Site review: beta

Online music provider is currently in the process of revamping its website, with a beta version running alongside the old site. profile page

We've taken a look at to see what improvements (if any) have been made...


Google provides tips on duplicate content

Duplicate content is an important issue and something that can have an adverse effect on a website’s search engine rankings.

So lots of site owners will be pleased to hear that Google has provided some tips on how to address it.

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The Web Week in Review

It was a big news week this week with major technology and internet players vying to share the spotlight - some in more positive ways than others.

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The New Media stock exchange

I have issue with the process of online media buying. Agreeing a spend budget for the month, researching a handful of websites, a few phone calls to negotiate the rate, booking a volume of impressions, signing an insertion order before sending over the ad-serving tags.

It feels too rigid, too simplistic, but most of all too much like offline media buying! But is that all about to change?


Stock photography resources and tips

Studies have shown that visitors decide very quickly whether or not to stay or leave a website.

A big factor in that decision is the visual aesthetic of your website. Does it look appealing? Is it professional? Does it convey the right message?


Q&A: Sara Vincent of Media Corp on

Online publishing and ad firm Media Corp recently launched, with the aim of developing the site into a major web destination for sports fans.

We talked to Sara Vincent, the commercial director of Media Corp's publishing division about the launch of the new site...


Reputation management tips for SEO

A number of well known brands and companies have some pretty negative results that appear on the first page of Google's search results.

Take a look at the results for retailers like and laptops direct, and you'll see a number of negative mentions, mainly from dissatisfied customers, in the first ten results.

So what is the best way to deal with this problem?   

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Five online bookmarking tools

For anyone doing research online, or just spending a lot of time browsing, bookmarking tools are an extremely useful of saving content for later or sharing it with friends and colleagues.

Here are five of my favourite bookmarking tools for your viewing pleasure...


Breaking the email addiction

"Engagement Marketing: Strategies for Conversion and Ongoing Customer Retention" is what it said in the programme.

It sounded safe enough, but as I delivered this presentation at Internet World last month, I wondered if the subject headings on Lines, Crunch, Breaking Habits and a 7 Step Programme (combined with some slightly edgy last minute PowerPoint images) were starting to make it sound more like a discourse on drug rehabilitation than on email marketing!


Scoble: spend on social media because you lose money on other things too

Forrester Research's Jeremiah Owyang knows what he's talking about when it comes to social media.

In a recent post, he detailed the five questions companies often ask him about social media.

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WordPress SEO resources and tips

WordPress is a popular open-source blogging platform that has a powerful set of features and can be extended through the use of free plug-ins, of which there are thousands.

To maximize the usefulness of WordPress as a business tool, you should take advantage of every opportunity to optimize your blog for search engines.


Should bloggers be considered members of the "press"?

Recently, Michael Arrington of TechCrunch lambasted the CEO of online music startup TuneCore, Jeff Price, for refusing to provide one of his interns, Peter, with information about his company's funding.

I criticized Arrington for what I saw as an unnecessary use of his "podium" to disparage Price when he had no legitimate reason to do so.