Posts by Tanya Goodin

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The role of humans in search and the evolution of the algorithm.

13 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

So just how much of an influence do us humans have on the infamous Google algorithm? Well according to Google Engineer Udi Manber a lot! Google currently employs around 10,000 human editors; it’s their job [...]

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£100BN e-sales

6 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

British shoppers have spent £100 billion online since online retailing or e-tailing was launched 12 years ago. Last month alone over £3 billion was spent online in the UK! These figures are remarkable and only [...]

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Microsoft Search Compromise Could Hinder Innovation

4 July 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Microsoft has agreed to change the way its Windows Vista operating system handles desktop search queries to answer a confidential antitrust complaint filed by Google. Google had complained to the Justice Department, that Windows Vista’s [...]

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Yahoo! integrates Flickr into image search results

29 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Yahoo! has now added Flickr into its Yahoo! Image Search results, claiming that it now provides users with a database of over 300m images. All images will be credited to the photographer, and will link [...]

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We’re getting there

25 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

On Saturday the Tamar Cape Town headed back to Vuyani to join the Cashbuild management team to complete the final touches on the new classroom. The weather finally looked liked it was going to be [...]

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Google gets user reviews on Google Maps

22 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Google Lat Long Blog recently announced that Google Maps will now allow user generated reviews on local businesses. Until now this was only available on third-party sites, but now any logged-in user can add reviews [...]

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Buffy Update? No Says Matt Cutts

19 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Recent comments on one word search terms, deeper searches (long tail) and some moving around has led a few people to wonder if there has been an update in the Google algorithm. And for very [...]

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Taking a new look at www.ask.co.uk

19 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Getting to know www.ask.co.uk It has been a while since I last had a really good look at Ask but I started to notice an increase in traffic on some sites so thought I would [...]

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We’re back but the work continues!

19 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Well we’ve left Cape Town but the work continues at Vuyani Primary to complete the two classrooms. Ravi from Cashbuild is visiting the site daily to make sure everything is ready for the final push [...]

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Google goes offline

19 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Google has recently launched Google Gears for developers, an open source technology for creating offline Web applications. Google Gears will help to make data and applications available to users without an Internet connection. The new [...]