Posts by Alex Christie

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Check yourself out on Google!

22 April 2009 | Alex Christie

Google introduces profile results Currently only available for our friends across the pond, Google have begun to introduce individual's profiles within the search results much like it's blogs results. Now when you search your name [...]

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Ask.com brings back Jeeves the butler

22 April 2009 | Alex Christie

I was one of the many people who were disappointed when “Ask Jeeves” dropped the butler to become just “Ask” and what used to be a popular method of search became just another search engine. [...]

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Microsoft Challenges Brand Loyalty

21 April 2009 | Alex Christie

Microsoft claims that their search capability has improved significantly over the past few years. The only problem is that its hard for internet users to notice or even appreciate as their brand loyalty belongs to [...]

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Microsoft’s Internet search must begin at ‘home’

20 April 2009 | Alex Christie

Microsoft's challenging commitment to grow the share of it's search business isn't just a global issue. It's also a challenge within its own walls at Redmond. Despite investing 5 years and hundreds of millions of [...]

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YouTube to feature sitcoms and full length movies

19 April 2009 | Alex Christie

Google-owned YouTube, announced partnerships on Thursday with Sony Pictures, BBC Worldwide, CBS, Discovery Networks, Lionsgate, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, National Geographic, PBS, Sony's Crackle, Starz and others that will feature television shows and full length feature [...]

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Vuyani Primary Beauty Contest 2009

19 April 2009 | Alex Christie

Vuyani's neighbouring high school Guguletu Comprehensive hosted the Vuyani Primary Beauty Contest 2009 on Saturday afternoon in the school hall. The contest is a fundraiser for Vuyani and I was very honoured to be invited [...]

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4chan Runs Again

16 April 2009 | Alex Christie

Ashton Kutcher and the CNN have challenged each other to see who can achieve 1,000,000 followers on their Twitter accounts. Both were perilously close at the time of writing; with CNN having 963,493 and Mr. [...]

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An interesting use of typography on the web

15 April 2009 | Alex Christie

April’s XD blog theme is: ‘An interesting use of typography on the web’. The website that I have chosen is: crowleywebb.com The reason why I have chosen this website is because despite being mainly text-based [...]

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Google image search gets colour filters

9 April 2009 | Alex Christie

Okay, so whilst it might not be an algorithm update or an addition of streetview, we at Tamar like to give the nod to small Google changes as well as the sizable ones. And I [...]

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Flash content – the spice of SEO?

8 April 2009 | Alex Christie

In July 2008, a flash searchability announcement by Adobe sparked a wildfire of speculation around the SEO community that Google was almost fully-indexing Flash content. Adobe explained they were working with Google and Yahoo to [...]