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Monday, March 18, 2013

One-third of SMBs credit luck with success

Is the luck 'o the Irish with small businesses? Surprisingly enough, quite a few SMB owners believe luck plays a big part in their success - by putting the right hires and business connections before them and hitting the right product at the right time. How else is luck shining on SMBs this holiday? >>

Monday, March 18, 2013

Gartner survey reveals corporate websites rank most important for marketing success

A survey of U.S. marketers by Gartner reveals that, despite the buzz surrounding social media and mobile, it is corporate websites that are ranked as most important for marketing success. >>

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ad products offer social, targeting solutions

New solutions out in the online space are setting up brands to have deeper connections with their customer base through more targeted and content-rich ads. Here's how: >>

Thursday, March 14, 2013

SMBs: US patent laws changing, are you ready?

This month patent laws in the US change, affecting many SMBs. The problem? A lot of SMBs are out of the loop because they don't understand the underlying facts of the change. Rocket Lawyer's experts are here to help. >>

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Report: UK retailers aren't optimized for mobile

In the US, retailers have jumped onto the mobile bandwagon with gusto, optimizing pages and offering better mobile viewing options. But in the UK retailers have been slower to adopt mobile performance standards, according to new data out from Skava. >>

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Partner program to connect online businesses, professionals

There is a new stop in the online space for business professionals. Bigcommerce has launched a global marketplace set up to help connect online professionals, designers and resellers so that each group can work at peak performance. >>

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Top 3 personalization tips for retailers

Personalization is fast becoming the mantra of retailers across the web. Offering shoppers details on purchases related to recent buys or simply pointing shoppers back to a page once visited but never converted on can improve overall engagement and conversion rates. One platform takes personalization into the social sphere as well. >>

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Constant Contact: SMBs concerned with engagement

In the small business space every customer is valued, and that fact is underlined in a new report out from Constant Contact. Researchers surveyed SMB firms and found that customer engagement is at the top of their 2013 tech focus lists for most. >>

Monday, March 11, 2013

ShopAtHome: More shoppers to save tax refunds in 2013

Retailers hoping to see a sales rush after the April 15, 2013 tax filing deadline (US) may be disappointed. Rather than spending refund checks on new televisions, cars or clothes as in years past one survey indicates shoppers may not be spending - at all. >>

Friday, March 08, 2013

Reports: More people going mobile, looking for content

As more consumers convert to smartphones and tablets, they are remaining online longer - and looking for new, unique and relevant content almost constantly. While many look for professionally produced content, a growing number are looking to social networks to find entertaining content, too. >>

Friday, March 08, 2013

How social can connect, personalize the ecommerce experience

Some estimates show that Facebook has reached about 80% of the US population, and that is only one social network. Factor in Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and many other social networks and there is an entire stratosphere in which brands can use content, images and offers to reach and engage shoppers. But reaching and engaging through social is still a mystery to many. >>

Friday, March 08, 2013

Websites receive more traffic from tablets than smartphones

The most recent Adobe Digital Index, released today, reveals that websites around the globe now receive more traffic from tablets than from smartphones. >>

Thursday, March 07, 2013

New releases to give brands more insights into purchasing funnel

In the online space matching customers and brands is a hard business. But a new partnership between eWayDirect and Publisher's Clearing House and a new offering from The Search Agency could help brands make faster, smarter customer matches. >>

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Report: SIEM deployments a problem area for many brands

Security and information are causing problems for brands - and not just from potential hackers. According to a new report out today from eIQ Networks many businesses are having problems with Security and Information Event Management (SIEM) deployments - in other words they're finding it hard to manage, monitor and react to potential security risks. >>

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

U.S. consumers not driven to shop online by same-day delivery

Same-day delivery isn't an option that excites many online shoppers, according to new survey results released by The Boston Consulting Group, because it costs too much. >>

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