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Clever Link Request Scam

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday August 21, 2013 )

I read an interesting link request today that wasn’t all that it seemed. (more…)


Consumers Cool With Retargeting

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday August 18, 2013 )

An increasing number of consumers are aware of retargeting – and most don’t mind it. (more…)


A Rethink On Email Subject Line Length

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday August 12, 2013 )

I’ve developed a new habit when scanning through the many emails I receive; one I didn’t realise I had picked up until today – and its changing my thinking about subject line length. (more…)


Google Authorship ‘Theft’ Impacting Rankings?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday August 10, 2013 )

Google’s Authorship feature may be having some nasty effects. (more…)


Google Updates ‘Link Scheme’ Definitions

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday August 3, 2013 )

Building links? You probably want to be aware of some changes Google has made to how it defines a ‘link scheme’. (more…)


Ad Spend Per User

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday July 21, 2013 )

How much are advertisers collectively spending to reach each US online user annually? (more…)


Die, Infographics – Die

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday July 13, 2013 )

In 2011, I lamented infographics. Nothing has changed in nearly two years and I had hoped they would be a threatened species by now. (more…)


Social Signals And Google Rankings

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday July 2, 2013 )

While it stresses that correlation does not equal causation; a new study indicates social signals have a strong presence in top ranking pages. (more…)


Subject Line Analysis Report

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday June 26, 2013 )

A study based on trends in the performance of subject lines in 90,000 email campaigns (2.2 billion emails) has been released. (more…)


Email Marketing Personalization Often Annoying

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday June 18, 2013 )

A recent survey has found poorly executed personalised emails are common – and annoying. (more…)