Posts by Tanya Goodin

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Help Shape Google Webmaster Tools

23 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Matt Cutts, Head of Google Spam Team fame, is currently running a poll and suggestion area where you can add your thoughts on what the Webmaster Central team should be devloping next. The link is [...]

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MSN Live limits how long it stores web searches

23 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

MSN Searches now limited to 18 months Responding to pressure from users and regulators MSN is make all search information anonymous after 18 months, much like Google has recently done accordingt to a report by [...]

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Google becoming a telecom player?

21 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Google to move into telecom sector? This could be happening sooner rather than later according to a report in todays Times. Assuming the right conditions are met when the US airwaves are auctioned off it [...]

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Google Profits Up

20 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Google Revenue Surges in Second Quarter but Shares Drop Google reported a 28 percent rise in second-quarter profits but results fell short of expectations on Wall Street resulting in a drop in share price of [...]

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Google Analytics Old Interface Switching Off

19 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Google Analytics Old Interface Switching Off – Soon, Maybe! As it says in the title for those of you who preferred the older syle interface on Google Analytics this should have switched off yesterday, 18th [...]

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Google Mobile at the IAB

19 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Mobile Search presentaion at the Internet Advertisng Bureau On Tuesday 17th July I attended the IAB Search Marketing Council where among other things there was a presentation on Mobile Search by Google. There were a [...]

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Customers prefer longer forms

19 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

I was surprised to learn, during a recent round of usability testing I was doing on four popular insurance websites, that the participants clearly preferred to complete a long detailed quote application form vs. a [...]

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Measuring accessibility – Alt Tags

19 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define the criteria that allows us to measure how accessible a website is. These were drawn up by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to test the accessibility of [...]

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Understanding the use of ’301 Redirects’

18 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

What is a 301 redirect? A 301 redirect, as described by W3C, in a shortened version is: ‘The requested resource has been assigned a new permanent URI and any future references to this resource SHOULD [...]

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Top three search do’s and don’ts

17 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Do you want to know what will get your site dropped and what will improve your rankings? We had an internal poll and here are the top three do’s and don’ts! Don’t Add tracking to [...]