Ever wonder what percentage of the Post Office’s revenue comes from Amazon or eBay shipping? We wondered, and here is what we found out. What we discovered was fascinating, and makes one wonder just why postage rates continue to go up, up, up.
Four new rules have been issued by the Federal Trade Commission which augment and amend the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. These four new rules amending the CAN SPAM Act take effect this month (June, 2008), and affect all senders of commercial email who have an email list of any size. Here’s what the new CANSPAM Act rules are.
Now, we all know the importance of feedback. Giving feedback is what allows businesses to even better serve their customers. And we’re all familiar with feedback forms on all sorts of sites, the quintessential example being the feedback form for eBay feedback. There are all types of feedback – positive feedback, negative feedback, and even constructive feedback which may be neither. But demanded feedback? Giving and receiving feedback should be a voluntary act. Demanding that I leave feedback for a transaction with you may lead to destructive feedback, or maybe I should learn how to give scholarly constructive feedback that feels positive when it isn’t! I mean, why provide feedback at all if it’s going to be so strained? Why do you feel entitled to – indeed – how dare you demand feedback from me? [And check out how eBay is forcing sellers to leave buyers only positive eBay feedback – no more eBay negative feedback for buyers with the new eBay seller feedback rule!]
We have a colleague by the name of Jeff Walker. Jeff is one of those amazing people – a genuinely nice guy – who also happens to know how to ethically make a lot of money on the Internet. I mean, a lot of money. What is unique about Jeff, also, is that he helps others to make a lot of money on the Internet. Again, I mean, a lot of money. Now you can watch as Jeff helps a guy go from food stamps to six figures, using the Internet!
We are asked all the time “How can I make money on the Internet?” or “Where can I learn how to make money on the Internet?” Here’s how.
Not to be left out of the Internet Ad boom (such as those ubiquitous “Ads by Google” Adsense ads), it has been discovered that ISPs are cashing in on the ad money craze by inserting ads into your browsing experience using a service called NebuAd – that is, as you are browsing from website to website, your ISP may be adding their own contextually matched ads for you to see, overlayed on top of what you are browsing, based on what you are browsing!
Wow, that was fast! It was barely a week ago that we predicted the convergence of GPS and Internet on cell phones and it leading to location-based push advertising to your cell phone, and now Nokia has announced (well, leaked, really) that they plan to have full navigation GPS on all Nokia cell phones.
Here is my prediction: the next big thing from the Internet advertising point of view is going to be this: the convergence of always-on Internet and GPS in one device. Internet and GPS convergence.
The “this is spam” button is not an unsubscribe button! The “this is spam” button is a “whack this sender because they sent me this email without permission” button.
Starbucks has been forced to retract a coupon offer for free iced coffee for the friends and family of their employees in the southeast region of the United States after the email containing the offer was distributed across the Internet, and the coupon started getting posted on blogs across the nation, and even made it out to Digg.
Do you have web rage? A new survey has found that disappointed online shoppers are experiencing “web rage” at poorly performing web merchant sites, and going back to in-person shopping.
“Limited link marketing”, or “pixel marketing”, all started witih the Million Dollar Homepage created by Alex Tew. Then came the 1000 Word Page, and now we have expert Internet marketers creating the 500 Word page, the 1024 Ad page, and a new software program to allow even a beginner to put up their own limited link or pixel marketing page.
Internet Marketing may have a chance to clean up its image, with the retirement of Queen of Spam Laura Betterly. Betterly, who gave work-at-home moms as well as Internet marketers a bad name, says now that spam is bad.
SpamAssassin has released version 3.1.0 of their fine spam filter product, and it includes support for the Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy’s wonderful…
The Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy (ISIPP) is warning that all commercial email senders are now required to either comply with the child…