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Google Using RSS/Atom Feeds To Discover New URLs

Google announced a new feature last week that uses RSS and Atom feeds for the discovery of new webpages. Using feeds for discovery allows Google to index new pages more quickly than traditional crawling methods. According to the announcement...

Amazon PayPhrase; Valuable for Consumers and Merchants

Amazon Payments (a subsidiary of Amazon.com) rolled out a whopper of a service for consumers (and Internet retailers) last night dubbed PayPhrase . Users are able to bypass a typical ecommerce checkout line and expedite the order process...

Chat Increases Conversions But It's Not That Simple

Bold Software, which produces Bold Chat, released its Live Chat Performance Benchmarks report this week and it provides valuable insight into the relationship between online chat and website visitors. The biggest takeaway from the...

Amazitter iPhone App: Affiliate Earnings on the Go

Amazon Associates is a top affilate program. Twitter is a bona fide marketing tool. Put them together and you have Amazitter, a new iPhone app that lets you post Amazon affiliate links right through your iPhone to generate sales. It's...

Miva Merchants Partners With AccurateTax

Sales tax software provider AccurateTax has partnered with Miva Merchant (ecommerce solution) to offer its users with a way to calcuate sales tax within the shopping cart software. "Sales tax calculations have become more complex...

JangoMail Unveils SMTP Relay Service

Email marketing service provider Jangomail relased a new stand-alone SMTP relay service . The service is designed specifically for email marketers and offers open/click tracking, DomainKeys/DKIM signing and even logging and advanced...

Post-Analytics for Email Marketing

Email marketing (and online survey) provider Contactology announced a rather unique technology partnership with ClickTale , a web analytics and customer experience optimization provider. The partnership enables Contactology to provide...

Google Social Search and the Battle for Social Dominance

Google has announced the release of Google Social Search; promising to bring the most relevant results to your queries by indexing the content submissions of your "social circle." Here's the quick version of how it works...

Domain Name Appraisal

I’d like to take a brief moment before I begin to make an admission. I’m an addict – I’m addicted to buying and selling domain names. I wake up in the morning and think about domain names I could buy; I eat...

Linkshare Tweetshop; Appealing to Affiliates?

Performance marketing network LinkShare announced a new feature to their affiliate product line dubbed #tweetshop which enables publishers/affiliates to find products to recommend from their advertisers and send them to their Twitter...

Leaders of Local Advertising

Borrell Associates has named Yodle.com , Local.com and Yellowbook.com as the fastest-growing local online advertising companies for 2009. Did you ever hear the phrase – hitch your wagon to a star? If you’re not already...

CNN.com Gets Major Overhaul: What We Can Learn

CNN has released a redesign of their website and it is substantial. And when a property as valuable and recognizable as CNN.com undergoes a major overhaul, you can bet plenty of thought went into it. The new design appears focused...

Twitter is Important for Businesses; Need Convincing?

Google and Bing announced big news last week that they are going to start indexing Tweets in search results. If you didn't think Twitter was important before, it definitely is now. It is now another way to command more real estate...

Five Jaw Dropping Google Analytics Improvements

Google last week unveiled a stunning number of improvements to its Analytics service. I've been a hardcore GA user for a few years now, but I firmly believe that the many new features released make the platform much more enterprise...

Online Event Marketing With Constant Contact Tool (Email)

Most email service providers whose clients need assistance with event marketing often integrate with a third-party system such as Eventbrite. That's not the case for Constant Contact , who today announced an onlne event marketing...

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