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Amazon pulling plug on PPC affiliates

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday April 7, 2009 )

Amazon has announced it will no longer pay affiliate commissions to affiliates that use pay-per-click programs on search engines. (more…)

Spam rebounds

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday April 5, 2009 )

After a major spam platform was taken out last year, it seems the spammers have regrouped and our favorite form of email on the rise again. (more…)

Coupons – not just for old farts

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday April 3, 2009 )

When we think of coupon clippers, we might often think of penny-pinching folks who left their “youth” a while back.. say those over the age of 35, like me. That’s not the case according to a recent survey. (more…)

Google “mini” SiteLinks

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday April 2, 2009 )

Most of us would be familiar with Google site links (SiteLinks), but the mighty G appears to be toying with a new feature – mini site links. (more…)

Need venture capital? Google Ventures

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Wednesday April 1, 2009 )

There’s so many good ideas out there yet so little cash to go around at the moment it seems. Google to the rescue once again. (more…)

The end of Encarta

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday March 31, 2009 )

Growing up, I was privileged to have a set of Funk and Wagnalls encyclopedias thanks to my parents. While the F&W’s weren’t as costly as Brittanica, they still weren’t cheap by any means – my parents had to work hard to provide me with that resource. The volumes also took a up a lot of space, pretty much a full bookshelf by the time the yearly world books were added. (more…)

Firefox – not so secure

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday March 27, 2009 )

Back in my Moz/Firefox hating days, one of the points I used to argue the most was the “it’s more secure” fanboy cry. (more…)

What the font???

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday March 26, 2009 )

Have you ever seen a font you just gotta have, but haven’t been able to locate it as you didn’t know the name of it? (more…)

Facebook statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday March 25, 2009 )

Just a year or two ago, I might have been rattling off some MySpace statistics (MyWho?); but as Facebook is the golden-haired child of the moment, lets take a peek at some of their numbers. (more…)

The Frog Is Boiled

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday March 24, 2009 )

It’s the first time I’ve ever seen the “f” word (no, not frog) in an article on AdvertisingAge, but I guess it’s a sign of the times. (more…)