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Adsense relevancy & targeting

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday May 22, 2006 )

Don’t you just hate it when you publish an article or add a blog item only to find that the accompanying ads don’t seem to match?

Here’s a solution.. (more…)

Web marketing salary survey

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday May 21, 2006 )

As online marketers, it’s an odd environment we find ourselves working in. Many of us work from home offices in countries outside of where our employers are located. Wages, employment conditions and such can become quite a gray issue.

Have you ever wondered what the work you do is valued at (more…)

Social networks growth/stickiness

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday May 20, 2006 )

A recent report on social networking examines the spectacular growth and stickiness of the most popular services. Stickiness is a term referring to the ability of a site to retain clients, members or visitors and to have them (more…)

RSS ad & content report

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday May 19, 2006 )

The RSS advertising industry is still very much a fledgling affair, but there’s a few companies around who provide very interesting data that’s well worth keeping an eye on. (more…)

Microconsultancy – revenue option

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday May 18, 2006 )

I haunt a lot of research company sites in order to get ideas and reference material for some of what I post on this blog and publish in my articles. Excerpts that these companies provide for free contain really valuable information, but to buy the full reports can cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

On my usual rounds tonight, (more…)

World Vision eLetter program

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday May 17, 2006 )

A little off topic, but it always heartens me to see online technology being put to *really* good use instead of things that whirr and spin and go “bing”!

Our family has been involved with World Vision for around 3 years now; (more…)

Repeat visit = purchase

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday May 16, 2006 )

Most of us know that people who return to our sites convert better, but by how much?

The results of a survey of close to 240 million visits to online retailers during the first three months of this year shows (more…)

Eeek! PPC ad safety questioned

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday May 15, 2006 )

Just what the PPC (Pay Per Click) industry needed – first it was incensed advertisers suing over click fraud rates, now it’s a well known security firm stating that sponsored results (PPC ads) contained *more* dangerous sites than organic results. (more…)

Profile tracking – MySpace Pt.4

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday May 13, 2006 )

The mystery has been solved. As mentioned in my last post on MySpace, I’ve been seeing a stack of referrals to this blog resulting from search engine queries on the term: (more…)

IE 7 search box – DOJ approved

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday May 13, 2006 )

It seems that Google’s antitrust complaint about Internet Explorer 7’s search box defaulting to MSN has fallen on deaf ears at the Justice department. (more…)