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Are you being watched?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday March 19, 2010 )

Reading this from work or at home on a company computer? Here’s something to keep in mind. (more…)

Online fraud biting ecommerce merchants

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday March 18, 2010 )

Merchants are continuing to lose a considerable amount of their overall revenue to online fraud according a recent survey. (more…)

Survey – fans and followers buy

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday March 17, 2010 )

A survey of 1,504 online US adults has found social media users are more likely to buy from merchants after they become fans or followers. (more…)

301 redirects and Google PageRank loss

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday March 16, 2010 )

A rumor in the SEO world circulating for many years is that 301 redirects cause a loss of PageRank on Google. Here’s the official word on that from Google Engineer, Matt Cutts… well, sort of. (more…)

Pay on time incentive

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday March 15, 2010 )

Do you have trouble getting paid by some of your clients? You may want to consider an idea in use by Australia’s postal service. (more…)

Images in email marketing campaigns

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday March 14, 2010 )

If you use images as the focal point of your email marketing campaigns and no accompanying non-image based text, here’s how a recipient might be seeing it. (more…)

Ebay going green-er

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday March 13, 2010 )

A few days back, eBay took some steps to further boost its green street-cred; a move that all online businesses should take note of. (more…)

Email click tracking troubles

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday March 11, 2010 )

Many merchants turn on click tracking in their newsletters and email marketing campaigns. It’s a great idea as it can provide valuable information, but it’s also another step where something can go wrong. (more…)

Blocking ad blocker users

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday March 9, 2010 )

Ad blocking software robs content sites of revenue. What if you could block those folks using ad blockers? Would you? Should you? Here’s a site that tried recently. (more…)

Searching Twitter…via Google

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday March 8, 2010 )

I rarely search Twitter from Twitter for anything as the signal to noise ratio is just too low – but there is a better way to search. Who would have guessed it was via Google.. or perhaps it should have been a given. (more…)