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Demand Media Prepares for New gTLDs

Demand Media, the digital media company that powers popular sites like Livestrong.com and eHow.com, is preparing for this year's release of the new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) with its recent acquisition of the Denver-based...

Consumer Reviews in the Engagement Era

How much influence do reviews from consumers have on the purchasing decisions of other consumers? Turns out, quite a bit, according to the recently released “Buy It, Try It, Rate It” study from Weber Shandwick. The majority...

The Switch: Re-Platforming Project Guide for E-Commerce Merchants

With the 2012 holiday comfortably behind Web retailers now is the perfect time to begin the process of moving a digital storefront to a brand new e-commerce platform. If you’re actively involved in a retail platform switch (or...

Preview Mobile Sites Before Purchase

FiddleFly is putting the uneasiness surrounding mobile to rest by offering free preview builds to any business that requests one. By offering the free previews, Fiddlefly hopes to deter Web workers from building mobile sites with templated...

Brand Inspiration for Video-Focused Web Retailers in 2013

In 2013, Web Retailers will focus on many things to achieve success - mobile design, search engine optimization, and the customer experience in general to name but a few. It's important to prioritize those digital efforts accordingly...

Use Data Feeds to Reach More Customers

A new partnership is helping merchants reach more shoppers both on the traditional Web and on mobile devices. This is because SingleFeed and mShopper are offering a combined service that helps merchants deliver products to leading...

Best Online Holiday Ever for Merchants

Comscore has released its analysis of online holiday spending in the U.S., and as every digital media maven in the virtual world predicted, it was a very merry season indeed. Online shoppers purchased a whopping $42.3 billion worth...

Domain Stats to Know

Verisign released their quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief for the 3rd quarter of 2012 this week. Q3 ended with just over 246 million registered domain names (across all TLDs). In total, 5.7 million domains were added, a 2.4 percent...

10 Gallantly Green Websites to Envy

Color usage plays a tremendous role in a website’s ability to evoke emotion and ultimately action from its audience. People tend to gravitate toward blue and green as their favorite colors , but it’s the meanings behind...

4 Design Frameworks Not To Miss

Ever since Website Magazine profiled several popular CSS and website frameworks back in late November 2012, there’s been demand from our readers for additional resources to explore. And what do you know, we managed to identify...

QUICK HIT: Social Media Privacy Laws for Job Seekers

Consider yourself warned - five states now have new laws in place (that actually start in 2013) which will prevent employers from requiring employees or applicants to reveal or release passwords to their social media profiles. Employers...

Going Local on Facebook in 2013

As the social Web continues to expand with more ways for brands to connect with their customers, there is still one network that outperforms the rest – Facebook. This is because the world’s largest social network allows...

A Lack of Social Media Cohesion

New research from eCommerce and digital marketing company Acquity Group reveals that more than 75 percent of brands lacked a cohesive social media presence across the major platforms. Results from the agency’s 2012 Brand eCommerce...

13 E-Commerce Trends for 2013

By Mark Simpson, Founder and President, Maxymiser 2013 is here and it's slated to be the biggest e-commerce year in history. Consumers will demand more from the digital properties they visit and businesses will race to not only...

Find Shareable Sentences to Tweet Better

One of the hardest things about sharing your content with the Internet via social media is trying to find the perfect way to distill all of your content into a single, sharable phrase. This problem is especially pronounced on Twitter...

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