Even though the buzz in retail is all about mobile and and online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores still account for more than 93 percent of overall retail purchases made in the U.S. Clearly, consumers still prefer brick-and-mortar stores to online shopping. When online shopping offers speed, comfort and convenience, however, brick-and-mortar retailers who want to stay relevant have to ask why customers come to their stores.
Below are some of the reasons — and how you can use them to boost sales.
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|On January 20, Bahrain sentenced its most prominent human rights activist to six months in jail — for a tweet. Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was convicted of insulting the Bahraini government under Article 216 of the country’s strict penal code. VICE News was with Nabeel at his home, when he received his verdict. He had some harsh words for Britain, one of Bahrain’s closest foreign allies. In December, the UK announced a landmark agreement to build a new naval base in Bahrain at the cost of 15 million pound sterling ($22.8 million). In a statement to VICE News, a spokesperson at the UK Foreign Office said, “The UK government is supporting the government of Bahrain in its reform program, including work to help Bahrain strengthen its human rights and justice sector.” Watch “Bahrain: An Inconvenient Uprising” – http://bit.ly/1wz8Am4 Watch “Bahrain: More Bloodshed” – http://bit.ly/1BjZlsI Video Appears to Show Bahraini Security Forces Shooting Opposition Activist in the Face – http://bit.ly/1BuIfuJ We Spoke to Bahraini Activist Nabeel Rajab, Hours Before He Was Sentenced to Six Months in Jail for a Tweet – http://bit.ly/1DdgRkT Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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A new recovery feature for Google Analytics means that users will never again have to worry about deleting data or accounts. Trash Can will safely save information in a in a recovery folder.
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Google’s click-through-rate growth is outpacing its cost-per-click growth, according to Adobe’s Digital Index’s Q4 Digital Advertising Benchmark report.
from Blogger http://evangelinagius.blogspot.com/2015/01/adobe-finds-google-ctr-growing-faster.html
There’s something very personal about productivity: What makes someone productive may actually work the other way around for you, making you lost and overwhelmed.
I’ve seen this many times. I have been multi-tasking for years but I never argue with people who claim multi-tasking generally kills productivity. I realize it actually may be overwhelming. That’s also the reason why I never recommend multi-tasking as the generic productivity tactic. It’s not for everyone.
I am taking personal productivity very seriously.
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YP is using search data to deliver real-time, cross-device ads based on local search history. The ads will appear on mobile even if customers search on desktop and vice versa.
from Blogger http://evangelinagius.blogspot.com/2015/01/yp-data-helps-national-brands-go-local.html
Strictly Bicycles, a brick and mortar shop in Fort Lee, New Jersey, is anything but. The retail outlet has offered customers much more than just bicycles for the past two decades. And that is part of the reason for the company’s success.
Today the shop, often mistaken for a cafe by passersby, gets an estimated 1,000 customers a day. People come through to grab a quick snack while cycling, check out the bikes or just use the restroom. It’s become more than just a bike shop.
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The Treemaps report in Google Analytics allows search marketers to quickly spot the strong and weak areas of their AdWords accounts, helping drive attention to the right places.
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The tech giant reportedly wants to force networks to offer better mobile speeds and prices.
from Blogger http://evangelinagius.blogspot.com/2015/01/google-rumored-to-be-planning-wireless_27.html