More WordPress Plugins for Affiliates

About six months ago we published a popular list of WordPress plugins for affiliates. While we stand by that list and urge you to take a look, six months is a long time in the digital world. Below is a new 2011 list of WordPress plugins for affiliate marketers and other Web professionals: Google XML […]

Kenshoo Introduces Facebook Advertising Platform

Digital marketing software provider Kenshoo has publicly released its new enterprise technology following an exclusive beta period in which leading marketers and agencies secured more than 24 billion targeted advertising impressions on Facebook through the Kenshoo platform. Kenshoo Social is designed to help drive brand engagement through social… [[ This is a content summary only. […]

uTest Offers Website and Web App Testing for Startups

Based on the success of uTest Express in mobile app testing for early-stage startups, uTest is expanding its Express services with the launch of uTest Express for websites – giving startups an affordable way to professionally test their Web apps. uTest Express is designed to help emerging startups – even those without any formal… [[ […]

Local Search to Generate $8.2 Billion by 2015

Local search advertising revenues will increase from $5.1 billion in 2010 to $8.2 billion by 2015, according to local media analyst BIA/Kelsey. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 10 percent that’s driven by the continuing increase in local search activity. By 2015, the firm expects that 30 percent of all search volume will be… […]

E-Books Outselling All Print Books on Amazon

Sales of Kindle books on Amazon have overtaken those of both print and hardcover formats combined, according to the online retailer. Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995. Twelve years later in November 2007, the company introduced the revolutionary Kindle and began selling Kindle books. By July 2010, Kindle book sales… [[ […]

How Will New Top-level Domains Affect Your Business?

New top-level domains (TLDs) are on the way. Soon, you might see .bank, .hotel and many others. What effect will this have on your business? Are these TLDs something you should even be concerned with? To get some answers, we spoke with Armando Dacal, senior vice president with Melbourne IT; one of the original domain […]

Web Success in the LinkedIn Era

By now everyone has heard about LinkedIn’s spectacular IPO this week, quite possibly the most significant public offering by a Web business since Google. Other Internet companies such as Groupon and Facebook are almost certain to follow suit in even grander fashion, but what makes the love for LinkedIn so striking is what it reveals […]

From the Editor @ Website Magazine

Summer is fast approaching and we wanted to provide you with a quick roundup of what Website Magazine staff will be working on next month for our community of readers. – Web 360 Sneak Peek: Website Magazine's Web Success Weekly newsletters will include an excerpt of our recently released book – Web 360: The Fundamentals […]

Four Award-Winning Websites That Inspire Us

The Horizon Interactive Awards have announced the 2010 winners and, as usual, it's an impressive array of websites spanning many industries. This is one of the most interesting contests for Web designers and developers, as it showcases the best combinations of design, technology and function. You can see the full list here, and below are […]

Mobile Email Viewership Up 81 Percent

Email certification and reputation monitoring company Return Path has announced the findings from its Email on the Move: The Future of Mobile Messaging study. The study examines where, when and how email is most often read across webmail, desktop and mobile platforms, underscoring the critical importance of sending the right message at the right… [[ […]

Future of Open Source Bright

Results from the fifth annual Future of Open Source Survey were released this week and the future looks bright. Open source is now "fully embraced by both the public and private sectors, and is being implemented across a wide variety of markets and applications such as social publishing and big data" according to the study…. [[ […]

Marketing in the Morning

Ericsson, the Sweden-based mobile company, recently conducted a survey that found 35 percent of U.S. Android and iPhone users "…interacted with such non-voice apps as Facebook on their smartphones before rising." In other words, many smartphone users check Facebook, Twitter and very likely email, before even getting out of bed in the… [[ This is […]

Today Bing Forever Changes Search and SEO

Bing has made an announcement that might prove to be the biggest blow ever dealt to rival Google. Starting now, Bing will incorporate Facebook data into search results in the most personal and actionable social search to date. In short, search for something on Bing and, if you have activated Facebook results, you will see […]

Everybody Gets a Toolbar

This week publisher network Conduit announced a new round of companies and services are using its platform including the Weather Channel, Bebo and Travelocity. The size of the Conduit publisher market is immense but are toolbars all they are cracked up to be? Travelocity recently created a travel app with Conduit which features vacation… [[ […]

Making the Most of Conversion Testing

By Pete Olson, vice president of enterprise solutions at Amadesa  As merchants work to create more effective and more measurable e-commerce marketing strategies, website testing is often at the top of their to-do lists. It seems that nearly everyone today believes in the inherent value of website conversion rate optimization, and yet,… [[ This is […]