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Survey – fans and followers buy

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday March 17, 2010 )

A survey of 1,504 online US adults has found social media users are more likely to buy from merchants after they become fans or followers. (more…)


Images in email marketing campaigns

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday March 14, 2010 )

If you use images as the focal point of your email marketing campaigns and no accompanying non-image based text, here’s how a recipient might be seeing it. (more…)


Ebay going green-er

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday March 13, 2010 )

A few days back, eBay took some steps to further boost its green street-cred; a move that all online businesses should take note of. (more…)


Email click tracking troubles

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday March 11, 2010 )

Many merchants turn on click tracking in their newsletters and email marketing campaigns. It’s a great idea as it can provide valuable information, but it’s also another step where something can go wrong. (more…)


Blocking ad blocker users

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday March 9, 2010 )

Ad blocking software robs content sites of revenue. What if you could block those folks using ad blockers? Would you? Should you? Here’s a site that tried recently. (more…)


Press release tip – brevity is bad

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday March 6, 2010 )

I write for a few sites and have come across a common problem I believe really guts the power of a press release. (more…)


Many fingers in the ad revenue pie

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday March 2, 2010 )

Most publishers sell display ad space via ad networks for a reason – it seems more simple and saves time. But perhaps that approach is coming at a huge cost. (more…)


Google adds Facebook to real-time search

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday February 26, 2010 )

Google recently announced it is now incorporating Facebook Pages status updates in its real-time search feature. (more…)


Boosting online survey response rates

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday February 16, 2010 )

In a world where folks are getting suspect of clicking on links in emails; merchants sending out survey requests can have a bit of an uphill battle; particularly when they utilize third party survey services. (more…)


Trust, marketing & the rule of 5

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday February 13, 2010 )

When it comes to product recommendations, people don’t trust their friends and peers so much any more as in this day and age, a friend is very different to even just a decade ago and our network of peers is bigger than ever. (more…)