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Crowdfunding Advice From a Pro

Entrepreneurs turn to crowdfunding for a variety of reasons, but turning concept into reality certainly tops the list. But where does a company start? At the beginning, of course. When introducing a project, clearly explaining the...

Home PCs are Safer Than Small Business Sites

UK-based Web hosting and domain name provider Heart Internet recently released a handy infographic that compares the state of website security to that of personal computer security, and found that site security “simply isn’t...

Pinterest Introduces Rich Pins

Pinterest has partnered up with some top brands in order to make pins more useful. The pin-boarding social network is working with companies like Anthropologie, Home Depot, Target, Urban Outfitters, Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping...

The Popularity of On-Shore Hosting

Pingdom has released a study which explores the percentage of sites with a given country code top-level (ccTLD) domain which are hosted in that particular country. According to the Pingdom research, people in Germany, South Korea,...

5 Simple Steps to Set Product Targets for Google Shopping

:: By Jacques van der Wilt, DataFeedWatch & WordWatch :: Google Shopping is a great channel for Web shops, but many merchants are still struggling to figure out how to set product targets for their Product Listing Ads campaign...

GoECart Glues Together Fragmented E-Commerce Channels

Sixty-five percent of shoppers in the U.S. currently shop across at least two channels, while 21 percent of U.S. respondents are using four or five channels to shop, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report . What does this mean...

Websites for Restaurants with GoDaddy & Locu

GoDaddy's Website Builder, which provides ready-made designs for those looking to establish a Web presence, has formed an alliance with Locu - a technology solution that enables restaurant owners to update manage their menu's...

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Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr in Billion Dollar Data Play

News broke over the weekend that Yahoo! would acquire blogging platform Tumblr for approximately $1.1 billion. Many in the business and technology industry believe the acquisition is a smart one for Yahoo! (but it has its detractors...

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Talking Internet Taxes, Outright

As one of the first beta testers for Outright, accounting software for small businesses and those who are self-employed that was launched in 2008, Kat Simpson has seen her fair share of changes affecting online sellers. Perhaps no...

Flash Sale Sites Don't Deliver when it Comes to Shipping

Flash sale sites like Fab, Gilt and RueLaLa excel at offering savings to consumers, however, they often fall short of meeting consumer shipping expectations, according to a new study. Fullfillment and logisitics solutions provider...

What's Vital in the E-Commerce Store Today?

The elements that make for a robust and effective e-commerce presence today likely aren't foreign to Internet retailers, but it's useful to periodically review what the new and emerging platforms are focusing on and what merchants...

4 SoLoMo Loyalty Program Leaders

Rewarding consumers for positive behaviors (e.g. purchases, social activity, etc.) is a win-win for brands and customers. To take advantage of the many benefits of loyalty and engagement programs, however, companies must transcend...

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Passing Go with Optimized Landing Pages for Gamers

:: Maximilian Beer, Senior Online Marketing Manager at TrafficCaptain :: Spurred by the increasing popularity of online games, the computer and video games market has in recent years seen rapid growth and today constitutes an important...

Brands on Knotice for Complete Customer Profiles

Creating coordinated brand experiences that extend across digital channels and device types can help companies better engage customers through consistency, helpfulness and value, according to Patti Renner, director of marketing at...

Easy Web Overlays with Chardin

One of the most popular posts in April 2013 here at Website Magazine was about the Intro.JS jQuery plugin which enables users to create guided virtual introductions on their website. But Intro.js isn't the only available option;...

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