Instagram introduces 60-second video ads

Instagram introduces 60-second video ads
E-commerce sales by region, sales by product category, holiday data, online spending by shopper and as percentage of household income, and more. Consumers now spend more time with online retail on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) than …
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How to Get More Product Reviews
Sean Carabine Allan, Internet marketing manager for SiamMandalay explains that "for unknown brands, reviews are critical for building social proof…to increase conversion rates and generally build trust from wary consumers. We noticed most sites have …
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Just Eat Gobbles Up Four Online Delivery Firms
UK-based online food delivery firm Just Eat has announced a £94.7m deal to acquire four similar companies from German startup builder Rocket Internet as the company aims to expand beyond the crowded UK market and into Europe and the Americas.
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Rise Marketer Online Marketing Experts Release Their First Podcast

Rise Marketer Online Marketing Experts Release Their First Podcast
Rise Marketer is a website run by online marketing experts that provides businesses and entrepreneurs with an array of tools and solutions for online marketing. The company has now released their exclusive podcast with more to come in the future.
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UPS's Q4 daily shipments grow 2.4% on strong e-commerce volume
The growing influence of online retail generated UPS deliveries to 1.9 million new addresses in December, and more than half of shipments in the month were to residential customers, the delivery service reported Tuesday. Strong demand from e-commerce …
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5 Awesome Content Repurposing Sites to Reach New Audiences
While most Internet marketers focused on features and flexibility, they overlook the advantage of the convenience that WordPress.com has over WordPress.org. With this platform, you can easily repurpose any content and quickly have another channel for …
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Alphabet Passes Apple as World's Most Valuable Company With Google's Help

Alphabet Passes Apple as World's Most Valuable Company With Google's Help
The new corporate structure is designed to accelerate Google's forays into other businesses beyond online marketing, by giving the newer divisions more flexibility. It's also expensive: Alphabet's “Other Bets” category had an operating loss of $ 3.57 …
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David Cameron Still Sucking up to Google ?
“Many people going to their HMRC offices or returning the [form] online this week will say this: 'Why is there one rule for big multinational companies and another for ordinary small businesses and self-employed workers?'” This exchange at prime …
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E-retailers cut clicks to check out and make it easier to return

E-retailers cut clicks to check out and make it easier to return
E-commerce sales by region, sales by product category, holiday data, online spending by shopper and as percentage of household income, and more. Consumers now spend more time with online retail on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) than …
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It's your business: New website
Atilus, a digital agency specializing in web design and Internet marketing, has been named Internet marketing agency of record for the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau. New business. Steven M. Falk has created Falk Law Firm …
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Ctrip: Online Travel Agency Stock Could Fly Higher
CTRIP HOLDS A 38% market share in online flight booking and 43% in hotels. Transportation and hotels each contribute close to 40% of revenue, with the rest coming mostly from package tours and corporate travel. In October, Ctrip and Beijing-based Qunar …
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Going once, going twice, going online

Going once, going twice, going online
Sceptics used to predict that collectors would be highly reluctant to buy online because they would want to inspect prospective purchases in person. However, David Goodman, Sotheby's digital and marketing chief, argues that online sales will keep …
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​Chinese retail business boosts Alibaba total revenue by 23 percent
According to Alibaba, revenue from its China commerce retail business increased at a higher rate than gross merchandise volume (GMV) growth on its China retail marketplaces because of the increase in online marketing services revenue. GMV increased …
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Is Guest Blogging Still A Powerful SEO Strategy?
When Google penalized the MyMlogGuest.com in march 2014, many SEO's felt that using Guest posting for SEO was dead. Sites linked to and from MyBlogGuest also received a manual action penalty. Matt Cutts the head of Googles spam team tweeted.
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Intuit is selling Demandforce to Internet Brands
Financial software company Intuit is selling Demandforce, an online marketing and communication software firm for small businesses, to Internet Brands, an online media and software services company for an undisclosed amount, according to Venture Beat.
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North Texas Company Offers Nationwide Business Opportunity in the Internet
GetMePlacement teaches their affiliates all aspects of the Internet Marketing business including Google Adwords, which is a $ 42 billion dollar per year industry. GMP specializes in Search Engine Optimization and that is where the true value is for …
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