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Tom Cruise Goes Global – And Why You Should Too

:: By Keith Laska, CEO of SDL Language Technologies Division :: Tom Cruise recently made history by becoming the first Hollywood celebrity to join the Russian social network Vkontakte. By creating a page on the site promoting his new...

Consumers Still Prefer In-Store, and Other Mobile Stats

Shoppers may be flocking to the convenience of mobile in droves, but if given the choice, they would rather shop in-store than on the Internet, according to Kentico's ongoing Digital Experience Research. "Our survey suggests...

Which Social Network is Best for Merchants?

For the most part, e-commerce and marketing professionals tend to agree that social media plays an important role in the success of an online retail business. That’s good to know, but one tiny problem remains: With so many social...

Patching Up Holes in your SMB Security System

By Kristin Tarr, Communications Manager at CloudFlare With the recent phishing hack on the Associated Press’ Twitter account and the cyberattack that compromised more than 50 million Living Social customers , you’re probably...

Predict and Bring Back Straying Subscribers

The subscription business model is taking off. For companies, it’s a stable business model that appeases investors and stakeholders. From the customer side, there’s a value of paying only for what they actually consume...

A Mom's Preferred Phone Isn't a Phone at All

June may be the month of dads and grads, but moms are still in the spotlight with Jumptap's most recent MobileSTAT report, which focuses on mobile insights about moms. And marketers love moms, at least they should. Not only are...

20-Plus Free Keyword Tools to Know

For websites that are interested in improving their SEO or advertising on paid search, there is one absolutely crucial thing that they’re going to need to make their efforts a success. If you haven’t guessed what that one...

Quick Actions Come to Gmail; Email Marketers Elated

Users of Google's Gmail service have a new feature at their disposal called Quick Actions. The feature enables Gmail users to perform "actions" from within their inbox without the need to actually open the email at all...

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Optimize What's Behind the UI

There are many types of optimization software on the market. While most focus on what's happening on the UI layer, there are several which dig a little deeper, exposing opportunities to optimize what's underneath - the software...

Trigger Direct Mail on Digital Engagement

Email strategy and marketing firm Email Aptitude released Outbox Logic today, functionality that enables retailers to create automated direct mail triggers based on the digital behavior of any customer data point. For example, Internet...

OK, Who Viewed My LinkedIn Profile?

LinkedIn has released a new look and functionality to give users an enhanced and expanded view of who recently viewed their profile. Premium LinkedIn members can now see the common keywords that are being used when searching, an analysis...

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Blosm Your Business Intelligence

Businesses are constrained by budgets and the lack of resources to monitor their competitors adequately, which is why Thanx Media is thrilled with its upgrade to its data collection platform, Blosm . Blosm automates the process of...

Commandments of the Anti-Panda Writer

:: By Steve Aedy :: Apparently, Google’s sole desire is to help people find high-quality sites in the search results. The jury is still out on whether or not they really intend to rule the world and updates like Penguin and Panda...

10 Reputation-Monitoring Tools for Merchants

As the ’Net continues to become more and more social, there is a vast amount of digital destinations where customers can leave feedback about their positive and negative brand experiences. Keeping track of this feedback, however...

Best and Worst Practices of Product Reviews

:: By Lars Long , TestFreaks :: Most e-commerce industry professionals understand the importance of having product reviews but unfortunately the vast majority follows what can only be described as “worst practices” in the...

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