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Just a little surge

Google's algorithms are churning again this week - not a peak but a bit of a surge.

Our main beneficiary seems to be our iTunes advice page which is nice but not very productive for us.

It is very odd that something we wrote a couple of years ago should be so popular in an area where you would expect much more professional help to be available.

Our ISP service has been/is being upgraded so I'm waiting for any fall out from that. OS Commerce have a major update on the stocks so I'm hoping that any significant consequences for us can wait until we tackle that one. From an operational point of view our biggest problem seems to be downloaded files lost in the bowels of the XP operating system.

Also noticed today that our ISP have increased the maximum bandwidth of our package dramatically so I'm thinking of putting sample players on a lot more pages.

We have a few fans who seem to go through our whole sample library and we will have a look at how we could make that easier possibly by playing them one after another off the same page.

The threat of the record companies coming in and trying to supplant the iTunes business model is something we need to take seriously and develop a response. Fortunately we already know a bit about making advertising work with our music but we will have to ramp up our game to respond to them.

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