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Should E-commerce Merchants Accept Bitcoin?

The Peer-to-peer electronic payment system known as Bitcoin has certainly garnered its fair share of attention over the past few months. While I won't delve into the details of how it works or what I think of the currency system...

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Ecommerce Design: Dickies Goes to Work on Online Store

Simple navigation, clear communication, comprehensive product information and easier checkout are among the new and improved features and functionality of DickiesStore.co.uk, which go lives May 7. As the exclusive provider of Dickies...

Fraud Fears Loom, but Performance Marketing Booms

The affiliate/performance marketing space has always been one that the entire Web seems to look down its virtual nose at – and sometimes for good reason. While the vast majority of affiliate marketers seem to be fine, upstanding...

The Best Mobile Design for Your Business

:: By Tom Cottrill, Fathom Digital Marketing Have you tried to view your site on your smartphone? What does the design look like on a 4 x 2.5 inch screen? What kind of interaction can you offer with your visitor? When it comes to reaching...

Yahoo Ad Units Place Sponsored Content in Redesigned News Stream

Earlier this week, Web media and technology company Yahoo announced that it was launching two brand new in-stream ad unit formats: one for desktops and mobile devices, and another standard billboard-type ad. In a move that is similar...

Rakuten MediaForge Reports Double-Digit Growth

Engagement-based display advertising provider Rakuten MediaForge has seen double-digit growth for the second consecutive quarter since Rakuten acquired MediaForge in September 2012. Rakuten offers a variety of consumer- and business...

Q&A: How GAN's Retirement Impacts You

Marketers were shocked in mid-April with the news that Google planned to retire the Google Affiliate Network. As they say, however, when one door closes... With that in mind, Integrate SVP of Advertiser Relations, Kyle Gale, offers...

Content Marketing Analytics Available at Informly

A new analytics service from Informly is helping small business owners and bloggers optimize their content production. The Content Marketing Analytics service expands on Informly’s analytics dashboard that was launched last year...

Social Commerce Continues to Grow on Ecwid

The popularity of social commerce hasn’t slowed down, instead, first quarter data from Facebook shopping cart application Ecwid shows that this trend has seen significant year-over-year growth. The data reveals that merchants...

Don’t Let Your Social Media & SEO Take a Vacation

:: By Chris Marentis, CEO of Surefire Social :: While summer (or any off-season for a business) might represent a downtime, don’t send your SEO strategy on a short-term vacation. Instead, take some of the downtime in your own...

6 Super Calls-to-Action (Plus Tips)

Whether it’s completing a project or taking an action, people will take as long as you give them to do it. This is why in business, deadlines (enforceable ones) work and why, on the Web, calls-to-action (good ones) are integral...

Tealium on the Move; Digital Marketers Turn to Tag Management

Enterprise tag management company Tealium has recently established turnkey integration with 500 different digital marketing vendor tags, giving them the industry’s largest ecosystem of technology vendors. For Tealium’s...

Fight Phishing with Return Path

The reputational cost to a brand as a result of a phishing attack is approximately $1900 per infected user, according to a Cisco report . Can you afford that? Return Path, an email intelligence company, recently announced a solution...

Get Naughty With a XXX Domain

ICM Registry , registry operator for the .XXX top-level domain (TLD), has announced that new .XXX domain registrations created from May 1 through May 31, 2013 will be available just $ 8.99 - a big reduction in price. Interested domainers...

Now Open: Twitter Self-Serve Ads

After spending a year in limited release, Twitter has finally opened its self-service advertising program to the public. This is not only big news for businesses who maintain an active presence on the micro-blogging social network...

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