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What are the drawbacks of not selling online?

While most well known retailers are now selling their products online, a number have yet to take the plunge. This includes brands like Primark, Morrissons, Gap (in the UK) and others.

We know that such firms are missing out on an extra revenue stream, but what other effects can not selling online have? 

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How to put your website on Google News

If you have a website which is regularly publishing news items, then getting indexed by Google News is a crucial source of traffic.

First of all you need to make a request to have Google News index your content, but there are other requirements. So what else is Google looking for?

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What do journalists want from your website?

Here’s a secret: journalists often look for one of three links when they visit a website. Can you guess what they are?

The key thing for a writer is to find what they’re looking for as quickly as possible. If they cannot find the answers online then they’ll need to quickly find some media contacts to call, or email.

As such, journalists typically scan the page for one of the following links…

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Seedcamp announces seven winners

The second Seedcamp contest for internet startups came to a close on Friday, with seven winners announced.

These seven startups will each receive 50,000 Euros in return for an equity stake (last year it was 10%). They will also take part in a three month mentoring programme to get them started.

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mBlox executive chairman: advertisers will need to pay for mobile ads

The nascent mobile advertising market is a fascinating one.

For all the hype and very real potential, it's hard not to observe that the market has failed to develop as rapidly as had been predicted - despite the fact that bullish sentiments have never really waned over the years.

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10 Twitter tools

Twitter's popularity is growing and regardless of the skepticism that exists about it, marketers and businesses are taking notice.

If you're thinking about giving microblogging on Twitter a try or are already using Twitter, here are 10 Twitter tools that you can put to work.

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Supermarkets ignoring SEO for major keywords

Last week Econsultancy's Graham Charlton took a look at Ten things Asda can do better online.

What I found surprising is that neither Asda, or any of the other leading UK supermarkets, rank above #9 in Google UK for the term 'supermarket'.

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Don’t let the economic downturn affect your online business

In the current economic climate, marketers and business owners need to take a close look at how they can improve the effectiveness of their websites.

Whilst the economic downturn is unlikely to result in any decline in online volume, we are already starting to see online business growth start to slow slightly, as consumers tighten their belts in the face of escalating food and fuel bills, as well as rising borrowing costs.

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The Web Week in Review

Admittedly it was difficult to pay attention to all of the news in the technology industry his week - the news in the financial markets more than overshadowed it.

This week's Web Week in Review has to touch on the financial crisis but there were other tech-only stories that did manage to make it onto my radar.

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An email every step of the way - a customer service best practice

Last week, I couldn't resist purchasing another computer. I found a great deal on a refurbished Dell through the Dell Outlet.

It's my first Dell and I'm looking forward to testing it out.

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Run multiple blogs with WordPress MU

Last week, E-consultancy's Graham Charlton discussed the benefits of running a corporate blog.

As more and more companies are asking employees to blog (or considering asking employees to blog) in an official capacity, one of the things that goes unrecognized is the importance of using a blogging platform that is easy to set up and easy to maintain for multiple users.

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Joost launches desktop player

Having come to the realisation that its standalone player was not attracting enough users, Joost decided to launch a web based version of its video player. 

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The beta version of this desktop player was launched yesterday, so I've been taking a look to see how it performs...

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