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Now Arriving: Book Your Flights on Facebook

We wrote in the current issue of Website Magazine about startup company Payvment, which allows marketers to set up their own retail storefronts on Facebook. More than 30,000 businesses are using Payvment’s platform to sell on...

PayPal May Have a Big Solution for Micropayments

The micropayments space – while filled with promise for online businesses and consumers alike – has thus far generated more discussion than results. Friday’s announcement that PayPal intends to launch its own small...

Holiday Marketer Report Calls for Merchant Mobilization

The 2010 Holiday Marketer Report has been released by Experian, which is predicting mobile and social platforms to have their biggest impact yet on holiday sales. Experian also forecasts a modest growth of between 1 and 2 percent in...

Semantics for Search – Interview with Michael Marshall

Website Magazine contributor and co-founder and director of Search Engine Academy John Alexander interviews Michael Marshall on the topic of semantics and Natural Language Processing. J. Alexander: Could you please briefly outline...

Website Heat Maps – Three Key Lessons

Website heat maps are used to give designers insights into which areas of a Web page are most frequently used by visitors. By understanding how visitors interact with a website's elements, developers can improve the site's...

iStock Launches New Site, Upgrading Search Interface

iStockphoto has redesigned its website and is developing more customer-focused features for users of the world’s most popular stock photo marketplace. To help promote the launch, iStock is offering members that use the coupon...

Twitter Announces Fast Follow for Non-account Holders

Twitter has announced a new feature that will help businesses expand their social reach beyond the vast core user group of the micro-blogging service. Fast Follow will allow people to receive text-message updates from desired Twitter...

Sears Expands Local Marketplace for Merchants

Merchants in the New York City, Washington D.C., Boston and Chicago areas will have an opportunity to sell products through Sears.com’s Local Marketplace, the retailer has announced. Partners in the program will have the ability...

dot-INFO Awards Open - Is Your .INFO a Contender?

Afilias, the infrastructure service provider and registry for the .INFO top-level domain, announced the opening of its fourth annual .INFO Awards program . From August 10th to September 10th any .INFO domain owner may submit their...

The Greatest Keyword Tool of All Time

Google is set to release an updated version of its Keyword Tool which will combine features of the Keyword Tool (primarily for AdWords users) with features of the Search-based Keyword Tool (which is based on actual Google search queries...

Crowdsource Your Way to 'Net Success

You might think that crowdsourcing is simply the term du jour, but for many companies the benefits are immense – far outweighing the risks in most cases. Today in the Mastering SEO & SEM e-newsletter from Website Magazine...

McAfee Reports Historic Levels of Malware

According to Web security firm McAfee’s second-quarter data, Malware reached its highest levels ever in the first half of 2010. The company found 6 million malicious files in the second quarter, making for a total of 10 million...

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Three FAQ Plugins for WordPress

For millions of websites WordPress acts as far more than just a weblog - using WordPress as a CMS ( content management system ) is certainly within the realm of possibility. Should "WordPress as CMS" be the direction you...

Consumer Reviews in a Video World

Customer review and social commerce solution PowerReviews has partnered with EXPO , a video community where consumers share opinions about the products they buy. The companies are buddying up to offer a platform that delivers video...

Follow the Money: IT Superhero’s Top Elance… Again

Elance released its quarterly Online Employment Report today and it shows a steady rise in earnings for online talent – particularly for those in IT fields. Online professionals earned over $23 million in the second quarter of...

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