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Monetizing your Twitter stream

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday October 20, 2009 )

Want to generate some cash from your Twitter account? This might be a goer- a new ad network for Twitter publishers that has already attracted some big names. (more…)


The most expensive keywords

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday October 17, 2009 )

A recent report from AdGooroo highlights some of the most expensive (or highest paying – depends on which end you’re working) keywords around. (more…)


The death of PageRank?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday October 16, 2009 )

The PageRank feature in Google Webmaster tools was recently removed. It seems that Google wants webmasters focusing more on other issues rather than being fixated on PageRank scores. Whether it will be removed from the Google toolbar and when is unknown. (more…)


Who are you?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday October 12, 2009 )

I really want to know.

(Apologies to Pete Townshend.)

Actually, the thing is I may not really, really want to know. I may not bother to open an email with a vague “from” and/or subject line; or accept a invitation from someone I don’t recognize. (more…)


Search engine wars – October update

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday October 9, 2009 )

Is the honeymoon over for Bing? I feel it’s a little early to be making those sorts of predictions – although some already are – but Bing has lost some market share this month after a promising upwards trend in previous months. (more…)


Herd behavior and scarcity

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday October 8, 2009 )

Most of us like to think we’re individuals and not sheep, but the herd mentality runs deep, often operating on a subconscious level. (more…)


M-commerce has (finally) arrived

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday October 6, 2009 )

It seems like I’ve been reading about M-Commerce (ecommerce via mobile phone) being the Next Big Thing for years and the prediction has been repeated for so long, I had pretty much tuned out. But it looks like Amazon have made it a reality for the masses. (more…)


Affiliate marketing – patience, persistence

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday October 5, 2009 )

I’ve been affiliate marketing for getting on close to a decade now and aside from a little luck; patience and persistence seems to have paid off for me more times than not. (more…)


Google tweaking site search listings

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday October 1, 2009 )

Usually when you run a search on certain keywords followed by a domain name (I don’t mean a site:www type search), Google spits back a page or two and then a “Show more results from www.whatever” link. A search I ran tonight shows something completely different. (more…)


Growth for growth’s sake

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday September 30, 2009 )

You want to grow your online business? How much do you want to grow it? What’s your goal? (more…)