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Designing to be The Best

Web users have options -- thousands of them. It's one of the reasons the Web is so useful but also one of the great challenges of Web business. How do you make sure your site is the one that stands out amid the rest and that users...

New Tool Cuts Through the Tedium of Link Building

We have written countless articles about the relationship between quality, relevant links and any measure of Web success, always being sure to include the fact that the best portfolios are built through difficult and often tedious...

All Eyes on the SERPs

Mari Carmen Marcos and Cristina Gonzalez Caro from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona might not have known that their recently released eye tracking research ( available here in Spanish and translated with commentary here at dynamical...

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StatCounter Upgrades; Is the Future of Analytics Free?

A reliable analytics solution is of great importance to your Web success – remember: you can’t manage what you can’t measure and you sure won’t be able to monetize it either. But is the future of analytics solution...

Local Targeted Display Will Have Advertisers Seeing Double

The fastest-growing segment of online advertising is the local sector, projected to grow nearly 18 percent in 2011. The driving force, according to the Borrell Associates’ 2011 Ad Forecast, will be local targeted display advertising...

Alibaba's U.S. Expansion Aims to Benefit Small Retailers

Alibaba, the largest e-commerce operation in China, has made its second U.S. acquisition in as many months. Both are part of an ambitious expansion of Alibaba’s e-commerce marketplace, AliExpress.com, and both should create new...

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WM Radio: Crowd-sourced Couponing, Reader Questions Answered

Crowd-sourced couponing is hot. Groupon.com ushered in the era but there are alternatives with new business models. We speak with the Founder of KnowtoriousDeals.com about their new website. Also, we answer a user question about sitemaps...

eBay Eliminating Third-party Checkout Solutions in 2011

In a move that should help facilitate the onset of mobile commerce for buyers and sellers alike, eBay announced today that it will no longer support third-party checkout solutions beginning on June 30, 2011. The statement from eBay...

Content Belongs on the Kindle

Website Magazine has been busy putting the finishing touches on its iPad app ( request advance notification of the official release here ), but don’t think for a moment that we haven’t thought about placing content on other...

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Weighted Sort in Google Analytics - Hooray!

Google released a new sorting algorithm called weighted sort this week which aims to clear up a lot of the confusion that results from massive sets of data. When GA users now sort on a computed metric (e.g. bounce rate), the number...

Multimedia Storage at Your ESP

Multimedia marketers are going to love this one. Email marketing provider GetResponse announced that it is increasing (a 100-fold increase mind you) the storage it provides. GetResponse Free Accounts can use up to 100 MB and GetResponse...

Yahoo! Search is Dead... Amen.

Last week Yahoo! began transitioning certain back-end functions for its Search product over to Microsoft's search platform. The transition is now complete. If you follow the world of SEO closely, welcome to a two-horse race. Yahoo...

Online Video Advertising Entering a Golden Age

It appears that online video advertising is no longer in the realm of "experimental media buys" but has fully entered the mainstream. And major profits are to be had. According to media research firm Borrell Associates, streaming...

Overstock.com Enters Private Sales Market with New Site

Overstock.com has announced the launch of its own private sale website, staking a claim to its own piece of potentially lucrative e-commerce real estate. The major online retailer joins a competitive and successful marketplace that...

Did Philadelphia Lose Its Mind?

Or Is It The Smartest City in the U.S.? We're not the kind of group to get all political, but news this morning came to us that Philadelphia is requiring bloggers pay to write on the Internet. We're interested in what Website...

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