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Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors

Courtesy of the good folks at Search Engine Land This is a brief preview to the SEO Essentials Tutorial series I’m building and will start publishing soon, which will gives beginners to the online marketing space a full run though of best practices in on-site and off-site Search Engine Optimisation. The SEO Tutorials will be part of a wider series …

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A Brief History of Online Advertising

A great looking snapshot of the evolution of Online Advertising from humble beginnings in 1993 when Global Network Navigator sold the first clickable online ad to a Silicon Valley based law firm, to the $100 billion a year industry it’s grown to today!

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Infographic – The Evolution of Communication

An interesting infographic from Mikogo Online Meetings showing the evolution of communication from our earliest days, when people relied on courier services, pigeons and even drums for communication. In 1940, only 3 people could make calls simultaneously in any one city. Today over 34,000 phone calls are made in the US every second,  over 300 million tweets are made daily, …

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What Happens in an Internet Minute?

Great new infographic from Intel showing what happens in 1 internet minute, from their analysis of major traffic sources. Some of the highlights: Every minute, 639,800GB of global IP data is transferred Amazon rings up about $83,000 in sales 204 million e-mails are sent 20 million photos are viewed on Flickr Twitter processes 100,000 new tweets and 320 new Twitter …

How to make money with a blog

This is a great article I found while researching Google AdSense. The author Bob Lotich of Christian PF blogs full time giving readers advice on financial management. In this article, he draws on his own experiences in transitioning from full time work to full time blogging, and gives loads of really useful advice for starting, running, and – importantly – …

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First Impressions [INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you ever wondered which elements of your website make the biggest impression? The infographic above is based on a recent eye-tracking study conducted by the Missouri University of Science and Technology showing: Where visitor’s eyes go first when viewing your website? Which assets catch your eyes the most? Major findings: First impressions of your website are made in less …

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How Pinterest Drives Online Sales

* click to view full size image   Hosted Shopping Cart provider Shopify have released this infographic analysing the effect Pinterest is having on sales referrals, based on analysis of over 25,000 Shopify stores. Pinterest is now the 3rd largest social network in the world, and referral traffic to Shopify stores is equal to Twitter and greater than YouTube, LinkedIn …

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Price-comparison apps shaking up traditional retail

Interesting piece in the Age online today discussing the growing use of price comparison mobile phone apps, that allow shoppers to scan the barcode of products in store and get a real-time comparison of prices from competing retailers. This is a development on the growing phenomenon of “Showrooming” – customers inspecting goods in-store and then purchasing online to extract further …

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Five lessons in retail creativity

Another interesting piece in The Age Online featuring 5 lessons in creativity for retailers, drawn from the recent Fast Company 100 most creative people in business list: 1. Bradford Shellhammer – Cofounder & Chief Creative Officer, Fab.com.  His lesson in creativity: envelope every product in a story that enables people to form an emotional attachment with the product and an …