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Google App Showcases the Best Mobile Ads

Last week at Google's Creative Sandbox event, the AdWords team officially unveiled its new Mobile Ads Showcase App . This application is meant to put some of the best advertisements that Google’s mobile advertising platform...

SDL Lends Customers an Ear

Monitoring customer conversations from multiple sources is a challenge for businesses of any size. But with SDL Social Intelligence's August 2012 update to SM2, a business intelligence product, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs...

Bunchball Gamification Bounces into Salesforce

Salesforce is one of the biggest cloud computing service providers on the Web, offering everything from customer relationship management (CRM) to help desk software for businesses of all shapes and sizes. And now, through an exclusive...

QR Codes Acceptance Increases

Today’s on-the-go consumers want access to information, coupons – you name it – at their fingertips. As such, the adoption and acceptance of QR codes is growing. A recent Pitney Bowes survey reports has QR Code usage...

Cache Anything and Speed Up Load Times

One of the most common methods that webmasters use to speed up their sites is to cache content (such as HTML pages, JavaScript, images or CSS) to reduce bandwidth and server load and speed up delivery. Unfortunately, there’s...

Yelp Adds Health Scores

Would you eat at a restaurant that scored less than perfect on a 100-point health score? What would be your cut off; ninety, eighty? Thanks to a recent Yelp announcement, you may have to decide. According to Yelp’s blog, the...

New Partnership Powers Omni-Channel Commerce

Storeplacer users now have access to payment processing technology provider SecureNet’s full payment functionality and will be able to quickly process credit card transactions thanks to a new partnership between the two companies...

The Impact of the Return Experience

A new study sheds some light on the reasons why consumers return their online or by-phone purchases and how their experiences with the return process influences their future purchasing habits with online merchants. The study, which...

Flash-in-the-Pan: Capturing 15 Minutes of Digital Fame

Despite how hard everyone seems to try, it can be difficult to get noticed on the Internet; after all, there are a lot of people out there competing to get their voices heard, and it’s easy to get overlooked with all of that...

The Low-Down on Domain Names

By Kelly Meeneghan, Manager, 1&1 Internet, Inc. For any business, having a clear address to your physical location is imperative to ensure that your current and potential customers/clients can find you. This accessibility ultimately...

Designing for Privacy & Web Success

By Timothy J. Toohey, Partner at Snell & Wilmer, LLP It is a safe prediction for 2013 that public awareness of websites’ data privacy issues will continue to increase. In the last few years, popular websites, including Google...

5 Exciting Web Design Headers for Sellers

The Web landscape is filled with hundreds of great brands, each of which has become successful over time for their own unique reasons. However, despite their success, it seems that the majority of the Web’s biggest and most recognizable...

Social Traffic Impacts Conversions During Holidays

There are many uncertainties regarding the impact that social media has on conversions for e-commerce merchants, however, a new study from Ecwid reveals that purchases resulting from Facebook referral links grew significantly during...

Facebook’s Graph Search, 5 Oughta Knows

The world’s largest social network made waves on the ’Net yesterday with the launch of a new tool called Graph Search. The tool essentially allows people to discover information based on data that Facebook has collected...

Rakuten LinkShare Tops List of Affiliate Networks

Awards season is upon us, and for the second year in a row, Rakuten LinkShare cleaned up. Each year, the media company mThink compiles its Blue Book survey of various online advertisers, publishers and agencies to rank the top 20 CPA...

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