World Wide Business Services [WWBS] has been on the leading edge of the Internet as an emerging communications channel that has designed, developed, and operated community based Internet Portals for more than 25 years.
Developing consumer websites for the purposes of establishing company owned properties with high traffic to generate a marketing platform for promoters of products, services, and ideas.
1994: Netscape Communications is born. Microsoft creates a Web browser for Windows 95.
1995: Compuserve, America Online, and Prodigy begin to provide Internet access. Amazon.com, Craigslist, and eBay go live.
1996: World Wide Business Services (WWBS) started “A Dog Owner’s Network - www.aDogNet.com”, a social media networking website that provided an online meeting and communicating platform for Dog breeders and Dog owning public. It was a hit and soon had a PR2 rating.
1998: The Google search engine is born, changing the way users engage with the Internet.
1999: WWBS partnered to form AECmedia, an Advertising Network linking small independent websites on an ad server co-located on AOL servers in Alexandria Virginia. www.AECmedia.net was the Worlds Largest Online Advertising Network for the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Home Improvement, Do It Yourself and Real Estate Industries.
2000: The dot-com bubble bursts. Web sites such as Yahoo! and eBay are hit by a large-scale denial of service attack, highlighting the vulnerability of the Internet.
2003. Alarcon established www.Placerville.Info as a local area business and service directory.
2004: Facebook goes online and the era of social networking begins. Mozilla unveils the Mozilla Firefox browser.
2005: YouTube.com launches.
2006: AOL changes its business model, offering most services for free and relying on advertising to generate revenue.
2009: The Internet marks its 40th anniversary.
2010: WWBS designed, developed, and launched www.PRpond.com as a Press Release distribution service. PRpond quickly evolved into a geo-centric local news aggregator.
2011: , according to the study. Twitter and Facebook play a large role in the Middle East revolts.
2012: A new online newspaper was established at www.InEDC.com functioning under Curation priciples. A 2012 study from Curata found that both content curation and content aggregation are strategic elements of content marketing.
2013: In the U.S., digital advertising spending reached $39.7 billion, a 25.4 percent share of the overall domestic market and a 12 percent increase over the previous year. Google’s Matt Cutts publishes the article, "Create, Curate, Don’t Aggregate."
2013: An industry survey find that half (50%) of social network users share or repost news stories, images or videos while nearly as many (46%) discuss news issues or events on social network sites. And with broader mobile adoption, citizens are playing important eyewitness roles around news events such as the Boston bombing and the Ukrainian uprising. Roughly one-in-ten social network users have posted news videos they took themselves, according to the data. And 11% of all online news consumers have submitted their own content (including videos, photos, articles or opinion pieces) to news websites or blogs.
2014: Digital ad revenue across all media grew 18% $50.7 billion. Newspaper ad revenue declined another 4% year over year, to $19.9 billion – less than half of what it was a decade ago. WWBS launches MoLo Syndicate [Mobile (Mo) Local (Lo) Syndicate], a news curation website that is designed for mobile-devices-first, offereing advantages to mobilie only users.
2015: At the start of 2015, 39 of the top 50 digital news websites have more traffic to their sites and associated applications coming from mobile devices than from desktop computers.
For more than 20 years WWBS has been developing consumer websites for the purposes of developing company owned properties with high traffic for generating a marketing platform for promoters of products, services, and ideas.
Soon after the ARPAnet became the public Internet, WWBS started a social media website that provided a nexus for Dog breeders and Dog owning public. It was a hit and soon had a PR2 rating. “A Dog Owner’s Network - aDogNet.com” was launched over 18 years ago. It was with the marketing of Adognet was the use of Yahoo Groups, a mainstream extension of a popular tech app called BBS, or electronic bulletin boards.
Understanding the power of linking small independent websites into an Advertising network, we partnered to form an Advertising network co-located on AOL servers in Alexandria Virginia. AECmedia.net was the Worlds Largest Online Advertising Network for the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Home Improvement, Do It Yourself and Real Estate Industries delivering over 2 million banners to over 350,000 unique users every week. The Network of 40+ industry specific websites reaches 6 out of 10 users within the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Home Improvement and Do It Yourself Communities. Combining the cutting edge Technology of the RealMedia™ Adserver and our Tremendous Reach, AEC Media Provides Advertisers with a ROI thats simply not available anywhere else.
Soon it became clear that industry targeting was great for B:B, but was limited for B:C marketing. Geo-Targeting would be the platform that would be most advantages to the largest number of promoters. Giving advertisers the ability to target their ads to consumers within that merchant’s distribution area was mandatory for an effective expansion of the Internet into a mainstream marketing tool.
Responding to that need, WWBS developed Placerville.Info in 2002, a local information and directory website. This was an attempt to localize a website’s traffic as a base for local advertisers. the site was launched in 2003 and quickly dominated the market. But a problem with the business model arose when the information became somewhat aged. A directory of local businesses and activities required tremendous upkeep or consumer users became very unhappy when relying on outdated information. A poor economy accelerated the problem and the site was replaced with another model that was proven to generate the eyeballs of potential consumers, news.
During this evolution, the dominance of desktops for the main vehicle for users went unchallenged. Technology advanced very quickly allowing for a fast internet with machines that were capable of very entertaining information delivery. This leads to the first major change in the online news service business model, the advent of Smart Devices including tablets and Cell Phones. As we have seen, the Cell Phone has advanced into a smart device that does much more than telephonic conversations.