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Vale Douglas Engelbart, The Mousefather

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday July 4, 2013 )

When we think of the people behind computing and the Internet, certain names spring to mind. Douglas Engelbart likely wouldn’t be one of them, but should be. (more…)


Social Signals And Google Rankings

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday July 2, 2013 )

While it stresses that correlation does not equal causation; a new study indicates social signals have a strong presence in top ranking pages. (more…)


Stop Forum Spam – A Useful Tool

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday June 29, 2013 )

It can sometimes be tricky to judge whether a first time poster is a spammer. Stop Forum Spam can help you discern spam from ham. (more…)


Subject Line Analysis Report

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday June 26, 2013 )

A study based on trends in the performance of subject lines in 90,000 email campaigns (2.2 billion emails) has been released. (more…)


Australian Online Shopping Mainstream

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday June 21, 2013 )

It really wasn’t all that long ago people would see my email address and ask “what’s that?”. (more…)


Threats And Harassment Online Are Crimes

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday June 20, 2013 )

Forum debates can often degrade into slinging matches – and worse. (more…)


Email Marketing Personalization Often Annoying

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday June 18, 2013 )

A recent survey has found poorly executed personalised emails are common – and annoying. (more…)


PRISM – It’s Nothing New

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday June 11, 2013 )

I was surprised by the reaction after some details of the US Government’s PRISM program was revealed. (more…)


Australian Government Blocks 250,000 Web Sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday June 9, 2013 )

What is it about the concept of shared IP’s that government agencies do not understand? (more…)


Internet Retailers Excelling

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday June 4, 2013 )

Consumers have given high marks to online merchants in relation to customer satisfaction. (more…)