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Online spending and Green Monday

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday December 16, 2009 )

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and.. Green Monday? It has very little to do with the environment, more so with greenbacks and this year’s Green Monday may have been a bottler. (more…)


What matters now

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday December 15, 2009 )

I’m a bit of a Seth Godin fan; I find his blog to be a refuge from marketing, even though it has a strong focus on the topic. (more…)


Holiday online shopping 09 update

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday December 13, 2009 )

For the holiday season to December 8, nearly $16 billion has been spent online. (more…)


There’s a scam for that

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday December 12, 2009 )

iPhone app developers knocking off other apps or gaming the iTunes App Store rating system be warned – Apple is on the case. (more…)


Put your forms online

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday December 11, 2009 )

It’s nearly 2010.. government agencies, banks, insurance companies, real estate agents, whatever – it’s high time everyone put their forms online. (more…)


Online advertising survey report

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday December 9, 2009 )

A recent survey of marketers gives some insight into what’s working for them, what isn’t and what forms of advertising are being under-utilized. (more…)


Using popups – survey results

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday December 8, 2009 )

A recent survey has found what most of us already know – people don’t particularly like popups; also commonly known these days in the industry as hover ads. In my experience, there are some exceptions though. (more…)


Cyber Monday emails MIA

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday December 7, 2009 )

It seems that last Monday, Cyber Monday, the “official” kick-off to the online holiday shopping season saw a huge chunk of email marketing campaigns disappear into a black hole. (more…)


The world’s leanest home page?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday December 5, 2009 )

Google is well known for their minimalist home page and it recently became even leaner. (more…)


The online Jekyll and Hyde

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday December 3, 2009 )

It will probably come as no surprise to many online merchants that consumers feel more confident in lashing out at a company due to the anonymity the Internet provides. (more…)