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Digital Goods Payments from PayPal

PayPal announced today that in late fall of this year it will be unveiling a payment solution for digital goods. Application developers and content publishers have waited a long, long time for a frictionless micro-payment option from...

Android Ads Get Interactive, Challenge Apple

According to Google, more than 200,000 Android-enabled devices are being activated on a daily basis - up from just 60,000 per day in February. Correspondingly, Android apps now number more than 100,000 - double the number of available...

Boost Sales with Better Buttons

When it’s all said and done, there is no more powerful weapon in an online retailer’s arsenal than the add-to-cart button. Merchants can spend unlimited resources on market research, product development, advertising and...

eBay’s Auction Activity Pushed to the Side by PayPal

Online auctions and e-commerce pioneer eBay remains one of the strongest properties on the Web, but its balance of power is changing. Only a small percentage of eBay’s third-quarter growth can be attributed to its auction site...

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Website Magazine Hot Tip: Send a Welcome E-mail

These days, consumers are bombarded with requests to sign up for e-mail newsletters; handing over their e-mail addresses and risking future annoyances. Want to test out our new product? Enter your e-mail address. Want to leave a comment...

Need a Career? Go Mobile!

Dice.com - a job board specializing in the tech industry - released findings from an online survey that shows a major lack of mobile developers in the workforce. The very good news is that companies are looking to hire. According to...

2D Barcodes Affecting Mobile Marketing

In the world of marketing there are trends that come and go, and there are tactics that have stayed the test of time. With the ever evolving world we live in, people have been digesting information in new ways as far back as anyone...

It’s a Start – Mobile Web Has Grown 2,000 Percent

We all know that the mobile Web is experiencing an explosive growth spurt right now, but few actually predicted these kinds of fireworks. The 2010 Mobile Web Progress report from dotMobi found that there are more than 3 million mobile...

Small Businesses Finding Their Optimal Search Spends

Spending on search advertising by small businesses was up 43 percent in the third quarter of 2010, but that number is a little bit misleading. That robust increase is actually down, way down, from the previous three quarters –...

Consumers Share With Friends at ShopSocially

One startup social commerce site is carving out its own niche by offering online shoppers a unique spin on user-generated product ratings. ShopSocially puts the emphasis on friends’ recommendations, with the belief that a few...

Get Real Results with Real-time Analytics

Critical to the success of every online business is a healthy set of analytics tools – and the sooner you can retrieve the data you need, the more you are able to accomplish with it. With the current emphasis shifting from “need...

How Your Competitors Are Spending the Holidays

Optimism abounds for the online retailers who took part in the Shop.org 2010 eHoliday Study. Nearly two-thirds (63.8%) expect their sales to increase this season by at least 15 percent over last year’s holiday totals. That number...

How Will You Monetize the Visual Web?

Google recently predicted that display advertising will be a $5 billion industry by 2015. Yahoo! keeps pushing display advertising (reporting a 17% increase in Q3) and claims to be as dedicated as ever to the medium. Jumping on board...

Bing/Yahoo Migration - In the Trenches

There has been a shortage of useful information for search marketers related to the Bing/Yahoo advertising migration - that fortunately is starting to change as agencies and advertisers dig in to the modified platform. Search marketing...

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Cash Back Program from Afternic (Domains)

Domain name marketplace Afternic (a NameMedia company) announced a "Cash Back" program for domain name owners who park and sell through their Domain Listing Services (DLS). Domain names parked for a minimum of 14 days become...

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