News and Articles About Online Business

Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere
Growth Strategies

Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Shoptiques brings cutting-edge creations from brick-and-mortar boutiques online.
Jason Ankeny
Why You Don't Need to Create an 'Angry Birds' for Your Site
Technology

Why You Don't Need to Create an 'Angry Birds' for Your Site

Unless your business involves some type of real-life gaming, you might not want to invest your time and money trying to create the next viral game for your startup.
How Keyword Research Can Improve Your SEO
Marketing

How Keyword Research Can Improve Your SEO

Choosing optimal keywords can help raise your search engine rankings and increase traffic to your website.
Aj Kumar
Seven Ways to Whip Your Website into Shape
Growth Strategies

Seven Ways to Whip Your Website into Shape

Here is a guide for giving your business website a makeover that will help attract more clients in 2012.
Carol Tice
We Test-Drive a Personal Chat Bot for Customer Service
Technology

We Test-Drive a Personal Chat Bot for Customer Service

MyCyberTwin offers businesses a chatty bot to keep customers company.
Jonathan Blum
Tebowing.com: Scrambling to Build a Business on a Viral Trend
Starting a Business

Tebowing.com: Scrambling to Build a Business on a Viral Trend

Entrepreneur by accident. The weird world of internet memes, and the businesses they leave in their wake.
Web-Hosting Troubles? How One Company Found a Solution By Building Their Own
Technology

Web-Hosting Troubles? How One Company Found a Solution By Building Their Own

When their hosting provider fell flat--and customer files disappeared--Fileblaze decided to go it on their own.
Jennifer Wang
Anti-Piracy Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good for Small Companies
Technology

Anti-Piracy Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good for Small Companies

The proposed 'SOPA' bill aims to put an end to online piracy, but those who oppose it say it could have negative implications for small businesses.
Jason Fell
Groupon, Other Deal Sites Not a Good Deal for Small Businesses
Marketing

Groupon, Other Deal Sites Not a Good Deal for Small Businesses

A new report suggests voucher offers largely aren't shoring up new customers or sales.
Jason Fell
New Google Search Update Could Spell More Trouble for Business Websites
Marketing

New Google Search Update Could Spell More Trouble for Business Websites

Change to search results puts priority on 'fresher,' more recent web content.
Jason Fell
Business Groups Object to Major Domain Name Expansion
Technology

Business Groups Object to Major Domain Name Expansion

Smaller companies could see higher costs, and few gains, when a flood of new online domains take effect.
Riva Richmond
How One Small Firm Replaced Its AWOL Site Designer -- Fast
Technology

How One Small Firm Replaced Its AWOL Site Designer -- Fast

A stationery boutique owner had to do some serious bargain-hunting when she needed a web designer to add a 'shop online' element to her company's website.
Jennifer Wang
The Kindle Fire Fuels Tablet Wars
Technology

The Kindle Fire Fuels Tablet Wars

With the retail firepower of its Silk 'split' browser, the Kindle Fire could be a barn-burner for Amazon.
Jonathan Blum
How One Online Retailer Tweaked Its Way a Better Sales Future
Marketing

How One Online Retailer Tweaked Its Way a Better Sales Future

To increase conversions, a website set out to test changes to increase registrations, calls and sales.
Gwen Moran