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Yes, We Realize When Christmas Is

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday December 10, 2012 )

A little originality is needed in subject lines of marketing emails at the moment methinks. (more…)


The Battle For The Internet

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday December 7, 2012 )

Unknown to many users and ignored by others (including me), there has been a battle for control over the Internet raging behind the scenes for some time. (more…)


Speed To Call Crucial In Conversion

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday December 2, 2012 )

A lead from a web form hits your inbox – do you follow up with a phone call straight away? Perhaps you should. (more…)


Offline Shopping Events Are For Morons

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday November 27, 2012 )

In this age of online shopping, those battling crowds in offline sales are idiots and the folks who co-ordinate these events are bordering on evil. (more…)


Australia’s First Cyber Monday Sale

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday November 19, 2012 )

Click Frenzy is Australia’s version of Cyber Monday. Well, sort of. (more…)


Pay For Link Removal Scams

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday November 15, 2012 )

My fears about a particular type of link removal scam evolving have been realised it seems. (more…)


Australia’s Web Filter – All Over, Red Rover

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday November 13, 2012 )

It was an announcement worthwhile rejoicing over. The Australian Government has decided to abandon its controversial mandatory web filter. (more…)


Inboxes Becoming Even More Cluttered

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday November 7, 2012 )

If your email open rates are down, perhaps it’s not so much you – it’s them – that is, all those other marketers vying for a reader’s attention. (more…)


Sneaky Forum Spammers

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday November 6, 2012 )

I’m starting to wonder if the death penalty should apply to persistent spammers. (more…)


Using Disasters In Marketing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday October 31, 2012 )

A few US merchants decided to use Hurricane Sandy as a platform for sales campaigns. It seems to have backfired and there’s a lessons in this for all of us. (more…)