19 November 2012

Tamar’s Apps to Tap | FOAP (collaborative photo library)

As a snap-happy amateur photographer, I’m always keen to explore new photo-related social media applications and campaigns. I’m a big Instragram fan, I’ve been known to do a bit of Pinning on Pinterest and any of my Facebook fans will attest to my never-ending stream of photo uploads. So when a Twitter friend suggested I give an app called ‘FOAP‘ …

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17 October 2012

Google ‘Disavow’ tool aims to end the perils of bad links

In a move which was almost inevitable after recent changes to the way Google treat ‘bad’ links, the search giant have now launched a new tool to allow webmasters to effectively ignore potentially bad links. In an announcement made by their “king of spam” Matt Cutts, Google launched the ‘Disavow’ tool alongside a blog post which explains how to use …

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5 September 2012

Go for Gold with Tamar at Social Media Week London

Here at Tamar we have long been fans of the ‘Social Media Week’ movement, and this year we’re  holding our most exciting event to date. On the 26th of September at the stunning ‘Skyloft‘ on Milbank, Tamar will be hosting an event entitled ‘Did London 2012 Win Social Olympics Gold?‘ – a talk/panel which will not only give you some …

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6 August 2012

Who’s winning in the race for Team GB social (media) gold?

As we enter Week 2 of the games, we’ve been keeping a very close eye on how the world of social media has been reacting to events here in London. One of the most interesting ‘effects’ we’ve observed has been the rise (and occasional fall) of some of the competing athletes’ social profiles, particular Twitter – where some of the …

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12 July 2012

5 things you need to know about Google Input and multilingual SEO

If you follow the developments coming out of Google HQ closely, you’ll be well aware of how much the boffins at Google are cranking out these days. From algorithm updates to social networking widgets, Google release new ‘things’ on a daily basis – and a lot of them are met with a certain amount of disdain from online marketers, particularly …

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12 June 2012

How will new ‘Trolling’ laws affect brands online?

New legislation being proposed by the government could see an end to the practice of Internet trolling, it is being reported today. Under the planned legal changes, sites like Facebook would be forced to reveal the IP address of anybody accused of abuse, libel or defamation – provided a legal case has been made. In a “you scratch my back” …

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14 May 2012

Facebook ‘Highlight’ – what’s the point and will anybody actually use it?

Back in February at their FMC conference, Facebook announced a slew of new features aimed at brands – most of which would (presumably) become common-place once the roll-out to “Timeline” was finally complete. Amongst the many concepts touted was a feature called ‘Reach Generator’ – a paid-for option which would allow brands to “super-charge” their brand page status updates to …

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