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Press release tip – brevity is bad

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday March 6, 2010 )

I write for a few sites and have come across a common problem I believe really guts the power of a press release. (more…)

Choosing web site images

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday March 4, 2010 )

I’m graphically challenged. That’s abundantly apparent. I prefer to focus on text. However, I do believe images play an incredibly important role on a web site. If you’re like me, how do you go about choosing images? (more…)

Many fingers in the ad revenue pie

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday March 2, 2010 )

Most publishers sell display ad space via ad networks for a reason – it seems more simple and saves time. But perhaps that approach is coming at a huge cost. (more…)

Facebook routes email to wrong users

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday February 27, 2010 )

Imagine intending to send an email to someone and it winds up going to someone different. Misdirected communications have brought down many a celebrity, politician and company. (more…)

Google adds Facebook to real-time search

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday February 26, 2010 )

Google recently announced it is now incorporating Facebook Pages status updates in its real-time search feature. (more…)

Communicating during downtime

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday February 25, 2010 )

As a web site owner, there’s nothing worse than your site or an essential service like a shopping cart or email application being down and the service provider isn’t communicating. (more…)

“Easy pay” web publishing model

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday February 24, 2010 )

Monetizing online content is never easy if you’re looking for big bucks. Many big name newspapers are considering paid access models and now the IAB board of directors chairman is suggesting a broader implementation of paid content. (more…)

Over 50 million tweets served – a day

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday February 23, 2010 )

Kevin Weil, the Analytics Lead at Twitter, has revealed some interesting stats about Twitter activity. (more…)

Facebook eclipses Yahoo traffic

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday February 20, 2010 )

Facebook has blasted past Yahoo as the number two most popular site in the USA. (more…)

Boosting online survey response rates

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday February 16, 2010 )

In a world where folks are getting suspect of clicking on links in emails; merchants sending out survey requests can have a bit of an uphill battle; particularly when they utilize third party survey services. (more…)