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Two types of computer users

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday June 28, 2010 )

I remember my first computer teacher relaying this very important piece of wisdom. “There are two types of computer users – those who have lost their data and those about to.” (more…)

Keep it simple for Facebook

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday June 27, 2010 )

It seems the old KISS principle certainly applies when aiming to get articles shared via Facebook. (more…)

Social links in email marketing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday June 26, 2010 )

Are you including links to your social network profiles in your email newsletters and marketing campaigns? If not, perhaps you should be. (more…)

Google’s NewsPass – an olive branch?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday June 22, 2010 )

There is no love lost between Google and some newspapers. Rupert Murdoch’s decision to ban Google from indexing content shows the level of contempt some in the industry have towards the Mighty G. But Google might have a solution to keep everyone (well some) happy. (more…)

“Secret” search engine strategies

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday June 21, 2010 )

If you had a killer tactic that generated bundles of search engine traffic, would you sell it to others? Maybe, but only if it satisfied one of two criteria. (more…)

Bing-ified Yahoo results by August?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday June 20, 2010 )

According to a recent presentation relating to the Microsoft and Yahoo! Search Alliance, August/September may see the full rollout of Bing powered Yahoo! search results. (more…)

The fragility of reputation

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday June 19, 2010 )

The old saying goes “good news travels fast, bad news even faster” and in this online age, the former can travel at blistering speed as a major Australian brand recently discovered. (more…)

Wikileaks founder in hiding

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday June 18, 2010 )

Running a web site can be hazardous to your health – and I’m not just talking about posture, nicotine or caffeine related issues. The Australian founder of whistleblower site Wikileaks is fearing for his life. (more…)

Google Chrome browser usage statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday June 17, 2010 )

Google Chrome is really becoming a browser to watch. I was looking at the browser statistics of a few sites I monitor and was surprised to discover how much market share Chrome is starting to grab. (more…)

Cart abandonment unstoppable

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday June 15, 2010 )

A recent study finds that even with the best shopping cart processes, high levels of cart abandonment is something we just need to come to terms with. (more…)