7 November 2007

Tamar launches in China!

Today is a big day in Tamar’s world as we’re opening up in China. Shanghai to be precise, the fastest growing financial centre in the world. It’s an exciting day for all of us but particularly for me personally as I wanted Tamar to be a truly global business when I launched 12 years ago. I’ve wanted us to have …

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7 November 2007

My new MacBook has arrived

It’s going to be a good week for me and technology – my new laptop has just arrived and today I will be mostly just stroking its lovely brushed steel casing and sighing at its general gorgeousness. There’s an unwritten (must make that written) rule in the Tamar offices that I have to have all the best and latest kit …

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7 November 2007

Keyword density…a brief guide

How much is too much? As the copywriter here at Tamar I thought to myself, “why not write about, well, how I write?” There are many different aspects to writing copy for websites and optimising them, I will try and relay to you my understanding and habits when writing. Firstly make sure that the articles or pieces you are writing …

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6 November 2007

UK Mobile firms shun Google

Only T-Mobile have signed up Google’s attempts to develop new software (called Android) for mobile phones has not exactly been given a warm welcome in the UK with only the fourth ranked mobile phone operator T-Mobile signing up thus far according to a report in the Times.  With mobile advertising expected to hit $11 billion in 2011 Google is eying …

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2 November 2007

Friday Fun

How to Sphinn, or is that Spin? As it’s a Friday we thought a bit of fun would be in order. While I ate my sandwich I came across this which we thought you may like: AC_FL_Run_BM(“14025”);

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2 November 2007

Why I want the iPhone to work

So I now know that I need to queue up at 6.02 at the O2 shop in Chiswick High Road next Friday to get my iPhone and trust me, I’ll be there – unless I can twist someone’s arm to queue for me (pay rise anyone…?). I’ve been waiting for this day for a good few months with mounting excitement …

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1 November 2007

Myspace and bebo fight back with “new” features….

.. But just how ‘new’ are these additions?by Henry Elliss My curiosity was piqued this morning when I received the new monthly newsletters from MySpace and Bebo. Glossing over the fact that both went straight to my junk mail, and noting the coincidence that both arrived within an hour of each other, I was excited to see they promised some …

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1 November 2007

Yahoo! Update underway

Yahoo! getting busy with an update Yahoo! have announced via their weather report that an algorithm update is underway. This was spotted early yesterday by Robin in our Cape Town office, so well done there! Priyank Garg of Yahoo! Search says ‘we’ve been rolling out some changes to our crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms’. And so far we have some …

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31 October 2007

Tanya Goodin opens the Grade R classroom block

With the excitement of South Africa’s victory over England in the Rugby World Cup Final still in the air we headed down the N2 along the now familiar route to Vuyani Primary School for the official opening of ‘our classroom’. Events started off indoors when all involved with the project were thanked by the teachers, principal and community leaders. The …

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31 October 2007

Optimising Sites Internationally

Google Webmaster Tools Now Helps! Vannessa Fox has just posted something that we have been waiting for for a long time, and it’s not chocolate, which is a shame. Google Webaster Tools has just made it possible for you to let them know which country you want your site to be associated with. Typically Search Engines used TLD’s (Top levels …

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