22 December 2008

Google launch new image search functionality

As Google continues to focus upon the personalisation of search results in 2009, the Google Image Search team have launched a new functionality which allows users to filter their results depending on the type of image they are looking for. The new image search results can now been be sorted into news content, clip art, and line drawings which has …

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19 December 2008

RIP: The End of Firefox 2

If you haven’t already upgraded to Firefox 2, then you will have to the near future. Mozilla has recently released it’s last update for Firefox 2. So the browser will no longer be supported, and most importantly no more security updates. I was holding out on upgraded to Firefox 3, as initally not all the plug-ins I have installed were …

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17 December 2008

Apple’s final year at Macworld

On Tuesday Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple, said that Apple will no longer be delivering its presentation at Macworld after 2009. At Macworld’s annual computer trade show that happens in January, Apple is usually the highlight of the show. They also said that in 2010 they will no longer participate in the conference, which has become the prime convention …

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17 December 2008

Is History still written by the victors?

There is a theory that our mass-media is designed, monitored and fed to us by global bigwigs who profit off of keeping certain stories suppressed while elevating stories that support their agenda. This makes for an interesting discussion when you take into account that NBC is owned by General Electric, a very prominent arms contractor for the USA… I will …

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16 December 2008

What will win for Search in 2009?

It's all about being nimble It's about that time of the year again when people will be asking 'what is going to be big in Search in 2009?' Well, I could go down the usual mobile, universal/blended search, or analytics and social media or how about holistic search strategies between SEO and PPC – and all of these are good. …

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16 December 2008

Social Media in 2009 – Our Predictions

This time of year seems to be the traditional time for bloggers and industry analysts to make their predictions of how the coming year will treat their chosen field of interest. Being a bit slow-on-the-uptake this year due to being so horrendously busy, I might have missed the boat a bit here – numerous bloggers have already made predictions for Social Media …

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15 December 2008

The Cats Meow

This might sound a bit weird, given the fact that I do SEO in a Search Agency but believe it or not, I am interested in search engines. I just found a new one, it needs a bit of polishing but it comes in handy for the amateur film-maker in me.  I was looking for some random animal noises recently …

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15 December 2008

MSN launches new spider

Now I know that MSN Live is not everyone’s search engine of choice. Far from it, according to Hitwise data published in E-consultancy’s December Internet Compendium. MSN captured only 3.7% of the overall search market in the UK, dropping from 5.7% a year ago. In spite of the small market share if you are getting traffic from MSN Live then …

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15 December 2008

Yahoo’s redesign…… yes or no???

Today for the first time I in logged into my much neglected Yahoo! mailbox and to my surprise I saw that they have redesigned their equivalent of "iGoogle". What struck me as odd was the fact that the URL had an m as the start of yahoo.com, http://m.www.yahoo.com/ , which is more often than not for mobile use. The design …

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11 December 2008

Feeling Lucky Punk? Well, do you?

Do you use Google 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button? I just wonder how many people actually use the button? I have never used it and given how valuable  real estate space is on Google would this be better served by another option?   So how about the 'Cheap' button – so offering the cheapest option on whatever you searched for?   Or …

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