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OPENapps Launches Web App Marketplace to Bring Together Developers and Website Owners

OPENapps allows app developers to easily get their application to market and provides website owners a way to find and integrate apps into their sites while still maintaining their own branding.

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Add Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Info to Your Gmail Contacts

Relationship manager Gist has just launched the Gist Gadget for the Google Apps Marketplace. The Gist Gadget basically lets you find out way more about the people in your inbox, directly from Gmail. This means that when you get an e-mails, you can also get links to the sender’s Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles, see what updates he or she has pushed out recently to his or her blog, and also find out more about how often you connect with that person.

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Trailhead: Inexpensive Heat Maps for Web Designers

For teams who don’t have the research budget to do full usability studies, Trailhead provides a way of creating limited heat maps inexpensively: It offers one free test, and additional tests are $1-9 each, depending on how many one buys. Trailhead tracks mouse movements and mouse clicks via a small piece of tracking code that is added to pages being tested.

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10 Free Services to Monitor Your Site’s Uptime

You can’t sit staring at your monitor 24 hours a day to keep an eye on your website(s), so thank the heavens for the free services out there that do it for you. Whether site downtime means loss of revenue or just loss of face, or you need to stay a step ahead of your clients, these services offer you a completely free way of knowing what’s up, what’s down and in some cases, why.

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Review: TrueTwit for Twitter Validation

TrueTwit is a nice service for improving the real conversations you have on Twitter with real people. It’s helped me cut down on the spam that’s sent to me and I’ve been fairly happy with the results.

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Roundup: Social Media Monitoring Tools

There are countless ways to track your brand on social media. Simple methods include using Twitter search and Google Alerts; more elaborate tools include Radian6’s newly announced Engagement Console, which will scour numerous social platforms for any mention of your brand. So here’s a roundup of some of the more popular tracking tools.

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Review of Link Assistant’s Rank Tracker

Rank Tracker is FAST! It’s one of the fastest (if not THE fastest) rank checkers I’ve ever used. When I run a rank check for the 200 plus keywords I target, it spits out the ranking results for Google, Bing and Yahoo in under a minute. Accuracy: Rank Tracker’s results are always spot on. And since I’m suspicious of most rank checkers, I’ve done my due diligence and spot-checked many of Rank Tracker’s search engine ranking results against different data centers and the results were extremely accurate.

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Open for business: the Google Apps Marketplace

Today, we’re (Google) making it easier for users and software providers to do business in the cloud with a new online store for integrated business applications. The Google Apps Marketplace allows Google Apps customers to easily discover, deploy and manage cloud applications that integrate with Google Apps. More than 50 companies are now selling applications across a range of businesses.

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Crocodoc: Quick Document Collaboration

Collaborating on PDFs or PowerPoint presentations can make a person crazy, especially if you’re coordinating the efforts of multiple editors. Even if everyone involved has the necessary software, trying to manage everyone’s different comments can be a recipe for disaster. Crocodoc simplifies the situation, allowing you to upload and collaborate on Word documents, PDFs and presentations.

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Online Retail: Getting the Right Product in Front of Your Customers

The adoption of recommendation engines has increased substantially because of the emergence of third party services that are easy to plug into your ecommerce store. For instance Urban Outfitters has seen a triple digit percentage increase in sale by using a solution offered by Baynote. Other companies like Mybuys and Certona also deliver hosted solutions for personalization.

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