace is launching...

Executing Multi-CDN Strategies

Content delivery network MaxCDN has announced an integration with Cedexis Fusion which should make it easier for companies implementing multi-CDN strategies. Cedexis Fusion integrates data from third-party software, hardware, and network...

New Responsive Themes Arrive at CoreCommerce

Mobile is the focus of CoreCommerce’s most recent software update, as the company is now offering two new responsive design themes for merchants. The new themes add to CoreCommerce ’s previous selection of responsive themes...

Why Olympic.org Failed To Qualify

James Ramsey, CEO, FiddleFly The Olympics are a celebration of human agility, strength and achievement stemming back to ancient Greece. The Olympics website appears to be a celebration of late-‘90s Web design, complete with a...

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