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    Irish web solutions marketing

    Got this email today from Irish web solutions, shame on all of you! :o What web design professionals don’t want you to know. Why boring template websites are killing your success on the internet, draining your marketing budget and making you look like your business is run of...
  2. K

    Mining hidden gold- Webgains launches semantic categorisation tool: iSense SiteSeeker

    ~ first automated affiliate content categorisation tool uses award winning semantic technology ~ To date, the standard approach across networks has been to rely on affiliates self categorising for the verticals they operate in, listing their websites and the networks having the knowledge of...
  3. M

    Am I indexed? Google Webmaster Tools

    Built a sitemap and submitted a site to google last week. Site wasn't showing up at all, fair enough, I've spent the last week submitting it to whatever free Irish business/website directories I could find. Have maybe a half dozen backlinks. If I google 'my business name' it now shows up as...
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    Hi, I am a newbie in PHP and I am trying to figure out an error connected to Curl_follow option. My hosting company has enabled Open_Basedir and my PHP script returns the following problem: Warning: curl_setopt() [function.curl-setopt]: CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION cannot be activated when in...
  5. K

    gPotato IE launches on Webgains

    Hi all, I've very pleased to launch gPotato onto Webgains IE: gPotato.eu is the leading free-to-play online games portal, offering players the opportunity to download and play online massively multiplayer online games (MMORPG) across Europe. gPotato.eu was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2006...
  6. grandad

    Improving traffic to a blog

    I have a blog running for the last five months - The Other Fellow. I haven't really advertised the existence of the site yet, and am currently starting a wee series on blog promotion. I am going to use the usual standards like adding the URL to my signature in forums, commenting on other sites...
  7. S

    Business Networking : BNI

    Has anyone tried signing up with BNI? I went to one of their open days the other day. It was like a cross between an infomercial and a pantomime. Endless repetition of the basic points and the host insisted in audience participation. I half expected to see Louis Theroux standing at the back of...
  8. E

    Social networking

    Hey, does anybody have any tips on how to effectively use social networks such as twitter, facebook etc. There are many posts about the internet about how it is usefull but not many about how to actually use them to your business' advantage. Cheers, Stuart
  9. S

    Branding a site

    Aaron at seobook.com is talking a lot about having a strong brand online, and it's got me thinking. I have a language website at, say, keyword.org. I call the site by its name, so it's called "Keyword.org". However, there's a more well-established site with "Keyword.ie". Any searches online...
  10. J

    Selling quality in a recession, is it possible?

    Lately I've been noticing a significant number of leads only interested in the cost of getting a website, etc done. The reason I post is because this is starting to become the norm, and something thats hard to ignore. What do you do when a lead isn't interested in a proper web strategy...
  11. F

    Someone to finish my website!

    Hi all, I had a website designed recently and can't seem to get it finished by the guy I hired to do it so I have cut my losses. Is is possible to get a web designer to finish someone elses work? Being in business myself, I would never take over a job started by another company but I don't know...
  12. L

    PageRank - would you really miss it

    Google publishes Toolbar PageRank quarterly (or thereabouts) on a scale between 1 and 10. This toolbar pagerank is often obsessed over by many SEO's and website owners across the globe. Many people are quick to jump on the fact that Toolbar PR is not related to SERP's and many even rubbish it...
  13. G

    Problems with a site

    Hi Lads, So one of my sites ratemypub.ie I have worked on over the past couple of years with a friend of mine (therein lies the problem) I've done the code side of it integrated the new features and came up with a few ideas. My friend came up with the idea (I wanted a ratemy she came up with the...
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    TradeDoubler Ireland | Lightspeed Affiliate Programme

    Hi All, Do your users have an interest in sharing their opinions in an online community? If so, why not prompt Lightspeed Research panel registration. Lightspeed Research is a leading interactive online market research solution provider. Prompt the registration of qualified Irish leads and...
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    Amazing Offers

    Importance of Seo and Amazing New Year Offers
  16. paintballer.ie

    New Forum URL Structure and SEO

    I am currently using a phpbb2 based forum and CMS. I want to upgrade in the near future. How ever, both Phpbb3 and vbulletin have a different way of creating a topic page Eg Phpbb2 : forum/viewtipic.php?t=1000 Phpbb3 : forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=724145 vb: forum/showthread.php?t=114015...
  17. K

    What are benefits of Pay Per Click Advertising

    Pay per click advertising works because: * By using the bidding system, similar to how an action works,everyone can compete on a level playing field. * Pay per click is cost efficient. * Results are measurable. * It's extremely well targeted. * Pay per click is the...
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    Monetising: choose between a website or blog?

    Hi all If you had the choice, which would you do; start a website or a blog, if your goal was to make money from it? The reason is that I'm currently making money off-line (about 100 euro per month) by recommending a service to individuals (in Ireland) and I'm getting paid for referring...
  19. Zascar

    Criticism and Feedback appreciated on new Website

    A friend of mine wanted to get a new site designed. I offered to manage the project by getting someone on elance.com to do a nice site based on a CMS and up to date web standards etc. SEO was especially important as the whole point of the site is to try to generate more traffic, to attract new...
  20. B

    Google Chrome

    Just spent some time playing with Google Chrome - Download a new browser Looks neat. renders sites very well and quite fast too. Not too sure if I like the suggestions being popped up while typing an address though. Doesn't look like websites need to be coded specifically for it either as...
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