Google Optimization: E-Commerce @ $1 Cost (Part 2)

February 20th, 2004

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Originally published in MarketingProfs

Many creative strategies are emerging to help merchants tap into this dynamic new search marketplace. As search becomes more embedded into consumer buying behavior, Google’s success provides both a framework and a reason for thinking about search engine friendliness as an integral part of Web design – rather than as an afterthought.

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Google Optimization: E-Commerce @ $1 Cost (Part 1)

February 6th, 2004

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Originally published in MarketingProfs

If consumers find e-commerce appealing because it helps them find and buy products easily and in less time, then your Web site is no longer the shortest distance between points A and B: Google is. This means that the notion of an e-commerce site itself becomes entirely fragmented, as every page becomes a potential entry point and selling opportunity.

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A Hacker’s Lucky Dip

December 1st, 2003

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Originally published in Unlimited

Cybercrime, in all its facets – hacking, online fraud, security breaches, information theft, defacements, electronic espionage, and service interruption – seems to be at an all-time high. If the threat doesn’t seem real enough, peruse some of the thousands of defaced home pages immortalised at…

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Learning from the Dot-Bombs

July 1st, 2002

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Originally published in Unlimited

Remember 20th century e-commerce? Perhaps you’d rather forget. The days when people threw money at any e-business idea that sounded vaguely plausible are long gone, but they shouldn’t be forgotten. Some of those famously ill-fated ideas had merit, but the execution let them down.

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