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Mining the data trail people create as they travel through the Internet is a multi-billion dollar industry that is essentially geared toward one thing; finding customers. The competition for that first click is also fierce. But one click is not enough to build an empire or even sustain a small business. To stay alive and thrive, businesses have to keep their customers coming back for more. Building customer loyalty may seem simple, but it may actually be the most difficult challenge any business can face. Once a customer is won, there might be as many ways to lose them as there were to find them in the first place. Losing something hard-fought can hurt in more ways than one. That’s probably because loyalty is an emotion that has to be earned. From the businesses standpoint, earning custome

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