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Yahoo and Bing gain, Google loses share

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday September 19, 2010 )

It’s certainly not a sky is falling result for Google, however, it does point to the Yahoo! and Bing search alliance starting to pay dividends. (more…)


Overused words in press releases

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday September 18, 2010 )

I’m guilty of using particular buzz words in press-release type blurbs and it seems I’m not alone. It appears certain words appear regularly in press releases. (more…)


Email retargeting & cart abandonment

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday September 17, 2010 )

Are you retargeting folks who abandon shopping cart sessions with a follow up email? If not, the chances are good your competitors might be over the next year. (more…)


A (repeated) call to action

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday September 16, 2010 )

Whether it’s on page or email marketing, people need to be told repeatedly what to do according to the results of an email marketing survey. (more…)


Dropping links in comments

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday September 15, 2010 )

One of the old and somewhat tired strategies for increasing your site traffic and (sometimes) your search engine rankings is leaving comments on blogs. If you’re going to do it, at least make the comment useful. (more…)


2010 Holiday Marketing Guide.

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday September 12, 2010 )

Here we go again. You may not have started thinking about your holiday marketing strategies yet, but some of your competitors likely have. (more…)


Email open rates steady, click rates down

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday September 11, 2010 )

The Q2 2010 North America Email Trends and Benchmarks Results show steady email open rates, but a decline in clickthroughs. (more…)


Bing grabs 24% U.S. search market share

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday September 9, 2010 )

With Bing now powering Yahoo, Bing’s combined powered search accounted for 24.56 percent of U.S. search traffic for the week ending August 28. (more…)


An expensive 21 characters

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday September 7, 2010 )

Watch those tweets. A measly 21 characters of text has cost an Australian swimmer a lucrative sponsorship. (more…)


Gamer suing for gaming addiction

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday September 5, 2010 )

Something that may be of interest and concern to online games companies – a man in Hawaii is suing a provider for his addiction to their online game. (more…)