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Google Goes from Strength to Strength

16.10.2009 by Dick Branston

Is there a more dominant business in its market than Google is today? The word ‘giant’ is over used to describe the size of companies but in Google’s case is seems inadequately small. So let’s say the galaxy-sized company this week reported record quarterly profits of a £1 billion, up 27% on the same period in 2008. The news reflects the fact that Google continues to be on the up. Microsoft’s Bing briefly made a small dent but seems to be on the decline again, while Yahoo is struggling with a fight back (adverts have started appearing on British TV!).…

UK Leads World in Online Advertising

5.10.2009 by Dick Branston

New figures show that UK businesses are leading the way in utilising the Internet for advertising. According to data released by the Internet Advertising Bureau, the UK has become the first major world economy where advertisers are now spending more…

Sale Sharks Hospitality is the Place to Be

2.9.2009 by Dick Branston

Did you know that the Sale Sharks match day hospitality is the best ticket in Greater Manchester for meeting and mixing with the biggest names in business? Despite all the top flight football teams, cricket, ice hockey and rugby league…

UKFast Launches UK’s Fastest Servers at the British Grand Prix

19.6.2009 by Dick Branston

UKFast is at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix today for the first of three days of fun with clients. However, it's not just about enjoying top class motor sport. The fastest racing cars in the world also form the…

Twitting Money – Chapter Two

11.5.2009 by Dick Branston

About a month ago I blogged about the possibility of Twitter becoming a viable commercial venture for its owners. Back then I surmised that Twitter wanted it to be so, as did its venture capital backers who had pumped millions…

Twitting Money

16.4.2009 by Dick Branston

Big online news stories at the moment all seem to be about getting hold of the gold at the end of the rainbow from new media web portals. In terms of pure visitor numbers the likes of YouTube, Facebook and…

Brits Prepared to be Monitored to get Personalised Browsing

19.3.2009 by Dick Branston

New research from Brand Republic has found that the British public are prepared to have their browsing monitored to facilitate a more personalised service from the search engine providers. Apparently Google intends to monitor user habits in order to target…

The Ups and Downs of Company Blogging

7.3.2009 by Dick Branston

Thanks to the Internet we can all now post our opinions and observations on the world as they happen. Blogging has become a popular endeavour across the globe and it has even entered the business world as a legitimate new…

Google is Still the Super Brand

2.3.2009 by Dick Branston

The Centre for Brand Analysis has published its UK Superbrands list for 2009 with some interesting inclusions. The first thing that stands out is that Google is top of the list, as it was in 2008. And its rivals are…

Slow Sites Cost More Says Google

25.2.2009 by Dick Branston

If you thought that spending more than your competitors on pay per click (PPC) advertising campaigns was all that you needed to do to get top billing then you would be wrong. In fact very wrong. PPC plays a key…