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We miss you, valued customer

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday December 1, 2010 )

That was the subject line of an email I received recently. It wasn’t spam, it was from a merchant I’ve spent a bit of cash with. Obviously I’m not missed enough if they don’t know my name :). (more…)

2010 Black Friday online spending stats

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday November 28, 2010 )

It seems that the U.S online retail sector had an impressive Black Friday 2010, with double digit growth on 2009. (more…)

Australia to tax o/s online purchases?

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday November 26, 2010 )

In Australia, consumers can currently buy goods online from overseas merchants up to a certain amount without being slugged with our 10% goods and services tax. That may be about to change as the penny has dropped with retailers that people do buy stuff from beyond our shores over the Interwebs.. and a lot of it. (more…)

Problem page? Try a Google SiteMap

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday November 23, 2010 )

Ever had a page that no matter what you did with it, Google just didn’t seem to like it? An XML sitemap might be the way to go to turn that frown upside down. (more…)

Survey: what online shoppers want

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday November 20, 2010 )

A recent study has found rich media and personalization are critical to establishing brand loyalty and that regular online shoppers are more likely to want advanced shopping cart features. (more…)

Proposal writing – gauging your audience

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday November 19, 2010 )

Show me a proposal that is full of eye popping images and light on content, I’ll show you a company that’s not getting the contract…from me anyway. (more…)

Survey: 2010 holiday gift spending to rise

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday November 18, 2010 )

A survey has found Americans are estimating their holiday shopping spend to be well up on last year. (more…)

Dial a domain

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday November 17, 2010 )

You’re out and about and want to call a company, but don’t have the number on your phone – what to do? A new option is domain dialing. (more…)

Blogging isn’t just about traffic

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Sunday November 14, 2010 )

Would you bother blogging even if you knew it wouldn’t attract many visitors on a regular basis? It can be very beneficial – and here’s why. (more…)

Adrank, Ad Auctions & Adsense payments

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday November 13, 2010 )

AdSense is the publisher side of Google’s Adwords network and provides income to millions of site owners. Google pays publishers a share of what a merchant pays per click. But what determines how much a merchant pays for each click and which ads appear on a publisher’s site? (more…)