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Google – Fresh Is Best

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday October 6, 2012 )

Do you have a stack of stale content kicking around your sites? I know I do. It would probably be wise to freshen it up a little. (more…)

Are DDOS Attacks “Free Speech”?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday October 5, 2012 )

I shudder any time I see the term “freedom of speech” these days as the person calling for it usually doesn’t want the responsibility that comes with it. (more…)

Google’s Exact Match Domain Smackdown

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday October 2, 2012 )

Google has decided to try and weed out low quality web sites ranking highly on the basis of being an exact match domain (EMD). (more…)

What Mobile Users Want

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday September 29, 2012 )

A survey of 1,088 US adult smartphone Internet users in July 2012 on behalf of Google reveals what mobile users want – and there’s no real surprises. (more…)

Ecommerce Sites Getting Slower

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday September 25, 2012 )

Gains made in Internet access speed and enhancements to browsers have been eroded by clunky web sites. (more…)

Daily Deals Not Dead

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday September 21, 2012 )

The rumor of the demise of daily deals appears to have been exaggerated. If anything, the amount spent on daily deals, instant deals and flash sales has skyrocketed this year. (more…)

Google’s ‘Zombie’ Keywords Meta Tag

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday September 20, 2012 )

A zombie is someone who returns from the dead, but doesn’t return quite the same. Google’s just done something similar in relation to the keywords meta tag; but at least it won’t eat brains. (more…)

Online Ad Spend – My How You’ve Grown

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday September 18, 2012 )

Ever wondered how many ad dollars are spent on each Internet user on average? (more…)

Ask Me Again In 5 Minutes

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday September 17, 2012 )

Hate those site surveys that pop up in your face as soon as you arrive on a site? You’re not alone. (more…)

Twitter Karma

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday September 12, 2012 )

An Australian footballer incensed by distasteful remarks directed towards him on Twitter has had to eat a sizeable chunk of humble pie. (more…)