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Blogoshare – newsmastering tool

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday November 7, 2007 )

Looking for content for your site or an easier way to find RSS feeds suited to your interests? Christian from iBlogBusiness let me know about a new service he’s just launched called Blogoshare. (more…)

MySpace SelfServe Ads

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday November 6, 2007 )

Hard/hot on the heels of FaceBook, MySpace has announced it’s own self-serve advertising network – and you’ll only need 10 bucks to start an account. (more…)

Revenue generation – ScratchBack

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday November 4, 2007 )

You’ve probably seen those online tipping jars around where users can make a donation to the blogger or site owner. ScratchBack is an interesting revenue generation alternative that works along the same lines, but gives something back to the donor. (more…)

OpenSocial launched

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday November 3, 2007 )

It’s an exciting time for developers who create applications for social networks. Google has just launched OpenSocial; a common set of APIs (Application Programming Interface) that will be adopted by some of the biggest social sites around. (more…)

“Do not track” registry?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday November 1, 2007 )

A “do not call” registry was established here in Australia a while back, and I’d be the first to say that it was a great idea. No more are we plagued with annoying calls during dinner time by people who can hardly speak English; but a “do not track” list for the online world? (more…)

Email marketing metrics report

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Tuesday October 30, 2007 )

Here’s a brief round up of an interesting analysis of over a quarter of a billion opt-in email newsletters and promo blurbs sent by over 3,000 merchants and organizations. (more…)

Marketing to FaceBook users

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday October 28, 2007 )

If you’re looking for a relatively painless and quick way of reaching FaceBook users and don’t mind spending a few bucks, FaceBook flyers may be worth a try. (more…)

Retail ecommerce grows 23 percent

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday October 27, 2007 )

U.S. ecommerce spend statistics for the third quarter of 2007 show retail ecommerce increased 23 percent over a year ago to a total of $28.4 billion. (more…)

E-fluentials wary of opinion sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday October 26, 2007 )

E-fluentials, savvy online shoppers who have great influence over their circles, are becoming increasingly suspicious of paid evangelists on consumer opion web sites according to a recent survey. (more…)

Cause marketing sparks sales

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday October 25, 2007 )

According to the recent “2007 Cause Survey”, 70% of consumers have purchased an item from a company because the company supports a cause they believe in. (more…)