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Content crucial on ecommerce sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday June 14, 2010 )

Ecommerce sites can tend to be a little light on content past product descriptions that have often been duplicated elsewhere. Online shoppers and search engines want more content, and more of it original. (more…)

Outbound spam costing ISP’s a bundle

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday June 13, 2010 )

Nearly ten years ago, spam represented roughly one in six email messages. I still remember the days of getting a single spam message and being totally outraged. Nowadays spam represents in excess of 80% of all email. The overall absolute volume of spam is increasing every 12-18 months and outbound spam is costing ISP’s dearly. (more…)

Survey – coupon users spend more

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday June 12, 2010 )

One-third of online shoppers polled in a recent survey said they generally use coupon sites while shopping online. (more…)

Twitter to “wrap” links

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday June 11, 2010 )

Twitter is working towards addressing security threats posed by some shortened links – and collecting a bunch of data in the process. (more…)

Internet grows by 1 million domains

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday June 9, 2010 )

According to the latest Domain Name Brief from Verisign, the Internet grew by 1 million domain names in the first quarter of 2010. (more…)

Google reported to Australian police

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday June 6, 2010 )

I wonder if Google founders Serge and Larry ever envisioned this happening as they were tinkering away in a garage in the 90’s on their search engine. The Australian Federal Government has requested the Australian Federal Police investigate Google in related to alleged privacy breaches. (more…)

IP addresses running out?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday June 5, 2010 )

An article on CNN says an IP address shortage looming with new IP numbers running out in as little as 18 months – or will they? (more…)

Google Bing-ified as Chrome OS nears

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday June 4, 2010 )

The changes at Google are again flowing thick and fast, with the latest having more to do with personalization – and some directly challenging Microsoft in more than one way. (more…)

Google’s long tail search changes

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday May 30, 2010 )

Noticed a change in your Google traffic this month but can’t pinpoint what it is? Maybe the answer lies in the long tail. (more…)

Comment quality – the tide is turning?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday May 29, 2010 )

It seems some major sites are rethinking how they deal with user comments after increasing numbers of attention-seekers litter comment threads with, well, crap. (more…)