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How quickly do you reply to email?

December 11, 20071 Comment

If you are running a web based business, then it is absolutely crucial that you reply quickly to emails. Your customers expect a reply from an online store, or business quicker than they would if they left a voice message. The reason being – an online shop – if open, carries the same expectation that […]

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A trip to the outback…Apple releases Safari for Windows

December 11, 20070 Comments

Apple (yesterday) announced that they have released a Windows version of Safari. From first impressions, it looks really nice, and it will enable web developers country wide to get a decent level of testing for Mac’s browsers, without splashing out on an Actual Mac. It uses the exact same rendering engine as for the Mac […]

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Week 1. Linky Post. December 2007.

December 7, 20070 Comments

Google makes use of its stake in AOL, integrating AIM into GMail. Feeling festive, Microsoft Kills Santa The big G launches a new IPhone interface and lines up to buy a Wireless Spectrum in January Facebook Apologise for Beacon privacy issues. Nielson has a peek at Video copywrite solution.

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Matt Cutts verses Aaron Wall. And the winner is..

December 7, 20070 Comments

It appears the blogosphere has noticed a bit of tension between these two chaps. If you don’t have a baldy notion who Im on about, Matt Cutts is a Google Engineer, and has become a public speaking Google guy over the past couple of years. Aaron Wall is a well known author of Search engine […]

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An interesting round up of UK celebrity bloggers.

December 6, 20071 Comment

I have been doing some background reading today – just to see what celebs we know and love are embracing the blog platform. Some come out and do it themselves, others hide in the closet behind a content editor (with probably more PR knowledge, and to prevent drunken posting ;o) ). Stephen Fry – Interestingly, […]

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Are you shooting yourself in the foot? Don’t monetize too early.

December 5, 20070 Comments

Monetizing a blog too quickly can spell disaster.  If you manage to keep your site ad and revenue free for as long as possible, chances are your personal brand (you) will have much more credibility in the future. Take a look at any of the major large startups (particularly Web2.0 startups) and you’ll see a […]

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Microsoft releases Webmaster Tools. Hooray!

December 4, 20070 Comments

Microsoft has today finally released Webmaster tools to the public. On first analysis there really isn’t anything to write home here, but it can only be good for sites to start to adopt MSN’s tools as well as Google and Yahoo. Google highlight problems with their crawler on your site, and Im sure MSN will […]

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Frequent posts = frequent visitors? Burnout or fadeaway?

December 3, 20070 Comments

Does frequent posting mean frequent visitors? Not necessarily. I think that one of the best way to build readership is to blog with good interesting content, but not to the point where people are scared away. If you maintain the frequency that people expect, without burning out, you are well on your way to achieving […]

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Bluetooth marketing on the way out?

December 3, 20071 Comment

Outlaw reports this morning that recent legislation has now meant that Bluetooth Marketing is now being re-examined by the government, and the law could be changed to make the process illegal. With entire business models based on the technology, this could spell disaster for a number of firms who have invested heavily in Bluetooth Push technology. […]

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Traditional link requests. A thing of the past?

December 1, 20071 Comment

Personally, I think link requests are moving towards being dead. I have yet to receive a single one, which wasn’t either spam, or full of falsehoods. As a search engine marketer, you should always check the authenticity of claims (such as pagerank), and traffic through the likes of Alexa. That said, I have also yet […]

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