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Online sales forecast to increase by 15%-Are you ready to make the most of online sales?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Online shopping

Online sales are forecast to increase by 15%. If you are not already offering products and services online-with Christmas ideas in mind; you are not in a position to gain your share of the 20% of purchases made online this year.

* “We see the reported UK DIGITAL and on-line sales trend purported to have delivered a 20% market share for pure play on-line and bricks and mortar retailers last Christmas being followed in the Australian and New Zealand retail market place Christmas 2010.” (retailalert.com.au)

According to the retail alert group the percentage of online sales in Australia is a long way behind the UK and US:

Within Australia, online sales currently represent just 5.5% of all retail sales, well below levels in the United States and Britain, leaving room for significant growth over the next few years. Current lower levels are partially due to the fact that Australian retailers have been slow to offer online sales.” (*smartcompany.com.au)

According to IBISWorld some of the bigger retailers are getting it right and it is only a matter of time before other Australian retailers catch up:

* “As access to technology improves, and our overall skill in using it grows, IBISWorld is forecasting time-poor bargain hunters will continue to flock to e-tailers to meet their shopping needs. Improvements in online store usability, efficiency, reliability and security are expected to drive growth of 4.7% in 2010, to reach $20 billion – resulting in a 2.9% growth in employment.

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Are you making the most of local traffic and internet marketing?

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

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Facebook & My Space-Safe Browsing Diagnostics-Reports for malware

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Facebook Safe Browsing Diagnostics

Advisory provided by Google
Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for facebook.com

What is the current listing status for facebook.com?

This site is not currently listed as suspicious.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 21 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 199823 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 35 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2010-11-17, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-11-14.

Malicious software includes 1 trojan(s), 1 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 2 new process(es) on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 15 domain(s), including highclassv.net/, reycross.net/, trafficin002.com/.

25 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including socialappguide.com/, textstream.co.za/, mancrushonmcslee.com/.

This site was hosted on 55 network(s) including AS32934 (FACEBOOK), AS20940 (AKAMAI), AS4788 (TMNET).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, facebook.com appeared to function as an intermediary for the infection of 20 site(s) including messagedamour.fr/, facebook.com/dancingstuffbbjgeyox/, facebook.com/lickvmifkvxf/.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

Next steps:

* Return to the previous page.
* If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google’s Webmaster Help Center.

Updated 14 hours ago

©2008 Google – Google Home

My Space Diagnostics

Advisory provided by Google
Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for myspace.com

What is the current listing status for myspace.com?

This site is not currently listed as suspicious.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 8 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 92951 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 748 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2010-11-17, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-11-15.

Malicious software includes 45 scripting exploit(s), 11 trojan(s).

Malicious software is hosted on 174 domain(s), including 77.78.239.0/, ojcow.home.pl/, slicktalk.net/.

203 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including 77.78.239.0/, dzphotographyonline.com/, superstargirls.co.uk/.

This site was hosted on 31 network(s) including AS33739 (MYSPACE), AS20940 (AKAMAI), AS4788 (TMNET).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, myspace.com appeared to function as an intermediary for the infection of 6 site(s) including myspace.com/index.cfm/, myspace.com/unknowncoatings/, myspace.com/total_misogyny/.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

Next steps:

* Return to the previous page.
* If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google’s Webmaster Help Center.

Updated 15 hours ago

©2008 Google – Google Home

SEO Results 2010

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

SEO RESULTS-GOOGLE-AUSTRALIA

Before SEO:
119 visits.

After SEO:
527 visits (not pageviews) per month.

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Facebook Privacy Settings-Why is it important?-How to set your facebook privacy settings.

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Why its important to know your facebook privacy settings:

Facebook is a great social medium which allows you to share information with friends & family. However if you have not set your privacy settings correctly facebook can and will share your information with third parties & people can view much of your profile information before they request to be added. As of next year Google is incorporating far more of facebooks information, already you can be googled and you facebook profile will be one of the top listings. Next year there will be an additional feature allowing searches for people.
How to set your facebook privacy settings:

In the top right hand corner of your facebook profile click on account to see a drop-down menu, and click privacy settings as pictured below:

Facebook Privacy Settings

Click link below to learn how to set your facebook privacy:

How to set my facebook privacy settings

Google Me Details Emerge: Social Layers and Building off Buzz

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

It’s hard to resist drawing comparisons between Google Me and Facebook, but as more details about Google’s ambitions to build a social network emerge, the more disparate the two become. Though Google Me was initially expected to be a standalone site, Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently revealed it will instead take a layered approach to Web socialization, weaving networking elements into preexisting Google products. Now, TechCrunch has uncovered new details about Google Me, including the news that the service will be built off Google Buzz.

“Google Me will produce an activity stream generated by all Google products. Google Buzz has been rewritten to be the host of it all. And the reason Google Buzz isn’t currently working in Google Apps is because they’ll use the latest Buzz to support the activity stream in Apps… All Google products have been refactored to be part of the activity stream, including Google Docs, etc. They’ll build their social graph around the stream,” unnamed sources who’ve worked with Google on the product told TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington.

The social layers approach is a good one — flat-out copying Facebook, as some blogs have accused, would probably get a big “meh” from the masses. Why bother with a Google Facebook when you can have a Facebook-Facebook? Also, giving the public what it wants — which is apparently even more social Web features — without requiring yet another bookmark or profile could be a recipe for streamlined success.

