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Most Mobile Sites and Apps Lagging in Performance

The findings of a new survey show that consumers’ expectations for mobile and application performance are not being met. Today’s mobile users demand exceptional Web experiences and highly satisfying, convenient, on-the...

IAB to Hold Mobile Advertising Contest

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has launched a formal call-for-entries to its new Rising Stars Mobile contest. Announced at the IAB’s Mobile in the Mainstream…and as the New Main Screen conference in New York...

Google Buys G.CO Domain for Shortened URLs

Google has announced in a blog post that the company has acquired the g.co domain as its new URL shortener for official Google products and services. The move was made to create URLs that are easier for users to remember and more easily...

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Mobile Accounts for 12 Percent of Paid Search

Performance marketing firm Performics has released its second-quarter mobile paid search data and found that mobile paid search traffic is now 12 percent of all paid search impressions (mobile + desktop), while mobile clicks are about...

ServInt Upgrades VPS Resources by 33 Percent

Managed hosting provider ServInt has begun implementing the largest free Virtual Private Server (VPS) resource upgrade in its history. The upgrade will take two forms. First, disk space on all hosting packages will be increased by...

Cloud-based Analytics Solution from IBM

IBM has announced a new cloud-based Web analytics and digital marketing suite designed to help organizations automate online marketing campaigns across channels such as websites, social media networks and mobile. The IBM Coremetrics...

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Merchants Can Rest Easy About New Tax Laws

As most everyone knows by now, earlier this month California became the latest of several U.S. states to have passed a law requiring sales taxes to be applied to online purchases. The legislation is commonly referred to as the affiliate...

Most Expensive Keyword Categories at Google

Search marketing software provider WordStream has released data showing the top 20 high-volume keyword categories with the highest costs-per-click at Google. According to WordStream, the top five keyword categories are Insurance, Loans...

Electronic Signatures – Adobe and Echosign

Adobe announced its acquisition of Web-based electronic signature and signature automation provider EchoSign. No more faxing for you. Several weeks (maybe months) ago I had the opportunity to look at EchoSign first hand and have been...

New Adwords Report Segment: Top vs. Side

There is a big difference in performance when an ad appears in position #1 at the top of search results and when an ad appears in position #1 on the side. Several months ago, Google’s Chief Economist Hal Varian wrote a post about...

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Video Growing; Dominated by Google

comScore released data this week which reveals that the growth of video continues unabated but the direction its growing might not please very many. The comScore Video Metrix service showed that 178 million U.S. Internet users watched...

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Booqoos Launches Online Deal Marketplace

A new company of interest launched in the competitive daily deals space last week. Called Booqoos, the Austin, Texas-based startup aims to offer a better way for merchants and consumers to manage online deals. For merchants, Booqoos...

Replicon Adds Smart Interface to Web TimeSheet

Web-based timesheet software provider Replicon has announced the availability of Smart Interface for Replicon Web TimeSheet. This free update includes a variety of interface enhancements, including a new, user-friendly design, streamlined...

LiveChat Releases iPad App

LiveChat, the real-time software and Web analytics tool for e-commerce merchants, has launched LiveChat for iPad, giving support and sales teams the freedom to monitor and assist website visitors anytime, anywhere. The new iPad app...

What The Web's Saying About Google Plus

Google CEO Larry Page confirmed this week, as predicted, that the company’s new social network has surpassed 10 million users in less than two weeks. While neither Facebook nor Twitter had anywhere near the global reputation...

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