Tuesday, 19 June 2012

coding extras for IE7 is so taxing

Visitors to this blog - not surprisingly, considering its subject matter - are not using IE7, launched six years ago. In the past month, five per cent of visitors used IE8 and seven per cent used IE9. Internet Explorer 10 is scheduled for launch this autumn.
  • Firefox: 43%
  • Chrome: 36%
  • IE: 12%
  • Safari: 9%

Taking a cue from Google, web designers Approved By Browsers, Professional Solutions and The BPc dropped support from IE7 last year (unless specified by clients) and, interestingly, Australian on-line retailer Kogan has addressed the situation by introducing a "tax" on purchases made via the IE7 browser.

This may lose them some sales but the percentage is small compared with the costs of coding the extras required for the website to look the same in IE7. And, no doubt, the ensuing world-wide publicity isn't doing them any harm, either!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

See whose website gets more visitors from search results - you or your competitors

Instant Online Comparison of Website Traffic.

We've added a new service to our blog so that you can compare website traffic, instantly, on-line and without registration, allowing you to analyse your future SEO/Internet Marketing requirements.

Compare the numbers of visitors who click through to your competitors' websites (example below):


First, enter your own domain name for a comparison with other websites using the same keywords, then enter your competitors domain names for more results, click: Compare Search Engine Traffic

If you would like The BPc to improve your results, let us know.