27 February 2013

The Power of YouTube as a Search Engine

The power and influence of YouTube as a search engine is on the increase and is definitely something to keep an eye on this year. Looking back at our Brand Love 25 campaign, YouTube saw the largest overall community growth with an overwhelming 213% increase. But what does this mean for SEO? As we know, content is essential in generating …

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22 February 2013

First ever live Tweet of a C-section…

This week, an article from @Mashable really caught our attention in the Tamar office. We  always like to stay up to date with the latest events being covered on Twitter. This event was no different, and perhaps one of the most personal momentous things we’ve seen on a live Twitter stream, ever! In case you haven’t heard, this week a Houston’s Memorial Hermann hospital have …

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18 February 2013

TWIST- The Week In Search/Social from Tamar 11th-15th February 2013

We’ve published two blogs in the last week. If you didn’t get a chance to read them when they first went live, you can take a look at them now: 1.       Britain’s Digital Brands show dramatic annual growth in their social communities on Valentine’s Day:  Our 3rd annual #BrandLove25. Our ongoing project to measure the ‘love’ shown in social media communities for Britain’s leading digital brands. …

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15 February 2013

Twitter to start valuing your tweets – how will yours fair?

In an announcement this week, targeted at their Developer community, Twitter have launched a new attribute to their API which ranks/values individual tweets based on their effectiveness. Before you switch off and say “Twitter have API’d what to their Whosit now?”, let me clarify – whilst this is currently a “behind the scenes” change which will only be visible to …

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4 February 2013

Superbowl – The effect for Twitter and Brands

We weren’t just looking for sporting wins in yesterday’s 2013 Super Bowl! Our eyes were on Twitter. The 2012 Super Bowl created an average of over 10,000 tweets per second and peaked at an outstanding 12,000 tweets per second. So we wanted to see if this year’s Super Bowl could break any more records. Odds-makers were expecting 17,000 tweets per …

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31 January 2013

The Tamar Team’s Twitter Take-over!

There’s nothing wrong with encouraging a bit of enjoyable competitiveness, which is why every day until next Friday 8th February (weekends not included), a member of the Tamar team is given the exciting challenge of taking absolute full control of the Tamar Twitter account for 24 hours! With Twitter being the fastest growing Social platform on the planet, we figured …

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25 January 2013

Analyse, see and do more with Wolfram|Alpha’s Personal Analytics for Facebook

Computational knowledge engine, Wolfram|Alpha has access to a plethora of real-world data and can now combine that data with your Facebook profile to tell you interesting things you might not otherwise know – thanks to the latest upgrade of ‘Personal Analytics for Facebook’ report generator. ­A user’s Facebook history is a goldmine of rich data and Wolfram|Alpha is using its …

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17 January 2013

Facebook ‘Graph Search’ – Significance to SEO

As discussed in yesterday’s post, Facebook revealed ‘Graph Search’ – an intuitive internal search engine. In its simplistic form, ‘Graph Search’ allows users to search through Facebook, returning results on anything from friend’s recommendations on restaurants to photos of co-workers. The search takes full advantage of the information it receives from check-ins and activities from its users, giving it a …

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