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DoWeComply.com Enlists Crowdfunding, Partners

DoWeComply.com, a media website focused on social media compliance and the law, is one of the newest companies to crowdfund its project (ending May 17). DoWeComply.com has selected the Indiegogo platform because it fits its business...

Google to Start Sharing Space?

In an effort to make Google more transparent when presenting specialized, or “vertical,” search results, at least in Europe. The European Commission is about to rule on a two-year-long investigation into the search giant’s...

Creative Design Tools for Non-Designers

Face it; you're not a Web designer. You may try your digital best, but hey, you've never been trained in the art of virtual aesthetics. But that’s okay, because we can't all be Web Van Gogh's. However, for those...

Retarget Basket Abandoners on Mobile

There are clear opportunities and threats for advertisers in how they approach mobile email opportunities in the performance channel. One such opportunity is the rise of re-targeting through mobile devices, which is the basis of a...

Facebook Introduces New Ad Targeting Feature

The world’s largest social network has launched a new self-serve advertising feature called partner categories, which enables users to better target the audiences that their advertisements reach. According to the Facebook blog...

Add a Tint of Social to Digital Properties

Chances are that you already put a lot of time and energy into your social media campaigns, so why not promote this effort with your website or mobile app? Social media aggregation platform Tint enables users to embed social content...

Circl Links Online Promotions to In-Store Traffic

A new startup is helping local merchants link online promotions to in-store traffic. Local business promotions platform Circl helps businesses convert Facebook fans, Twitter followers and email subscribers into measurable customers...

Facebook Dominates the Social Login Scene

Social login is one of those technologies or tactics that have been a truly meaningful development for Internet businesses. By enabling users to log in to adigital property with the credentials they use from popular services such as...

Can You Predict Social Behavior?

Monitoring trends and brand mentions is a key component of success in social media. The problem is that monitoring (and the subsequent management) is reactive as opposed to proactive like we really want and need it as brands; but it...

Spam Web Hosting and SEO Rankings

Most of the Web's 150 million active domains use shared hosting. It's more accessible from a cost perspective, and in general does not come with any less features or functionality than dedicated hosting does. But when you use...

The Social Media Impression Crisis

:: By Ana Raynes, Didit :: The social media industry is on the brink of a crisis because of widespread confusion over the definition of the industry term “impression.” Here’s the problem: nearly every social media...

How to Effectively Create, Market and Use Hashtags

:: Tony Ferraro, Twubs.com :: Are you struggling with the noise of social media? Twitter and Instagram are so full of people’s coffee shop stories that your message simply fights to get heard. Social media has become what “party...

Direct Request Link Building from Zero

Everybody has to start somewhere, and when you’re trying to build credibility and bring people to your website basically from scratch, there are myriad opportunities available to build links around the Web that will make users and...

Secrets for Dealing with Downtime

:: By Chris Heyn, KEMP Technologies :: Downtime effectively occurs for two reasons that are either planned or unplanned. Serious downtime can be caused by: • Network failure either LAN or WAN • A server fault resulting in...

Gnip Adds Reddit, Instagram API’s

Data aggregation platform Gnip announced the addition of public APIs for Instagram, Reddit, bitly, Stack Overflow, Panaramio and Plurk to its Enterprise Data Collector. Gnip, the firm responsible for marketing the Twitter and Tumblr...

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