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HTML5 to kill off Flash?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Sunday April 18, 2010 )

Will HTML5 and devices such as the iPhone and iPad help bring an end to Flash’s dominance? (more…)


Publishing rumors online

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday April 17, 2010 )

As I’ve so often mentioned, often people mistake freedom of speech with freedom from responsibility. While some countries have laws protecting freedom of speech, that doesn’t necessarily mean bloggers, or blog commenters for that matter, are immune from being sued. (more…)


More web pages = more leads

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday April 16, 2010 )

This probably doesn’t come as a surprise – an analysis of over 1,400 companies shows a clear relationship between pages indexed by Google and the number of leads a company generates. But there’s a catch. (more…)


Survey: Internet “most essential” medium

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday April 13, 2010 )

A recent survey has found that the Internet has for the first time become more the important medium in the majority of American’s lives. (more…)


Site speed now a Google ranking factor

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday April 10, 2010 )

Google has announced that it is now taking into account site speed in its search ranking algorithms. (more…)


NY’s tax on online services

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday April 9, 2010 )

Selling information products such as online courses or offering other online services? Are you based in New York or even selling to customers in New York? There’s some bad news for you – and for online merchants in states considering following New York’s lead. (more…)


Sticky Twitter

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday April 6, 2010 )

The rumors of Twitter’s demise are somewhat exaggerated. A recent analysis shows the number of tweets per day has soared 30% in the past four months to about 53 million in late-March. (more…)


Pay for online news survey

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday April 5, 2010 )

CNN is running a poll at the moment asking people if they would pay to read their news on the web. Over 7500 people have responded so far and you can guess what the majority think. However, there may be some method to the madness behind the news site pay wall concept. (more…)


Apple iPad – marketing genius

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday April 4, 2010 )

The iPad went on sale yesterday in the USA and while the iPad looks impressive, the launch of the device showed again something even more impressive about Apple – their marketing. (more…)


Survey: article based advertising rules

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday April 3, 2010 )

It seems that folks are more likely to read and act upon online advertising than they were in 2009; particularly article based advertising. (more…)