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November 2012 Rewind at Website Magazine

November 2012 is done! Can you believe it - just one more month until the start of a new year! Before you run off and start buying up all those holiday gifts you have your eye on, check out what was most viewed, read and shared from...

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Time for Another Look at Joomla?

It's not often that you'll be in the market for a new content management system, but should you, Joomla might be one to make it onto your shortlist. The popular open source CMS this week announced that it has been downloaded...

Search Marketing Revenue Up & Other Holiday Insights

As shopping continues to migrate online, U.S. retailers saw their biggest fluctuations of the season to date on what most now consider to be the biggest days for online shopping: Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday. That’s according...

Roundup: Google Cloud Platform Adds Features, Lowers Prices

It has certainly been a busy few weeks for the Google Cloud Platform. Back on November 8th, Google updated its Cloud SQL offering to provide faster performance, larger databases, an EU zone (more on that shortly) and a no-cost trial...

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Three Simple Infographic Builders

We all know that images are worth a thousand words, but to content publishers, infographics are worth higher engagement rates. In fact, infographics can help publishers reformat content in a unique way that captures both audience members’...

CSS Frameworks for Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web design (RWD) has taken the ‘Net by storm. RWD isn’t just trendy among designers, it’s useful to ensure a consistent user experience – something of increasing important with the diversity of screen...

Website Builders, Tools for Restaurateurs

From mom-and-pop diners to celebrity chef-owned bistros, there may be no better example of a brick and mortar that needs a Web presence, than restaurants. Today’s consumer demands access to hours, location, phone number, menu...

Holiday Primer: Facebook Offers

There are 584 million-plus reasons why Facebook is a marketing hotspot. This number of active daily users makes the social network's everyday audience about three times larger than the Super Bowl’s. To cater to the increasing...

Reuse QR Codes by Updating Old Content

People are still using QR codes, right? Either way, Trumpia wants to usher in a QR comeback with the release of new QR code enhancements that will give users more flexibility to incorporate them into their marketing campaigns. The...

Jumptap Expands Targeted Mobile Ad Toolbox

Audience data is a critical element in targeting advertisements across the mobile landscape. Jumptap, Inc ., a leader in targeted mobile advertising, and BlueKai’s , an enterprise data activation system for intelligent marketing...

Pinterest Finally Means Business

It was only a matter of time, but Pinterest, the social pinboard site that took the world by storm, is officially targeting brands. That’s right – it looks like your mom’s favorite social network is ready to start...

Powering Interaction with Email Marketing Optimization

Email service provider YesMail, an InfoGroup company, announced several new features designed to aid marketers in their efforts to improve relevancy and generate better results. The most notable improvement is YesMail’s Personalization...

Stellar Shipping Solidifies Customers

Although not always top of mind, logistics are among the most important aspects of e-commerce – especially during the holiday season. In fact, a recent Voxware study reveals that late or inaccurate deliveries drastically impact...

Crafting an SEO-Friendly Facebook Page

Facebook is gradually becoming the standard, go-to destination for consumers that are interested in learning about a brand. In fact, according to an infographic from the marketing research company Lab42, 50 percent of consumers say...

The Extent of Keyword Not Provided & Some Practical Solutions

Google dropped a virtual bomb on search engine optimization professionals (all Web businesses really) when it announced in October 2011 that it would begin encrypting search queries. The result was that visits from organic listings...

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