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Misleading Pricing Practices at Amazon Canada

Amazon Canada will pay a $1 million fine for what is described as "misleading pricing practices." The investigation reportedly focused on Amazon's practice of displaying its prices compared to higher "list prices"...

Easy Videos for Your Business to Make

If your company is creating content in the form of blogs know that 55 percent of visitors only read your articles for less than 15 seconds (perhaps even less since that stat was reported). Also know that this small window of attention...

Mobile OS in the U.S.: Android vs iOS

It's useful for digital designers and marketers to understand consumers' preferences when it comes to smartphone operating systems (OS). So, what's happening in the mobile device market? Which smartphone OS is leading from...

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You're (Probably) Underpaid If You're in Tech

Turns out that if you are a tech worker, you're probably not getting paid what you should. Paysa , a platform that uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized career and hiring recommendations and salary insights, released...

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The State of Digital Marketing Analytics

If you want to be the best digital enterprise, you need to act like it - and that means using the software and solutions used by those leading the virtual pack. A new report out from Cardinal Path reveals some interesting usage data...

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Wix Gets Omnichannel with Square

Web design solution Wix announced this week that it has partnered with Square, enabling enterprises and merchants using the offering to process credit card payments online and in-person through a mobile device based POS (point-of-sale...

Types of Content Google is Taking from You

Google Knowledge Graph has existed for quite a while but if you're an everyday user of the search engines, you've probably noticed an increasing number of complete answers to questions without ever leaving the result pages...

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The Day That Mobile Popups Died

Today is the day, the day that popups and interstitials on mobile devices will start resulting in Google penalties for the websites that continue to use them. The search engine initially announced it would begin to devalue Web pages...

Mobile-First Drives Conversational Search for 2017

:: By Travis Bliffen, Stellar SEO :: We all know that being mobile friendly is important if you want to rank better on Google. Sometimes as 'Net professionals, our immense focus on Google guidelines distracts us from the very reason...

Search Master: Making the Most of the Under-served Meta Description Attribute

When I first began optimizing websites nearly 20 years ago, the meta description was one of the most influential elements in the positioning of websites on the search results. The description attribute within the meta tag provided...

QUICK HIT: AdWords Shows Location-Specific Phone Numbers

Google is notifying AdWords customers that use both call and location extensions of a rather notable change. For advertisers promoting ads showing a business location, calls may be directed to the phone number associated with that...

Millennials & Minorities Optimistic About Small Biz Growth in 2017

Yelp's second annual Small Business Pulse Survey reveals that 90 percent of American small businesses active on Yelp expect their revenues to grow this year and estimate an increase of 31 percent in the year ahead. SUBSCRIBE to...

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Analytics at the Speed of Thought

In order to gain true insight into customer and prospects' opinions, needs and wants, enterprises need very powerful analytics solutions and that's particularly true in the realm of omnichannel commerce. It's increasingly...

How Changes In China Could Mean Big Bucks for Domain Name Owners

:: By Jeff Sass, .CLUB Domains :: Whether or not they understand all of the complexities surrounding it, most Americans probably know something about the Great Firewall of China . Built in about 1988 — a little later than the...

Not So Fast with Chatbots (Until You Read These Best Practices)

Decreasing time spent on customer service and increasing the time it takes for customers to resolve issues, are wins for enterprises but new data out of LivePerson indicates consumers only trust bots for certain tasks, some of which...

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