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Google Kickstart

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday August 14, 2009 )

I stumbled across this Google feature today – and I haven’t seen much (anything actually) written about it. (more…)


Recession-Proof Business – free download

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday August 13, 2009 )

Worried about how this recession is or may affect your business? At your wits end or just need to see a bit of hope? This free ebook may help. This isn’t a trashy download, but a valuable business tool. (more…)


Google on caffeine

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday August 12, 2009 )

The wraps have been pulled off Google’s secret project: a next-generation architecture for Google’s web search, codenamed Caffeine. (more…)


GM selling cars on eBay

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday August 11, 2009 )

I’ve bought quite a bit of gear on eBay, but never a car. However, embattled GM thinks that eBay is worth a try in order to bolster its flagging sales. (more…)


Advertisers don’t get Twitter

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday August 7, 2009 )

According to a recent survey, only 8% of advertisers and consumers think Twitter a very effective promotion tool. Maybe advertisers are approaching it from the wrong angle. (more…)


Social networking threatens friendships

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday August 4, 2009 )

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has warned about the degradation of friendships due to the extensive use of social networking services. Usually I’d disregard this sort of thing as crank material, but he has a point. (more…)


Super cookies – overstepping boundaries?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday August 1, 2009 )

Cookies are an important part of the Internet for users, merchants and particularly affiliates. However, perhaps cookies are starting to store a little too much information and privacy advocates do have some real cause for concern. (more…)


YaBing search? Or will it be BingHoo?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday July 29, 2009 )

It seems an unholy alliance may be about to occur – Yahoo using Microsoft’s Bing search platform for its own search results. (more…)


eBay to slash fees for 150,000 merchants

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday July 28, 2009 )

Starting in October, a new status will be added to eBay’s PowerSeller program for those merchants in the US, UK and Germany who are providing excellence in service on a sustained basis. (more…)


Email deliverability survey results

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday July 25, 2009 )

According to a recent survey, email deliverability rates still aren’t crash hot. Thanks to spammers, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get legitimate, and often requested, marketing communications through to recipients. (more…)