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Posts Tagged Websites

If it looks too good….

It usually is! As usual, I’m always on the look out for a bit of a business opportunity and when one appears I give it serious thought, so last week when I spotted a website for sale for £995 I asked for further details. The website in question was an information site in many ways, with Google Adsense Ads, Amazon links and Clickbank links… Sounds just the sort of thing I’m interested in and when I found out it had been making close to £2000 in the last six Months that really grabbed my interest! I’m the sort of person that likes to mitigate as much risk as possible, and having just read Theo Paphitis biography this week I was… Continue reading »

by Keiron on October 24th, 2009 | Personal Diary | 8 Comments » |

I've got a Hunch…

That’s a hunch, not a hump! I’ve just signed up with Hunch.com after reading Lifehackers review I figure anything that can help me answer some questions might be useful! The signup process seemed to take forever after I’d provided my details – though the site had just been mentioned in LifeHacker and had 283 views on there (that’s probably not including those on their Feed Reader that picked it up the same way I did!). Eventually it crashed with a 500 error, but I seemed to be logged in and able to navigate around my profile, it was only when I clicked “home” it ground to a halt again. So I navigated to You -> Tell Hunch about You, let… Continue reading »

by Keiron on June 15th, 2009 | Websites | 3 Comments » |

Buzzword Bingo & Internet Marketing!

We used to play it in our office, and I haven’t gone looking for game cards in years because we don’t tend to get so much full on buzzword events these days! However, Emma on the phone yesterday could have aced me a game of Buzzword and got a full house (had I not been driving the car and desperate not to laugh) as she started the corporate psycho-babble! What is Buzzword Bingo? Wikipedia defines it as: Buzzword bingo is a game sometimes played in relaxed team meetings. The rules resemble those of bingo and housie, but instead of a Matrix of numbers, each player’s card is a matrix of buzzwords. When players hear any of their buzzwords spoken in… Continue reading »

by Keiron on June 14th, 2007 | Websites | 9 Comments » |

StumbleUpon, sold to the Highest Bidder!

I’ve been a stumbleupon fan for some years and have introduced several people to it, it’s sitting up there with some of the other web2.0 and social bookmarking sites and was getting a fair amount of attention recently. Dosh Dosh discussed the best way to Grow Your StumbleUpon Network A StumbleUpon for Dummies refers to some great tutorials on the site. And it’s fun! It also looks like it has some great new features in the pipeline! Now, after many rumours, eBay have bought it for a cool £38 million. The deal will mean eBay will get access to the 2.5 million registered users who are used to getting personalised searches based on their profiles which the site says are… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 31st, 2007 | Websites | 4 Comments » |

That Time of Year? Online business suffering?

The mainstay of my business doesn’t change at this time of year, BetterWebSpace, is if anything it’s as stable as ever – which is great. The support requests are fewer and almost all of them are “in-depth” support requests that won’t just surfice with a one-word answer – I’m not complaining at all, these customers know their stuff and I respect them. Other parts of my business, mainly affiliate marketing have suffered – A site that during the winter months did really well this last two months has done virtually nothing. I guess DVD Boxsets are more of a Christmas present affiliate game. Either way the site is up, well indexed and has a PR of 3 which won’t do… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 6th, 2007 | Websites | 2 Comments » |

FaceBook?!

They’ve finally opened up Facebook, looking good – already in contact with a few people I don’t normally get in touch with! Kalpesh for a start! Now there’s someone I haven’t seen since mid-97! Along with Cris Booth, there’s a group for ex-scientists from my old college (Matt if you’re reading this, signup!). Sounds like things are really on the up at the old place! Bumped into one of Emma’s friends too, and of course Glenn who dragged me onto it on the same day as Emma’s friend!

by Keiron on April 27th, 2007 | Websites | 3 Comments » |

Amazon Affiliate – Refined Searches

I read with some interest two posts on the Amazon Affiliate Blog today, and learned some useful information! The first one is for refining search results when linking to Amazon, here are the bits you need to know: &keywords= Will link to specific keywords in the search results. &brand= Will link directly to specific brands. e.g. Photography with Canon or Sony products: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?node=560834&linkCode=qs&tag=brav20&brand=Canon|Sony &pct-off= This is a bit of a different one, you can use it to get all products that are a % off or more, or all products between two percentages by leaving one of the percentages outExample 1: Photography products that are 40% off or more: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?node=560834&linkCode=qs&tag=brav20&pct-off=40- Example 2: Kitchen Appliances – Toasters between 10% and 20%… Continue reading »

by Keiron on March 13th, 2007 | Websites | No Comments » |