One Million Domains for .CO Registry

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The .Co Registry announced that it passed one million registrations this week, less than one year from its global launch in July 2010. The one millionth domain name was officially registered at GoDaddy.com, the largest retailer of .CO domain names globally. “Entrepreneurs and innovative businesses around the globe are adopting .CO web… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit …

Microdata Wins – Schema.org Brings Richer Web

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Google, Bing and Yahoo jointly announced a new initiative today at Schema.org to create and support a common vocabulary for structured data markup on web pages in Microdata. For many years search engines have worked independently of one another to establish some standards in structured markup. Essentially, through Schema.org, the search… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my …

Today’s Daily Deals Explosion

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It seems as if every time you turn around there is some new announcement in the hyper-local daily deals space. Groupon expanded its Groupon Now service to New York and San Francisco and partnered with Expedia to launch a travel deals site. Google announced last night that its Google Offers product will start today in Portland, Oregon (adding to a… …

Adknowledge Launches Combined Affiliate Portal

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The affiliate division of Adknowledge has launched a new campaign management system with a combined cost-per-action (CPA) and cost-per-click (CPC) interface. The new interface is the culmination of two successful legacy platforms – Adknowledge’s AdStation, a highly targeted CPC offering; and Hydra’s leading CPA network –… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other …

Google Charging for Location Extension Direction Clicks

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Google announced last week that advertisers using location extensions will see performance metrics for directions alongside those for clicks and phone calls. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, Google will also begin to charge for clicks on those directions in the same way as clicks on an ad headline or phone number. Location extensions provide… [[ This is a content summary …

SEO Strategy – Keyword Density Revisited

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There has always been something intriguing about the concept of keyword density. Many years ago, search engine optimization professionals relied on keyword and phrase density (also called keyword prominence) as one of the core strategies behind top rankings. What made keyword density so appealing is that it was straightforward and simple. The… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit …

Compuware, Gomez Introduce New APM Solution

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Compuware Corporation has announced a new release of its integrated application performance management (APM) solution called the Compuware Gomez platform. The new release introduces solutions that aim to help customers increase revenues, profitability and brand equity by optimizing mobile and Web application performance across the entire… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other …

ControlScan Offering PCI Compliance Services

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ControlScan, a leading provider of PCI compliance solutions specifically designed for small to mid-sized merchants, is now offering security consulting services to make planning, achieving and maintaining PCI compliance simple and straightforward. “Our expanded security consulting services bring added confidence that each business we work… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, …

Google Updates Location Targeting for AdWords

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According to a recent post at Google’s Inside AdWords blog, the company is striving “to make location targeting more accurate, easier to use and more flexible” for Web marketers. To that end, writes Nathania Lozada, Google is making the following changes that will go into effect after July 8, 2011: Changes to existing available… [[ This is a content summary …

SDL Offers a New Method of Product Documentation

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SDL, a leading provider of Web content management, e-commerce, structured content and language technologies, has announced the release of SDL LiveContent 2011, a software application that transforms the online experience for anyone who needs product-related information. SDL LiveContent strives to make product content interactive, context-aware,… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, …

Is PayPal on the Ropes?

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The hits are coming fast and furious to PayPal in what's adding up to be the most serious threats to the payment system giant to date. Three of the most powerful banks in the U.S. – Bank of America N.A., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo – have come together to create clearXchange, a person-to-person mobile payment system…. [[ …

It's Time to Redefine "Mobile"

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These days you can't read a story about business, e-commerce or the economy without coming across something about "mobile." And if you take every report, statistic or survey as fact you might just be convinced that desktop computing has gone the way of the Dodo.  One of those recent surveys, JiWire's Mobile Audience… [[ This is a content summary only. …

Email Plus Social via Incredimail

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Consumer application company Incredimail (NASDAQ: MAIL) has integrated Facebook into its popular email product offering, giving users access to the popular social network from their desktop. You may be asking yourself who iuses desktop mail anymore. The answer apparently is quite a few: Incredimail.com receives well over 3 million unique… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website …

Get Smart: Competitive Pricing Intelligence

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When you know what your competition is doing it makes decision making for your own enterprise easier. There are a variety of solutions available on the market currently including ChannelIQ, Gazaro, and Vendavo but Ugam Interactive is another and they are making headlines today. Ugam Interactive released a new version of its Competitive… [[ This is a content summary only. …

Yodle Expands Local Search Marketing Reach

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Local online marketing leader Yodle has announced its acquisition of ProfitFuel, creating the largest independent provider of local search marketing in the United States. Yodle, which has developed an integrated approach to signing up and serving local businesses that are transitioning their marketing budgets online, is the fastest-growing… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full …