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Twitter’s Indirect Traffic Boosting Power

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday July 31, 2011 )

If you’ve been using Twitter for a while and unimpressed with the amount of traffic you’re receiving; you may be getting more visitors to your site as a result of tweeting than you think. (more…)

Google’s Free Page Speed Service

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday July 30, 2011 )

Google has been encouraging site owners to increase the load time speed of pages for some time. Now the company is offering a free service to speed up our sites without having to rewrite a single line of code. (more…)

Australians To Spend $13.6 Billion Online

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday July 26, 2011 )

According to new research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and Frost & Sullivan, Australians will spend more than $13.6 billion online this year and an increasing amount of online purchases will be made outside our own shores. (more…)

Consumers More Wary About Spending

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday July 23, 2011 )

They say those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it and it looks like the GFC has taught some harsh lessons that aren’t being forgotten too soon – which will make online business a little more challenging. (more…)

Google Effects On Human Memory

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday July 17, 2011 )

Nearly 4 years ago, I mentioned my failing short term memory and questioned if my reliance on the Internet was part of the cause rather than perhaps a case of early onset Alzheimers. A recent study shows the former may be the case. (more…)

Fake reviews from backlink services

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday July 10, 2011 )

Cheap and nasty backlink services are increasingly using fake customer reviews as the carrier for their link spamming – and the practice could see the online businesses and agencies that hire them in very hot water. (more…)

California’s Affiliate Nexus Tax

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday July 5, 2011 )

They say there are two things you can be sure of in life – death and taxes; but at least you only die once. California’s new tax ruling is going to see many affiliates in the state doing it tough. (more…)

Firefox Flatlines, Chrome Climbs

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday June 27, 2011 )

Internet Explorer and Firefox have both continued to lose market in recent months to Google Chrome and Apple Safari. (more…)

Social networking and our lives

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday June 19, 2011 )

It only seems like yesterday Facebook was a closed shop and MySpace ruled the roost. Things have changed, as has the impact of social networks on our lives generally. (more…)

Social Commerce Survey Results

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday June 9, 2011 )

A recent survey of over 1,700 consumers looked at shopping activity and its relationship to activity on social sites and tools such as Facebook, Twitter and customer reviews. (more…)