Backed by two former Google directors, SmartLeads.ie is a brand new Irish business networking website aiming to revolutionise how companies generate new sales leads. SmartLeads.ie is the world’s first dedicated sales leads exchange website for businesses of all sizes. The service launched in January and the company has ambitious plans in Ireland and beyond. Currently in the beta trial phase, more than 250 Irish companies have already signed up at http://beta.smartleads.ie to try out the service for free.
A new search system launched today at Dropped.ie will help Irish citizens find their dream Internet address in just one click. The service allows users to type in a single word, click a button, and be presented with a wide range of available domain names that not only contain that term but also related words. So, for example, a search for “espresso” will not only bring up “espressowarehouse.ie” but also “coffee-drinks.com”. With one more click you can either find out information about the domain itself or go straight through and register it online.
The Internet Growth Acceleration Programme (iGAP) has been developed by Enterprise Ireland and the Internet Growth Alliance and is aimed exclusively at high potential internet companies. Over 6 months iGAP will equip managers within Irish internet business with the practical tools needed to formulate aggressive international growth plans and scale their businesses.
The programme will incorporate practical learning from world class facilitators combined with more intensive support from an implementation coach. Members of the Internet Growth Alliance will also act as business advisors to the participants as they complete their programme milestones and have committed sponsorship funding.
Twitter is a micro-blogging site that asks you a basic question, “What are you doing?” It allows anyone with an account to write up to 140 characters in a text field as a means to update, comment, promote or communicate to others who are “following” you. When people follow you, they see what you’ve recently contributed when they login. They see your “tweets”, which are the messages you leave.
And of course you can follow others who tweet about the things that interest you. As an Internet marketer you may want to follow other Internet marketers, for example.
Like anything, and this is especially true of working with social media, the more you give, the more you get. In other words, the more often you tweet the more activity you’ll generate. Some suggest that you tweet a few times a day, every day. Not every tweet needs to be profound. But they should all be useful.
According to State of the Net publication by online consultancy company AMAS, 28% of leading Irish companies fail to publish a correct privacy statement on their website. Some of these companies fail to publish one at all.