Articles By Angela West

4 cool tools for building your Facebook storefront

As giant retailers such as Gamestop, JC Penney, and Nordstrom opened--and quickly shuttered--Facebook storefronts over the past six months, many analysts declared Facebook's e-commerce effort to be a failure. People come to Facebook

Published on: May 11th, 2012 Angela West

Why your business still needs a newsletter

Marketing gurus pushed email newsletters hard back in the days before social networking. If you believe everything you read online these days, you'd think that Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other Web 2.0 services

Published on: May 4th, 2012 Angela West

How not to spam Twitter

Twitter served notice to spammers earlier this month that it's beefing up its anti-spam measures, and it has filed a lawsuit against five "aggressive tool providers and spammers" to keep its feeds clean.

Published on: April 13th, 2012 Angela West

Infographics basics

Media and publishing professionals know that infographics are hugely popular, and are more likely to be shared via social media than a standard blog post or article. By combining images with data, infographics

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Angela West

How to monitor your business with mobile apps

If you have an office or a retail store, you may also have a security system that to alert you and the police in case of a break-in--or a webcam set up to

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Angela West

Google’s

If you want potential customers to get a 360-degree, panoramic view of your brick-and-mortar business when they click on any of your listings in Google, its new Business Photos campaign makes its listings

Published on: February 8th, 2012 Angela West

BlackBerry PlayBook e-mail app exposed to hackers: security researchers

Research in Motion may have improved its overall experience on the PlayBook with its recent update, but security researchers recently revealed that the device leaves corporate email and user information open to potential

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Angela West

Google boosts small business offerings with $1.4B acquisition spree

Google has spent more than $1.4 billion on online properties and businesses in the last nine months. The Web has been buzzing about its purchase of the Zagat restaurant review brand, but the

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Angela West

How to make your SMB Web site accessible quickly

Researchers have just come up with a way to turn an iPad into a Braille keyboard--but until this kind of technology is on the market, it's up to business owners to make sure

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Angela West

How to connect to profits with LinkedIn ads

If your company is in business to sell to other businesses, LinkedIn is arguably a much better platform than others for targeted advertising to individuals. Google AdWords, by contrast, is in the same

Published on: October 7th, 2011 Angela West

How small business can get the most out of PayPal

In the last 13 years, PayPal has expanded far beyond its initial growth spurt on auction Web sites.According to its second-quarter results, theonline payment service busted through the $1 billion-earnings mark andis processing

Published on: September 29th, 2011 Angela West