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Australian government to censor web

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday November 1, 2008 )

While Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are moving towards safeguarding online freedom of speech and privacy, the Australian government is preparing to block “undesirable” online content from reaching Australian users. (more…)

Traffic to retail sites down

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday October 31, 2008 )

Is your traffic down on last year even though your search engine rankings are still solid? While it may not put bucks in the bank; if yours is a retailer site, you can rest assured you’re not alone. (more…)

Free site search

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday October 30, 2008 )

Web sites are like rabbits in the sense that pages tend to grow in numbers very quickly. For example, this site was originally just a few pages with links to resources for my clients, but over the years it’s grown to over 1300 on the main site. (more…)

The death of blogging?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday October 27, 2008 )

A writer for Wired recently offered some interesting advice about blogging. “Don’t. And if you’ve already got one, pull the plug.” (more…)

SMS vs email marketing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday October 25, 2008 )

For years now, marketing via mobile phones has been “the next big thing”. Looks like it may remain in limbo for a while longer according to this recent survey. (more…)

Holiday shopping forecast update

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday October 23, 2008 )

In keeping with the general messages of gloom and doom, the online world is not looking as sparkly in terms of sales growth this holiday season according to forecast updates just out. But let’s keep this in perspective. (more…)

Credit card fraud sting nets 56

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday October 22, 2008 )

The FBI and international law enforcement agencies recenty provided details on a sting operation that resulted in 56 arrests in relation to credit card fraud. (more…)

Guys and the Internet

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday October 21, 2008 )

A survey of over five hundred males aged 18‐34 who access the Internet at least once per month has found that 69% say they can’t live without the Internet. (more…)

Articles you may have missed

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday October 20, 2008 )

In case you only keep up to date on what’s new on TTB via the RSS feed, here’s a listing of ecommerce and marketing articles that have been published or updated on the main site in recent months: (more…)

Online ads to weather crisis?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday October 18, 2008 )

A recent survey of over 600 advertising professionals has shown many executives have already altered budgets to take into account the current financial crisis. There’s bad news of course.. but also some good news. (more…)