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  • Blog Post: Improve your search engine optimisation

    Don't be overwhelmed by data is the title of blog posted by a colleague in Microsoft adCenter. It was deemed to be so good by those in the know it's reached the final of the Semmy's, an annual awards event recognising content produced across the search and online marketing industry. The post is so good...
  • Blog Post: Staying safe in the cloud: the questions to ask

    By now, a lot of you will have considered taking your first steps into using cloud computing. It’s a logical step, as cloud services offer: Predictable and low monthly fees No upfront capital expenditure Offloading of maintenance and security responsibility to a third party And guaranteed...
  • Blog Post: ‘Tis the season to get busy with search marketing

    Guest post from Cedric Chambaz, Marketing Manager - Search & SMB, Microsoft Advertising Devoting extra attention to your search marketing campaigns today can pay off during the year-end period - one of the busiest times of year. There is little doubt about how critical Christmas and Boxing...
  • Blog Post: Building your own website - domain hosting

    What is a domain and how does someone host it? Terms of reference and technology are too often a barrier to progress - and that's especially true of the IT world. But investing a few minutes in research can provide huge dividends for your business. Your domain is the name of the online space you're buying...
  • Blog Post: Have your website built and maintained by the experts

    Microsoft has partnered with Chooboo Live to help customers build a customised Office Live Small Business website. Chooboo Live has been created specifically for small businesses that need help getting online and developing their web presence. It doesn't matter if you're baffled by technology, short...
  • Blog Post: Transform your website into an online store with PayPal

    Now you've built your Microsoft Office Live Small Business website, how about implementing some basic e-commerce to start selling online? PayPal is an online payment solution with industry leading security. PayPal allows you to accept payments by credit & debit card, bank transfer and PayPal balance...
  • Blog Post: Get out there!

    The latest Virgin ad is the subject of my colleague Nick's latest post on his True Business blog . It's very clever and very funny - I won't spoil it for you - read his blog and watch on the ad on YouTube. The point of this is, as Nick says, "the whole ad is there to say "We know times are hard, but...
  • Blog Post: How to target new customers

    Keeping existing customers and attracting new ones are core activities for small businesses: there’s an interesting case study on the BBC site today – How to target new customers . In this instance, Ganesh Selvarajah, a Business Link Adviser offers some advice on this to a small retail/mail order/online...
  • Blog Post: Bing advertising campaign starts on TV: SMBs to leverage this quality traffic

    Guest post from Cedric Chambaz, Marketing Manager - Search & SMB, Microsoft Advertising In November 2009, Bing UK reached an important milestone: Microsoft removed its beta tag as significant relevancy gains and innovative features such as Visual Search , Categorised Search or Twitter Integration...
  • Blog Post: How to find and keep customers

    This generally comes top of the priority list for every business - large or small - which is why we've put together a new section on the Microsoft Small Business website. Take a look at our Finding and Keeping customers section, which includes pages on how to build a professional website , how to build...