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After spending a long time explaining to my girlfriend Layla about what I sit and do each night on the internet I have decided to invite her into the world of internet marketing. She has finally got together and written some copy for her website and pulled together some images.

If you want to check it out it is on the following URL: Check it out and see what you think.


What is the point in having a website if you have no traffic? It is very much like opening a shop or gallery in a really hard to find place, the answer to the question if you hadn’t guessed for most of us is it is pointless.  Everyone has commented on how saturated the internet is with websites in lots of sectors and how difficult it is to get anything ranking well for a term.

This is very true if you are going for a generic term like, “trainers” or “insurance” however if you are clever in the way you approach these terms and find niche keywords around the terms, it is more than likely you will find a number of keywords that you can focus your website on and thus generate traffic.

My advice to any budding prospective website owners would be, do your research on your market place first, type the keywords you hope that your website will rank for and check out how much competition there is. Ultimately it is your money you are investing and like any business you need to be sure that you are going to make whatever time or investment you put into it.

With the cost of setting up a business ballooning in recent years, business centres have offered a solution for companies to keep the costs down. These business centres have meeting rooms, receptionists, office equipment and desks ready and waiting.

The cost can be a very effective way of running a small business but not having the the overheads of the usual business premises. Meeting rooms Leeds is a reference guide for all small businesses in the UK.

The investment in Gold is higher than ever in the current economic climate. There are many forms of investing in gold, from jewellery, coins, soveriegns and gold bars. Each has its merit and ulitmately this comes down to your individual budget

I love gold! I think alot of people do love gold and jewellery. As my role as a Digital Consultant I have been dealing with a number of companies in the Gold sector.

This includes the selling of gold coins, bars and jewellery, all of which are a commodity that people have decided to invest in. With the current UK economy struggling, pensions, property all look like an unstable investment. Gold is one area that has not been effected by the unstable economic crisis.

Well here it comes, my brother has launched one and we are going to see who is more successful. Who gets more traffic and essentially who has the best site. Notice he has copied me!! It looks very much like my design.

Just as Microsoft launch Bing, Google launch the next generation searching tools. Now as I am not that technical myself I am not quite sure what Google Wave is, so I can’t comment on whether I think it will be a success or not. What I do know is that applications for Google appear all the time.

I recently went into my PPC campaign and the toolbar had completely changed. Will I Google, Google Wave “yes”, will I fully understand what it is and does “no”, but like all the tools with Google I will only know how good these tools are until I have a use for them….

I have recently found myself intrigued into the world of affiliate marketing. And how it is possible to create an income stream, all be it a small one from targeting niche keywords on Google. As I have an interest in SEO how it works and what can be done to improve rankings.

As I have done a bit of research on the web about Adsense how it works and how I can actually make more than the cost of the hosting and the domain registration over a year. I have taken the plunge and registered a domain, built a free of charge template and paid for some hosting.

All this as you will see if you click the link below has not gone exactly to plan. My adsense box is all over the place and the website looks a bit of a mess. But as you are loyal readers of my blog and I don’t claim to be the most technical person I am not embarrassed to say it looks a bit of a hash job.

So here is the link by all means have a look and any thoughts would be interesting



Microsoft launches its new search engine, will it be a success? The answer, “probably not” but you cannot ever say no.  Google has had such a strangle hold on the search market that it is difficult to see who will come along and knock them off this enviable position.

Although the new search format looks more impressive than the traditional MSN search engine it is essentially the same product but brought up to date with a new design and format of displaying your results.

I would recommend that you have a play around with it yourself but what disappoints me is that has no new ranking facility. It is still working on the basis of how many links a website has as to the merit of its ranking. Based on this it is hard to see why you would choose this over Google for reliability.

I am going to completely jump on the band wagon here and talk  about our elected MP’s and the outrage I feel. That being said the inept way this country is run makes me mad but that is another topic so I will just try and talk about our lovely MP’s.

Right, I think I am going to start with a positive and then work down. I recently met the current MP for Harrogate, he seemed like a geniune and all round nice guy who seemed to really care about politics and what he was doing. Now the positive out the way my thoughts on the expenses scandal:

Where to start, I think the fact that MP’s really seem to think for some reason they are above the law is my first point, the only analogy I can think of someone taking money from the state illegally would be if a single mother who was trying to defraud the government for extra state benefits. Instead of maybe the single mother saying I will pay the money back to the government, more than likely the state would prosecute her for theft.

So I am actually speechless that MP’s who have been caught red handed by a newspaper taking money from the state illegally can then think it is ok to turn around and then say, “Oh I am sorry, I did not realise that I had been defrauding the government, I will pay the money back immediately??”

I am therefore also speechless that the police, government and any law abiding citzen does not want to see these MP’s who are in positions of authority to be prosecuted for this crime? As I cannot see why it should be one rule for MP’s and one rule for the british citizen.