Posts by Alex Christie

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Email Marketing – Campaign Monitor

17 November 2009 | Alex Christie

Sending out bulk emails can be a daunting task at the best of times, especially if you want to track who is opening them, which links they are clicking on and even whether the email [...]

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Social Search and SEO integration

16 November 2009 | Alex Christie

I recently read a number of really insightful blogs detailing the case that social search maybe a realistic threat to the future of SEO, but as insightful as they were I can’t help but oppose [...]

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Bing comes out of Beta! Why now and what can you expect?

13 November 2009 | Alex Christie

Yesterday (November 12th) Microsoft announced that Bing had finally come out of Beta stage in the UK. So what has prompted Microsoft to remove the Beta tag and effectively announce their satisfaction with Bing in [...]

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IAB Engage: Competing with the niche – can big brands ‘micro focus’?

13 November 2009 | Alex Christie

This week, I had the pleasure of attending the 5th IAB Engage conference, billed as ‘Get Fit Be Happy’. Whilst this message of health and fitness is really intended for brands, customer engagement and the [...]

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The new W3C website and its overhauled accessibility section

11 November 2009 | Alex Christie

On the 13th of October 2009, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) launched their new website. There was a bit of an uproar when people ran the new site through the W3C’s very own HTML [...]

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Google gets clever on Local

9 November 2009 | Alex Christie

Local times are changing… For brands seeking exposure on Google, especially those selling localised services, Google Local Business Centre offers an avenue into geo-targeted search rankings for very little cost and up until recently relatively [...]

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When will the web know what I want?

3 November 2009 | Alex Christie

So you need to find the answer to a question but the question you’re asking doesn’t have a ‘fixed’ answer. How does the web know what you are actually looking for and how does it [...]

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Tunes just a click away

29 October 2009 | Alex Christie

This week see’s Google make a significant step forward in its quest to provide users with ever more accessible information by releasing a new music attribute to its search listings. The new music features provides [...]

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Should Twitter moderate trending topics

28 October 2009 | Alex Christie

I have been doing some research into twitter spam recently and came across a very interesting article by @stopthespam. They posted an on-line poll asking the question: Should twitter moderate trending topics to stop it [...]

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A question of Flash

27 October 2009 | Alex Christie

Adobe Flash (formally Macromedia Flash) first hit our screens in 1996 quickly reaching the cutting edge of web design technology. From banners to full GUI design solutions, Flash offers designers and developer’s powerful animation, audio/video [...]