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Is WordPress right for eCommerce? – Post Status
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WordPress can be an effective eCommerce platform. In this post, we break down pros and cons of using WordPress for eCommerce versus other hosted and self-hosted options.

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Solutions to WordPress eCommerce Challenges – Tuts+ …
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In the previous part of this series, we looked at some of the challenges come up when implementing an eCommerce solution using WordPress themes and plugins. In this particular post, I intend to offer solutions to each of the …

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From Our Community: eCommerce Trends, Operations Advice
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Running an eCommerce business can be complicated. There are so many different tools and trends to keep up with in order to remain successful. But the experts in our small business community have a lot of helpful tips to …

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Article: Where's the Mobile Ad Money Coming From Next Year?
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The rapid growth in mobile ad spending isn't stopping, and additional mobile dollars will come at the expense of print, TV and digital display ads in the coming year. Whether advertisers put their mobile dollars toward smartphone or tablet ads depends on what they're trying to achieve. Smartphones are better at delivering results, audience and [...]

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Twitter: 6% of Social Logins (Facebook: 58%, Google+: 24%, Yahoo: 6%)
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Facebook continues to dominate social logins around the globe, with almost three in five now attributable to the social networking giant, reveals the latest data from Gigya. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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123Medicine eCommerce WP Theme – Product Thumbnail
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eCommerce Lab Video: No Results Found – Nextopia's Blog
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There is a decisive moment in your site's conversion path when a customer makes a search on your site, only to be faced with the dreaded 'No Results Found' page. Will your visitor bounce and go to a competitor, or can you …

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A #Halloween E-Commerce #Infographic | SEJ
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With my favorite holiday of the year fast approaching, and my annual viewings of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus out of the way, I thought this infographic on e-commerce spending surrounding Halloween …

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Article: Healthcare Marketing to Gen X: Take an Omnichannel Approach
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Marketers have glossed over Gen X because of its relatively small size. But Gen Xers are a powerful and unique consumer group—and will be even more important to healthcare marketers as they grow older. According to a new eMarketer report, Gen Xers show hybrid online-offline media behaviors when evaluating health-related sources.

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Twitter Partners With IBM to ‘Transform Enterprise Decisions’
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Twitter and IBM have formed a global partnership that will allow enterprises worldwide to incorporate Twitter data into their decision-making process via IBM tools. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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The 6 Best eCommerce Platforms for Small Businesses …
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Would you like to expand but are unsure what the best eCommerce platforms for small businesses are? If you own such a business and want to increase the…

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Glamo – Responsive WordPress Ecommerce Theme
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Glamo – Responsive, Easy To Use WordPress E-commerce Theme Glamo is a responsive WordPress ecommerce theme built on the top of very popular plugin – WooCommerce. The advantages of Glam…

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10 Facebook Holiday Marketing Ideas, for Ecommerce …
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With more than 1.2 billion users, Facebook is one social network where holiday shopping will likely be a favorite topic of conversation. While Facebook, like other social media, may not substantially affect overall ecommerce …

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Article: Australia's Mobile Users Love Social Apps
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Social networking is the No. 1 mobile app activity in Australia, used by nearly two-thirds of mobile web users monthly. Users are most likely to use app descriptions as well as recommendations from family and friends to find new mobile apps.

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Article: Agency Planners Find Room for Digital Place-Based Media
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More agency planners are including digital place-based (DPB) media in their approved and executed media plans. Demographic targeting and connecting with consumers on the path to purchase are the top reasons planners use DPB media. But challenges exist, with measurement issues the top hurdles.

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Article: How France's Consumers Catch Up with Their Favorite Shows
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In France, 2.2 million people now use catch-up TV services daily, a year-over-year rise of 22%. The traditional television is the No. 1 device for watching catch-up TV, used by 1.3 million consumers on a typical day, followed by computers. Meanwhile, smartphones and tablets lag far behind, with respective daily user totals of 181,000 and [...]

