AdWords Version 3.0?

Posted by Dave CollinsGoogle Ads

As you’ve probably heard by now, Google are in the process of shaking up their AdWords system – inside and out. To begin with, they’re now displaying AdWords ads in their News searches. This is more than a little puzzling. First of all, you probably assumed they were already doing so, right? Secondly, you now might be wondering why they … Read More

Trying to work out how to use Twitter

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing, General

On November 14th, 2008, I posted my first ever tweet: “Trying to work out how to use twitter“. 104 days later, I’m still trying to work out how to use it. But I’m getting there. I keep reading about how vital Twitter is for businesses. Having run a business for more than ten years and a Tweeter account for more … Read More

iPhone or BlackBerry?

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

We all enjoy convincing our peers that our gadgets/toys/business communication devices are better than theirs. Betamax vs. VHS, IE vs. Netscape, PC vs. Mac, IPAQ vs. Palm and so on. A surprising number of people are nowadays arguing the BlackBerry – iPhone debate, and if you step aside from the bulging-eyed fanatics of each, it’s actually quite interesting to watch … Read More

Good, bad and hmmm

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

Ever since recently rereading Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the world appears to have polarised into good and evil. Right and wrong. Politics has become about doing what’s right, wars are declared against tyrants, and countries led by bad men are branded as evil. Businesses have grown to realise that being good not only looks good, it is good. … Read More

Software Pirate Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Prison

Posted by Dave CollinsGeneral

24-year-old Timothy Kyle Dunaway was sentenced to 41 months in a US federal penitentiary for selling pirated business software. Using servers in Austria and Malaysia, Dunaway ran more than 40 websites that sold over one million dollars of counterfeit software between July 2004 and May 2008. Dunaway was also ordered to pay more than $800,000 in restitution and had his … Read More

Windows XP Pro downgrade lawsuit

Posted by Aaron WeinerGeneral

A class action lawsuit has been launched against Microsoft, for charging users who wish to downgrade from Windows Vista to Windows XP. I am no legal expert, but the lawsuit does not make any sense to me. If you buy a new computer and the manufacturer is not offering Windows XP as an option, you can either buy a license … Read More

Seth Godin, algorithms and Darwin

Posted by Dave CollinsGeneral

Confession: To my shame, I used to be cynical towards Seth Godin’s ideas. I know it’s hard to imagine a cynical Brit, but it happens. Today I’m older and wiser. Well older anyway. And I know genius when I see it. Or read it. I’ve been reading his books for some time now, and find his outlook on the world … Read More

Not even Google is safe from Google

Posted by Karin CollinsSEO

In what I can only describe as a somewhat surprising move, Google has penalized yet another website for buying links:  Google Japan.  Matt Cutts was the first to mention it when he Twittered that  has seen a significant drop in PageRank, and it was later discussed in more detail over at Google Blogoscoped. Apparently, the specific mistake that Google … Read More

Do you have any old adwords accounts for sale?

Posted by Dave CollinsGeneral, Google Ads

I just received the following email: “Good morning, I am looking buy old google adwords accounts an can pay $300 per account. Do you have any that you are willing to sell? Ideally I am looking for… Has been opened over 3 months A budget spend of over $100 – $200 a day for some time Account has less than10 … Read More

Variety of Windows 7 Versions Planned

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

Microsoft announced that it will offer several different versions of its upcoming Windows 7 operating system. Those versions will include Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate. Microsoft expects that the Home Premium and Professional editions will be by far the most popular versions among most users. In spite of that, Microsoft wants to make sure that the full … Read More