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Dead affiliate links

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday December 28, 2008 )

Given it’s a relatively quiet period online for many, the holiday break is a great time for some affiliate housekeeping that can translate directly into more cash for you. (more…)


What is spear phishing?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday December 27, 2008 )

While the term has been around since at least 2006, I hadn’t heard it before and I guess that others haven’t either. So what is “spear phishing”? (more…)


Unsubscribe means unsubscribe

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday December 26, 2008 )

I unsubscribed from a list a few weeks back and I’m still receiving emails from the company. This isn’t an uncommon situation according to a recent survey, nor is making the subscriber jump through now-illegal hoops. (more…)


Deep linking to YouTube videos

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday December 25, 2008 )

When linking to YouTube videos, there may only be a certain part of the video you’d like people to see. Here’s how to make it easier. (more…)


Icy weather boosts online holiday shopping

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday December 24, 2008 )

The recent wintry weekend in the USA has boosted online holiday shopping sales to twice what they were the same weekend last year. (more…)


PPC bargains still to be had

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday December 22, 2008 )

While tough times has seen bid prices on PPC ads drop, popular terms continue be out of reach for the little guy. But there are still bargains if you’re prepared to do a little work and get the focus of your ads right. (more…)


Clever vs. obnoxious marketing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday December 21, 2008 )

Always beware an Internet marketer who says “I’m not going to BS you” and if you get one who mistakes being clever with being a utter prat; teach him a lesson by not buying whatever he’s hawking. (more…)


Paying to join an affiliate program

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday December 18, 2008 )

A question I get asked quite often is whether you should have to pay to join an affiliate program. The short answer is no. Here’s why. (more…)


IE users – get ready for critical update

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday December 16, 2008 )

Microsoft has announced an update for a critical flaw in Internet Explorer will be released 1PM Wednesday USA Eastern Time (early morning Thursday Australian time). (more…)


Xmas email greetings tips

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday December 16, 2008 )

Before you send out that obligatory Xmas greetings email to your customers and subscribers, which usually will contain some sort of marketing spiel, here’s a few quick tips you should perhaps keep in mind. (more…)