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Can Google Authorship Kill Traffic?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday May 31, 2013 )

I’ve just read a very interesting report on one site owner’s experience with having their headshot next to Google listings. (more…)


What is native advertising?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday May 29, 2013 )

The definition of native advertising will depend on who you ask – but here’s a stab at putting an explanation to the label. (more…)


The Changing Face Of Link Building

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday May 22, 2013 )

Link building is certainly changing – as is who the link builders are. (more…)


Extreme Puffery Pays Off

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday May 15, 2013 )

An Australian man with no previous career copywriting experience has found himself the center of attention after posting a rather unique classified ad. (more…)


Auto Play Sound Still A No-No

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday May 5, 2013 )

Don’t do it. Don’t let your advertisers do it either. (more…)


How Has Google Profiled You?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday April 27, 2013 )

Google has made some interesting assumptions about my online habits, some of them way off the mark. What about you? (more…)


Email Marketing Benchmarks – 2012

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday April 23, 2013 )

How does your email marketing open rates and CTR’s stack up against others? Some insights here. (more…)


Emails With 100% Open Rates

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday April 11, 2013 )

Yes, it has happened – but it was around the dawn of (World Wide Web) time. (more…)


Google Publishes Quality Rating Guidelines

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday March 4, 2013 )

While many in the SEO industry have had “leaked” copies for some time; Google has now released a copy of its much discussed Search Quality Rating Guidelines for all to download. (more…)


Video Abandonment

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday February 26, 2013 )

If there’s one thing I hate more than pre-roll ads on videos; it’s when the video clip I actually want to see doesn’t load after the ad. (more…)