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SMS Isn’t Dead, It’s Alive and Well (Part 1 of 5)

:: By Andy Shirey, OpenMarket :: As the number one preferred communication channel for consumers, text messaging has become top of mind as a way for businesses in all industries to engage with their customers. In response, the following...

5 Ways to Make Your E-Commerce Site Stand Out

:: By Larry Alton, @LarryAlton3 :: Tired of being shown up by the competition in your market? Looking for a way to stand out and improve the reach of your brand? You might want to start with your site design. Web design is more crucial...

Powering Up the Magento Ecosystem with an Improved Extension Marketplace

One of the best signs of the overall quality of an e-commerce system is the strength, health and overall well being of its partner ecosystem. If SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate 'Net Success Digital commerce solution...

GOTCHA! Optimize This Purchasing Trigger to Convert Amazon Buyers

Just in time for the most lucrative time of the year, shopping season is upon us and Feedvisor's (http://feedvisor.com/) Amazon User Study 2016 is exposing some valuable insights into purchasing habits this year at the Web's...

Get Into UGC with Chute Stories

User-generated content (UGC) solution Chute launched Chute Stories, a new app that will allow marketers to add UGC photos and videos that are discovered and managed through the Chute system (as well as owned content) into text-based...

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Repeat Offender: Google Flags Safe Browsing Violators for 30 Days

Google has long flagged sites that violate its malware, phishing and other policies, but once the warning expired (or were removed), those "bad actors" simply resumed their ways and users were none the wiser. The search engine...

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Protecting Passwords for Business

:: By Ronald Nutter :: Protecting passwords is a continual process. With the periodic changes in how hackers launch their attacks, changes in how passwords are protected must be a part of the periodic review of security procedures...

Bringing the 80-20 Rule to Social Media

It's difficult, yes, to listen more than you talk on social media since the channel is very much a broadcast network. That said, there are some brands providing examples of following marketing’s 80-20 rule and to great effect...

Email Takeaways on Election Eve

Like a retailer trying to send out last-minute promotions before the holidays, the presidential candidates will likely also rely on the email channel to secure last-minute votes. Throughout the election, Return Path's " Email...

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Benefits of Using WordPress Themes in Place of a Custom Web Design

:: By Milan Jovanovic :: Custom Web design is not as popular as it used to be a decade ago. Before, the fear people had is that their website would end up looking like that of everyone else if they used templates. This is no longer...

What Google's New Pixel Phone Will do for Mobile SEO

:: By Nick Rojas, @NickARojas :: While Google's new Pixel smartphone has the best-ever smartphone camera, a battery capable of lasting all day, and unlimited storage for videos and pictures, the mobile device also has under-the...

5 Steps to Implementing Live Chat Successfully

:: By Gemma Baker, Click4Assistance :: Implementing live chat halfheartedly will not benefit your company or your visitors. Live chat should be considered carefully and only implemented when you have the time to fully commit, rather...

What You Should Know About the U.K. Market

:: By Ruth Arber, Adaptly :: We live in a global world where the rapidly evolving digital landscape means that most of us are constantly connected. New technologies make it easier than ever to effortlessly share information and connect...

How A Business Can Survive & Then Thrive After an Economic Bubble Bursts

:: By Brian Toolan, The Plan Collection :: Remember Pets.com in 2000? What about Lehman Brothers in 2008? While eight years apart, both of these companies experienced impressive growth during a bubble – the dot.com bubble and...

Identifying & Engaging The Most Valuable Customers

Retailers are still just guessing when it comes to knowing which channels are impacting sales the most, with 36 percent of retailers not being able to identify which marketing initiative or tactic was most effective with shoppers throughout...

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