According to Web serverâ€™s last statistics elaborated by NetCraft, there are more than 100 million web sites in the whole world. As you can see in the graph, the growth has been enormous principally in the last 2 years. In August, 1995 they existed near than 19 thousand sites, in 2004 near than 50 million web sites and know more than 100 million.
According to the web statistics company, the main cause of this explosive growth of last two years, are blogs and small business web sites. Can you even imagine that? I do.
Getting Real, a book elaborated by the company 37 signals (creators of Basecamp, Ta-da List and others), is already available and free, only online. The PDF version to download still continues costing US$ 19.00.
The book had very good reviews, for what is a recommended reading. Itâ€™s not a practical book but rather theoretically (planning, skills, advices and philosophy) that looks for the simplification of the Web cycle development and the orientation to the final user.
A business model that VC* adores. Business 2.0 has published a series of advices toÂ make money offering free services. Which is the strategy? The “Freemiums”services. That is to say, services 100 % free that attract users to a basic product, to offer then a special product, with a respective payment.
Examples of this strategy success are many, the Magazine mentions, between others, two examples: Adobe, which started by giving their PDF reader in 1995; and MySQL, the second company in open-source database software, that also offers it for free.
These are nine advices to begin your “Freemium” business:
The World Bank published in July a very interesting report called Doing business in 2006: Creating Jobs. And even when itâ€™s not a recent new, let me tell you that itâ€™s very helpful is to know wich are the top thirty economies based on the ease of doing business. To summarizes, this report is a product of an investigation on the regulations to the economic activity that must be fulfilled in every country using new quantitative indicators on the regulations to the business and doing comparisons between 155 countries (from Afghanistan up to Zimbabwe). In my opinion,Â a very interesting reading.
Follow these five golden rules, says Michael Parsons, and nothing can possibly go wrong
At this point even the most cynical will probably concede that this internet thing is going to be around for a while. For good or ill, the audience is moving online, which means the people who serve the audience have to move with them, whether they’re selling TV, baked beans, or words. This means a lot of change: The Daily Telegraph is even going to a specially designed, brand new round office in Victoria as part of its belated conversion to the importance of new media. I’m sure they will be absolutely fine, as long as they study my five basic principles for understanding online publishing.
In workhappy, as part of the promotion of his new book “Small is the New Big“, Seth Godin shares 5 good advices for entrepreneurs. Of them, which I believe stands out is the fifth one.
5. Failure to measure
All the previous advices (to strain very much, to make efficient expenses, to understand what is and does your company, and to listen to other people) would not have any value if you donâ€™t test and measure insistently your mistakes.
Even when searches, in Yahoo! are losing market in comparison with Google, to call people to create their own content really can give result.
Business 2.0 has published an interesting article about Yahoo Answersâ€™s success, considered the second most popular site of information on Internet, only after the Wikipedia.
In June, Yahoo Answers had more than 12 million unique visitors, 35 per cent more than the previous month (to have a clearer idea, YouTube had 13.4 million visitors in June).
Which is the secret of Yahoo Answers’s success?
11 ways of optimizing an URL it is an article published in seomoz that seems to be very interesting, it shows really valuable information. The especially part that called my attention was point 6, since the web make fashionable spam seekers with subdomains. Here I left you part of the article.
11 advices to achieve successful URLs
1. Describe your content
An URL who says everything is a magnificent URL. If a user can read the URL and understand exactly the content of the page before at least seeing it, you will have done your work. Remember, these URLs are copied, shared, sent for email, annotated and even approved by the search engines.
2. Keep it short
Briefness is a virtue, remember it always. If you make a shorter URL, it will be easier to copy and paste, to read rapidly, to write it in a presentation card or to use it in hundreds of other slightly common ways, everything which gives it major utility.