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Icons and Labels in Google Maps

Google added icons and labels to its Maps product for prominent businesses and places of interest in August of last year. Leading up to today, there have been many questions (and even some complaints) from business owners about how...

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Analyzing Affiliate Software for Higher Profitability

Knowing what campaign will deliver the best ROI in the shortest time possible is the goal of any good marketer; it saves time, money and increases profitability. Marketers who can identify where their strengths are in the acquisition...

Yahoo! Updates Search Marketing Desktop Tool

Busy pay-per-click advertisers should welcome the new updates to the Yahoo! Search Marketing Desktop, designed to simplify the management of multiple campaigns. Upgrades to the free offline tool are intended to save time in five key...

Sponsored Comments Show High Click-Through Rates

Initial results show that marketers using the Sponsored Comments forum are benefiting from very high click-through rates that far exceed those of most traditional online advertising channels, reports TalkAhead, Inc., which has implemented...

BitNami Makes Open-source Business Apps Easy to Deploy

BitNami, a division of BitRock, the creators of the leading cross-platform installation tool InstallBuilder Multiplatform Installer, has released Ubuntu-based virtual appliances that allow users to deploy ready-to-run virtual machine...

Twitter Creates @anywhere, Opens the Social Web

Twitter has been an open network for some time. Now, they are ready to expand beyond geekdom and attach a level of communication across the Web, using a simple system and a network of high-visibility websites. The impending release...

Sedo, Verisign Host .TV Domain Auction

Domain name marketplace Sedo has teamed with registry operator for the .tv domain VeriSign for an exclusive auction of a catalog of 115 premium .tv domain names at the standard registry renewal fee. Sedo will be auctioning .tv domains...

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Media Hosting Services at Rackspace

Hosting and cloud computing industry powerhouse Rackspace announced the launch of Rackspace Media Services at SXSW today. The solution provides an open source, direct-to-consumer (D2C) web infrastructure for music recording labels...

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Don't Forget the Forums

Forum community network CrowdGather announced its acquisition of FreeForums.org (one of the largest free forum community hosting platforms on the Web) for $1 million in a combination of cash and stock. This will bring CrowdGather’s...

Facebook Beats Google

Hitwise is reporting that Facebook surpassed Google in the U.S. to become the most visited website last week. This is big and very important news for Web professionals (and timely as our next issue is tentatively titled (SEO in a Social...

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Volusion Goes Mobile

Shopping cart software vendor Volusion took a step in the mobile direction at SXSW today with the launch of Volusion mCommerce . The beta release offers Volusion customers a way to optimize their online stores for consumers smartphone...

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A (Very Average) Consumer's Guide to E-Commerce

I am not a serial shopper. In fact, I’m quite the opposite. It’s an event when I go outside of my zone to purchase something online, which makes me an incredibly average consumer. I’m so average, in fact, that I am...

First-timers Comprise 80 Percent of Business Blog Traffic

Contrary to the widely held belief that the majority of business-related blog traffic is made up of loyal audiences, a recent study reveals just the opposite. Marketers must develop blog and social media content for first-time visitors...

MSN Jumps Aboard the Redesign Bandwagon

Several major media properties have undergone redesigns within the past year or so; including a handful of Tribune properties, CNN.com and ESPN.com. Now you can officially add MSN to the mix. And all of these redesigns share some commonalities;...

Adobe Revs Up Scene7 Cross-media Platform

Adobe Systems Inc. has expanded its leading hosted cross-media publishing platform to further automate the production, management and delivery of dynamic creative media for e-commerce and multi-channel marketing companies. The updates...

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