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2016 Ecommerce Forecast

Market research firm Forrester Research released a report estimating that US online shopping will reach $327 billion in 2016 , up 45 percent from $226 billion this year and 62 percent from $202 billion in 2011. By 2016, online retaill...

More Detailed Data in Google Product Search

Google announced a series of improvements to its Google Product Search offering (formerly Google Base). According to a post on the Google Commerce blog, the enhancement aims to make data on “product performance and consumer buying...

WM's Spring 2012 Reading List for Web Pros

As spring approaches (and by our count, it's less than 10 days away), it is time for a reader favorite: The official Website Magazine recommended reading list. To be a successful 'Net entrepreneur, you need to be well-versed...

6 Ways to Prime Your Web Design

Just like shopping in the brick-and-mortar world, website users are exposed to direct and indirect cues online that can unconsciously nudge them into making different decisions down the line. This process is called priming. Web designers...

Get Social with Customer Service via Jive

Social media is reaching into nearly every corner of the enterprise today, so it should come as no surprise that it is making it has also made its way into the realm of customer service. Social business company Jive Software has released...

Handwriting Recognition for iOS Apps

Apple fanboys (and fangirls of course) have entered into a state of near hysteria over the release of the third generation iPad. That perhaps overly intense focus however might lead them to overlook some fabuously interesting tech...

Feeding Facebook More Data

Facebook this week rolled out an interesting enhancement to its API which will enable developers to extend the same capabilities of a status update – including adding friends and indicating location – directly from any...

Google Places Delays and Bugs

Over the past few weeks, Web marketers concentrating in the local space have been bemoaning the slow rate at which it takes Google Places to update description data as well as several other system bugs such as the service reporting...

Adobe Adds to Digital Marketing Suite

At the Adobe Digital Marketing Summit in London during the middle of May, the software company announced three new additions to its increasingly impressive Digital Marketing Suite. Each release is aimed at helping marketers “Build...

Dydacomp Releases PCI-compliant Cart for SMBs

Dydacomp , an e-commerce technology provider for small and mid-sized businesses and multichannel merchants, has released a new shopping cart. SiteLINK 7 is a PCI DSS-certified solution and hosting platform that makes it easier for...

Target Users with Incentives by Behavior, Browsing Patterns

It doesn’t take a mastery of big data to understand that knowing a user’s buying behavior and browsing patterns leads to more (and higher value) sales. The technologies that are emerging to support this, despite privacy mavens very...

Google Webmaster Tools Gets Admin Privileges

In what has been a (very) long time coming, Google just announced a feature that allows site owners to grant “limited” access to a site’s data and setting in Webmaster Tools . The platform previously offered site...

Here Come the Want Buttons

Facebook is certainly causing a stir in the digital marketing community with the introduction of Timelines, but that feature is far from the only development of note that has occurred in the past few weeks. The social networking behemoth’s...

Android Owns 60 Percent of Mobile Market Share

In its newly released MobileSTAT report, mobile advertising network Jumptap reveals that Android and iOS together make up 91 percent of the mobile operating systems (OS) market. Based on data from the Jumptap network of more than 95...

April 2012 Issue Now Live - Masters of the SEO Universe

The April 2012 issue of Website Magazine is now available to our professional-level subscribers. Check out this issue's list of the articles or log in to review the digital edition. The print edition will be arriving early this...

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