Google Adwords cost goes up again

Posted on 30. Nov, 2010 by in Advertising, Adwords, adwords-cost, Google

As part of our monthly review of advertising costs across the internet, we look at the cost of advertising using Google Adwords. Every month we take a basket of keywords, such as plumbing, SEO, mobile phones, cleaning etc, and look at the published average CPC from Google. We also take into account changes in competition […]

Increase WordPress Speed – a complete guide

Posted on 29. Nov, 2010 by in Marketing

Below we have listed a complete guide to increasing the speed of your wordpress blog. Over the course of several months we have worked through all of these steps and more to improve the speed wordpress works at. We have used all of these steps to reduce the overall load time by 60%. There are […]

WordPress SEO – A better search position

Posted on 28. Nov, 2010 by in SEO

WordPress can easily be geared perfectly for SEO. The system is built to generate fast, modern, clean code that search engines love. Now with more plug-ins, WordPress can easily be geared for good SEO. We are not going to go through the general information you need to improve your search position with WordPress, there are […]

Branding in the Digital Age

Posted on 23. Nov, 2010 by in Branding, Marketing

It has been believed that Consumers start at the wide end of a funnel with many brands in mind and then narrow them down to a final choice. Businesses have traditionally used strategic marketing to build awareness and move consumers through the buying cycle. Today’s consumers however, are assaulted by media and awash in choices, […]

Facebook launches email/messaging

Posted on 15. Nov, 2010 by in Marketing

A complete surprise, Facebook is launching an new message service called Titan. They are also providing an email address to every person on Facebook who wants one. Now people can share with friends over email, whether they’re on Facebook or not. To be clear, Messages is not email. There are no subject lines, no cc, […]

SEO Trends for 2011

Posted on 08. Nov, 2010 by in Google, SEO, trends

We thought we would get in early and predict the coming trends for SEO in 2011. 1. Increased Focus on Local Search (Google Places) Google has already shown its intention to increase the importance of local search. Some keywords have already started showing a combined local and normal search, as you can see in the […]

Browser Speed

Posted on 04. Nov, 2010 by in Web Design

EBlog recently showed the Mozilla blog some Sunspider results that show them currently ahead of Firefox. Below are the results that the Mozilla blog guys got when they ran the test. The graph basically shows Firefox is a shade faster as of now, and they claim to be working on more fixes to increase the speed […]

Amazon S3

Posted on 03. Nov, 2010 by in Marketing

Just thought I would share something with you all. After moving our website onto S3 our total bandwidth cost is now…. $0.27. Yep 27c for a months worth of bandwidth.