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Paid content survey results

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday November 17, 2009 )

Contrary to popular belief, it seems that a lot of folks might be willing to pay for online newspaper content after all according to a recent survey – if the price and content is right of course. (more…)

Asia Pacific Internet audience growth

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday November 16, 2009 )

comScore, Inc. released a survey report a few hours ago on the growth of Internet audiences in the Asia-Pacific region (more…)

Chargeback repeat offender blacklist

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday November 14, 2009 )

A free service is available to merchants to blacklist card holders who issue chargebacks without good reason. (more…)

Spam tactics in subject lines

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday November 13, 2009 )

It’s interesting to see some marketers and newsletter list owners, particularly in the information product and B2B sphere, still having to resort to tactics used by spammers to try and get their email through. If something looks like spam, it will often be treated as such. (more…)

Google Caffeine preparing for rollout

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday November 12, 2009 )

The sandbox has been taken down and the announcement has been made. Google Caffeine is headed for prime time.. soonish. Caffeine isn’t a fluffy Google app, but a major change to what is under the hood of Google search. (more…)

Twitter cybersquatting rampant

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday November 11, 2009 )

A survey of Twitter accounts for 100 big brand advertisers has found that few have ownership of the Twitter handles that correspond to the names of their companies or their brands. (more…)

Murdoch may ban Googlebot

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday November 10, 2009 )

Media baron Rupert Murdoch doesn’t seem to like Google. That may be somewhat of an understatement. (more…)

Socially conscious outsourcing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday November 9, 2009 )

Outsourcing is very prevalent among online businesses and there’s now a way to be a bit more socially conscious in the way we go about it. (more…)

Ecommerce sales go backwards

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday November 7, 2009 )

Retail ecommerce sales figures are gloomy, but the light at the end of the tunnel may not be an oncoming train. (more…)

Ecommerce conversion barrier survey

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday November 5, 2009 )

I often write on various surveys about shopping cart abandonment, but it’s often overlooked that not every person browsing our sites and using our shopping carts is at the point of being ready to purchase. (more…)