Microsoft Ventures Into Checkout-Free Retail, Takes on Amazon

Microsoft is reportedly taking on Amazon, as the company ventures into retail territory. The company is said to be looking into checkout-free shopping, an innovation that Amazon has pioneered. Reuters reported that at least six people have talked to them about Microsoft developing technology that will give retail companies the option to have cashier and checkout-free [...]

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When Bounce Rate, Browse Rate (PPV), and Time-on-Site Are Useful Metrics… and When They Aren’t – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish When is it right to use metrics like bounce rate, pages per visit, and time on site? When are you better off ignoring them? There are endless opinions on whether these kinds of metrics are valuable or not, and as you might suspect, the answer is found in the shades of grey. [...]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 15, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web… Search Engine Roundtable

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Digital Marketing News: Behavior & Analytics Studies, Facebook’s A/B Testing, & LinkedIn’s Carousel Ads

As Concerns Grow Over Internet Privacy, Most Say Search & Social Have Too Much Power How Internet users perceive the influence a variety of popular online platforms have over their lives was among the subjects examined in a sizable new joint report by Ipsos, the Internet Society, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation, offering [...]

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SearchCap: LiveRamp targets Bing Ads, Amazon Marketing Services & more

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

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Tom Corson-Knowles: How To Tap Into Amazon’s Kindle Platform To Sell Thousands Of Copies Of Your Book

[ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Tom Corson-Knowles recently invited me to appear on his TCKPublishing podcast. During our conversation it became clear that Tom had an interesting story of his own to share, in particular, his success publishing books on the Amazon… The post Tom Corson-Knowles: How [...]

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Trust Your Data: How to Efficiently Filter Spam, Bots, & Other Junk Traffic in Google Analytics

Posted by Carlosesal There is no doubt that Google Analytics is one of the most important tools you could use to understand your users’ behavior and measure the performance of your site. There’s a reason it’s used by millions across the world. But despite being such an essential part of the decision-making process for many [...]

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Want Better Results? Ask Better Questions. Here’s How

First things first: Our workshop on effective selling with Tim Paige is back on the schedule! We had to adjust the calendar, but we’ve got Tim set to teach us his low-pressure but effective techniques for sales. We’ll host the workshop (it’s free) on Tuesday, June 26 at 12:00 Noon Eastern U.S. Time. I’ve had [...]

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Google Doesn’t Decode MD5 Hash URLs For Keywords

I love seeing Google SEO related questions I’ve never seen before and this one, I never saw before. Does Google decode md5 hash values in URLs to extract hidden keywords within them for image search or web search. The answer is no but I am sure that is obvious to most of you… Search Engine [...]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 13, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today… Search Engine Roundtable

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