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Three Highly Effective Home Pages: What We Can Learn

The website home page has gone through many transitions. We've seen the brochure-style page, the links-galore page and the Flash-frenzied page, to name a few. And, while many visitors come to sites through specific channels and...

Ask.com Comes Full Circle

Ask.com is going back to its roots. The site is once again positioned to be a question-and-answer portal rather than a search engine, exactly the way they started in the Ask Jeeves days. The goal is to provide quick answers to user...

Is Twitter a Branding Wasteland?

According to an analysis* by digital agency 360i, Twitter users have little interest in your brand. Examining tweets, 360i found that of 90 percent of messages sent by "real people" (non-businesses) just 12 percent even mention...

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Ratings and Reviews a Big Hit for ShopNBC

Yesterday we learned that PowerReviews had joined Google’s Product Reviews Program to provide user-generated ratings and reviews for e-commerce merchants. Today we hear from Google’s other partner in the program, Bazaarvoice...

Openbravo Establishes Place in Open-source ERP Market

A 320-percent increase in downloads during the first half of 2010 has made Openbravo the leading Web-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider for small and medium-sized businesses. The open-source ERP solution has now been...

Adobe to Acquire Day Software for $240 Million

Adobe is making the second major addition to its product lineup in the past year, announcing the acquisition of Swiss company Day Software for an estimated $240 million. Day Software makes Web content management systems and the deal...

Top E-Commerce Merchants Could Be More Welcoming

A study of e-mail marketing practices in the e-commerce industry has revealed that 99 percent of the top 500 retailers are missing out on a critical opportunity to engage customers and drive revenue. The survey, conducted by e-mail...

PowerReviews Added to Google's Product Reviews Program

The importance for e-commerce merchants to utilize user-generated product reviews just increased even more as Google has added PowerReviews to its industry-leading partners in the category. PowerReviews’ ratings and review content...

Promoting Link-Worthy Content

You've spent time crafting content that you're confident will send record-breaking numbers of visitors to your site and generate a near-endless supply of high quality links. All that's left is to submit it to your social...

EPN Adds Features for Publishers

The Ebay Partner Network (EPN) rolled out several new features and a rather noteworthy upgrade to its Custom Banner feature today. EPN will continue to offer Flash integration of Custom Banners, but will now also provide new HTML templates...

Liveclicker Launches Video Email Automation Platform

Video commerce solutions provider Liveclicker has launched a video e-mail automation platform . Video Email Express relies on a patent-pending video email automation technology that senses an email recipient’s mail client right...

YouTube Embed Code Experiment

YouTube is experimenting with a shorter, more compatible embed code which uses the < iframe > tag. If you choose to use the new embed code style, site visitors will be able to view the embedded video in one of YouTube's Flash...

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WM Radio: Social Media for Business, Listener Questions Answered

Welcome back to another episode of Website Magazine Radio! This week, we feature a discussion with Grouply CEO Mark Robins, who talks about social media for businesses. We also answer a very intriguing question from one of our listeners...

Flipboard Shows Us the Future of Content

A new iPad app was released this week that might indicate a seismic, revolutionary shift in how users perceive and consume content, as well as offer a true silver bullet for a troubled media industry scrambling for ways to generate...

Amazon's Mobile Commerce Sales Top $1 Billion

Any doubters as to the potential that mobile brings to the e-commerce industry need only look at Thursday’s second-quarter earnings report from Amazon, in which the company revealed that its worldwide mobile commerce sales in...

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