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Social Networking and Identity Theft

6.6.2009 by Dick Branston

Social networking is becoming a risky business if recent news headlines are any indication. It seems that we must be wary of the myriad of ways cyber criminals are using social media to entrap us. Apparently, we have become quite…

What’s Chrome Speed Without Server Speed?

1.6.2009 by Dick Branston

Google has reiterated the importance of speed in its search rankings just as it has announced a 30% boost in response times for its Chrome web browser portal. Google, in fact, suggests that speed is the most important factor of…

Google Forges on as Yahoo Throws in the Towel

28.5.2009 by Dick Branston

In the past week it has been suggested that search goliath Google is ready to anger some of the business world all over again by ramping up the ante on its controversial Adwords rules. In May last year there was…

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…

Estate Agents Harness Street View

1.4.2009 by Dick Branston

The inevitable tie up between property selling and Google Street View is now with us. I have come across my first press release from an estate agency claiming to have implemented Street View on its website. whitehotproperty.co.uk, "the UK's only…

Winning as a Team

21.3.2009 by Dick Branston

Today the 6 Nations international rugby union competition comes to a climax with Wales and Ireland battling it out for the title. At UKFast we are big supporters of rugby, including sponsoring Premiership side Sale Sharks, so we are very…

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…

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…