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Feel Good SEO Story of the Day

SEO.com has partnered with ASCEND to boost the charitable organization's online presence, and to ultimately help poverty-stricken children by increasing awareness and donations. It's the feel good SEO story of the day. "Over...

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Lower Your Shopping Cart Abandonment Rates

While many merchants are looking ahead to the official mid-November start of the holiday season, the decisions you make in the next 30 days may prove more valuable to the 2010 success of your e-commerce business. In 2009, the stretch...

Webmaster Tools Update - Search Query Goodness

Google released several updates to Webmaster Tools which aim to provide site owners and managers with "more detail and more control" over how a site appears in search results. Google has added a "change" column...

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Making All Search Local

Three ways to optimize your Internet presence for local search queries :: by John Faris, Red Door Interactive :: Former U.S. Congressman Tip O’Neill famously coined the phrase, “All politics is local.” In much the...

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Q3 Online Employment Report from Elance

Online job marketplace Elance relesased its Online Employment Repot for Q3 and reveals some interesting statistics. I find these Elance reports useful for a variety of reasons but mainly that we can get a good idea of the number of...

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Website Magazine Hot Tip: YouTube Keyword Research

As online video becomes more prevalent on the Web - on individual websites, social media sites and, perhaps most important, search results - website owners need to know that video is not just a shoot-it-and-upload-it solution. This...

AOL Diving into the Daily Deals Pool

While recent reports have indicated that some merchants may be tiring of the daily deals craze, the online shopping phenomenon created by Groupon remains a favorite of consumers. The hugely successful model has also spawned dozens...

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Instant Impact: Paid Search Spending Climbs

The latest Global Search Spending Analysis, released each quarter by search marketing software firm Covario, reveals some interesting trends since the September launch of Google Instant and the summer integration of the Yahoo and Bing...

Visa, MasterCard Change Policies; Amex Balks

The two largest credit card companies in the world almost immediately settled a dispute filed in federal court Tuesday by agreeing to allow retailers to offer discounts to shoppers using less expensive payment methods – debit...

Worldly Web Design - Thinking global from the start

May 2010 heralded a major change in the way the world experiences the Web. For those of you in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain or any other country whose written language is formed by a Latin-based alphabet system...

New Facebook Changes, Discussing Ad Exchanges

Facebook unveiled some new changes today, including the ability to export your own data and new Groups features for forming tight-knit communities based on common interests. There are some interesting implications for advertisers,...

The Perfect Domain (for SEO and SEM)

Should a business owner treat a domain name just as important as a physical business location or a carefully crafted logo? A domain is, after all, a business’ own piece of Internet real estate. It reflects the brand and can even...

Mobile Marketing Formula

A 2010 study by comScore suggests that almost 46 million mobile phone users have smartphones — almost 20 percent of the market share of total mobile users. Those numbers are enough for advertisers to start taking the mobile market...

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Comparison Shopping & Brand Awareness

For building brand awareness, shopping search engines are a retailer’s best bet. As the online shopping experience becomes more social every day, it is important for retailers and their products to be seen in all the right places...

The Browser Wars Get Bloody

The reason that it is important to pay attention to browser usage amoung Internet users is that it ultimately influences how Web professionals design and develop their Web properties. For the first time that I can remember, one of...

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