Posts by Alex Christie

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Some clues and insight into 2009 Google search queries

13 January 2010 | Alex Christie

This blog post on the Google blog, while not earth shattering, revealed some depths of the normally cloudy Google search data. It highlights some interesting little factoids about search in 2009 and where we might [...]

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Social networking terminology become mainstays in the Oxford English Dictionary’s ‘words of the year’

31 December 2009 | Alex Christie

As Oxford English Dictionary unveils its words of the year, we find social networking giants paving the way for new words. Words such as ‘tweetups’ and ‘unfriend’ are now mainstays in the Oxford dictionary, highlighting [...]

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Drawing attention with related posts

14 December 2009 | Alex Christie

Why are we talking about related posts? To try and improve the effectiveness of the Tamar blog, it was thought important to draw more attention to the related posts to reduce bounce rate. The best [...]

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Twitter real time search now in Google SERPs and implications for brand management

10 December 2009 | Alex Christie

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you will be aware of the phenomenon that is Twitter. You may also be aware that Google and Bing have been casting jealous [...]

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Intel’s View on Tomorrow

30 November 2009 | Alex Christie

If you have been wondering how the 3D internet and ‘disaster recovery’ mobile phone systems will change our lives, then take a trip to www.sky.com/intel. The lightly weird and often irritating presenter takes a trip [...]

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Are you pondering what I’m pondering?

27 November 2009 | Alex Christie

I believe the above quote from the much loved cartoon Pinky and the Brain aptly sums the feelings surrounding the latest case of GoogleGate. The news relating to Google displaying images deemed to be of [...]

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Windows 7 – A record setting first month

25 November 2009 | Alex Christie

Windows 7 has now been available to the public for a little more than a month and I thought I would tell you about some interesting facts I gathered whilst using Microsoft’s latest OS. Firstly, [...]

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Love without borders

25 November 2009 | Alex Christie

Given the prevalence of social networking sites and MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) communities, it is not surprising that there are people falling in love. Dating sites have been around for as long as the [...]

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Inspiration – How do you get yours?

24 November 2009 | Alex Christie

Whenever a great idea for design pops into your head, the chances are you’ve been inspired by something you have seen or heard. This is how design trends are formed – an imitation with a [...]

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Breadcrumbs – in the SERPs? SEO Cordon Bleu?

18 November 2009 | Alex Christie

The latest change in testing at Google is the removal of the classic green URL in the Search Engine Results Page. The new intended display will be almost like the breadcrumb trail on a website. [...]