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Vegan Crab Cakes with Sriracha Aioli

Place artichoke hearts, celery, 1 cup panko, flour, garlic, chives, Worchesershire sauce and old bay seasoning into food processor bowl. Pulse until …

Seafood

Google will soon rank mobile sites with pop-ups lower in search

Google will soon rank sites with clumsy interstitials ads lower than those which are more responsible, the company announced today.<p>The change will affect mobile sites, and only those which have ads that take up an entire screen or otherwise block content wholly. Ads that try to trick you into …

Amazon Echo owners are spending more money on Amazon

Amazon Echo owners tend to spend more on Amazon's marketplace than they did before they owned the device, according to NPD research cited by TechCrunch.<p>The voice-activated Echo allows owners to place orders on Amazon without needing to go to the site or app themselves. With the Echo and other …

eCommerce
Government

6 Examples of Awesome Social Media Campaigns

Social media networks are where most businesses and brands are focusing their marketing efforts these days. The world is mobile, the world is social …

5 Essential Marketing Apps for your Shopify Store - Ecommerce Marketing — Ecommerce University

The great thing about Shopify’s app platform is that it encourages third party developers to create features that can be implemented on your store …

Top 3 Tips on Social Media Marketing Strategy for eCommerce Businesses (with a Killer List of Tools to Use)

According to an infographic published on Adweek, 74 percent of consumers said a business’ social media posts influence their purchase decision. And …

Amazon is completely blowing away competitors in one of the most important shopping channels

One big reason for Amazon's rapid growth has to do with its dominance in mobile.<p>As more and more consumers have shifted to mobile shopping, Amazon quickly adapted and made sure its mobile-shopping experience stayed up to par.<p>As noted by a Cantor Fitzgerald note on Thursday, Amazon blows away all of …

eCommerce

Why Newly Profitable Amazon is Winning

Originally published by <b>Sramana Mitra</b> on LinkedIn: Newly Profitable Amazon Kicking A$$<p>It may have been a disastrous quarter for tech stocks. Most companies including powerhouses such asAlphabet, Microsoft, and even Apple reported disappointing results. But one company that continued to surge …

Cloud Computing

This chart shows how Amazon is totally crushing its retail competitors

Big box retailer stocks are getting hit hard Wednesday, following Macy's dismal earnings report.<p>Macy's shares are down 13%, while some of the largest retailers like Sears, Target, and Nordstrom all dropped by at least 5% during the day.<p>Amidst all this, Amazon, the online retailer that just opened …

Consumer Behavior

Instagram just made a major move that will turn it into a huge advertising business

The third-party partners now plugging their software into the API made a coordinated announcement about their involvement on Tuesday morning.<p>By opening up an API to partners, marketers can now — for the first time — start buying Instagram ads and planning their Instagram marketing in a more …

AdTech

17 Best eCommerce Sites Deliver Exceptional User Experience

Do you know that the website is the first interface between the customers and the seller? Thus, your website designed in the most exceptional manners …

Why Facebook Is Blue: The Science of Colors in Marketing

<b>Why is Facebook blue?</b> According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind. This means that blue …

Tim Berners Lee

Instagram Takes Another Step Toward E-Commerce

In its slow but steady embrace of e-commerce, Instagram is running its first marketing campaigns that transform viewers into shoppers with a single …

eCommerce

Basil Chive Cucumber & Corn Salad

just very slightly adapted from my friend Ann at The Fountain Avenue Kitchen Fresh summer corn with crunchy cucumbers, basil and chives … what more …

Vegetarian Black Eyed Pea Salad

According to Southern Tradition, eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day will give you good luck for prosperity throughout the year. As long as they …

Amazon Launches Pinterest-Like Site for New Gadgets and Gear From Inventors

Amazon wants to work with more startup products, and it is leveraging its giant customer base to get exclusive deals from the inventors making them.<p>Amazon wants to work with more startup product brands, and it is leveraging its giant customer base to get exclusive deals from the inventors making …

eCommerce

Amazon’s 2014 Holiday Sees Mobile Shopping Approach 60% Of Total Volume

Amazon stuck with its mystery theme for this year’s holiday sales performance review, saying things like “record-breaking” and “record growth” without really talking about actual solid numbers or dollars. The company did reveal some stats that, even surrounded by an obscuring fog of relative terms, …

Facebook Buy Button Could Be Amazon Reviews On Steroids

News that Facebook is testing a “Buy” button in its ad space is interesting but nonetheless predictable. Even though Facebook announced this as a test, it has to happen. As retail continues its long decline, the future of much of our online shopping lies inside communities, even though Amazon might …

Online shopping on mobiles overtakes desktop for first time

Figures show 52% of visits made via a mobile, while 36% of UK online sales are now completed on a smartphone or tablet<p>Visits to retail websites via mobile devices have overtaken desktop traffic for the first time, figures show.<p>Some 52% of visits were made via a mobile, while 36% of UK online sales …

Twitter Expands Its Commerce Lineup With Twitter Offers, Which Link To Your Credit Or Debit Card

Twitter just announced that it’s testing a new commerce product called Twitter Offers.<p>This follows the announcement of Twitter’s first commerce product back in September, a “Buy” button allowing users to make purchases directly from tweets.<p>This announcement’s aimed specifically at businesses …

Pinterest makes a push into ecommerce with “Buy” button

Possibly an attempt to generate affiliate revenue through user pinned content, Pinterest is planning on launching a “Buy” button on the site that …

eCommerce

A British startup is trying to make social media shopping succeed where everyone else failed

Shopa is hoping that this time rewarding users with discounts will be the way to drive an audience around a shopping-oriented social media app.<p>Social-media shopping has never quite taken off: eBay and Amazon, while successful, lack a social sharing aspect that appeals to younger consumers. …

Alibaba in major initiative to court China consumer for US retailers- Technology News, Firstpost

China's Alibaba plans a major move to win U.S. business this year, by offering American retailers new ways to sell to China's vast and growing middle …

eCommerce

Facebook Opens Up Mobile Ad Network to All Advertisers

Facebook's mobile ad business is about to get another boost.<p>The social network announced Tuesday that its mobile ad platform, called Audience …

Most Influential Types Of Communication - CHART

There’s no substitute for relevance, as numerous studies attest, and new research from Epsilon and Wylei Research finds yet again that communications …

The Top 4 Most Effective Calls to Action on Twitter

It seems that for brands, Twitter followers are growing faster than Facebook likes when compared on a percentage basis.<p>Some recent numbers from an …

Pinterest Demographics - CHART

Facebook’s new ads help businesses show their products to the right users

Today, Facebook announced a new type of ad coming to the social network: product advertisements.<p>The idea behind these new product ads is companies can upload their entire product catalog and create ad campaigns that target specific types of people, or even let Facebook automatically show ads for …