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Search Intent Comes to Social

Consumers using Twitter to express their intent to purchase products is nothing new. For the first time, however, brands can identify people who are actively searching for products and services—by location—and target them...

Analyze Visual Networks with Piqora

Piqora , the company formally known as Pinfluencer, has added to its marketing suite by including trending image, hashtag and influential audience analysis for both Instagram and Tumblr. With this announcement, brands can now leverage...

4 Steps to Launching a Web-Based Contest

:: By Priti Sharma, Q-See :: As a Web-based business, getting noticed can be a difficult thing. The Internet is vast, and there are millions of websites to compete with; how do you make yours stand out? How can potential customers...

In-App Purchasing Comes to Shopkick

Shopkick, a popular shopping rewards application, now allows users to make purchases from directly within the app. With this update, users will earn “kicks” (rewards) for making purchases through the app in addition to...

20 Web Personalization Tools for Merchants

Sometimes shoppers just want to go where everybody knows their names — and previous purchases, browsing habits, preferences, devices… Seventy-five percent of consumers prefer that retailers use personal information to...

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Consumers Demand Free Apps

Paid mobile app downloads are dwindling, according to a new report from Flurry Analytics . The report , which took a look at how the percentage of free versus paid iOS apps using Flurry Analytics has changed since 2010, reveals that...

The B2B Customer in Focus

It is important for B2B companies to understand the unique habits of their customer base so that they can refine their marketing strategies accordingly. Luckily, a new study from ExactTarget and Pardot is shedding light on the subject...

DIY Facebook Contests from Vistaprint

One of the best ways to acquire new leads and engage your audience is through Facebook contests. However, creating and launching contests can be a time consuming and difficult task for small businesses, but a new solution from Vistaprint...

2013 Super Guide to Customer Acquisition

A lot goes into running a successful business, but at the end of the day, it all comes down to an intricate game of Cat and Mouse. Your business is trying to lure customers to your website through a variety of marketing channels (think...

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5-Point Website Redesign Checklist

:: Amy Johnson, A Small Orange :: Ready for a redesign? Maybe your website needs a complete overhaul, or perhaps you’re only going to perform a little spruce-up. Regardless, users have become far savvier than we were only a few...

Bing Speeds Up Search

Bing is speeding up its search results by introducing more than seven new categories to its Autosuggest feature. In May, Bing launched People Autosuggest , which provides searchers with a faster way to find the person they are looking...

Weather Data & Forecast API for Apps

Would your applications, mobile or otherwise, benefit users more if they provided weather data and weather forecasts? If so, check out the OpenWeatherMap. The free OpenWeatherMap API provides weather data including the current weather...

Photo Editing Software for App Developers

Mobile application developers need to differentiate their product (just like everyone else) and a new tool from RadiumOne aims to help them do just that and in a quite creative way. The company recently launched Photo Effects , a free...

Expand & Collapse Text Blocks Easily with Readmore.js

Internet professionals are quickly learning that, despite the trend toward “minimalist” Web design the past decade or so, there’s still a need – and sometimes a demand - for content – sometimes, lots of...

Multidev Sticks a Fork in Website Launch Delays

Website launch delays happen to the best of us. The costs of such setbacks can be enormous, from stretched budgets to missed go-to market opportunities, according to Pantheon Co-Founder Josh Koenig. In conjunction with the release...

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