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    June, 2007

    • Why small businesses should consider blogging

      By Matt Brady Microsoft's Steve Clayton back in October 2006 gave 7 reasons why SMEs should blog . In a sort of homage to that piece, I present my 5 reasons why a small business should consider launching a blog: Traffic! Blogs are great for attracting (and driving) traffic. Here's why: ...
    • What's in a name?

      By Matt Brady These are exciting times. In a change rather like that witnessed at No 10 this week, a new Microsoft small business website - Small Business Centre - will emerge, replacing bCentral (though don't expect to see a write-up of the bCentral years!). Brand bCentral will be buried next...
    • Playing the (website) numbers game

      By Matt Brady In a previous post, I highlighted the importance of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) on a website. But how do you measure traffic to a site (and whether an SEO campaign has been successful)? Our article on bCentral about tracking website traffic mentions Analog and AWStats. I prefer...
    • Social networking and your small business

      By Matt Brady There's a bit of a revolution going on, and I'm not referring to the mess unfolding in Venezuela. All of a sudden, more and more people are popping up on facebook , a social networking site that is looking more and more likely to eclipse Murdoch's MySpace as the nation's favourite....
    • SEO for the small business

      By Matt Brady I came across an email the other day from someone at Microsoft asking for help with the website for his wife's garden design business: Does anyone out there have any experience of using tools or people to help with Search Engine Optimisation for a web site? I'm looking for help in...