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Even Google hates splash pages

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday June 12, 2008 )

Well, that’s somewhat an exaggeration, but Google does recognize that lots of folks (me included) hate those interruptive and usually bandwidth intensive splash pages. (more…)

Social network shutdowns

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday June 11, 2008 ) will be shutting down it’s social network soon – it’s not the first big name to do so and it certainly won’t be the last. (more…)

The importance of top 10 rankings

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday June 10, 2008 )

As I was reviewing traffic statistics for one of my sites today, it was again rammed home to me just how important a top 5 search engine ranking is. (more…)

Shipping sticker shock

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday June 9, 2008 )

A recent survey conducted for PayPal quizzed online shoppers in the U.S. who recently abandoned their shopping cart contents to find out why; and the big bogeyman – shipping costs. (more…)

You’re fired!

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday June 7, 2008 )

A survey of US businesses found that more than one in five fired an employee for email breaches in the past year. (more…)

Using print coverage to drive traffic

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday June 6, 2008 )

Sometimes we forget that not all publications are online and there’s still thousands of magazines printed on that paper stuff… and getting a mention in those can drive substantial traffic. (more…)

Father’s day spending to dip

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday June 5, 2008 )

Father’s Day already? I have trouble keeping up with these Hallmark holidays. It looks as though Dads in the USA might be getting a little less this year. (more…)

Email subject line length

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday June 3, 2008 )

40 characters, 50, 60.. or more? Just how many characters should you use in email subject lines for marketing communications? (more…)

A bright future for email marketing

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday June 2, 2008 )

While it’s one of the oldest forms of communication on the Internet, email’s not going anywhere soon – for nearly two thirds of US adults, it’s the preferred method of communicating with companies. (more…)

Adsense for FeedBurner

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday June 1, 2008 )

Looking to generate a little more revenue from your feeds? Feedburner recently announced it will be rolling out AdSense for feeds to an initial group of publishers and then to the entire network in the near future. (more…)