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  • Infographic: 2014 proclaimed as year of online engagement

    Infographic: 2014 proclaimed as year of online engagement

    In January, most marketers find themselves making plans for the year ahead. What aims should we be pursuing in 2014? GX Software did research and concluded the following: 2014 will be the year of online engagement. Every marketer will benefit from a sound online engagement strategy, as GX Software’s infographic, published today, points out.

    Research reveals that consumers are almost always addressable online (38% is addressable continuously) and use multiple channels. This offers marketers enormous opportunities to get in touch with their target groups. Nevertheless, this omnipresence of channels and brands makes it much more difficult to win customers over to your brand. Fortunately, GX Software knows what to do: place effort in online engagement. This will improve conversion with 50% and revenue with 12%. Also the click through rate will be about 18 times higher.

    By GX Software
    Posted January 21, 2014
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  • Quoting IT: Mike Elgan on Google Plus

    Quoting IT: Mike Elgan on Google Plus

    "As a result, it’s been bizarre to see the constant stream of falsehoods and confusion about Google+, which I know to be untrue. One writer after another used to say Google+ was a “ghost town,” and in 100% of those cases the author was not circling people or engaging. They confused their own lack of activity with a general lack of activity on the network."

    - Mike Elgan, What I Learned On The Way To 3 Million Google+ Circles, Cult of Android, Jan 19, 2014.

    By CMS Report
    Posted January 20, 2014
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  • Ametys CMS 3.5.3 for management of content across Web Sites, Intranets and Extranets

    Ametys CMS 3.5.3 for management of content across Web Sites, Intranets and Extranets

    Ametys 3.5.3, the latest release of open source Ametys CMS, is designed to help enterprises find a response to advanced web publishing issues. Its features include roll-out enterprise portals, websites, blogs through a website factory, share contents between sites, use and share contents from/with social networks.

    By Maeva Mongaillard
    Posted January 15, 2014
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  • Moodle 2.6.1 and a recap of Moodle 2.6

    Moodle 2.6.1 and a recap of Moodle 2.6

    Moodle, an open source software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites, has released it's latest version...Moodle 2.6.1. This latest version provides a number of bug fixes and small improvements as well as fixes to security vulnerabilities that were recently discovered.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted January 13, 2014
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  • The Washington Post tops list of most popular US newspaper sites on Twitter

    The Washington Post tops list of most popular US newspaper sites on Twitter

    Research by Searchmetrics identifies most tweeted newspaper stories in 2013

    New York - January 09, 2014 - The Washington Post, New York Times and USA Today figure in the top three positions in a study which analyzes prominent US newspaper websites for their popularity on social network, Twitter.

    Content from USA Today and the Washington Post was also found to dominate the list of the top ten most tweeted newspaper website stories during 2013 in the study by digital marketing software and services company, Searchmetrics.

    Searchmetrics analyzed the number of tweets per week generated by content on ten leading US newspaper websites using the continuously updated database of search and social network data which powers its software for tracking search and social media marketing activity.

    The research reveals that the Washington Post drives around 275,000 tweets per week followed by the New York Times with nearly 261,500 tweets per week and USA Today (near 150,000 tweets per week).

    By RealWire
    Posted January 10, 2014
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  • Weebly Review: A Worthy WordPress Challenger

    Weebly Review: A Worthy WordPress Challenger

    For a simple corporate website, brand site or web store, Weebly is an exceptional tool and worth a look. I don’t know of any CMS, including WordPress, that comes close to this level of usability and functionality for the price.

    By Michael Assad
    Posted January 02, 2014
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  • CMS Report's Top Ten Content Management Stories of 2013

    CMS Report's Top Ten Content Management Stories of 2013

    A constant worry of mine as CMS Report's editor is that we won't have enough articles to publish and give you reason to visit this little site of ours. Luckily, authors and contributors with interest in content management systems constantly prove that such my worries are unnecessary. This year almost 900 articles were submitted to CMS Report. I can't tell you how grateful I am for every article that was submitted to our site. Of those 900 submissions, we deemed only 300 of those articles worthy to publish based on quality of the writing and whether we felt the story was of interest to our readers.

    So do you want to know which CMS stories were the best of the best? Below are the top ten stories of 2013 that we posted here at CMSReport.com. The stories in this list are ranked based on the rate they were viewed since the article first appeared online.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 30, 2013
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  • The WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal Infographic

    The WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal Infographic

    Years ago, I quickly discovered there was great public interest in comparisons of open source content management systems such as Drupal and Joomla. When you throw WordPress into the mix and you can attract an even greater audience. Despite how much traffic such headlines draw people in, CMS Report has been pretty selective when we provide or point to such articles. There is some uncertainty whether there is genuine value being provided in feature comparison articles which is why I've shied away from them in recent years.

    Mike Assad, former CEO of Agility Inc., once told me that in his experience feature lists are rarely used to select your CMS but instead such lists are mostly used to justify the choice you've already made. There is some truth to that, because when selecting a CMS it is more a question of whether a CMS meets your needs and less about the quantity of features it provides.

    The most difficult comparison articles for reviewers to write are those that don't pick winners or losers but instead helps readers to pick a CMS for themselves. I believe Robert Mening, WebSiteSetup.org, shared this goal in his own.comparison of WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Robert provides both an article and the following infographic in his comparison of the big three CMSs

     

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 27, 2013
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  • Drupal says farewell to PHP 4

    Drupal says farewell to PHP 4

    Well, this certainly wasn't on my radar. Gábor Hojtsy, Drupal 6 lead maintainer, announced that starting March 1, 2014 support for PHP 4 in Drupal 6 will end. I wasn't surprise to hear about Drupal developers dropping support for PHP 4. Instead, I was in shock to hear that Drupal didn't drop support for this ancient version of PHP sooner.

    To put this announcement in perspective, the PHP project developers said their goodbyes to PHP 4 back in 2008 and I personally said my "see ya later" back in 2007. Needless to say, I don't think anyone with merit can complain Drupal is dropping PHP 4 support.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Quoting IT: You still need your IT department for your CMS

    Quoting IT: You still need your IT department for your CMS

    "Of course, the idea of making enterprise-grade software easier to use is a commendable one in the world of Web CMS.  That said, I’ve never seen a successful CMS project where either IT or Marketing/Business were left out of the decision making process."

    - Irina Guseva, Selecting a cloud CMS without your IT department - is that OK?, Real Story Group, December 18, 2018.

    By CMS Report
    Posted December 21, 2013
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