23 May 2008

It’s a record!

Flying fish in 45 second effort! No idea why I liked this so much, mainly I think due to the fact that the fish used its tail to beat the water and prolong the flight. A pretty impressive effort I think. Have a good bank holiday weekend.

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18 May 2008

The new revolution that many miss

Google president for EMEA speaks out There is a really interesting article in todays Times (which annoyingly I cannot find online as I write this, so Business section, page 9!) by  Nikesh Arora who is Google’s president of EMEA. In it he points out that there are many businesses, typically larger ones, that have so far failed to adapt to …

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14 May 2008

What to do when rankings fluctuate

Like they are now! For those of us who watch the search engines more than is probably healthy in decent society of late we have noticed a lot of fluctuation in the rankings. Even more than usual, and even that was more than usual compared to the time before that! Something is going on and as always we have no …

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10 May 2008

Google offers $1m to cyclone victims in Myanmar

And you can donate too Nice to see that Google is using their home page to raise money for the victims of the cyclone in Myanmar. See below: Or of course you can go straight to the Google home page or even to the actual site to donate via Unicef or Direct Relief International. Hats off to the Google on …

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9 May 2008

Everybody’s Happy Nowadays

Isn’t the weather great? As usual I was in the gym this morning and the place was just flooded with people. Why is this? Could it be that the weather was filling everyone with the will to get out and get fit? And everyone was so happy and chatty, not like England at all ;)! So I am going to …

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7 May 2008

Search Twitter in real time

For your inner techiness! For all of you who have been getting involved in twitter we happened across summize which enables you to search for real time conversations. No idea how good it is but check it out and let us know!

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4 May 2008

Times gets interested in SEO and PPC

News articles on SEO and paid search It is interesting to see that yesterday and today there have been a couple of articles on Search in the Tmes newspaper. The first was yesterday and can be found here and was based around tomorrows launch of Trademark bidding in the UK. Worth a read and although according to the article, Channel …

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29 April 2008

Trademark visibility on the up?

More trademaks, TM, used in ppc ads? Ahead of 5th May deadline  whereby Trademarks can be bid against we noticed, and it may be coincidental, that TMs are appearing against sites ads. See below for an RAC example. This may not be new, maybe we are just more aware of this now. Either way,I wonder if we are going to …

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29 April 2008

VisualRank – new from Google

Image search based on PageRank apparently An interesting article in the NY TImes looks at Google’s new take on image search. While image search is generally based on associated text the new so called VisualRank, is an algorithm for blending image-recognition software methods with techniques for weighting and ranking images that look most similar. There is some mention of ‘authority’ …

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