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Illinois To Get Hit With "Amazon Tax"?

Illinois Amazon affiliates received an unwelcome email last night. Illinois, it seems, is positioned to pass the so-called "Amazon Tax." And Amazon is holding nothing back in voicing its opinion on the matter. The email begins...

The Yelp Factor

Have you been doubting Yelp? It's certainly got its fair share of competition in the check in and review spaces, but despite some hiccups related to its review practices, Yelp is growing at a rapid clip. Yelp released some growth...

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Nonproft Software: RaisersEdge(i) Adds Giving Score

Nonprofit fundraising software is definitely an interesting space to watch. For example, BlackBaud ( which offers fundraising software, accounting software and management systems for nonprofits ) just released several improvements...

Battle for SSL Dominance Heats Up

The December 2010 Alexa-Netcraft SSL Index was released recently and it seems the battle for dominance in the SSL (secure socket layers) market is heating up and getting pretty nasty. According to the report ( compiled monthly by CatapultWorks...

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Finding Free Creative Assets at Veer (and elsewhere)

Who wants to pay for images? Sometimes you have to but you never, ever want to, right? Fortunately, the Web provides quite a few places to obtain images for use on your website - oftentimes it can be cost prohibitive however. If you're...

Heads Up: SMX Is Coming; Are You Going?

Just a quick heads up for Website Magazine readers. SMX West, one of the top conferences for Web professionals, is rapidly approaching. If you are planning on attending the three day show in San Jose, CA on March 8-11 register by Jan...

Google Zeitgeist 2010 Insights: How 'Bout Them Apples?

Google's annual analysis of search, Zeitgeist, has been released for 2010. Along with some unsurprising results - such as leading events of the Haiti earthquake, Chile and ... Justin Bieber - there are some interesting observations...

FB.WALL - jQuery for Facebook Lovers

Wouldn't it be nice if you could display the activity occurring on your Facebook wall directly to your website visitors? Now you can with a great jQuery plugin called FB.WALL . The jQuery plugin, which uses Facebook's Graph...

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Beat the Blues After the Rush

The books have closed on a record-setting holiday season, with comScore reporting that online spending in the U.S. reached a new high of $30.8 billion. That's the figure that will be officially documented, but the spending continues...

Five First-Tier Travel Affiliate Programs to Consider

Few Website Magazine readers will be launching their own travel related services in the coming year but as the economy continues to rebound and as consumers are becoming increasingly likely to spend their discretionary income hitting...

Web Users Will Pay for Digital Content

The days of "free" are seemingly coming to a rapid end according to survey results released last week by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Nearly two-thirds of internet users (65%) have paid to download or access...

E-readers are Rewriting Retailers’ Bestseller Lists

While many in the traditional publishing industry couldn’t wait to close the books on 2010, the makers of the leading e-book readers were trumpeting their record-setting year-end sales of the devices. Earlier this week, Amazon...

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Five Important Trends for Every Business in 2011

As 2010 draws to a close, it’s time to turn our attention to another year. Another decade, actually, that will bring new challenges and new opportunities. Here are five important trends you can expect to see in 2011 and a few...

It’s Official (But Still Debatable) – Facebook Overtakes Google

Year-end data just released from Experian Hitwise indicates that Facebook was the most-visited website in the U.S. in 2010, surpassing longtime holder of the top spot, Google. Hitwise previously reported that Facebook’s monthly...

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Email the Leading Driver of Visitors to Top Retail Sites

While we continue to hear about social media’s increasing influence over Internet consumers’ purchasing decisions, one recent study reveals that email and search continue to be the most effective tools for driving traffic...

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