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Cross border ecommerce handbook

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday August 7, 2010 )

If you’re a U.S based online merchant looking to increase your Canadian customer base, this comprehensive free handbook is for you. (more…)

Google Earth is watching

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday August 5, 2010 )

Considering installing a pool or shed without the proper council permits? Be careful, Google Earth is watching. (more…)

The big pay per click spenders

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday August 4, 2010 )

If staying on top of a pay per click budget of a few thousand dollars a month is daunting enough, imagine managing a $5 million a month pay per click budget. (more…)

Beware of forum posting services

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday August 3, 2010 )

I’ve touched on this before, but it’s a practice still rife, so I thought it worth mentioning it again as it can save your company cash and harassment. (more…)

Kindle is carving it up

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday August 1, 2010 )

If you visited Amazon’s press release page at the moment, you could be forgiven in thinking you had hit the Kindle-specific press release page as the device is mentioned so often. Ebooks are turning into very big business for Amazon and others. (more…)

Monitor resolution and browser statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday July 31, 2010 )

It’s been a full year since I took much note of what screen resolution folks are running their monitors at. Here’s the latest, along with browser statistics. (more…)

Credit card expiry reminders

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday July 29, 2010 )

If you’re running a subscription service, do you send out credit card expiry email reminders? If not, maybe you should. (more…)

The power of a no.1 search ranking

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday July 28, 2010 )

A no.1 ranking on a popular keyword or phrase in search engine results not only brings a ton of traffic, but instant credibility it seems. (more…)

Email marketing trumps social media

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday July 25, 2010 )

A recent survey designed to determine shoppers’ retail promotion preferences found consumers prefer receiving promotions via email. (more…)

Facebook hits half a billion users

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday July 24, 2010 )

On Wednesday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced 500 million people are actively using his social networking service. (more…)