Tag Archives: Internet marketing

Getting Paid for Doing Bad Things (12″ version)

By | August 4, 2011

This is the extended version of my earlier blog post. The BBC finally ran my commentary so for those of you who want more info, here it is: Think of it as product placement for the Internet. It’s been around a while, but I just figured out how it works, and it made me realise that the early… Read More »

Google’s Real Problem

By | July 3, 2006

There’s some interesting chat about whether Google is in trouble, although none of the pieces ask the question that I think is the most important one. BusinessWeek points to the fact that none of its new products are really gaining traction, which may be less down to the quality of those products — Earth, Finance, Chat etc —… Read More »

Content Killer

By | June 14, 2006

Good piece by Publishing 2.0 » (Google Is Killing the Economics of Content) on how Google’s AdSense is killing the internet by driving the creation of sites that exist solely to squeeze money from AdSense. Here’s how it works in brief, based on Robert Weisman’s piece in The Boston Globe : A company amasses hundreds of thousands of Internet domain… Read More »

Catching The Surfer in a Blink

By | January 17, 2006

Interesting news for web site designers, bloggers and PR types: Web users judge sites in the blink of an eye.  An article in Nature (thanks, BBC) quotes a study by Gitte Lindgaard of Carleton University in Ottawa in the journal Behaviour and Information Technology, that “the brain can make flash judgements almost as fast as the eye can… Read More »

PR Pushes TiddlyWikis

By | November 4, 2005

An interesting development, according to Netimperative – The UK PR industry gets online trade body: Public Relations Online (PRO), a new UK forum designed to promote the role of the Internet in the PR industry, has launched this week. The forum aims to educate the PR industry about the technologies and techniques needed to respond to the challenges… Read More »