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Retailcommon Makes Its U.S. Debut

Popular social shopping network Retailcommon has arrived in the U.S. just in time for the holiday retail season. The Toronto-based company enables retailers to connect with customers’ mobile devices while they are shopping online...

Google Shopping Updates for Black Friday (and Beyond)

Google announced several major updates to their Shopping program for online merchants and retailers last week in advance of Black Friday (and the entire holiday shopping season). Let's take a closer look at what the additions and...

Quick Tips for Managing Your Email Inbox

By Michelle Wicmandy, Collective Changes Email can be a valuable communication tool. But, receiving more than 200 messages daily can easily consume the entire day. Even worse, when poorly managed, email can stop productivity. In fact...

Apple Selects Companies to Bring Automation to iAds

As consumers continue to spend more and more of their time on mobile devices, digital advertising companies have had to adjust from a focus on desktop browser ads to displaying ads on mobile devices. Rubicon Project , a digital advertising...

A $15 Million Gesture of Trust

There are few things that indicate trust in a company more than a sizable investment. FastPay , a financial platform that provides workflow and liquidity solutions for the media industry, has announced that it has raised $15 million...

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Google Experiments with Ad Blocking

Google is testing out a new program called Contributor, which essentially enables users to pay a $1 - $3 fee to avoid viewing ads on certain websites. On the Contributor website Google notes that today’s Internet is mostly funded...

Ratings, Bias & the Performance Factor

:: By Milad Oskouie, Infinite Conversions :: Thanks to the Internet, consumers' voices have never been so easy to hear. Go back 20 years and it was almost impossible for consumers to research a company they were thinking of buying...

This Design Choice Could Destroy Your SEO

It is easy to forget the degree to which design-related choices made for a website can impact everything else - from user experience and conversion, and apparently to search engine optimization initiatives as well. Website owners and...

Twitter Gets Direct

Twitter has unveiled a new feature that enables users to share tweets privately via Direct Messages with any of their followers. To use the feature, users simply need to tap the “... More” icon and select “Share via...

QUICK HIT: WordPress 4.0.1 Security Release Available

WordPress has made available a critical security release and is strongly encouraging WordPress sites to update immediately. WordPress versions 3.9.2 and earlier are apparently affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability...

Get Diagnostic with Google Merchant Center

A new diagnostics tab has been added to the Google Merchant Center, providing online retailers with consolidated issue reporting for accounts, feeds and items. Accurate product data will likely prove to be a key differentiator for...

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Web Tech Watch (Week 47, 2014)

Welcome to another edition of Website Magazine's Web Tech Watch series, a Friday special profiling some of the most interesting and inspiring Web-related technologies, tools, products, and services our editors have come across...

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Improve Engagement with Animation

There are millions of websites on the 'Net making it imperative that designers find some way to make their sites stand out from the competition. One such way they can separate their websites is through animation. Digital publishing...

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5 Surprising Sites Using Adaptive Web Design

The debate between having a dedicated mobile optimized website and one using responsive Web design has been alive and well for quite some time now. More recently, conversations and coverage around adaptive Web design versus responsive...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Value of Online Reviews

A new study from Trustpilot is shedding light on the value of online reviews, revealing that 79 percent of businesses believe that online reviews play an important role in influencing consumer decision making. The study, which is drawn...

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