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UK is a nation of Internet shoppers

The UK is top of the league of Internet shoppers. According to a recent Ofcom survey  UK shoppers spend an average of £1,083 a year online compared with Australia which spends the second highest at £842. The report found that eight in ten UK internet users (79 per cent) said they had ordered goods or […]

Starbucks, Google and Amazon – defending the indefensible

Many SME business owners would have  mixed feelings on the public embarrassment of Starbucks, Google and Amazon over their corporation tax affairs. We all have to pay tax on profits and this can be offset legitimately by the real costs of doing business: hardware, travel costs, wages etc. In this case, all three companies pay […]

Google’s Panda update and why it affects your website and web design

Without too much of a fanfare, Google has been quietly changing the way it decides which websites to boost and demote on its results pages. The change aimed to lower the rank of “low-quality sites” or “thin sites” and return higher-quality sites near the top of the search results This lead to an initial surge in […]

Domain name disputes hit record high

As consumers increase their use of online shopping sites, the number of domain disputes is expected to rise with major brands seeking to prevent unrelated companies registering domains that infringe intellectual property. In one current case, Gucci is insisting that it, rather than an anonymous e-commerce company, should have control of the guccishoponline.org domain name. […]

Twitter joke trial aquittal – common sense finally prevails

Paul Chambers, the man who was arrested and convicted for joking on Twitter about blowing up Robin Hood Airport in South Yorkshire has finally been acquitted after two years of Kafkaesque madness. To recap: Chambers had arrived at Robin Hood airport in South Yorkshire on 6 January 2010 hoping to fly to Belfast to meet […]

LinkedIn users should change their passwords

Business social networking website Linked In has admitted that six million user passwords have been posted on a Russian hacker’s web forum. It is recommends that users should should change their passwords today, even if they changed them yesterday after initial reports. To change your password log in to Linked In, click on your name […]

Twitter users reach 10 million in UK

The micro-blogging website Twitter now has 10 million users in the UK and 140 million worldwide. This is a significant figure and exceeds, for the first time, the number of people that take a daily newspaper. The website is a public forum where major and minor celebrities vie with each other for the number of […]

Latest web design – Trust for Africa’s Orphans

We’re delighted to announce live launch of the new website for an amazing charity Trust for Africa’s Orphans. This is an established charity that runs sustainable small projects in Africa helping families set up self-sustaining, small-scale commercial farms that help feed their community and generate income. We’ll tell you more about this in the near […]

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 […]

Web meetings now a practical option

In the current febrile atmosphere of possible fuel shortages, it’s worth exploring the alternatives to face-to-face meetings. Most households and businesses have access to broadband which means that web conferencing is a viable option for replacing visits to clients, support calls or training sessions. Web conferencing, webinars or online meetings allow a number of people […]