8 January 2009

Shift in focus from keywords to user experience

Marissa Mayer, vice-president of search products and user experience at Google shared some of her  thoughts on SEO recently. She says that SEO is likely to become less focused on keywords in the future with the possibility of returning results based on user questions rather than keywords. She added that making web-based data easy to access from mobile phones will …

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7 January 2009

Monopoly? No thank you!

Nobody likes monopolies, especially when they are not benefiting from them, and this is as true for search as any other sector. Google is usually the search engine singled out with accusations of unfair domination of the market, but it is Baidu’s turn now. The massive Chinese search engine is being by Qmyy.com for losses incurred after it was dropped …

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6 January 2009

Hackers target Twitter

It would seem that phishing spammers truly are taking over social networks. Many of our favourite networks have been targeted and it has become quite a problem. Facebook has seen a dramatic increase in spam over the last month or so and Twitter became the latest victim of these phishing attacks. Monday morning it was discovered that 33 accounts, including …

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5 January 2009

Playstation Programming

I have long had an interest in programming artificial intelligence systems, particularly those that can predict a future series of events based on past data (think stock market).  During one of my recent web surfing sessions I was reading about an Astrophysicist who has replaced his Super Computer with a cluster of 8 Sony Playstation 3's.   One of the great …

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5 January 2009

Social Stalking, yes thats right….

I came across this new social media site that will allow you to not only watch out for stories about your own website but you can also keep an eye out for what people are writing about you. This service is just amazing, it updates extremely quickly. It's called "who stalkin", well not really, it's actually whos talkin.

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5 January 2009

Using search engines on the hoof

How to get a better deal using search engines Even though I have moved from the iPhone back to my standard blackberry and it does not render websites as well as the iPhone, I still find I use search engines to get a better price off retailers by comparing prices when shopping. This is really useful as retailers are a …

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5 January 2009

Adopt a Blog #1 www.perezhilton.com

I like celebrity gossip. I LOVE a pop/rock biography, read the celebrity pages in the daily newspapers on the tube and regularly buy cheap celeb magazines for long train journeys (excuse). But, there is a line. I stopped buying heat after they wrote an appalling story about Jordan’s son Harvey weight gain (she took Heat to court over this and …

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2 January 2009

Five reasons to be cheerful in 2009

Gloomy or what? According to the media crunch has now turned to crash, recession to depression and we're now apparently facing the most difficult economic period in decades. Today has been officially designated 'throw a sickie day' with more UK staff forecast to ring in unwell than on any other day of the year. With the current misery of newspaper headlines …

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31 December 2008

The Queen loses out to Facebook on Christmas day

Using the Internet has become an integral part of how we chose to spend Christmas with people logging on to get in touch with with friends and loved ones. In a survey conducted by the Post Office Internet usage over the festive season increased by 25% from last year. With  84% of people logging on on Christmas day. Unsurprisingly the …

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31 December 2008

Google updates it’s PageRank values for the toolbar.

According to Matt Cutts's twitter, Google have updated their PageRank values for the Google toolbar. Good news for some, and bad news for others… As many of you know, Google keeps 2 sets of PageRanks: One that is numerically represented from 1 to 10 on your toolbar and then there is the internal PageRank, which Google uses in its metrics …

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