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Six Ways to Test Your E-commerce Site

An objective opinion is one of the most valuable, easily obtainable yet underutilized commodities in business. It is especially important for e-commerce professionals to receive outside feedback on their websites, as they are often...

First IDN ccTLDs Available from ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that for the time in Internet history, non-Latin characters are being used for top-level domains. The first IDN country-code top-level domains were inserted...

SalesForce and Jigsaw – Together At Last

Cloud-based CRM SalesForce.com has made a $3 billion entry into the crowd-sourced and cloud-based data services industry with an agreement to acquire Jigsaw. What that means is that data in Jigsaw is going to be available to all SalesForce...

Online Video the Best Form of Advertising, Say Agencies

Video is the fastest-growing online advertising format with estimates of about a 40-percent growth rate through 2010. And the marketers that have taken part in its growth are resoundingly satisfied, according to a recent study from...

Mother's Day Shoppers Trust VeriSign Seal

Lesser-known e-commerce businesses are taking advantage of the new VeriSign Trust Seal to give Mother’s Day shoppers added incentive to visit their sites before the holiday. The world’s most recognized online trust mark...

Five Mega-Inspiring Website Designs

Included in the 2010 Webby Award winners and nominees are several categories related to Web design and development. We toured many of these sites and picked a few of our favorites. Not all were winners, but each is a stunning example...

How Do You Respond to Negative Buzz?

Social media can be a great way to recruit brand advocates. But with its increased usage with consumers comes the very real problem of negative buzz outweighing the positive. As such, businesses have been all but forced to participate...

Award-winning Blog Editor Gets Upgrade

Mac-based blog publishers are welcoming the release of MarsEdit 3, Red Sweater Software’s long-awaited upgrade to the popular blog editor for Mac OS X. In development for more than two years, MarsEdit 3 has added a rich text...

Bit.ly Gets New, Improved Features

Bit.ly, one of the most popular link-shortening services, has undergone an overhaul, including some new functions and improved features that will prove very valuable to Web professionals. It's been dubbed the "fugu edition...

Fontastic! Web Fonts Solution at Fonts.com

Text imaging solution provider MonoType Imaging Holdings launched the public beta of Fonts.com Web Fonts . A cloud-based service, the solution downloads fonts dynamically to Internet browsers, resulting in fonts that are displayed...

UPS and AliExpress - E-Commerce Shipping

Last week the formal launch of AliExpress , the wholesale marketplace arm of Alibaba, caught our attention and we hope it caught yours too, as it is a pretty big deal in the realm of e-commerce. Today, UPS has announced it has formed...

Voice of Customer Data in Google Analytics

Analytics provider iPerceptions has released a new free solution which integrates clickstream and matching "voice of customer" data into Google Analytics Reports. GA users can now combine web analytics clickstream data with...

Web Award Call for Entries

The Web Marketing Association has announced the call for entires for its 14th annual international WebAward competition. As a former winner ( Best Media Website, 2009 ) and now as a judge for this competition, I encourage Website Magazine...

IAB Releases New Guide to Consumer Data Usage

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released a new guide from its data taskforce, the Data Usage & Control Primer: Best Practices and Definitions. The primer is the second IAB publication in the past year that is aimed...

Consumers: Product Reviews Are Essential

A lack of customer reviews was the second-highest response consumers gave for leaving a site when conducting product research, according to the 2010 Social Shopping Study released by the e-tailing group and PowerReviews . Nearly half...

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