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Google Plus Pages Open To Business

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday November 8, 2011 )

The long wait is over – businesses can now set up a Google+ profile. (more…)


Google’s Fresh Algo Tweak

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday November 4, 2011 )

Google announced yesterday it was making a significant tweak to its ranking algorithm that will impact over a third of searches. (more…)


Yahoo! Mail Visualization

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday October 29, 2011 )

Curious about how much mail Yahoo processes a second or the percentage of users in Oceania? Yahoo! Mail Visualization can tell you that and much more. (more…)


Is Buying Google +1’s Illegal?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday October 27, 2011 )

Some companies buy Facebook likes or Google +1’s to make themselves seem more popular than they really are. Questions of ethics aside, it could perhaps also be illegal. (more…)


Organic Vs. Paid Search Listing Clicks

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday October 22, 2011 )

If you’re not buying ads on search engine results pages, how much traffic are you missing? (more…)


Search Query Length Statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday October 19, 2011 )

Data from Experian Hitwise shows search query lengths of 8 words or more increased 3% in September. It’s a reminder that not all search traffic focuses on one and two keyword searches. (more…)


Australia Post Gears Up For Online

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday October 11, 2011 )

Australia’s postal service is seeing a drop in business in some aspects and a boom in others, all because of the Internet. (more…)


Ad Clicking Often A Matter Of Trust

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday October 4, 2011 )

A recent survey of nearly a thousand people found 21% don’t click on online ads as they being hit with a computer virus and another 17% stated they don’t trust ads to be truthful. (more…)


Google Chrome’s Rapid Rise

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday October 2, 2011 )

I haven’t been paying much attention to the latest in the browser wars over the past couple of months, but it seems Google Chrome is predicted to pinch FireFox’s no.2 position soon. (more…)


Beware Of Review Services

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday September 27, 2011 )

I received an email recently from a company offering to post positive reviews of my sites and products. I’m sure many other folks are getting these too. (more…)