12 December 2007

Subdomains, Subfolders, Root Domain or Root Page?

Aaaarh, what do I need to do with my site structure? Following on from earlier chat this week from Matt Cutts on host crowding Vanessa Fox has posted some more details, in quite a lot of detail, on how SEO for sites is affected by the changes made by Google to the way they deal with subdirectories. There are basically …

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11 December 2007

Ask lets you search anonymously

‘Eraser’ functionality goes live to protect your privacy Ask.com has launched their ‘Eraser’ product which lets you search without gathering any information on your actions. So for those who are concerned about privacy issues just go to the top right hand side of the homepage and enable the Eraser system, a couple of clicks does it! The Eraser tool is …

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10 December 2007

Host Crowding

What is it? We always love new terms and we thought you may not have heard of ‘Host Crowding’ which was recently featured in a post by Google’s Matt Cutts. And this is actually nothing to do with Christmas parties when over enthusiastic party giver has had too many glasses of wine! What host crowding actually relates to the use …

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7 December 2007

Brands, budgets and the bottom-line

I’ve been mainly spending this week finalising all our budgets and forecasts for 2008 and working with our clients on finalising theirs. As you may have seen from my editorial in this week’s Marketing Week’s social media supplement, I’m still amazed that brands are not adjusting their marketing spend to keep pace with new patterns of customer consumption A recent …

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7 December 2007

First Tamar Bursary recipient

I am delighted to be able to say that the candidate for the first Tamar Bursary has been selected. her name is Simo Sam and she is a 12 year old pupil currently at Vuyani pre-Primary school in Guguletu, Cape Town. Simo will start at St Cyprians school in Cape Town in January 2008 and Tamar has committed to support …

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7 December 2007

Spider Pig on Fun Friday

Getting a wee bit nerdy here… Ahead of the release of the Simpsons Movie on DVD we thought we would bring you one of the highlights, if not the highlight of the movie. Oh, yes, it’s the Spider Pig! Hey, have a good weekend!

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7 December 2007

Quick Roundup of Search News

General Snippets From Various Sources It’s been a busy week this week so here is a very quick summary of some news items we have not posted on in detail. Matt Cutts has commented on a few interesting items including how to use your SEO ‘spidey sense’ in terms of getting links on directories. If it doesn’t look and feel …

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3 December 2007

Matt Cutts On Selling Links

Examples of why paid posts are not such a good idea! Matt Cutts has posted an interesting observation and examples of why paid for posts on blogs are not such a good idea. It’s a bit of a read but basically it pointing out the innaccuracies of people writing and adding these sorts of posts.  And while in some respecst …

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30 November 2007

Fun Friday Bar Tricks

Going out this weekend? If so then amaze your friends with some good old fashioned bar tricks. The one featured here is how to get the matchstick to move without touching it… Hey, now that’s not bad is it!Magic Bar Trick – Truly Amazing!! – Click here for more free videos

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29 November 2007

Join Google in their experiments!

Ever wondered what was coming up next? We all know Google likes to experiment with different layouts and results pages. Sometimes we can see them trying things out on their ‘live’ results but this can be fleeting. However, if you really want to get a flavour of where they may be going with their search results check out this page. …

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