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Yahoo mail and tail extensions

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday March 26, 2008 )

The penny didn’t drop with me until today about the ramifications of how Yahoo mail treats any word with a domain tail extension tacked on. A kind subscriber pointed out what for me was a rather embarassing situation. (more…)


Spilling mistooks in promo

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday March 25, 2008 )

Being your own proof reader is fraught with danger. I know, because I’m the sole proof reader of my own work :). Spelling mistakes don’t just look bad, they can be bad for business. (more…)


Image file sizes

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Sunday March 23, 2008 )

Working at a web hosting company gives you not only an interesting insight into common problems that ISP’s experience, but also at the user’s end as well. One of those is image file sizes. (more…)


The Johnson Box

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday March 21, 2008 )

The Johnson Box, named after direct marketer Frank Johnson, is a tool you can use to help grab the attention of your newsletter readers. (more…)


A moment for Iraq

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday March 20, 2008 )

A little – well very – off topic, but an important anniversary to remember IMHO. 5 years ago, the first bombs of the US led invasion rained down on Baghdad – a so-called “shock and awe” exercise. A quick victory was expected, but it became more of a “mock the flawed” war. But it really hasn’t been a laughing matter. (more…)


US retail ecommerce growth

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday March 19, 2008 )

Figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that even though a recession began looming late last year, ecommerce was alive and well. (more…)


China – biggest online population

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday March 18, 2008 )

It appears that China now has the largest online population in the world after having reportedly bypassed the USA recently. (more…)


Google Ad Manager

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday March 17, 2008 )

Selling your own ad space can be a really time consuming and complex exercise. In a move that’s sure to set the fur and feathers flying in the ad server world; Google Ad Manager will give publishers a trusted name behind ad management and ad sales – and it will be for the most part free. (more…)


Status sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Sunday March 16, 2008 )

If you’re running a web services business; a status site can save your clients (and you) a ton of stress and frustration. (more…)


Assassination email scam

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday March 15, 2008 )

Wow, seems a friend of mine has put contract out on me and if I don’t pay the hired gun 15k, the hit will go ahead. Here’s an example of a scam asssassination email I received a couple of days ago. (more…)