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Ebay becomes latest ecommerce brand to offer visual search

Ecommerce pioneer eBay doesn't make headlines nearly as often as peers like Amazon, which appears well on its way to taking over the world, but that doesn't mean that eBay isn't trying to rekindle growth through innovation.

Case in point: on Wednesday, the company, which had already applied visual search to its Motors app, announced broad new image recognition features for its mobile apps which allow users to "use pictures instead of words to search eBay's 1.1 billion listings."

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Image recognition in ecommerce: Visual search, product tagging and content curation

There are clear use cases for machine learning-powered image recognition in ecommerce – namely visual search, product tagging and content curation.

Fashwell is a company that provides such technology, so I asked a few questions of CEO and co-founder Matthias Dantone.

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ASOS visual search: Is it any good?

Mobile is a key area of focus for ASOS. 

It's not hard to see why - 80% of traffic to its website and 70% of orders in the UK come from mobile devices, and users reportedly spend an average of 80 minutes in the app each month.

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Screenshot of Google Site Search page comes with the warning “Google has discontinued sale/renewal of the Google Site Search since Apr 1 2017. The product will be completely shut down by April 1, 2018.”

Site search after Google – the clock is ticking to find a replacement

Websites big and small are (or should be) re-evaluating their search strategy, as Google turns its back on site search.

Both Google Search Appliance (for bigger sites and enterprise search) and Google Site Search (for smaller sites) are now on the way out.

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Four digital commerce lessons from fashion retailer Bonobos

Bonobos isn't just any menswear retailer; it's a fast-growing direct-to-consumer brand that's now on Walmart's radar for a potential $300m acquisition thanks to its savvy digital commerce tactics.

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How machine learning has made Google search results more relevant

Last year, Google announced that it was using a system called RankBrain to help guide the development of its search algorithm. 

Essentially, the aim was to provide better and more relevant search results to users.

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How six retailers are using gift guides to inspire online shoppers

If you're struggling to find the perfect gift for that weird uncle you only see once a year - don't worry.

Many of the UK’s biggest retailers are currently promoting gift guides and finders, conveniently designed to help you discover the ideal present for all.

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Eight features to appreciate on Fat Face’s new ecommerce site

Fat Face has recently relaunched its website with a brand new design.

Having previously suffered from slow load times and clunky filters – it now looks and feels far more streamlined.

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An in-depth analysis of how Expedia converts visitors into customers: Part one

$5.73bn in revenue. Nearly $400m in profit. And a market cap of over $15bn.

That’s Expedia in a nutshell.

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The week's news in digital (in five minutes)

Yes, yes, we'll be talking about Pokémon.

But also Amazon's new programmatic creative video ads, ASOS' one-hour delivery, Nissan's autonomous cars and much more.

Here's your five minute update on the week's digital news.

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Why ASOS is still leading the online retailing pack

I have been a long-time admirer of the ASOS user experience.

For over six years I have been using examples from throughout the site's end-to-end experience in training and presentations.

Dare I say ASOS is the epitome of “ecommerce best practice”?

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Top SEO tips for your international financial services websites

If you run a financial services site and are going global with your product offerings, there are key actions which will improve your sites’ SEO visibility.

Most financial websites have a global web template which is used to roll out new versions of the site.

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