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Any Brits in the Alexa 100?

19.12.2006 by Mother Superior

Not as many as we'd like is the answer. Lets take the top 50 sites ranked by Alexa for traffic in the UK. There's only one British company in the top 10 and that's the BBC. In fact only one…

Convergence and Diversifying Your Traffic

18.12.2006 by Mother Superior

It seems that writing about convergence these days always brings one pre-requisite with it: Google. Following talks with Orange the search leader is preparing to deliver a new generation of mobile phone content in what is described as a multi-billion…

Domain Name or RSS Which Will Matter Most?

15.12.2006 by Mother Superior

With the announcement that vodka.com is being sold for £1.5m it's clear that emphasis on the right web name is still hugely important. However, with RSS becoming more mainstream, how much does the name of the site really matter? I…

Convergence and Keeping your Traffic

7.12.2006 by Mother Superior

We're experiencing the early stages of convergence and the big players are doing their best to bolster online offerings so that once they've got visitors, they keep them as long as possible. SKY is a good example, having just announced…

Exhibitions and Speakers for Inspiration

6.12.2006 by Mother Superior

At the end of November, I was at the B2B North West exhibition at GMEX in Manchester and was very impressed with one thing in particular: They had some very influential and successful entrepreneurs speaking. I initially went along to…

Podcasting for all Manchester Businesses

7.11.2006 by Mother Superior

Since beginning our collaboration with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce last month, we've released two great podcasts. The first covers economic secretary Ed Balls' visit to Manchester in October (as mentioned here last month) and answers some of the…

And the Best Blog Award Goes to…

28.9.2006 by Mother Superior

There have been awards for the best blog for some time online, normally generated by those who are fuelling the explosion. However, with the growth of MySpace and other social networking sites, blog awards are now hitting areas of the…

The US Government is on YouTube

26.9.2006 by Mother Superior

We have been talking for a while about the importance of businesses placing themselves in the same arenas online that their target audiences appear in and the US Office of National Drug Control Policy has done just that by getting…

A Time for Start-ups and Pattern Recognition

7.9.2006 by Mother Superior

Esther Dyson, editor-at-large of CNet has done a short interview with the Guardian that covers useful ground. She has a very broad knowledge of the industry and the interview is well worth reading. I'm pleased she raised the point that…

Building the Profile of a Creative Sector

6.9.2006 by Mother Superior

Yesterday, I spent the day at FACT in Liverpool. I was producing a podcast for the Arts Council, who were presenting a one day conference for Arts organisations across the North West. The day was all about blogging, podcasting, RSS…