• Content Ever be Profitable?

     
    THE CURRENT WORRIES 1. Content Suppliers The Ethos of Free Content Content Suppliers is the underprivileged sector of the Internet. They all lose money (even sites which offer basic, standardized goods - books, CDs), with the exception of sites profering sex or tourism. No user seems to be grateful for the effort and resources invested in creating and distributing content. The recent breakdown of traditional roles (between publisher and author, record company and singer, etc.) and the direct access the creative artist is gaining to its paying public may change this attitude of ingratitude but hitherto there are scarce signs of that....
     

    Chinas IT Industry to Maintain Fast Growth

     
    China's IT industry is expected to see a sales revenue of 2.68 trillion yuan (US$322.3 billion) in 2004, up 42.3 per cent year-on-year, becoming the country's leading driver for economic growth, MII(Ministry of Information Industry) sources indicate. The industry's added value is expected to hit 578 billion yuan (US$69.6 billion) for the entire 2003, up 44.5 per cent. Tax revenue is expected to reach 143.1 billion yuan (US$17.2 billion), up 37.9 per cent; and exports totalling to US$180 billion, roughly 34 per cent of country's total exports....
     

    Eleven Things You Must Know About A Drop Shipping Directory And Its Company

     
    1. Balance - You want to find a directory rich in many different categories of products rather than the quantity of products available. Many of the directories try to advertise how many products are available in their directory (i. e. 500,000 products). Why is the number of categories important? A directory will not serve you well if it has hundreds of thousands of products, and none of them are in your product interest category. A directory with a good balance has focused on their categories of drop shipper products rather than the quantity....
     

    7 Suggestions for an i-Mom Friendly Web Site (e-commerce news and statistics)

     
    The Internet began as a male dominated medium, but those days are long gone and merchants are advised to make sure their websites are female friendly to faciliate the rising surge of busy i-Moms shopping online for their family and friends. Women now account for 51.7% of Internet usage according to a 2005 Lucid marketing study but that's only the tip of iceberg. When it comes to online purchasing, women are clearly leading the way. According to a Bizrate survey, women accounted for 62% of online purchases in the fourth quarter of 2004!...
     

    Cheap Cigarettes, Discount Tobacco and Cigars Online - Is It Legal?

     
    Many people online today still believe that buying tobacco products via the Internet is an experience that is doomed to failure. Either, the package will go astray, or the HM Customs and Excise storm troopers will smash down the door and abseil from the roof to collect the pennies that they are allegedly due for "tax evasion". That may on the face of it seem silly to some of you guys out there, but let us consider the propaganda issued by the UK Government before we find this amusing. I'm a smoker myself and the prices that we are expected to pay in the United Kingdom are outrageous to say the least....
     

    Helping Your Visitors: a State of Mind

     
    What does "helping your visitors" mean exactly? It means writing your sites, newsletters and emails in such a way as to help each visitor achieve his or her goal. That may sound like a simple task, but it isn't. Before you can write in a way that helps your visitors, you have to recognize and achieve a number of things. 1. Recognize that websites are hard to navigate Even the simplest site is a lot harder to figure out than a catalog or magazine. We all know how to "use" a catalog....
     

    Managing Project Risks and Issues

     
    Inherent (or Business) Risk Inherent Risk is the risk that exists in the environment around your portal project. It will tend to be unique to your organisation; it's culture and politics. For example, if you have a fragmented business (either geographical or functional), then this will create a higher inherent risk of poor communication. Project (Specific) Risk Project Risk is the risk specific to your project. Some Project Risk stems from the nature of what you are doing; there are certain risks common to any project (e....
     

    Gooooooooooogle It!

     
    ....there's much more to Google than you thought: With the wealth of information currently available on the Internet, for many web-users, Google has long been the search-engine of choice. But Google is so much more than just a search-engine. For example, did you know that Google runs a shopping site called Froogle? Or that for a small fee, you can have Google experts answer even the most obscure of questions? No? Well read on! For the Group-Focused Google groups is a free service that helps groups of people communicate effectively using email and the Web....
     

    10 Compelling Benefits of Having A 3rd Party Merchant Account

     
    If you have been wrestling with the idea of applying for your own 3rd party merchant account then take a look at the following compelling benefits of using a 3rd party provider to mange all of your credit card processing needs. 1. The most inexpensive way to accept credit cards with hassle free, quick application process and set up. 2. New start-up businesses, sole traders and home-based businesses individuals are very welcome. 3. Incredibly low fee structure considering there are no application fees, leases, no monthly fees, no statement fees and no extra charges for software....
     

    Complementary-Relational Linking and How It Could Save Your Internet Business

     
    The concept of linking is that sites with common interestsshould link to drive more traffic to each other's businessesand to increase their "popularity." Search engines, such as Google, give much higher ranking to sites with highpopularity. They feel that when many sites are linking toyours, it's a sign of ranking value. The standard linking philosophy of most websites is to havea "links page" that piles all the link partners into onecommon pool, without any indexing. That type of link willonly help you with SE ranking but not sales....
     
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