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Turning around time burglars

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday June 30, 2009 )

Have you ever had an ongoing debate with a customer or peer via email that’s sucked up a lot of your time and wound up being more frustrating than fruitful? Here’s how to turn it into something more constructive and possibly profitable. (more…)

Affiliate fraud warning

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday June 29, 2009 )

Affiliate programs are a great way for merchants to mobilize a large sales force with minimum outlay, particularly if the program is handled in-house; however, there are hazards. (more…)

Automated spell checking for sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday June 27, 2009 )

Being your own proof reader is fraught with hazards. This tool may help. (more…)

PCI compliance update

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday June 26, 2009 )

Starting next year, credit card accepting online merchants doing business in Nevada will need to be PCI compliant. What many merchants may not realize that regardless of where they are, they probably already have a contractual obligation for PCI compliance, (more…)

Fully loaded – humor in advertising

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday June 24, 2009 )

The world of marketing can be a rather serious place. Times are tough and a good laugh is always appreciated. However, if you can turn that laughter into profits, even better. (more…)

Google enhances Flash indexing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday June 20, 2009 )

Google announced yesterday improvements that should see better indexing of Flash components. (more…)

Twitter’s looming demise?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday June 19, 2009 )

In Australia we have a term “tall poppy syndrome” and it seems that Twitter has become one of its victims. (more…)

Partner canvassing and attachments

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday June 17, 2009 )

I’ve often said that friends don’t send friends large attachments (without warning); but that extends to business owners seeking partners or publicity too. (more…)

Internet Explorer 8 bugs

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday June 16, 2009 )

If you’re a web developer used to using Firefox and you’ve assumed that Internet Explorer 8 will be pretty much the same compatibility-wise as IE7 in terms of how pages display, think again. (more…)

Ad overkill works

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday June 14, 2009 )

Why do well known brands continue to advertise? Not only because it works to attract new customers and reminds existing ones about the brand, but it’s also a signal of strength. (more…)