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Domain Names Keep Growing Despite new TLDs Fears

The domain name industry seems to be doing just fine despite all the hullabaloo about the coming introduction of those new gTLDs. Verisign has just published its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that more than 6 million...

New Google Places for Business Dashboard

Last week, Google revealed a new look, feel and (most importantly) functionality for its Google Places for Business dashboard. The changes will roll out over the next few weeks, but let’s take a closer look to see what all the...

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The CRM Starter Guide for Merchants

Web professionals really love their customer relationship management (CRM) software, as it allows them to compile all of the information they gather about customers and/or leads in a single platform that will organize, automate ...

The Top 15 Apps E-Commerce Websites Can’t Do Without

:: By Mitchell Harper and Eddie Machaalani,Co-founders and Co-CEOs, Bigcommerce :: Statistics show that online shopping is growing rapidly — a trend that presents both opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs selling via...

Experts Speak: Everyday Design Tools

Occasionally, a design tool comes along that establishes its place as an essential, can't work without it solution for Web designers and developers. The available design tool options are nearly limitless, but here are what the...

Work at Night? F.lux Your Eyeballs

Internet professionals are known for their late night work sessions. That, of course, can take its toll on the eyes over time. Fortunately, a clever app by the name of f.lux has come to the rescue. The application ( available for Windows...

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Real-time Events Now in Google Analytics

Google's real-time reports are one of the far more engaging reporting features for digital marketers as they can provide immediate insights into the performance of campaigns. But now the Google Analytics feature iss even better...

Migrate Clouds With Ease

What is more challenging than moving to the cloud? You guessed it - moving from one cloud platform to another. Fortunately, solutions such as Cloud Converter are able to reduce or eliminate most (if not all) of the transition troubles...

Easy Website Intros with Intro.JS

One of the most effective ways to introduce website users to new features is through guided tours. Developing these guided virtual introductions can be cumbersome however - at least without the right scripts! With a little help from...

Google+ Sign-In Available at Janrain and Gigya

Social sign-in has been a helpful feature to site owners and visitors alike – it enables visitors to log into a website with existing social profiles, while also increasing engagement levels and enabling site owners to gather valuable...

C-Suite Social Media Guidelines

Risk aversion, time constraints, fear of negative feedback and a lack of a social media strategy are the primary barriers to C-Suite social media engagement, according to the respondents of BRANDfog’s 2013 CEO, Social Media Leadership...

Business Gets Personal with Google+

By Allison Rice, Amsterdam Printing When Google+ first arrived on the social media scene in mid-2011, it didn't make much of a splash. In fact, Google made it a point of not making a big deal about its release. It was, as Google...

Set Goals in Facebook's Ad Manager

Monitoring your advertising success on Facebook just got easier, because the world’s largest social network has made some updates to its Ad Manager. The updates allow marketers to set a goal for their ads, such as getting more page...

Viral content is king for marketers says Twitter's Bain

:: by Lindsay Whitehurst , Website Magazine Special Contributor :: One way to think of Twitter is as a digital watercooler, a gathering place for people to talk about their favorite TV shows, latest news or make a political statement...

3 Ways Merchants Can Make a Difference

When the going gets tough, Americans get giving. This is because the United States is one of the most charitable nations in the world. In fact, in the last five years, the U.S. ranks third in global giving behavior overall, behind...

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