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Online fraud to rise, then decrease

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday May 30, 2008 )

Over 2.3 million US consumers fell prey to fraudsters who made online purchases with their credit card details last year and that number is set to rise to 2.7 million in 2010. (more…)

The aging online population

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday May 29, 2008 )

Just as the general population is aging in many countries, the same is predicted to occur online – something that online retailers need to consider. (more…)

Flash zero day exploit unleashed

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday May 28, 2008 )

A Flash player vulnerability is being actively exploited and Adobe is scurrying to track down the issue. (more…)

Cart abandonment statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday May 27, 2008 )

Statistics from MarketLive show that shopping cart abandonment rates have jumped considerably in the past year, as have site bounce rates. (more…)

Keeping it human

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday May 26, 2008 )

I always enjoy reading Seth Godin’s blog as there’s lots of interesting insights and Seth has this wonderful ability of taking complex marketing related issues and making them very simple to understand. (more…)

Adwords page load time penalties

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday May 24, 2008 )

Back in March, I mentioned that landing page load times will factor in to Google’s quality scoring for Adwords advertisers at some stage this year. That time has nearly arrived. (more…)

Google’s algorithm – a (sort of) peek

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday May 23, 2008 )

Google’s VP of Engineering recently offered an introductory peek at the ingredients list of Google’s ranking algorithm’s secret sauce. (more…)

MSN Live search offering rebates

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday May 22, 2008 )

When I first heard about Microsoft again offering cash incentives for people to use Live search; a certain line from the song “Roxanne” by The Police played back in my mind. (more…)

NY state tax law & affiliates

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday May 21, 2008 )

If you run an affiliate program with affiliates who are based in New York State, the government there may be wanting a piece of your action through their new sales tax laws. (more…)

Auto playing video

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday May 19, 2008 )

Before allowing video to automatically play when a page is loaded, there’s something very important to consider. (more…)