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Cease And Desist..Please?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday July 25, 2012 )

Cease and desist letters are usually designed to scare the crap out of the target. Jack Daniels recently took a very different approach. (more…)


Thinking China? Think Tudou And Weibo

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday July 23, 2012 )

As much as merchants in China are wanting to get their products in front of us, many local merchants are clamoring to get their wares noticed over there too. (more…)


Big Back To School Spending Predicted

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday July 21, 2012 )

After a somewhat lean back-to-school spend last year, it seems US merchants can look forward to a more profitable year this year – and the spending will start to happen earlier. (more…)


Most Search Clicks Going To Adword Ads?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday July 19, 2012 )

It seems clicks after Google search queries on terms with high commercial intent are increasingly going to Adwords ads. (more…)


Teens Ditching Email?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday July 16, 2012 )

If you’re an email marketer targeting teenagers, the news isn’t good. (more…)


Compliment Spam’s Ranking Impact

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday July 13, 2012 )

User generated content can help your SEO efforts, but if your blog is littered with complimentary comments that are really just the work of backlink spammers, you may find yourself in trouble. (more…)


Infographic Backlinks To Be Dampened?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday July 10, 2012 )

Word on SEO street is Google may discount link juice associated with infographics. (more…)


Rebel Against Social Media ‘Rules’

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday July 9, 2012 )

Most marketing articles that discuss social media talk about activities such as actively “engaging” customers, “following” others and other such time consuming tasks. (more…)


My First Assassination Threat

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday July 7, 2012 )

You come across all kinds in this crazy online world and some days it seems every psycho on the planet has my email address. I’ve been threatened in all sorts of ways, but this personal warning from a professional assassin is a first. (more…)


Social Media Disasters All Too Easy

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday June 30, 2012 )

I’m don’t consider myself a social media expert and realising that has been A Very Good Thing. (more…)