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Facebook - beware!

Facebook - do you want all your personal details visible to everybody

Social networking is huge and growing every day.

Facebook is now the second largest web site in the world in terms of traffic – second only to Google. And that’s made it an integral part of every online marketing campaign.

So it’s surprising and disturbing when they do something like they’ve just done.

Cyprus Living: Be an internet entrepreneur from home

Cyprus Living:  Be an internet entrepreneur from home

Article reprinted from Cyprus Living, December 2009 edition

Many people are looking for a simple business they can run from home. Starting an Internet business is the perfect way of doing this. It’s relatively low cost to get started, and it can be done at times to suit you.

Big Bang Business has helped loads of companies small and large get started and grow businesses on the Internet. From that experience, here’s our checklist to get you started down the right path.

Writing effective copy for the internet

Writing effective copy for the internet

Writing for the internet is a skill all of its own. You’re trying to create a message that’s easy to read and easy to understand for people who have the attention span of a gnat.

Cyprus internet usage increasing

Cyprus internet usage increasing

Today’s Cyprus Mail is carrying an interesting article describing internet usage in Cyprus.

The headlines are 42 per cent of Cypriots use the internet and of those, 54.3 per cent get online once a day or more. Internet shopping is increasing with the most common purchases being clothes, books, TV’s, computers and travel.

Web site domain names in Greek

From December 10 2009, you can register .eu domain names in Greek characters

This is important news for all businesses operating in Cyprus. From 10 December it will be possible to register web site domain names in Greek characters with a ‘.eu’ suffix.

What's a content management system?

What's a content management system?

Almost all of the e-business web sites we create today are based on the use of a Content Management System (CMS) – mostly Drupal, Joomla or Wordpress.

There are a host of reasons why we do that, and they almost all come down to saving you time and money.

Membership web sites

Membership web sites

Membership web sites have been the fashion for online business for a while now, and they continue to grow fast. They're a great way of creating ongoing revenue streams.

What are they are why are they good?

Credit card transactions in Cyprus

Good news for credit card transactions and internet shopping in Cyprus

Today’s Cyprus Mail has an interesting article about the use of credit cards in general and for internet purchases in particular.

e-commerce taxation treaty characterisation issues

e-commerce taxation treaty characterisation issues

There is no internationally accepted definition of e-commerce. The department of trade and industry have proposed to the OECD the following definition:

Facebook accounts for 1 In every 7 UK Internet page views

Facebook accounts for 1 In every 7 UK Internet page views

Facebook now accounts for one in every seven internet page views in the UK.

Don't believe in the power of social networking? Check out the facts, they're amazing.

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