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Murdoch about to ban Googlebot

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday May 27, 2010 )

After talking about it for months (years?), Rupert Murdoch is about to ban search engine spiders from two of his publications. (more…)


Debt collectors spying via Facebook?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday May 26, 2010 )

A couple of weeks back I posted about another blogger raising the possibility of banks using social networks as a financial assessment tool. It seems that debt collectors may have already made a start. (more…)


AdSense revenue share split revealed

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday May 25, 2010 )

Google AdSense, the hugely popular revenue generation tool for online publishers, has finally revealed what has been a closely guarded secret, the percentage share of ad revenue it pays to publishers. (more…)


Click laundering and PPC fraud

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday May 23, 2010 )

As click fraud detection becomes more refined, so too do the strategies of those looking to commit it. (more…)


Coming soon – Google TV

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday May 22, 2010 )

Google recently announced Google TV; an open platform that it says “will bring together the best of TV and the best of the web to deliver the premier entertainment experience for the living room”. (more…)


Video in email marketing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday May 20, 2010 )

Video has always been a tricky business when it comes to email marketing campaigns, but this service says it takes out the complexity of getting the right video format to recipients. (more…)


Tracking with browser fingerprints

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday May 19, 2010 )

A headache for affiliate marketers is the “soggy cookie” phenomenon – or cookies that aren’t set at all due to browsers set to reject them. A way around this may be browser fingerprinting. (more…)


Survey: search engine marketing pays off

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday May 18, 2010 )

A new report from Internet Retailer confirms what most of us already know – a solid paid and natural search engine marketing strategy and budget really racks up online sales. (more…)


Another international shipping service

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday May 16, 2010 )

Earlier this week, I posted details about service available to US online merchants who would like to sell goods to clients overseas, but without the headaches regarding shipping and uncertainty in relation to credit card fraud. Here’s another international shipping service worth a look that addresses both those issues. (more…)


Q1 2010 – over 1 trillion ads served

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday May 15, 2010 )

One trillion is a number that’s hard to get your head around; but it’s how many ads were served in the first quarter of 2010 – and that was just to USA web users. (more…)