Welcome to October 7th, 2008! Below are a few press release that caught our attention this morning that you might find interesting. We'll be covering some of these releases throughout the day. If you have a news announcement you would like to share with the Website Magazine community, please contact Website Magazine editors now.
Over 80 Percent of Business
Websites 'Throwing Away Sales', Survey Reveals
A survey carried out by Backbone IT Group and Lancaster University concludes
that the majority of websites are wasting visitor traffic, resulting in a
significant amount of lost business and substantially fewer sales enquiries.
BlogCatalog Launches First
Comprehensive Search Engine of its Kind Developed by a Blogger Community
BlogCatalog.com, a premier social network for bloggers, launched a total
aggregation search engine that delivers search results from the BlogCatalog
directory, member blog posts, discussion areas, blog tags, post tags, and more
than 20 social networks.
Sitemasher Launches Free Website Design
Sitemasher's newly released online website platform unleashes the design process
from the complexities of coding. To encourage both students and professionals to
experience this design freedom, Sitemasher today launched a free website design
contest that rewards the best in design, usability, functionality and ease of
Used to Promote Fake Anti-Virus Software
Internet criminals are using Search Engine Optimization tactics to promote links
to free hosted blog sites in an attempt to dupe unsuspecting visitors into
infecting themselves with malware and fake anti-virus products, say experts from
Marshal's TRACE threat team.
EnCirca Announces Surge in .Pro Domain
Today, EnCirca announces there has been a 100 percent surge in .pro domain
registrations since RegistryPro relaunched the domain one month ago. This
enormous surge in registrations demonstrates there is an unmet market demand for
professional service firms who wish to develop their online brand.