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The Semantic Web – Web 3.0

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday July 28, 2007 )

Hold onto your hats – Web 3.0 is closing in, aka The Semantic Web…. The whosit web? What’s this all about? (more…)


Minor cart tweaks increase sales

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday July 27, 2007 )

I’ve just been reading an interesting study on how an online retailer made a few simple changes to their shopping cart and reaped the benefits through dramatically increased conversions. (more…)


Scrolling text box trick

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday July 26, 2007 )

Uber-quick post tonight. Ever wanted to create a scrolling text box where the visitor isn’t able to delete or type over any of the text? It’s very easy to do. (more…)


Historical pricing for banner ads

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday July 25, 2007 )

$50 CPM for 468×60 banners – does that sound like a publisher/affiliate’s pipe dream? That sort of price was regularly achieved by many sites just prior to the dot-com bubble bursting. (more…)


Startup capital and microloans

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday July 24, 2007 )

When you see the millions of dollars in grants, venture capital and loans floating around for online ventures, it can get pretty frustrating if just a few thousand dollars stands between you and your online dreams. (more…)


Search engine to offer more privacy

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday July 22, 2007 )

Search engine company Ask.com recently announced it will be implementing a new feature allowing searchers increased control over their privacy when running searches. (more…)


Online back to school buying

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday July 21, 2007 )

More parents will head online for back-to-school purchases this year than last year and associated spending overall is expected to top $18 billion, according to a National Retail Federation survey. (more…)


Comment relish

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday July 19, 2007 )

Relish comments? Let your readers know you do with this handy WordPress plugin. (more…)


Holiday & occasion marketing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday July 18, 2007 )

No, not *the* holidays; talk of that sort of marketing gets earlier and earlier each year, but even July is probably a little too early to start the frenzy of related discussion that invariably occurs. I’m referring to other holidays and special occasions – and not necessarily the ones of your own country. (more…)


Simple subscription boosting tip

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday July 15, 2007 )

With all the whizz-bang marketing tools around; often it’s the very simple (yet free) strategies we overlook that can help increase newsletter subscriptions. (more…)