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Your business, your domain name and your web hosting

In the last few months we have had to help out some business owners on issues with their domain names and web hosting. In some cases they had relied on a ‘friend’ or acquaintance buying a domain on their behalf and then either losing touch or actively falling out with the person. This left them […]

Tablet and mobile online sales boost Argos and Dixons

Booming online sales boosted revenue for Argos and Dixons as sales grew by 3.8% and 5% respectively. Business over the internet made up almost half of Argos’ sales as shoppers made more purchases using tablet computers and mobile phones. Both businesses were written off as dinosaurs a few years ago but have revived themselves by […]

Growth in tablet PC use should prompt web design review

Recent trends of falling PC sales and rising use of tablet for e-commerce should prompt website owners to review how their website displays for different devices. UK retail sales of goods and services via mobile devices are expected to more than double this year to £8.17 billion, accounting for 18% of total UK retail e-commerce […]

The death of the High Street and the rise of e-commerce

The start of 2013 has seen former retail giants, HMV, Jessops and Blockbuster all slide into administration with the loss of jobs and very little prospect of a return without radical restructuring of their business models and brand. The Future of the High Street report was commissioned in 2011 as pressure mounted on the Government […]

Google’s new notice of detected unnatural links

Some website owners may have received a message from Google along the lines of the following: Google Webmaster Tools notice of detected unnatural links to http://www.yoursite.com Dear site owner or webmaster of http://www.yoursite.com/, We’ve detected that some of your site’s pages may be using techniques that are outside Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. Specifically, look for possibly […]

Domino’s boosted as online now 40 per cent of sales

In the current climate of financial doom and gloom it’s not only great to hear about companies bucking the trend, but also attempt to analyse what they are doing to grow their business. Pizza company Domino’s delivered a strong financial performance in 2011 with like for like sales up 12% on the previous year. Profitability […]

Three steps to a higher Google ranking: Research, Action, Check

Everyone wants their website to rank higher on Google. By appearing higher up the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPS), your website will get more visitors and you will generate more business. Potentially it’s a massive subject, but we have boiled the process down into the key steps: Research Action Check Step 1 – Research We’re […]

Making local online advertising easy with the new Google AdWords Express – £50 vouchers for new sign-ups

Google is launching a faster, simpler way to start advertising online in under five minutes and is designed to help local businesses that aren’t already AdWords advertisers create effective campaigns. Watch the video below to see how you can create and run an online campaign from start to finish in just a few clicks: AdWords […]

Credit card fraud falls, but Phishing back on the rise

Credit and debit card fraud has reached an all-time low from its peak in 2008. The level of credit card fraud has fallen by 9 per cent in the first half of 2011 compared to the same time last year, now standing at £170 million, the third consecutive decrease.  This compares favourably to the peak […]

Google Product Search spec tightens

From 22 September 2011 Google will be enforcing tighter rules for Internet merchants submitting details of their products to Google. Already a popular feature the Google Product Search provides price comparisons and customer ratings for individual items. A summary of the top sites usually appears when a user types the name of a particular product […]