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Tranner – transactional banners

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday July 14, 2007 )

Buying directly from the banner – do you think this would work? A UK interactive communications company does and has created a combined ecommerce/advertising application around the concept. (more…)

Kids are online shoppers too

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday July 13, 2007 )

A survey of over 6,00 children aged 8-14 shows a staggering 77% of kids in this age bracket have participated in ecommerce transactions. This is not only important information for merchants, but also for parents. (more…)

Australia takes Google to court

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday July 12, 2007 )

In what’s said to be the first case of its kind in the world, The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (which enforces consumer protection and fair trading laws in the country) is taking Google to court. (more…)

Click to purchase delay

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday July 12, 2007 )

Over the past two years, the click to purchase delay time has risen by 80% according to a recent research report. (more…)

Competitions and the law

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday July 11, 2007 )

Running competitions or sweepstakes are a great way to create buzz, increase traffic to your web site and can help generate more sales, but be careful, it can be a legal minefield. (more…)

Ad hominem comments & flaming

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday July 10, 2007 )

I’ve struck the term “ad hominem” a couple of times recently in blog threads that have degraded into flame fests and was curious as to what it meant. (more…)

Still money in domain names?

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday July 8, 2007 )

So is there still money in buying domain names for resale purposes? It seems so, big bucks actually, but you’ll need to register or acquire the right ones of course. (more…)

Affiliate sales force – less is better

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday July 7, 2007 )

Noticed a dropoff in the number of companies offering affiliate programs? It’s not so much that, but more a case of how some merchants are recruiting affiliates has changed. (more…)

Where Google isn’t big

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday July 6, 2007 )

Believe it or not, there is a country where Google isn’t big, in fact it’s hardly a blip on the radar. It’s not a little known state ending in “stan” with a population of three people and 2 million goats, nor is it a country with heavy censorship. In fact, it has a population of nearly 50 million and 70% of its citizens are Internet users. (more…)

Screen resolution statistics – July 07

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday July 5, 2007 )

After finding yet another one of my favorite sites changing their design to suit 1024×768 screen resolution and higher, I thought it was time to check out some statistics on what monitor resolution most folks are running these days and whether 800×600 is still rapidly being dropped as the resolution of choice. (more…)