Successfully representing "the moment of discovery and decision making” With so many search engines vying for supremacy on the net, you will no doubt have come across Bing, the new search engine from Microsoft, formerly known as and replacing, Live Search, Windows Live Search or MSN Search. Bing was introduced to the Internet community on 28th May 2009 at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego and went live on 3rd June 2009. As expected with this new member of such a well know family, Bing was successful in gaining a good share of the market within its first few weeks.
While Microsoft Internet Explorer still sits in pole position as lead browser, we’re all enjoying a choice of alternatives, all vying for a podium finish with the continuous development of great new functions and features. One such development is the new 3.5 version of Firefox from Mozilla. The new version, being described as a "major update, is said to boast a significant increase in performance over previous versions and offers new features including; upgraded Web technology, geolocation, privacy tools, and open video viewing. Apparently, it's more than twice the speed of Firefox 3 and ten times faster than version 2. An impressive claim, well worth testing!
This is the first of a new series called Jargon Buster. Written specifically for beginners, Reason8 and technophobes, it will aim to help explain some of the most technically confusing and daunting aspects of computers and the internet. We'll be looking at all sorts of scary things including: technical terms, applications, programs, functions and internet gadgets. Anything, in fact, which provokes responses such as: "Eh?", "You do what with which button?" or my favourite: "Can you possibly repeat that in English please?"...
Spam, E-mail spam, or junk E-mail is the abuse of electronic mail systems, to send unsolicited bulk messages to as many recipients as possible. Several billion spam email messages are received every day, causing confusion and frustration in its victims. Unfortunately, spam has evolved over the years and can now do a lot more than just annoy us. Fortunately however, Computer Internet Security has also evolved and if kept updated, can help block both spam and the viruses, spyware, adware and malware that can attack your computer. So don't panic - just be extra cautious and aware!
The percentage of Internet users in the UK continues to rise! The figures in 2007 were recorded at 66%, but in 2008 those figures rose to an astonishing 71% of the entire UK population being online or having access to the Internet. Not surprising when you look at the amazingly good deals available for computers and laptops these days, not to mention mobile phone technology providing Internet access. Its not hard to image those figures reach the 90’s before very long. These figures should surely be matched if not beaten when looking at the percentages of businesses, which are online. Surely every business should and be online by now?
Social network sites or SNSs have attracted millions of users and have offered a flexible communication portal for friends and strangers alike to get connected and stay connected. Since they appeared on our computer screens, social network sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter, have now become a daily activity for millions of their users. There are in fact hundreds of social networks, supporting a huge range of interests and topics. Social networks allow strangers to connect with each other to discuss, share and view information on shared interests, political views, or activities. Social Network Sites are also a fantastic marketing tool for , offering a potentially enormous audience!
I hope you’ve all enjoyed and been helped by these Tutorial Blogs. The Blogs offer constant access to step-by-step guides on how to make the very most of your Reason8 Website. If you get stuck when you build a website with Reason8 you can look for tutorials covering the following subjects:
Spam and Phishing emails continue to be a major problem for web users worldwide. When you with Reason8, we work hard to offer you as much protection against these verminous troublemakers as we possible can. You may or may not have noted the recent security warning email sent to all customers to stay alert for a coordinated 'Phishing' attempt, which tries to steal your login details. If you receive an email requesting your login details and pretending to be from Reason8 or anyone else for that matter, IGNOR IT!!!.
There’s a lot of confusion about search engines and how they work and some of the advice and ideas can actually hinder your search engine position rather than help it. Fortunately, as a Reason8 , you don't need to worry too much as we're actually quite good at this SEO lark.
Spam and Phishing emails are a major problem for web users worldwide and the offensive criminals who create and develop these vindictive emails continue to develop new ploys to gain information that they have no right to. Reason8 work hard to provide as much protection against such spam and phishing emails as possible. You should have received a security warning from us recently. Please do take the time to read and take note of the information in the warning to help block these pests from succeeding. A number of customers have asked about these devious emails, which aim to fool you into giving them the login details for your website and your personal email. DO NOT fall for their tricks - Never give your login details to anyone! We will NEVER ask you for your reason8 or personal email login details and you should never disclose them to anyone. If you receive a suspicious email pretending to be from Reason8 requesting your details, please else ignore it and if possible, let us know so that we can warn others.
