10 August 2007

Google Revenues up, a lot.

Google revenue up 60% to $7.535 billion The latest figures from Google filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission make impressive reading. Revenues are up to £7.535 billion for the six months ended at June 30 2007, up from $4.7 billion for the same period in 2006. What I found interesting was just how much of this income came from …

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9 August 2007

What is Persuasive design?

With a lot of talk on usability and accessibility – persuasion through design is taking a bit of a back seat, but with our focus on conversion and getting results persuasive design is constantly on our minds. Persuasive design goes beyond usability, but there is obviously no point motivating users to make a sale when the functionality lets you down. …

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9 August 2007

MSN Search Quality – Err, Struggling!

Google included in MSN Search Results We all know that MSN search results are ‘different’ but we spotted something this morning which was a wee bit unusual. A search for Travel Insurance on MSN threw up an interesting result. Ranking at #23 was the reasonably well known Search Engine Google. And this was not for a search results that Google …

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8 August 2007

SEO for Christmas – Do It Now!

Christmas already? Why you need to get your SEO going! A couple of choice articles in the last day or so have got me thinking about Christmas already. At least from an Search Engine Optimisation point of view. First off I saw this article which was how Harrods has launched their Christmas range, only 138 days to go until Christmas …

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8 August 2007

Online ads set to overtake Newspaper Ads by 2011

FT reports on growth in online advertising A study from Veronis Suhler Stevenson in the The Financial Times reports that online advertising in the US is expected to exceed that of Newspapers by 2011. VSS forecasts that online advertising will grow by more than 21% per year to reach $62bn in 2011, exceeding newspaper advertising, which is expected to total …

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6 August 2007

Google ‘Related Searches’ are they ever updated?

Why are the Google Related Searches never updated? We have been watching the Google Related searches for quite a while now and while we are still intrigued as to where exactly they come from it appears that they never seem to change. If Google is all about relevancy how can these remain relevant with no apparent change for the last …

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3 August 2007

SEO for Big Sites and Brands

Webinar by Chris Sherman explains some basic SEO principles I checked out an interesting Webinar hosted by Searchengineland’s Chris Sherman in which he looked at how to manage SEO for big sites and big brands. The focus was on the management process which I am going to write about in the future, and the techinal side of SEO where he …

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2 August 2007

Ask Search Engine New Privacy Tool: AskEraser

Ask ensure greater privacy control for users A note from a few days ago saw Ask announce that by the end of the year they will have launched a system in the US and the UK that will allow users to set the level of privacy for their searches. This will ensure that their search history will not be retained …

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2 August 2007

Google Time Stamping Sites to the minute

Google now posting site information by the minute Thanks to search engine land (always a great resource for all manner of ‘search’ related topics) for pointing out that Google is now time stamping sites when last visited by minutes rather than the traditional day. Backing up a previous article on our Blog on how often Google is indexing sites. So …

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1 August 2007

‘A word of gratitude’

  We received this fax earlier this week from the headmaster of Vuyani School ‘On behalf of the SGB, educators, parents and learners of Vuyani Public Primary School, I would like to extend a word of gratitude to you Sir and your company. Your involvement and through the thorough planning that you made in preparation for the building of our …

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