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Manchester is Top UK City

9.6.2009 by Dick Branston

It is official if we didn't already know. Manchester is the best city in the UK! The home of fine dining, fine arts, seats of great learning, the best football team in England (second best in Europe!) and the best…

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…

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…

Now is Not the Time to Compromise on Your Green Values

28.2.2009 by Dick Branston

Innovation is at the heart of UKFast. It is one of our five core values because striving to be innovative keeps us at the forefront of our industry, standing out from the crowd in terms of what we offer to…

Advertise Online – But Where! – Part 2

21.2.2009 by Dick Branston

A week on from my first blog on debating the value of online advertising, I have done some more thinking and some more reading and come up with an answer to the question of where to advertise online. The answer…

There’s Fast and There’s UKFast

16.2.2009 by Dick Branston

Back in May 2008 Google controversially changed its rules to allow companies to bid on rival trademarks. This afforded firms the potential opportunity to achieve top billing on rival terms. Understandably, this change generated a new campaign intensity that inevitably…