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Affiliate program – $100 per sale

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday November 19, 2007 )

I’ve worked for web hosting company called ThinkHost for some years now in various capacities, currently as their Business Development Manager. As quite a few TTB readers are into affiliate marketing, I wanted to let you know about ThinkHost’s new partner program – paying $100 commissions for each referral to our hosting services. (more…)

Articles you may have missed – Oct/Nov

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday November 18, 2007 )

Just viewing Taming the’s RSS feed or visiting the blog? You’re only getting half the story! The following are summaries of 8 additional full articles I’ve published to the main site in the last 6 weeks.

Whether you’re into search optimization, digital products, need some tips for Xmas marketing, running surveys or wanting to know how to deal with difficult clients; there’s something for you in this batch.. and more! (more…)

Advertising annoyance survey

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday November 17, 2007 )

A recent survey of 950 Americans shows that approximately 31% of respondents had a strongly negative view of video advertising and popups still apear to be public enemy no. 1 – but take that finding with a grain of salt. (more…)

Anthropomorphization & advertising

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday November 16, 2007 )

Anthropomorphization – try saying that quickly after a few beers; or even stone cold sober. So what is anthromorph.. anthrorph.. that word; and what the the heck does it have to do with advertising? (more…)

Spam filters “clicking” links?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday November 15, 2007 )

Here’s an an interesting and somewhat disturbing report about aggressive spam filters unsubscribing people from lists – and perhaps potentially causing all sorts of other havoc to email marketing and legitimate list communications. (more…)

Marketing terms – bounce rate

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday November 14, 2007 )

You’ve probably heard this term used widely in relation to email, but what does it mean in relation to web site traffic? (more…)

Conscious consumer report

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday November 13, 2007 )

America’s consumers have sounded a warning to business leaders and marketers looking to jump on the green bandwagon – either back your earth friendly spiels with socially responsible activity to match or face a backlash. (more…)

The cost of digital goods piracy

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday November 11, 2007 )

Piracy doesn’t just affect big companies like Microsoft or major music labels. Digital goods theft wreaks a heavy toll on smaller publishers selling information products such as pdf’s, ebooks, video, audio and software titles. (more…)

Ringtones marketing crackdown

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday November 10, 2007 )

If you’re selling ringtones or other cell phone related services, or are promoting these services as an affiliate – here’s an interesting legal development that’s occurred in Florida that may set the ball rolling to finally clean up an industry well known for dirty marketing tactics. (more…)

Are you losing sales from IE users?

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday November 8, 2007 )

Are you a staunch Firefox user and have an ecommerce enabled site? There’s something you should check – it’s a very common issue I’ve struck that could be costing you sales from Internet Explorer users. The good news is it’s very easy to fix. (more…)