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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.

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.…

Social networking sites like Facebook could be monitored by the UK government under proposals to make them keep details of users’ contacts.

The Home Office said it was needed to tackle crime gangs and terrorists who might use the sites, but said it would not keep the content of conversations.

Civil liberties campaigners have called the proposal a “snoopers’ charter”.

The idea follows proposals to store details of every phone call, email, and internet visit made in the UK.

Tens of millions of people use sites like Facebook, Bebo and MySpace to chat with friends, but ministers say they have no interest in the content of discussions – just who people have been talking to.


All browsers of the internet have the choice between four new web browsers. Indeed, like Firefox 3.1, the newest version of Apple’s browser is now pitching for widespread public adoption, whilst still bearing its beta tag. Google’s Chrome shed that designation in December, but it too is still under constant development, what I find interesting is that they launch these browsers for people to test and then worry about the development as they go along. With the imminent launch of Microsoft’s version of internet explorer it seems beta versions of this have also been circulating for some months.

These four browsers ultimately fulfill the same role to help you the browser to view websites on the web. I have no real affinity to any browser at the moment. I can quite happily stay with whatever browser is installed on the PC or Mac I am using, so long as I can view websites and access the information as quickly as I can on another browser.

Interestingly for the browsers and especially Google it is of paramount importance to their business model to launch Google Chrome. For many reasons this is the case but the main being the advertising revenue they generate year upon year. In simple terms by having their own browser they can become even more targeted to you as an individual and track which websites you are viewing when you are not Googling something?

I have no problem with Google doing this but I don’t like one company having a complete monopoly on everything. Microsoft has been doing this for years offline with its versions of windows, now Google seem to be heading in the same direction with the internet.