Net News Archive

  • May 2013
    The OnLine Newsletter From Net Commerce Solutions  
  • December 2012
    The Newsletter From Net Commerce Solutions My apologies for those who wondered why we were sending out an old newsletter today even if the content was really good and much of it...
  • July 2011
    Developments in web marketing, site design, and web services   Social Networking and Mobile web use remain the two liveliest issues in Web...
  • December 2010
    Our hard weather reflects, maybe, the hard business year in 2010. But it feels as though the recovery may be pushing through. Certainly the online world, as highlighted in Section...
  • June 2010
    At last, the upturn we guessed at in December seems to be happening – online retail sales are growing strongly year on year, and many of our own clients are getting busier, stepping up...
  • December 2009
    As one of several small green shoots lately, the large companies have increased their spend on web advertising in 2009 compared to 2008 (iab.co.uk) – and we have certainly seen more life...
  • May 2009
    The Credit Crunch is clearly creating hard times and changing behaviours. Although online trading growth has been stronger in recent years than non web retailing (see section (2),...
  • December 2008
    Despite the Credit Crunch, Internet trading seems to be holding up, with 10% Christmas online spending growth predicted this year by Deloittes. I hope this pattern carries through to your own...
  • November 2008 VAT Rate Change
    VAT rate changes to 15%.  MOST E COMMERCE WEBSITES NEED TO CHANGE Pre Budget Report In his Pre-Budget Report on 24 November 2008, the...
  • July 2008
    Pressures on consumer spending and retail turnover are now widely reported. However, e-tailing, and online activity continues to grow strongly - see section 2. Clothing, shoes and accessories...
  • December 2007
    Google’s end October changes (see Section 3) feel a bit unseasonal.They have shifted the ground away from paid directories to a significant degree, and have reduced the Page Rank of large...
  • July 2007
    Visibility, visibility, visibility – more than ever, our own clients, and the market as a whole, work to improve their search engine ranking in order to raise their site visibility, and...
  • November 2006
    For most businesses, the initial focus is strongly on getting a high ranking in the search engines plus, for example, Pay Per Click advertising for immediate visibility and traffic flows....
  • July 2006
    “Online Advertising Soars” – we have shown in previous NetNews how internet advertising spend overtook radio advertising, then cinema. It is now exceeding national newspaper...
  • December 2005
    As we show in (2) below, online sales are already far surpassing last year’s levels. However, we highlight in our lead section that the hurdles to getting a share of this are...
  • July 2005
    High Street spending figures continue to weaken. However, online shopping continues to surge. Broadband adoption is driving this strongly, and is likely to do so for the next five years or so,...
  • November 2004
    The Search Engine wars continue. Google’s market capitalization has exceeded $50 bn and – underlining the importance of the search process - Microsoft have...
  • September 2004
    So the Google show finally opened, with the multi-billion dollar valuation being taken as a symbol of the internet revival. However, the latest research (Continental Research) shows that only...