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Ransomware Attacks Increase

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday October 30, 2012 )

A number of Australian businesses have been the victim of ransomware attacks co-ordinated by organized crime gangs. (more…)

Site Design Revamps, SEO And Genitalia

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday October 25, 2012 )

What’s the connection you ask? Read on and all will be revealed (no genitalia pics, I promise). (more…)

Yelp Outs Businesses Buying Reviews

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday October 23, 2012 )

I’m not a big fan of most consumer review sites, but it’s good to see Yelp cracking down on fake/paid consumer reviews – and in a less than subtle way. (more…)

Google Unveils Disavow Links Tool

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday October 20, 2012 )

Received an “unnatural links” warning from Google? Getting rid of their effect may be made a little easier with Google’s new “disavow links” tool (but there are a few caveats). (more…)

Pinterest Inspires Shoppers – And Shopping

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday October 18, 2012 )

Pinterest appears to be light years ahead of Facebook in terms of helping people “find” what they want to buy. (more…)

Email Marketing Frequency – Pizza Wars

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday October 16, 2012 )

How many emails a week is too many? (more…)

Government Departments Need Email Lessons

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday October 11, 2012 )

I deleted 3 very important emails from a government department recently due to the sender not understanding basic email good practices. (more…)

Aligning Email Marketing With Online Shoppers

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday October 10, 2012 )

It seems many merchants still aren’t taking notice of the time of day when their customers are active on their web sites. (more…)

The Alan Jones Experience

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday October 9, 2012 )

There are plenty of lessons to be learned by small business from Australian broadcaster Alan Jones’ current crisis – even if he doesn’t appear to be learning himself. (more…)

Don’t Let Pedo Spam Become The Norm

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday October 8, 2012 )

I’ve become desensitized to a lot of crap on the web, but stuff involving children is a different matter. (more…)