Another Google Change – and it’s not a panda

20 October 2011

The latest change to Google’s search system is that less information will in future be available about the keywords for which people have searched en route to finding your site. Analytics software, whether Google’s own or any other web traffic monitoring system, will no longer be able to pick up this data for visitors who […]

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Getting “Subscribers” To Your Facebook Public Updates

14 October 2011

Facebook now has a “Subscribe” facility. On Twitter all tweets are presumed to be public unless sent as “Direct Messages” to a specific individual; any Twitter member can choose to follow them. On Facebook, however, your updates until now have been restricted to people whom you have accepted as “Friends”. This is now changing. You […]

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How Do You Add Your Amazon Affiliate Links on WordPress?

28 September 2011

Do you find adding graphics and links to Amazon on your WordPress blogs far too messy and time-consuming? So did I, until recently. [easyazon-image-link asin=”B002FQJT3Q” alt=”Kindle 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 6″ Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417XQ0XwQuL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”160″ height=”160″]A minute or two ago I placed this clickable […]

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Managing Your Social Sites

26 September 2011

Do you ever sit puzzling over how your Facebook account got to know about your latest blog post? Or why some of your tweets feed through to LinkedIn but not all of them? It is, of course, because you set it up like that, but by the time you’ve set up a dozen or more […]

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What? He Sold A Million eBooks in 5 Months? On Amazon?

24 September 2011

[easyazon-image-link asin=”1935670913″ alt=”How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZRbViFdZL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”107″ height=”160″]The title of this book reads rather like a fantasy … but it isn’t! He really did it, and he wasn’t previously a big-name author! There is no point in my writing at great length about it. You don’t want to […]

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Social Media Leadership

22 September 2011

[easyazon-image-link asin=”0983243123″ alt=”Social Media Leadership: How to Get Off the Bench and Into the Game” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kd731gAyL._SL160_.jpg” align=”right” width=”105″ height=”160″]This blog is aimed chiefly at solo and small-scale online business builders. This book is in realms of 7- to 10-figure turnovers. Where’s the connection? Surely this is out of our league. Not at all! One thing […]

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Photography for Your Web Site or Blog

20 September 2011

Do you use photography on your blog? Probably yes. Maybe you use stock photographs from an online provider. But possibly you have an online business which requires you to take your own photographs, such as a physical goods business (maybe selling on eBay) or a travel-related blog on which you discuss places you’ve visited yourself. […]

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Business Online – a ‘must read’ book

19 September 2011

“KaChing: How to Run an Online Business that Pays and Pays” comes from someone who has actually done it. I came across Joel Comm several years ago, and have since read quite a lot of his material. It has always been good value. I’ve never met Comm face to face, but over the years have […]

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The Genius of Godin

18 September 2011

I’ve long admired the writings of Seth Godin. He has succeeded in helping many to break out of their mentally confining boxes and to see their businesses and themselves in new ways. Today I’m simply listing four of his fairly recent books. Get them, read them and digest them. Enjoy your reading. There’s nothing quite […]

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Will Google +1 Make Google Search any Better?

17 September 2011

Earlier this week I saw a statement that Google, as part of their push on Google+, are intending to give weight to the number of +1 clicks that a page has accumulated when deciding how to position it in search results. In other words, if your page is given a +1 by a lot of […]

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