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Search Query Length Statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday October 19, 2011 )

Data from Experian Hitwise shows search query lengths of 8 words or more increased 3% in September. It’s a reminder that not all search traffic focuses on one and two keyword searches. (more…)


Ad Clicking Often A Matter Of Trust

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday October 4, 2011 )

A recent survey of nearly a thousand people found 21% don’t click on online ads as they being hit with a computer virus and another 17% stated they don’t trust ads to be truthful. (more…)


Beware Of Review Services

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday September 27, 2011 )

I received an email recently from a company offering to post positive reviews of my sites and products. I’m sure many other folks are getting these too. (more…)


Best Time To Post On Facebook

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday September 18, 2011 )

Have you every experimented with posting to your Facebook page at different times of the day to determine if it makes a difference to engagement? For retailers, it might be something worth looking into. (more…)


Free shipping still a favorite

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday September 15, 2011 )

Three quarters of consumers recently surveyed said free shipping would encourage them to purchase more products online. (more…)


Shared link life span

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday September 9, 2011 )

How long does a shared link get attention for? The folks at Bit.ly, a popular URL shortening service, have provided some insights. (more…)


German State Bans Facebook Like Button

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday August 23, 2011 )

Web sites operating from the German state of Schleswig-Holstein using the Facebook “like” button will face hefty fines after the end of September this year. (more…)


Facebook Questions mini-survey feature

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday August 15, 2011 )

If you’re looking to do a little more with your business’s Facebook page, consider Facebook Questions’ mini-survey feature. (more…)


Twitter’s Indirect Traffic Boosting Power

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday July 31, 2011 )

If you’ve been using Twitter for a while and unimpressed with the amount of traffic you’re receiving; you may be getting more visitors to your site as a result of tweeting than you think. (more…)


Fake reviews from backlink services

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday July 10, 2011 )

Cheap and nasty backlink services are increasingly using fake customer reviews as the carrier for their link spamming – and the practice could see the online businesses and agencies that hire them in very hot water. (more…)