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Apple Pay vs. CurrentC is making a private industry matter public
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The launch of Apple Pay this week has thrust mobile payments into the spotlight, illuminating not just the new payment platform and its promise, but also a competitive platform being developed by a group of merchants. read more

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Mobile payment platform CurrentC already hacked
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The controversy over fledgling mobile payment platform CurrentC is growing. The Merchant Customer Exchange's (MCX) pilot program has already been hacked. read more

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Lowe's tests service robots in stores
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Home improvement retailer Lowe's plans to introduce retail service robots in an Orchard Supply Hardware store in San Jose, California.  read more

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10 Tips to Making Dropbox a More Powerful Business Tool
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The cloud based data storage website Dropbox is a great way to manage your business information. Dropbox allows you to share large files with clients and employees without losing control of data, keep your team updated on what’s happening, track progress of assigned projects and tasks, auto-back up important files, encrypt information and much more, [...]

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Unraveling the Complexities of Small Business Legal Matters: Video from Wix Small Biz Breakfast
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Small business owners usually begin their new ventures with a creative idea and a passionate desire to bring that idea to life. Of course these are essential ingredients to small business success, but you can be doomed for failure if you don’t consider those other nagging issues that may block your way – legal matters. [...]

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Jack vs Jeff: The two biggest ecommerce billionaires in the …
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Ma wanted Alibaba, hoping that the name would open doors with an “open sesame”. But that might be as similar as they can get: ecommerce and magic. These origin stories are tell-tale signs of two diverging philosophies …

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5 Content Marketing Ideas for November 2014 | Practical …
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And that content could help ecommerce businesses improve customer relationships and sales long term. Content marketing is the act of creating, publishing, and distributing content like blog posts, photographs, images, …

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E-Commerce Sites: 5 Questions to Ask First | Vital Design
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Before you start your e-commerce site, there are some important high-level questions you should consider. Here are five of the most important.

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How-to Create Videos Around YouTube Tent-Pole Programming [#TubeTalk #47]
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Creating video content around tent-pole events such as festive holidays, or big sporting occasions, is a very efficient way of maximizing your video marketing opportunities. But what is tent-pole programming, and how long before an event should you post your content?

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Viewers LOVE Halloween, So Why Aren't More Brands Creating Video Content Around It?
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Halloween should be the kind of event that brands jump on to create videos for, but out of the 80,000 YouTube channels who have uploaded Halloween content, only 1.3% belong to brands. With the average Halloween How-to video attracting around 18,000 views, how much longer can brands ignore this golden marketing opportunity?

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Article: How Popular Is Digital Buying in the Netherlands?
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Total ecommerce sales in the Netherlands rose 5.6% year over year to reach €6.58 billion ($8.77 billion) in H1 2014, according to industry sources, and digital buyers totaled 11.76 million. While digital buying is popular in the country, mobile has a long way to go, with smartphones and tablets accounting for very small shares of [...]

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7 Social Media Myths (That You Probably Think Are True)
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According to a recent study 83 percent of marketers are still confused about social media marketing, a situation not helped by the sheer amount of misinformation circulating around the web. Here, for example, are 7 social media myths that you may well believe to be true. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in [...]

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Cat Videos on YouTube: 2 Million Uploads, 25 Billion Views
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You knew that cat videos basically ran the internet, right? But did you know that YouTube hosts around 2 million of them? And that those videos have received 24.6 billion views between them? Celebrate National Cat Day with some quick stats about our favorite content.

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How Home Depot's founder kept his legacy intact after hack
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Home Depot's outgoing CEO Frank Blake could have had his legacy erased by the retailer's recent data breach. But instead of passing blame or handing off responsibilities to his successor, Craig Menear, Blake rolled up his sleeves and got to work, according to Fortune. read more

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Waging war with Amazon, Walmart cuts earnings guidance …
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In its earnings release today, the company said the reduction came from increased investments in e-commerce, as well as higher-than-expected healthcare costs in the U.S.. “Our investments in e-commerce and mobile are …

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Article: Real-Time Marketing Is Now Right-Time Marketing
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The definition of "real-time marketing" is changing, according to a new eMarketer report. Many now refer to it as "right-time marketing." The difference is subtle, but important: Something delivered at the right time doesn't necessarily have to be created in real time. Even if it was developed days or weeks before, if it is delivered [...]

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Twitter’s User Growth is The Lowest it’s Ever Been
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In the first quarter of 2011, Twitter posted year-on-year user growth of more than 250 percent. Incredibly, it maintained 200 percent year-on-year increases for another 12 months, through to Q1 2012. But in Q2 2012, Twitter’s user growth percentage fell sharply, and it’s never recovered. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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