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Start now to be selling online before Christmas

Start your internet shop now to be selling online before Christmas

Want to sell online, but not sure how it works or where to start? 

This article explains what happens when you buy online - or of course you can leave it all to us to get you started.

Facebook advertising - get more customers now

Facebook advertising - get more customers now

Facebook continues to grow and grow – the latest statistics from Hitwise show it’s now the most popular website on the planet – bigger even than Google. And that makes it a perfect place for you to advertise.

Google Analytics

We always recommend you track the visitor statistics for your website closely - and the best tool by far for doing that is Google Analytics.

Powerful, sophisticated, free - Google Analytics is a must have for every internet entrepreneur.

Here's a summary of what Google Analytics tracks.

500 million Facebook users

500 million Facebook users

Facebook passed an important milestone recently – it’s 500 millionth user. That means one in every 14 people on the planet has a Facebook account.

Facebook has achieved something no other social networking tool has ever done – achieved real critical mass.

LinkedIn - five point plan for the perfect profile

Social networking grows in importance day by day. Whilst Facebook's for fun and Twitter's for teasing,

LinkedIn is very professional. When you want to showcase your business skills, your LinkedIn profile is where it's at.

Who are your customers and why do they buy from you?

Who are your customers and why do they buy from you?

An obvious question for any business. But one that surprisingly the majority of businesses are not able to answer well.

And when you're creating a new website for your business, a fundamenatl question to answer for lots of reasons.

Web usability by Jakob Nielsen

Web usability by Jakob Nielsen

I’ve just listened to an interview with Jakob Nielsen – the acknowledged web guru on web usability.  He takes an uncompromising view that business web sites are for your customers, not for you.

Some of Jakob Nielsen’s key issues with web site usability today are:

WordPress new version 3.0 'Thelonious'

WordPress New Version 3.0 'Thelonious'

WordPress has released the latest edition of its open source publishing platform - WordPress 3.0, dubbed Thelonious.

The new release aims to consolidate the task of managing multiple blogs, and streamline the user interface for site administrators.

Social networking sites account for a quarter of all web time

Facebook is the second most popular website on the planet - and also in Cyprus!

Wow - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and all the others are now accounting for 110 billion minutes of web users' time every month.

Internet users have doubled the time they spend on social networking pages in the past year, according to new research from the Nielsen Group.

What regulations apply to selling online?

What regulations apply to selling online?

When businesses start selling on the web, there's a raft of consumer protection legislation that applies throughout the EU to be aware of.

If you're operating fairly, there's nothing to be afraid of. However, it's good to understand what the regulations are so you don't fall foul of them.