All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Overstock’

Pinterest Adds Relevant Info To Pins, Gives ‘Pin It’ Button To Mobile Apps

Pinterest has introduced what it refers to as “more useful pins”. Essentially, they’re adding relevant information to certain types of pins so people can take action on the pins that they like. For example, if you see some cookies that you are interested in trying to bake, you might be able to see the recipe. If someone posts an interesting …

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Overstock Blaming Google For “Ugly Year”

Overstock is blaming Google for an “ugly year.” Remember when was hit with a Google penalty just over a year ago? Well, the company released its fiscal year and Q4 earnings today, which reflected what CEO Patrick Byrne called “an ugly year”. Revenue for the year decreased 3% year-over-year, and 10% year-over-year for the quarter. Google penalized Overstock in …

Read More Releases Fiscal Year And Q4 Earnings Report released its fiscal year and Q4 earnings report today. The company posted a 3% decrease in revenue year-over-year for 2011. For the fourth quarter, there was a 10% YoY decrease. FY 2011 revenue was $1,054 million vs. $1,090 million for 2010. For the quarter, revenue was $314.1 million vs. $348.9 million in the year ago quarter. In a conference …

Read More No Longer Penalized by Google

Back in February, Google penalized in search results, after the site’s pages had ranked near the top of results for dozens of common searches, such as “vacuum cleaners” and “laptop computers”. The Wall Street Journal exposed the story as the site’s rankings dropped to the fifth and sixth pages for a lot of the topics. The rankings drop was …

Read More Hit with Google Penalty

There is an interesting trend of big brand sites getting busted for gaming Google, and gaining mainstream media attention lately. A couple weeks ago, JCPenney was busted for paid links, then Forbes attracted some similar attention.

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Hawaii Governor Vetoes Amazon Tax Law

Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle has vetoed a bill that would have required online retailers such as and to collect and pay sales tax on their affiliate programs within the state.

Earlier this week both Amazon and Overstock had notified affiliates in the state that they would be ending their programs there due to the new tax requirements.

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