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Answered: 5 E-Commerce Sales Tax Questions

There seems to be at least one thing that Democrats and Republicans agree on: all merchants should collect sales tax, regardless if they sell through a traditional brick-and-mortar store or exclusively online. In fact, the e-commerce...

Marketing to Moms: Rewards Required

Moms are a valuable customer segment, as they tend to make the majority of a family’s purchasing decisions. But what motivates this influential customer segment to engage with brands online and make purchases? According to a...

Session-Based Keyword Research

Bing suggested a rather unique approach to keyword research that search engine optimizaiton professionals may seriously want to consider. Keyword research is clearly important to the success of an SEO campaign as you need to know what...

Bing’s Social Sidebar Gets Interactive

Microsoft is making its search engine even more social, by allowing its users to comment and like stuff on Facebook directly from Bing. The search engine’s social sidebar, which was launched last year, now allows users to view...

5 Tips for Acquiring Responsive Subscribers

When it comes to launching a successful email marketing campaign, obtaining a large email list is only half the battle. Ensuring your subscribers are high quality is just as important - if not more important - as maintaining a large...

Instagram More Effective than Pinterest?

Being acquired by Facebook does a brand good, according to a new study by Simply Measured. In fact, just a year after being acquired by Facebook, Simply Measured reports that 67 percent of the top brands are now using Instagram –...

Klout Moves into Q&A Industry

Does your Klout score make you an expert in a certain area? If it does, the social platform may ask you to answer questions through a new program called Klout Experts. Klout Experts is similar to a Q&A service. It allows Klout...

Small Biz Getting Mobile Sea Legs

A new study from Constant Contact is shedding light on how many small business owners are leveraging mobile technology, in addition to how they are using it. The report reveals that although 66 percent of small business owners claim...

Supersize Image-Based Websites

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so imagine how much you could convey on your website with an attractive, full-screen background slideshow. Well, you no longer just have to imagine it, thanks to the Supersized jQuery plugin...

Lettering.js Ensures Truly Fontastic Web Designs

A good font can make all of the difference between an attractive website that effectively communicates its message to visitors and one that, well, doesn’t do that. Unfortunately, at present, CSS doesn’t offer a complete...

Parallax Scrolling, Responsive Design Make Nice

Responsive design is top-of-mind these days for website owners and designers, alike. Plenty of developers are also talking about another hot new trend sweeping the Web known as parallax scrolling. If you haven’t heard, parallax...

Extend Image Value by Tagging with Rich Content

Image tagging is a popular new way to make pictures on a website more informative and engaging for users. Now, website owners and designers can bring that engagement to their own images with the iPicture jQuery plugin that allows users...

The Web's Most Gorgeously Designed Websites

:: By DJ Miller :: Stagnant websites simply can't keep up in the continually evolving online world. Those that update often and experiment bravely with an eye to gorgeous, yet functional design are sure to grab visitors' attention...

Designing Websites for Multivariate Testing, Key Considerations

:: By Kim Ann King, Chief Marketing Officer, SiteSpect :: If you are like most digital marketers, you are doing everything you can to optimize your website. One of the best ways to optimize your site is through multivariate testing...

Drupal Commerce Sites Go Mobile

In the next few years, smartphone commerce is expected to represent 9 percent of all e-commerce sales, according to Forrester Research’s U.S. Mobile Retail Forecast, 2012-2017. The need to create a branded mobile shopping experience...

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