However, basing Google Me on Buzz’s foundation makes me nervous. Buzz was interesting but heavily flawed, and many people stayed away from it altogether. I’m surprised Google hasn’t shut it down like it did with its productivity collaboration suite, Wave — which was yet another embarrassing misstep for the company. And though Schmidt indicated that Google Me will be an opt-in service, thus reducing the chances of having an angry privacy backlash, it’s very possible that people won’t even know about or use Google Me — just like Buzz’s usage has been tepid at best due to obliviousness.

Brennon Slattery, PC World

Web users now on Facebook longer than Google

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

We already know that Facebook is the web’s biggest time sink. If you look at the average amount of time (according to Nielsen) users spend on the social network, Facebook is a clear winner over sites such as Google or Yahoo.

Now, according to comScore, Facebook is also first when it comes to the total amount of time users are spending on the site.

In August, U.S. web users spent 41.1 million minutes on Facebook, which was about 9.9 percent of their entire web-surfing time in that month.

In this same period, people spent 39.8 million minutes on all of Google’s sites, and those include another huge online timesink — YouTube.

comScore puts Yahoo in third place, with U.S. web users spending 37.7 million minutes on its sites, which was about 9.1 percent of their web surfing time in August.

The numbers are even more impressive when you consider that Facebook had just overtaken Yahoo in July, and in August last year U.S. web surfers had spent less than 5 percent of their online time on the social networking service.

Still, it hardly comes as a surprise: Facebook has been growing steadily in the last couple of years, and in July it announced it had over500 million active users.

If Facebook keeps growing, a year from now Google may find itself far behind Facebook when it comes to web users’ minutes.

But does Facebook have room for growth?

Mark Zuckerberg predicts the site’s userbase might even reach one billion. The number doesn’t sound too far-fetched, given that Facebook still has room for international growth — for example inChina and Russia.

Of course, comScore only counts users from the U.S., so the global picture is still blurry.

But the facts show that Facebook users spend a huge amount of time on the site, and it’s a worrying stat for Google.

Google’s many online properties (Gmail, Search and YouTube, to name a few) have vast influence and reach. But right now, without a large social networking property (Orkut doesn’t count as serious competition to Facebook anymore), Google will have a hard time snatching users’ time from Facebook’s hands.

By Stan Schroeder CNN

Yesterday Facebook rolled out a new feature called Places-How to Disable Facebook Places

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Yesterday Facebook rolled out a new feature called Places that lets you and your friends check in to locations, Foursquare-style. If you’d prefer to keep your location private, or at least stop your friends from posting it, here’s how.

If you’re not convinced that posting your location can be a bad thing, check out PleaseRobMe for some evidence. Of course, if you’re careful, check-ins aren’t inherently a bad thing. Whether or not you want to disable them is entirely up to you, but Facebook—yet again—has made the assumption that you want to take part in all of their privacy-eroding new features. If you don’t, or want a little more control over who can divulge your location, you can make this change pretty quickly through your privacy settings.

1) Log in to Facebook. From your Account menu, choose Privacy Settings. You’ll get something like the picture below. Click the Customize option (if it isn’t already selected) and then click the “Customize settings” link (it’s the one next to the pencil below the table depicting your current privacy settings).

How to Disable Facebook Places

2) Under the “Things I Share” heading, all the way at the bottom (of that section), there are two things you may want to change. By default “Places I check in” should be set to only be visible by your friends. If you want to limit it more or less, use the drop down menu to do so. I set mine to “Only Me,” which is as private as you’re going to get. Below that option is “Include me in ‘People Here Now’ after I check in.” It is enabled by default. This will let people know you’re at a particular location via the location’s page or in a search for people near you. Uncheck “Enable” if you don’t want this.

How to Disable Facebook Places

3) Lastly—and this is the important one—if you don’t want your friends to check you into Places, sharing your current location with a bunch of people you may or may not know, go down to the section called “Things Others Share” and find “Friends can check me in to Places.” Initially, mine wasn’t set to anything at all so the default option could be either choice. Regardless, set this to “Disabled” if you don’t want your friends checking you in. Keep in mind that any friend could potentially check you in anywhere. You don’t actually have to be there. If you don’t want anyone playing a practical joke and checking you in to a strip club, for example, this is a good thing to turn off.

How to Disable Facebook Places

UPDATE: As commenter Ryan G. points out, your location can be shared with friends’ applications as well. To turn that off, you have to go to a completely different section. Click the “Applications and Websites” link (pictured to the left) and then go to the “Info accessible through your friends” section. Click “Edit Settings” and you’ll see a bunch of boxes. Anything checked is available to Facebook apps that your friends are using. The last checkbox in this section is “Places I’ve visited,” so uncheck that if you don’t want your friends’ apps grabbing your location information as well.

Since this part is confusing a lot of people, here’s a quick video to demonstrate how to edit your application settings:

How to Disable Facebook Places

And that’s it! While it’s not so great that you’re opted-in to the new Places feature, fortunately it’s pretty easy to opt-out.

http://lifehacker.com/5616395/how-to-disable-facebook-places

Improve Your Internet Presence

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

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Latest Results-Google Listings for Online Psychic

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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