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Over 2 billion surfing the web

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday February 8, 2011 )

In just ten years; between 2000 – 2010, the number of Internet users globally grew from under 400 million to over two billion. (more…)


Double digit ecommerce growth for 2011

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday February 5, 2011 )

Online retail eclipsed $43 billion for the final quarter last year, up 11 percent over Q4 2009. (more…)


Early bird spammers

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday February 2, 2011 )

I hate spammers, but I have to give credit to them at times for their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. (more…)


In CEOs we trust

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday January 31, 2011 )

The older I get, the more cynical I become, probably as a result of what I do for a living. I’m questioning everything and everything I believe in is up for review. (more…)


The iPocalypse and IPv4 addresses

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday January 29, 2011 )

Some are calling it the ipocalypse – the point when IPv4 addresses run out – and it could happen as early as within the next couple of weeks. It may not be as dramatic as some have foreshadowed; but it’s something to look into in regard to your own online business. (more…)


SEO and nofollow – the final word

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

It seems quite a few people still think links with the nofollow attribute will pass on PageRank under certain circumstances. Here’s what a Google employee had to say on the issue: (more…)


Comment Posting Services Doing Damage

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday January 26, 2011 )

Hiring someone else to post comments? Keep them on a *very* short leash; they could land you in really, really hot water. (more…)


JCPenney To Increase Ecommerce Focus

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday January 25, 2011 )

While some major retailers complain about the effect of the Internet on their bricks and mortar operations, others are seeing opportunity – like JCPenney. (more…)


Social networks are in the toilet

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday January 24, 2011 )

Literally. Even the sanctity of the bathroom is no match for the power of social networking, with 27% of people in a recent survey stating they check Facebook while in the bathroom. (more…)


Coupon sharing

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

A major coupon site saw a 26.3% increase in traffic during December 2010 and a 27.2% jump in November. The popularity of coupons just keeps on increasing, regardless of economic conditions. (more…)