Having a great product or service is simply not enough to enjoy strong sales (especially online), which is why it is crucial to build strong relationships with other organizations.

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Knowing which eCommerce solutions are using the best, most innovative, and improved technologies to cut costs and improve performance can make all the difference in your business.

Most of the leading hosted eCommerce site builders offer all the amenities you would expect with a cutting edge site - like responsive design, multiple payment gateway support, attractive themes & templates, great support, and so on....

The online world is constantly growing and evolving, bursting with exciting opportunities for anyone with fresh, new business ideas. And, with the economy showing signs of recovery, it's up to small business and entrepreneurs to start rebuilding.

So, if you've been itching to start your own company, now is the time, and online is the place.

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If you have been tempted into using an online press release distribution service (free, or otherwise) then I'm here to warn you about the risks.

Search marketers used pr distribution services to quickly spread "news" and articles of dubious quality around the Web. This lead to a huge increase in targeted backlinks that improved organic traffic listings and PageRank in Google.

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Commission junction, arguably the largest and most successful affiliate network in the world, recently released their benchmark report for Q1 & Q2 in 2014, with some really interesting insight into the affiliate marketing industry.

In particular, their report gives a good overview of the relative sizes of each industry (by virtue of the most clicks generated in each niche), the best CR (...

When it comes to creating a website, it is important to choose the best website builder that makes design and development quick, cheap and easy.

The last thing anyone wants to do when growing a new business is waste time learning about programming and Web development. Getting mired in complex tech issues, or paying thousands of dollars for custom Web design is a sign that you're doing it wrong.

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About two or three months ago I decided to have a quick look at what sites Google consider related to mine using the related: search operator.

To my horror I saw a list of SEO agencies - some of which were no more than a landing page for a paid SEO service (of no doubt dubious quality). Why would Google think this blog is an SEO company?

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