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What’s the point of your website?

Nigel Botterrill, founder of the ‘bestof’ website chain and several multi-million pound ventures has just blogged an article about the sort of goals all business owner’s need to consider when planning their website. To be honest, it’s stuff we’ve been banging on about for years, but Nigel’s hugely successful track record and upbeat approach is […]

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 […]

Two men jailed for four years for inciting violence on Facebook

Two Cheshire men have been jailed for four years using Facebook to to incite others to commit violence. While there have been several past conviction and court cases for what people have said on the Internet and social media this is the biggest sentence we have seen so far. Full story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-14551582 See an […]

Google Chrome now UK’s second most popular browser

A national advertising campaign and speedy performance has resulted in FireFox being deposed by Google’s Chrome as the UK’s second most popular browser. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues to be the market leader as it is pre-installed on all Windows computers but its market share has been falling steadily and now stands at 45%. The latest […]

Cookie laws – UK website owners have a year to act

UK website owner have a year to act to comply with the new cookie laws even though the legislation came into force in May 2011. The EU’s Privacy and Communications Directive comes into force on 26 May  and requires user’s consent before using cookies – the text files that help organise and store browsing information. […]

Web Growth new website is launched

The smell of virtual paint still lingers a little and there’s a bit more to add but we’re now happy for you to take a quick look round our new website. As well as the usual information about our services we’ll shortly be launching our full blown domain name and hosting service where you can […]

Online reviews, take with several pinches of salt

We all take time to read customer reviews of a product as they are often a good unbiased opinion on a product or service. New research now suggests that like all information on the Internet we should treat them with caution. Findings to be published in the Economic Journal show that people writing reviews tend […]

Twitter, Privacy laws and what you can`t say on the Internet

A prominent Premiership footballer is currently attempting to sue the Twitter corporation and persons unknown (i.e. those that have named him in recent Tweets). While Christmas has come very early for his lawyers, the net result has been even more people knowing about his exploits and his name spreading to other social media like Facebook. […]

Don`t believe the Skype

The online telephone and messaging service Skype has just been bought by Microsoft for 5.2 billion pounds making it Microsoft`s biggest acquisition. Skype has over 660 million users and, like Google, it has entered common parlance to become a verb in its own right. Skype-ing someone happens 100 million times a month with users taking […]

Waitrose website re-design sparks complaints

Upmarket supermarket Waitrose recently relaunched its website in order to tap into the home delivery market occupied by tesco.com, Ocado and others. Unfortunately the £10 million revamp has not gone to plan with some users complaining of  `slow speeds`, `endless scrolling` and `poor design`. A spokesman claimed that sales were up and they were working […]