What did this CEO think of Catching Digital?

Sep 01, 2012 Comments Off

Just had this comment about my new book Catching Digital. (see below) It was in an email from Michael Ratner, CEO of Compendium Australia. Here’s what Michael said… “Downloaded the new book yesterday afternoon and just finished reading it….. reason being once I got into it it was hard to put down. What a task […]

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All Web developers are crooks!

Jun 01, 2012 2 Comments

Michael was upset. He’d just wasted a lot of money on a new website and thought he’d been ripped off.  He wasn’t happy.  Many business owners are unhappy with their websites. Many seem to select the wrong website developers and don’t manage them very well.  Poor choices often end in tears…   Ignorance is not […]

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Industry group proposes star-rated clouds (from ZDNet Australia)

Dec 08, 2011 Comments Off

This could either be a great service that helps differentiate apples and oranges from the many lemons – or it could be a meaningless and  over-simplistic response that will create more confusion in an already confused marketplace. What do you think? Here’s the story from ZDNet Australia… An Australian IT industry think-tank spearheaded by the […]

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More Handy Mind Mapping Tools for Smarter Business Brainstorming

Dec 05, 2011 10 Comments

What tools do you use for creative thinking and brainstorming?  I like to use mind maps, and here are some handy tools you may find useful. Update: 5 December 2011:  Just added 2 more tools at the bottom. Good tools.  XMind & MindMeister. 1. MindManager is a mindmapping software product from MindJet. I’ve been using […]

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Crowd-sourcing for geniuses helps businesses make better plans

Dec 03, 2011 Comments Off

Just came across this great article from Asher Moses of Fairfax Digital about the guy behind a new online predictive modelling service called Kaggle. Check out the video – and then read Asher’s article here about the business itself.

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How to get a good business website: 17 Clues to becoming a Valuable Client!

May 13, 2011 Comments Off

These days getting a new website built is not difficult. The world abounds with website developers – but (and this may come as a surprise to some people) not all web developers are the same. Yes, some are better than others. So too with clients. Some clients are better than others. You need to be […]

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The Law of Business Balance and 9 Vital Tips for Choosing Suppliers Online

Apr 14, 2011 1 Comment

How do you choose your suppliers?  Even in the digital age, the Common Law of Business Balance is still as true as was back in the late 1800s when it was written.  In fact, it is truer than ever before, especially in the global village where cheap suppliers abound. Take a look at the Law.  […]

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16 Questions to ask BEFORE you select your SEO Consultant (Now 24 Qs)

Mar 27, 2011 1 Comment

Updated: Dec 2012 with 8 more Questions to Ask Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Getting your content found can be a challenge and it’s often good to get external help from people skilled in the SEO field. The world abounds with people claiming to be able improve your listing in Google and other search engines.  Not […]

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Getting found in Google – the SEO game keeps changing

Feb 28, 2011 19 Comments

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies continually evolve, but two recent announcements from Google are likely to affect your rankings in Google and other search engines as well. It’s always a challenge for businesses to get found online,  and the position of your business in Google’s search results may make or break your online marketing. Different […]

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Managing Website Inquiries: 14 Poor Excuses for Providing Lousy Customer Service

Feb 16, 2011 3 Comments

Forbes magazine have done a survey where they put eight well-known large American firms to the test… testing how they responded to various customer service requests. Forbes tested responses to requests through Twitter, customer service phone lines, and through the companies’ websites. The article is here and it’s well worth a read – on a […]

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What is a Social Media consultant likely to cost, and can’t we do it ourselves?

Feb 10, 2011 2 Comments

Following on from my post the other day about how to choose a social media consultant, this morning I came across an interesting blog post from Mack Collier about the prices of social media consultants.  Mack describes a  range of services,  fees and charges.  (There’s a link to Mack’s story below.) The price ranges Mack […]

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How to find the right Social Media consultant

Feb 07, 2011 21 Comments

Many businesses want to use social media in their marketing, but are not sure how to go about it. So they often turn to someone outside their business for  help. Finding the right person or team can be a challenge. Social media is one of the current buzz-word topics, but there’s a lot to learn […]

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