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EB-Update Issue #270 - September 12, 2010.

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From the Editor

AuctionBytes went to the Brimfield antiques show this week and brought back video interviews with online marketplace Ruby Lane and several dealers, which you can watch in today's editorial, along with news of a legal case that could impact the ecommerce industry and particularly sellers of books, DVDs and software.

Guest Column: Driving Traffic to Your Website with Amazon Product Ads

Rick Backus of CPC Strategy explains how online sellers can use Amazon Product Ads to drive traffic to their own website listings, along with an interview with's Senior Manager of Amazon Product Ads, Colleen Aubrey.

Volusion Offers Flexible Full-Featured Ecommerce Platform

Volusion offers five plans for online merchants looking to power their ecommerce websites. In today's column, Greg Holden chats with Volusion founder and CEO Kevin Sproles to learn more about his approach to servicing online sellers and his views on mobile commerce.

How to Market Your Ecommerce Site with WordPress Blogs - Part Two

AuctionBytes returns with Part Two of our series on how to market your ecommerce site with WordPress blogs. First, five tips for keeping it short and simple, along with 10 more tips to help you publish creative, engaging content - everything you need to connect with your readers while marketing your business!

Optimizing Your WordPress Blog with Plug-ins (Sidebar)

As part of our series on the benefits of blogging for your ecommerce business, we share information on how to use plug-ins that can make your life a lot easier when administering and marketing your WordPress blog.

EveryPlaceISell Merchant Profile: 3Fine Design

Tracy Behrends designs and makes handcrafted jewelry and sells her unique pieces on Artfire, Zibbet and eCrater. But jewelry is a competitive business, and Tracy had to find ways to distinguish herself in a saturated market. She built her own website at 3Fine Design in 2007 to host her portfolio and uses a number of ways to drive traffic to her marketplace listings, including creating her own channel on YouTube. Today's merchant profile features 3Fine Design(R) as part of our ongoing quest to learn more about the challenges of multi-channel selling.

Collector's Corner: Manual Razors and Blades

To shave or not to shave is a question all men face, but no one should be in doubt when it comes to collecting "barberiana," as Collectibles Corner Editor Michele Alice explains!

AuctionBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor

In every issue, readers soundoff about issues important to them. From feedback to payment services, from fees to posting policies, AuctionBytes Soundoff gives you a chance to air your views.