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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

How responsive design is changing ecommerce

In the past it was enough for many brands to throw up an online shingle and watch the customers stream in. Today, the internet is a different place - shoppers want personalization along with product information and good prices. >>

Monday, July 30, 2012

Report: .CO domains holding value

After two years it seems the .CO domains are holding value for businesses. New data from Sedo finds the value of sales across the .CO domains is just over $1.5 million and are the 9th more frequently sold Top Level Domain (TLD) at Sedo (2011). >>

Monday, March 19, 2012

ICANN dot brand suffix deadline looms

Businesses that intend to apply for a dot brand suffix for their website need to act now if they don't want to miss the boat. However, a recent survey from registry services provider Afilias reveals nearly half of businesses are unaware of the application deadline. >>

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How coupon, deal sites make shopping simpler for buyers, sellers

Nearly a month into 2012 do you have a plan in place to attract shoppers time and again? Incorporating deals, coupons and flash sales may help, and two new offerings in the space are geared to smaller sellers. >>

Friday, March 04, 2011

Traffic not converting? Check your website design

If you're getting traffic to your website, but users aren't staying long or aren't converting, it could be the design factor. A new survey from the UK's BaseKit finds that UK consumers are distrustful of badly designed websites. >>

Monday, November 08, 2010

.uk domain name registration exceeds China's .cn

Despite the focus on austerity in the U.K., the numbers of new domains registered this year have been at some of the highest levels since the dotcom boom, according to Nominet's latest industry report. >>

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ICANN approves Chinese character domain names

Chinese-speaking Internet users will soon find it much easier to browse as the creation of domains using only Chinese characters has been approved. >>

Monday, May 10, 2010

Opening of new domain extensions potential problem for brands


In just a few months a new brand of domain will be available on the Internet - a non-Latin based world wide web domain extension. In October, three Arab countries will receive the first language-based domains from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which will allow for domain extensions to be written in a country's language rather than spelled out or abbreviated using the Latin-based alphabet. >>

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Place your bids for Sex.com

They say that sex sells, and this baby has commanded some high prices in the past. I'm talking, of course, about perhaps the most expensive Internet domain name there is - Sex.com. >>

Friday, January 08, 2010

AdGooroo tool identifies brand hijacking

Has brand hijacking hurt your brand? It is entirely possible because of the number of fraudulent marketers, spammers and companies on the Web. The problem is many legitimate brands and marketers have no way of identifying these fraudsters. Enter AdGooroo's Hijacking Report, a tool which marketers can use to identify and stop brand hijacking. >>

Monday, November 02, 2009

ICANN fast-tracking alternative domain extensions

.com, .org, .uk, .ca. Amid the plethora of domain extensions and country extensions now available, there are about to be millions more as plans are in the works to add domain extensions based on non-Roman alphabets. The move comes based on plans from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which would allow domain extensions to be written based on Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese and Korean characters in addition to those using the Roman-based alphabet now. >>

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

MarkMonitor: Cybersquatting, Phishing a big problem for brands

When it comes to brand management, one of the most insidious problems is cybersquatting, especially for pharma-marketers. According to a recent MarkMonitor report there are more than 19,000 'cybersquatted' domains for the top six pharmaceutical brands. That is a 9% increase over 2008. >>

Friday, August 28, 2009

JangoMail CEO talks about the relevance of email

Email may be the grandparent of online marketing, but it is still relevant. Although rich media, online video and even interactive display ads are now making headlines, when marketers want tried-and-true response, most are still turning to email. Enter companies such as JangoMail, which offer marketers simpler ways of creating, sending and measuring email correspondence. >>

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MerchantCircle, Demand Media partner for social solution

A new partnership between MerchantCircle and Demand Media should give marketers another way to harness social networking. MerchantCircle, a social network of local businesses, and Demand Media, a distributed social media company, will work together to give marketers a new way to deliver specific content and domain name services to businesses. >>

Friday, July 31, 2009

Internet Marketing 101: Setting your niche apart

It happens online and offline: a business opens but the traffic never materializes. A few months later that business folds, leaving only a sad storefront in its wake. Online the story is the same, but there are steps to be taken to find traffic, keep it coming and keep your business going. >>

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