Computers were once the size of a small planet. Shrinking to room size, then car size by the 70’s, desktop size by the 80’s and by 1995, you could carry them around in a briefcase. Today, you carry them around in your pocket. Internet is now well and truly mobile. As a , how can you make the most of “the mobile boom!”?
statistics continue to show a significant annual increase in the amount of money spent online by shoppers throughout the UK. This continued increase demonstrates once again the ability for Internet shopping to sustain momentum despite the downward trend in High Street figures. These figures aren’t really that surprising when you consider the growing popularity in Mobile Internet and the ability to shop online from a mobile phone. As Internet shopping becomes more and more accessible the number of customers soars. While the world’s economy fights its way out of the current slump, how and why are 1000’s of s turning to the Internet to stay one step ahead of their competition and minimize the effects of the current market?
Google has recently revealed a whole new set of exiting features on its main search page. Internet users can now search under various categories to help them find what they need quickly and easily. Businesses are well advised to keep their websites regularly updated in order to take advantage of Google’s new features. As a Reason8 , you have all the tools you need to easily keep your site updated. With your live update editor built into your site, you can take full advantage of the New Google!
Scammers, Fraudsters, Criminals, Thieves, Liars, Crooks, Con Merchants….. There are several other names we could use but we’re not allowed to put them in print !!! When you , or indeed as part of everyday life, we must sadly, always be on guard to avoid falling for cons. The most recent being a scam on Domain Renewal. Several clients have contacted us to let us know about a company called the Domain Renewal Group who are conning people with false renewals and domain scams. We’d like to thank those customers as this has allowed us to warn you all and hopefully save you from falling victim to these disgraceful activities.
Microsoft launched a sneak preview Beta version of the long awaited Internet Explorer 9 in mid September and it’s now available for download! “Play in a more beautiful web” are the promises but what’s it really like? have been asking several questions.....Should I download it? Will it cause problems with existing software?
In today’s technological climate where the internet is by far the most dominant market medium, it is surprising that many businesses do not yet have an online presence. Many of these businesses have considered getting a website but have hesitated for a number of reasons including; assumptions of high cost, insufficient technical ability, assumptions that building a website is a huge, complicated task??? Reason8 of course know otherwise and have produced stunning websites with impressive functionality with ease. For those who have yet to discover this quick and easy website building experience, let’s look at some of the reasons - “Why businesses should have a website?”
When you for your business, it won’t just be viewed on a desktop or laptop computer. These days, it will more frequently and more likely to be viewed on a mobile phone. The IPhone, no longer a unique mobile office, has quickly been joined by a huge choice of smart phones nearly all of which offer internet access and good quality website viewing ability.
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These days, websites without background videos run the risk of appearing old-fashioned. Even dinosaurish,
There’s nothing wrong with dinosaurs, or with looking like one. Dinosaurs are cool. Unless they’re chasing you of course.
But our new background videos have landed, exploded and changed the game. They have wiped out the old standards for beautiful websites, and have replaced them with a new standard that will leave all other websites looking like fossils.
Luckily, both our existing clients and our new ones have access to this brilliant new feature we’ve introduced, and we’d like to share its benefits with you today.
A superhero is only super because he or she stands out amongst the crowd. If we were a planet of flying, teleporting, time-freezing super-strong aliens, then we wouldn’t think there was anything super about us. When it comes to using formatting methods such as bold, italics, capitals or centering, all of these little text-enhancing superheroes will only stand out if they are used sparingly, in the right place, and when absolutely necessary…
Reviews, testimonials, recommendations – we all seek reassurance in them. We might even skip past the good ones just to see if there are any bad ones.Other people are sources of information for us. They can tell us whether this product or service is actually any good or not. Reading their testimonials builds trust in your business.
If I have multiple domain names, will my website rank better on the search engines? Will I be more likely to draw in extra traffic? Will my website become a supercharged powerhouse bursting with domain names that will become a magnet for new business? The answer might not be quite as positive as you would expect, but hopefully we can answer your questions during this article…
Choosing a domain name for your new business may not be as simple as you think. Most people just use their company name, but unless your branding is well recognised, this may work against you…
Is it possible for your business website to look too good? Too polished? Too slick? Too posh?
Perhaps it depends on how slick and posh you already are.
“If a customer fills out a form and adds their email address, what can I do with it?” This is a terrible question, asked by non-GDPR compliant cavemen and cavewoman who still think it’s OK to treat other people’s info as if it’s their own…
You are building a GDPR-friendly email list, and now you want to start sending out newsletters, the professional way. Where do you start?
“Don’t sell your product. Solve their problems.” Mark Cuban’s wise words sum up the art of selling – it is about helping people, fixing problems and improving the lives of others…