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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...

IBM: Black Friday Sales Up 7%... So Far

It’s Friday afternoon on the busiest shopping day of the year, so we decided to check in to see how the retail industry is holding up so far. According to IBM data , Black Friday sales are up by more than 7 percent as of 12:00...

Rated: 15 Thanksgiving Day Subject Lines

Cyber Monday is for e-commerce merchants and Black Friday is for traditional merchants. Thanksgiving, however, is for email service providers. Online retailers sent an average of 5.3 emails in the five days between Thanksgiving and...

Cart Abandonment Solution AbandonAid Comes to CoreCommerce

No merchant should enter the holiday shopping season without a strategy to limit the damage from shopping cart abandonment. Whatever e-commerce platform you're operating on, make sure to check its partner network (if they have...

Cyber Monday Survival Guide

The busiest shopping weekend of the year has finally arrived, which means that Internet retailers don’t have much time until their websites are flooded with Cyber Monday traffic. Although preparations for this digital holiday...

How Much is a Pin Worth?

The economic value of a Pin is growing, which means that retailers who have neglected building their presence on Pinterest are undoubtedly missing out on revenue. In fact, a new report from social marketing and analytics platform Piquora...

Freebies Arrive at Groupon

The daily deal hype has certainly died down, but that doesn’t mean these sites don’t still see a lot of traffic. After all, everyone likes a good deal and savvy shoppers will continue to seek out savings for the foreseeable...

4 Last-Minute Advertising Options for Thanksgiving Weekend

The busiest shopping weekend of the year is upon us, which means that the majority of retailers have already started promoting their sales and specials in the hopes of achieving record-breaking revenues on Black Friday and Small Business...

Most Consumers Shop Online, Despite Frustrations

Despite running into frustrations when shopping online during the 2012 holiday season, more than half of U.S. and U.K consumers surveyed in a recent study reveal that they plan to do most of their holiday shopping online this year...

SMB Merchants VERY Aware of Payment Security Importance

ControlScan and Merchant Warehouse have released the results of their fifth annual survey of Level 4 merchants’ awareness, sentiment and progress toward securing cardholder data in compliance with payment card industry (PCI)...

Omnichannel and the Importance of Order Management

A new report from OrderDynamics indicates that cross-channel fulfillment programs such as pickup in-store, ship-to-store and ship-from-store are being prioritized over other omnichannel tactics like "single view of the customer"...

Shoprunner Biz Booming, Look out Amazon Prime

Members-only Web service Shoprunner, which provides free 2-day shipping and a speedier checkout process for its users, announced that its network of retail partners has expanded with recent launches including Neiman Marcus, Kenneth...

WePay Sees Massive Growth; Crowdfunding in Focus

The popularity of crowdfunding is accelerating rapidly and technology solutions have emerged which are capitalizing on the trend. The WePay platform, for example, recently announced that it is now processing up to $1.5 million per...

Will Amazon's German Worker Strike Spread?

This may not be a merry holiday for Jeff Bezos and Amazon stockholders, particularly if the strike of nearly 1,000 Amazon workers spreads to the United States. This is the second strike of Amazon by the services union Ver.di this year...

Dashing Thru The (Depressing) Retail Data

For many retailers, the holiday shopping season is already in full swing. But how is 2013 stacking up to 2012? Not so good, according to ShopVisible's Influence and Impact report, Dashing Thru The Data. The e-commerce platform...

5 Ways to Win the Holiday Inbox Competition

Thanksgiving week is finally here, which means the majority of online retailers have hit send on at least the first round of their holiday email campaigns. And even though email has proven to be a top performing channel, retailers...

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