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Evil Google shareholders

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

Perhaps Google needs to clue in some of its shareholders on the company’s “don’t be evil” motto. (more…)

Facebook comment plugin – troll killer?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday April 10, 2011 )

Is Facebook’s comment plugin a way to help stomp troll comments or perhaps kill conversation generally – or a bit of both? (more…)

Expensive gas is good for ecommerce

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday April 7, 2011 )

According to the latest MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse report, ecommerce in March recorded strong growth – and high prices at the gas pump may have contributed. (more…)

Press release emails – keep them lean

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday April 5, 2011 )

Everyone wants their press release noticed by publishers and sometimes it will be – for the wrong reasons – and as such, won’t be published. (more…)

Affiliate programs – watch out for leaks

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday April 2, 2011 )

Commission leaks are an unfortunate part of affiliate marketing, but if a merchant is using decent software; it shouldn’t be so much an issue. It’s surprising how many merchants still don’t. (more…)

Google launches Page Speed Online

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday April 1, 2011 )

Google has just unveiled a handy tool that examines web pages and makes suggestions as to how their load speed can be improved. (more…)

Parrot comments

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday March 30, 2011 )

As more online businesses take to blog commenting to boost traffic and in the hope of doing the same with search rankings, increasing numbers are going about it the wrong way and wondering why their comments aren’t published. (more…)

Small businesses and online marketing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday March 27, 2011 )

What is small business in the USA up to in terms of online marketing? Here’s a glimpse. (more…)

Abandoned shopping cart follow up

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday March 16, 2011 )

More merchants are following up on abandoned shopping cart sessions than last year. (more…)

Australia’s hardware war heads online

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday March 14, 2011 )

Some Australians *may* soon get a better online experience in regard to buying hardware, thanks to a battle between Bunnings and Woolworths for supremacy in the sector. It’s another flag for established Australian brands to fully embrace the Internet and ecommerce, rather than doing the bare minimum in terms of participation. (more…)