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Early holiday shoppers

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday October 4, 2008 )

Over 33% of US shoppers recently surveyed stated they begin holiday shopping before Thanksgiving. (more…)

Videos and Google SERPs

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday October 3, 2008 )

Either Google is experimenting again or they’ve introduced a new feature in relation to video inclusion in SERPs.. one that will affect everyone. (more…)

Email personalization bloopers

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday October 2, 2008 )

While personalization of emails is a great way of adding a human touch, sometimes it can do the exact opposite. (more…)

Mobile sites – time has come?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Wednesday October 1, 2008 )

For years, having versions of our web sites for handheld devices such as cell phones and mobile commerce (MCommerce) have been The Next Big Thing that site owners have been told they prepare for. Perhaps we finally will need to soon. (more…)

SMS usage skyrockets

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday September 30, 2008 )

According to a recent survey, the average cell-phone user in the USA sent or received 357 text messages per month in the second quarter of this year, up 450 percent from just two years ago. (more…)

Product descriptions are important

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday September 27, 2008 )

I’ve touched on this a few times over the years, but with the (ugh) holiday season looming I thought it worth another mention. Consumers don’t just want the best prices, they want to make informed choices – and that’s where product descriptions are so important. (more…)

Yahoo toolbar unsuitable for nukes

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday September 26, 2008 )

In the genre of “do not place your pet in this microwave” disclaimers and instructions comes this little ripper from Yahoo! (more…)

eBay USA dropping check support

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday September 25, 2008 )

eBay is cutting checks… out – on the US eBay anyway. They are removing support for money orders as well, plus making various other changes to payment options. (more…)

Phone tag in an online world

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday September 24, 2008 )

Never before has technology made us so inefficient in some ways, such as the case of the phone. (more…)

Easy page translation – ConveyThis

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday September 23, 2008 )

Here’s a new and very easy to implement tool you can add to your site if you’d like your pages to be available in different languages. (more…)