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Google introduces domain blocking

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday March 12, 2011 )

We all have sites we love to hate (or just plain despise) for many and varied reasons. Google has rolled out a feature that allows you to block domains in search query results. (more…)


EU introducing tough laws on cookies

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday March 10, 2011 )

Online business is likely about to get a whole lot harder for some UK publishers, affiliates and advertisers due to new laws relating to cookies. (more…)


Stop touching your customers

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday March 7, 2011 )

Dang, I hate some of the jargon that pops up in marketing. I’ve added “touching” to the must-die list. (more…)


Yahoo’s 16th Birthday

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday March 6, 2011 )

At the beginning of this month Yahoo! turned 16. Was it a sweet 16 or bittersweet? (more…)


Republish and thrive

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday March 1, 2011 )

The old mantra of “publish or die” isn’t just reserved for academia, it can apply to content sites too. (more…)


Google’s “Farmer” Update

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday February 27, 2011 )

Noticed a change in your US traffic patterns recently? Aside from the President’s Day holiday weekend, it may be due to the latest algorithmic tweak from Google. (more…)


Anniversary email – subtle marketing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday February 19, 2011 )

I received an email from eBay Australia the other day, acknowledging I had been a member for ten years. Even for a slightly jaded and somewhat cynical person such as myself, I thought it a nice touch – and it was all in the delivery. (more…)


A hard lesson in SEO

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday February 17, 2011 )

The incident was widely reported, but I thought I would make mention of it as it is important in relation to search engine optimization. (more…)


Why people unsubscribe and unfollow

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday February 13, 2011 )

What turns people off from staying on an email marketing list or following a company on a social network? A new survey report reveals some interesting insights. (more…)


Paging Dr. Google

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday February 10, 2011 )

The great thing about the Internet is all the information available to us – it can also be the worst thing about the Internet. (more…)