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Video bandwidth vampires

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday March 23, 2009 )

The way video is implemented on some sites is becoming an increasing problem for people on slow connections and stingy bandwidth caps. Site owners, take note – not everyone has an all you can eat account. (more…)


Affiliate management – keeping in touch

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday March 21, 2009 )

Here’s a quick tip for all you affiliate managers out there. Don’t forget to send out a regular newsletter. Affiliates, like yourself, are usually pretty busy folks running a stack of offers. If your products and services aren’t among their top performers, it’s quite likely you’ll be forgotten. (more…)


Australian online censorship controversy

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday March 19, 2009 )

A web site that reportedly published a list of links to sites which will be banned to Australian users under a new government filtering scheme is causing all sorts of controversy locally and overseas. (more…)


CMO survey results

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday March 18, 2009 )

For us little guys of the online marketing world sitting at home in our boxers, with overflowing ash trays and coffee cups breeding strange new organisms (or is that just me?); it’s always interesting to grab at peek at how our slick, suit wearing, latte sipping counterparts are thinking about the time ahead. (more…)


Internet, economy claims newspaper

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday March 17, 2009 )

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will roll off the presses for the last time today after 146 years in operation. (more…)


World Wide Web’s 20th Birthday

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday March 15, 2009 )

Just over 20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee submitted his paper ‘Information Management: A Proposal’. His boss said it was “vague, but exciting” – and Mr. Berners-Lee was allowed to proceed with his research – which became the World Wide Web. (more…)


Consumers clicking, not clipping coupons

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday March 14, 2009 )

The use of coupons continues to see rapid growth – not just due to the economy, but the convenience of online coupons. (more…)


Average ad clickthrough rates

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday March 12, 2009 )

Is his bigger than mine? It’s a question asked by many males in relation to certain body parts, but also applies to curiosity regarding clickthrough rates. Here’s some stats you can compare yours to. (more…)


Bigger banner ads coming soon

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday March 11, 2009 )

When the going gets tough in advertising, the claims can become bolder and brasher and in the case of banner ads, they are about to get bigger. (more…)


Funniest eBay listing ever?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday March 9, 2009 )

A couple of weeks ago I was shown what I thought was the funniest eBay listing I’ve ever seen – it might provide some interesting ideas for other eBay merchants – or ecommerce merchants generally. (more…)