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Keynote Awards Gold Medal Mobile Retail Sites

Just as the 2012 Summer Olympics were getting underway in London, Keynote Systems announced its own event, the International Summer Games for Mobile Retailers. For three weeks, the mobile communications and Internet performance measurement...

Creative Jobs in Demand on the 'Net

It’s that time again , online employment platform Elance has released its quarterly Global Online Employment Report, which reveals escalating growth in online work, including an increasing demand for creative talent and traditional...

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Monetize Images for Maximum Value

Stipple is a service that allows anyone to tag images with any type of URL link, including (but not limited to) images, videos, websites, PDFs, or download links. This makes it possible to monetize an image by including links to advertisements...

Global Payments and Fraud Prevention

Ralf Gladis, CEO, Computop With the economy still in flux in the US, many online retailers may be looking at possibilities overseas for growing their business. It requires much more than a localized Web site, though. An e-tailer must...

Use Affiliates to Reach Back-to-School Shoppers in August

It may only be early August, but much to the chagrin of many schoolchildren, it’s time to start thinking about heading back to school. This, of course, means back-to-school shopping. According to a recent report from affiliate...

WordPress Wednesday: Themes of a Social Nature

When Facebook burst onto the national scene and stopped being the exclusive domain of college undergraduates, its biggest selling point (and the attribute that helped propel its phenomenal success) was a clean, straightforward design...

Optimize Web Forms for Mobile Devices

Creating a form that engages consumers can be a difficult task – especially when it comes to optimizing those forms for mobile devices. However, a new integration between mobile website service provider Mojaba and web application...

ICANN Completes Bulk Transfer of Domains to NamesBeyond

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has ordered a bulk transfer of domains from two de-accredited registrars to the still accredited NamesBeyond . The two registrars that were de-accredited were Planet Online...

Android Releases Jelly Bean Source Code to Developers

Not too long ago, Google released the Android Jelly Bean raw source code for its Android Open Source Project. This makes it possible for developers to work on updates and releases for tablet and smartphone apps far more easily, and...

Images Increase Facebook Engagement

If your looking to increase engagement on Facebook, you might want to start posting more images – at least according to a recent study from marketing firm Performics . The Life on Demand study shows that 44 percent of consumers...

Trendy Metrics for Affiliate Marketing

Late last week, affiliate program software provider LinkTrust announced it was including trend reports in its service offering as part of its Summer of Love updates to help monitor an affiliate’s traffic numbers and produce predictive...

Recommendations Bar Comes to Facebook

Just what the World Wide Web needs – another social plugin. The world’s largest social network recently launched the Recommendations Bar, which is a new social plug-in that helps people discover articles based on what their...

No More Gender or Age Targeting in adCenter

For marketers, targeted ads were the next logical step in the online advertising space, and this was made clear by the rapid rise they have seen over the last few years. However, for many everyday Web users, the idea that advertisers...

APIs Make Google+ Easier to Manage for Brands

Did you forget about Google+? I almost did, and I write about this stuff for a living, so you’re totally forgiven if the social network fell off your radar sometime in the last few months. However, if you’re business has...

Word-of-Mouth Drives Successful Daily Deals

When it comes to advertising, word-of-mouth is still the key to success. This is especially true when it comes to the daily deal industry, at least according to a new study from Constant Contact and Chadwick Martin Bailey . The study...

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