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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...

eBay's Mobile Apps Ring in Historic Holiday Sales

Much of eBay’s attention and resources the past year have gone into its mobile commerce development , and on Wednesday the world’s largest online marketplace publicly released the fruits of those labors. In doing so, eBay...

Mom Shoppers Use Social Media for Purchasing Decisions

A recent report from NPD Group, a market research firm, found that mom shoppers are using social media friends and followers to help with their buying decisions. The study finds that 79 percent of mothers with children younger than...

Hottest of 2010 are Most Likely Targets for Crime in 2011

A report released on Tuesday by security firm McAfee predicts that the top targets for cybercrime in 2011 will include smartphones, geolocation services, URL shorteners and devices that run Apple operating systems. Social networks...

AT&T, Bazaarvoice Offer Ratings and Reviews on Facebook

AT&T has joined forces with Bazaarvoice to enable its customers to read, share and submit product reviews directly on the company's Facebook fan page. AT&T, which has offered product ratings and reviews on its own site...

Online Workforce Expanding, Especially in Mobile and Social

A recent blog post that caught the attention of readers included a summary of the annual report from online employment platform Elance. Another Web employment marketplace, oDesk, has released its own year-end report with similarly...

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