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Performance Matters: Mod_Pagespeed Leaves Beta

After nearly two years and eighteen updates, Google has taken the Beta label off its mod_pagespeed offering, an open-source Apache HTTP server module developed to automatically optimize web pages and their resources including images...

YouTube Video Basics for Beginners

If there is one network that I bet you wish you were more active and popular on, my guess would be YouTube (how did I do?). Unless you’re one of those Web workers that uses video predominantly, then you’re probably just...

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Godaddy Auctions Single, Two Character .ORG Domains

Domain registrar Go Daddy and Public Interest Registry (PIR), the domain registry which manages the .ORG extension, are teaming up to auction 42 single- and two-character domain names including A.ORG, I.ORG, S.ORG and TS.ORG. “Companies...

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Web Privacy Tech in Focus

If you're struggling to help users maintain privacy on your site, check out the combined tag management system and visitor privacy solutions from Ensighten, which has just been awarded a patent for its consumer privacy management...

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Weekend Warrior: IFTTT Recipes for Total Digital Success

Both the best and worst thing about the Internet is the mass proliferation of services that Web professionals can (and in some cases, almost have to) use to improve the efficiency and quality of their work on a day-to-day basis. But...

Google's Affiliate Ads Cross the Pond

Earlier in 2012, Google launched Affiliate Ads through its Google Affiliate Network for Blogger users in the United States. The program was such a smashing success that the company has decided to ship Affiliate Ads across the Atlantic...

Get Personal with Content, See Results

Site visitors are most engaged when they are provided with personalized content – for obvious reasons. This is why Local Offer Network, a provider of e-commerce technology, data and services, has launched the Catalyst platform...

Say Hello to the New eBay

eBay has released a series of design and general experience updates intended to improve user engagement and also compete with the popular daily deal site, Groupon. The changes include a site redesign, a new daily deal section and a...

Groupon Lands a Savory Platform

Groupon is sinking its teeth into the restaurant industry with its recent acquisition of Savored , which is a platform that enables diners to make free online reservations and pay lower prices at restaurants across the United States...

Facebook Ads a Sure Bet for the Holidays

If your business has been contemplating launching a Facebook adverting campaign, this upcoming holiday season could be the perfect opportunity to do so. This is because a recent study from digital ad management platform Marin Software...

Afternic Gains Endurance

Premium domain marketplace Afternic has teamed up with the Endurance International Group in a partnership that will bring Afternic a noteworthy collection of fast transfer-enabled domains. Endurance is one of the top ICANN-accredited...

What is TypeScript?

Have you heard of TypScript, yet? That’s Microsoft’s new JavaScript-like programming language that the company just released a developer preview of a few weeks ago. TypeScript is translated into good old JavaScript so that...

Using Video for Social Engagement

WeVideo, which Website Magazine featured in its recommended list of online video editing platforms , has released a social video engagement solution that enables marketers to put the power of video into the hands of consumers. The...

Facebook Wants You to Want

Want to hear something cool? After many months of rumor and speculation, Facebook is finally starting to test a Want button on its site that will allow its one billion users to tag products that they would like to own and save them...

Adapting to Social Media Analytics

As businesses – both small and large – adapt to the increasing demands of social media, the way these companies analyze its return on investment on these networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, must adapt too. Visible Technologies...

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