Steel industry portal completes successful site upgrade.
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Steel industry portal completes successful site upgrade


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Steel sector news and information portal www.steelonthenet.com completes technical reconstruction and successful site relaunch

London, U.K. - March 28th 2005 Steelonthenet.com is pleased to announce the successful redesign, reconstruction and relaunch of its website. The news and information portal, originally launched in 2001, has just completed a major upgrade involving technical modernisation of site structure and site architecture, as well as significant improvements to general W3C conformance.

Commenting on the site's reconstruction, CEO Andrew M Kotas said "We have been aware of the need for this investment for some time. The upgrade will bring many benefits such as easier site navigation, a more modern appearance, faster data retrieval and friendlier web browsing. The modernisation also gives us much greater 3rd party advertising capacity, which is important from the commercial perspective".

Adds Martin Bailey, Technical Director of SheetMetalWorld.com and author of Marketing your Business "From the technical standpoint, it was important for Steelonthenet.com to take advantage of many of the functions and technical structures that we have utilised on Sheetmetalworld.com". Notes Bailey, who oversaw the entire design and implementation of the steel portal's relaunch "The upgrade means that the site is now substantially quicker to load and more 'search engine friendly' - resulting in higher rankings. It also makes it much quicker to add or modify site content".

Continues CEO Kotas "All too often, companies build a website and then become a little complacent as technology and technical capability move on. If businesses are to stay in the game, they need to keep their ears to the ground - and to continually learn, adapt and move ahead. Whilst our own journey is by no means over, with Bailey's assistance our eyes are certainly more open now to the technical world around us, and our journey has at least begun".

The upgraded Steelonthenet.com information portal went online on 24th March 2005.

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For further information, contact: support@steelonthenet.com
Press enquiries: +44 (0) 775-149-0885

Dr Andrew M Kotas
Steelonthenet.com
http://www.steelonthenet.com


NOTES FOR EDITORS

About Steelonthenet.com
Steelonthenet.com is a global steel industry news, statistics and information portal that also provides clients with iron and steel sector research, management consulting and other professional services. The site was launched in October 2001, and is owned by UK-based Metals Consulting International Limited.

About Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey is the Group Marketing Manager for the JETCAM group of companies, and is also author of 'Marketing your Business', published by Management Books 2000 Limited. The book-related website can be accessed at www.marketingyour.biz


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