11 December 2008

Google 2008 Zeitgeist

Its been another big year for the Internet. Following on from the release of Yahoo's top searches in 2008, Google has revealed its top searches for 2008 in its Year-End Zeitgeist. The most searched term for Google users in the UK and in South Africa was Facebook. Hardly surprising considering the ever increasing growth of the social media giant. The …

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10 December 2008

2009: Summer of the Android phone?

The Google-backed group behind the Android phone, the Open Handset Alliance, has announced that fourteen new companies have joined the consortium, with an eye to supporting Android and contributing to the group's open mobile standards The new members include tech giants like ARM, Garmin International Inc., Sony Ericsson, the Toshiba Corporation and Vodafone. ARM, which provides chips for most of …

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10 December 2008

Last.fm releases “Best of 2008” data

It's for interesting little features like it's "Best of 2008" that I made last.fm one of my favourite sites on the internet. What they've basically done is compiled some really simple and interesting statistics based on peoples scrobbling habits. This means we get an insight into what people are listening to rather than the usual "such and suck have sold …

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10 December 2008

Google starts indexing magazines

Google announced yesterday that they are adding magazines to their Google Book Search function. Many magazines have already agreed to let Google index their articles. Google will share some of the revenue that is generated from the ads that are shown alongside the articles. The magazines currently available through Google are issues of New York Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science …

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9 December 2008

Link baiting content – Boost your SEO campaign

Although content is king in the land of SEO, in order to maximise the ranking potential of your site it is important to support your campaign with a good and natural, link building strategy. One way to do this is by adding what is known as 'link baiting content' to your site. This could be anything from engaging copy, an …

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9 December 2008

Yahoo board closer to naming a leader

With Mr. Jerry Yang gone from Yahoo, the board are in the process of finding a new CEO for the search giant. They’re looking a seasoned technology executive with experience running a public company from the start. One of the people who met these credentials is 52 year old Arun Sarin. Mr Sarin has recently retired as CEO at Vodafone …

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8 December 2008

Blogs can be a right pain in the RSS

Blogs are great, I love reading them, love writing them, love finding new ones and commenting on  good examples, or lamenting those which are a bit rubbish. I'm partial to the odd Sphinn, and its great when yours turns up on a search. Oh and they are also great for SEO, you might have heard… The whole point of blogs are …

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8 December 2008

Google Launches new service – Friend Connect.

Google launched its new service, Friend Connect, a new service that is designed to let webmasters add “social networking” features to their site. It allows features such as chat, games, ratings to be added to your site by simply copying and pasting a few lines of code into your site. The service is much like Facebook’s Friend Connect service whereby, …

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8 December 2008

Keyword Research

The backbone of any good search campaign is the keyword research, quite often after being entrenched in one industry you think that you know your market and you needn't research keywords again. Having a solid list of trends and keywords from 3 years ago is not good enough, it's out of date. Sure, the big volume drivers won't have changed …

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8 December 2008

Facebook improves its video service

Now I don't know all that much about watching videos on Facebook, because I think that youtube is just better. However, Facebook have made a huge stride forward by improving their video services and I will try to explain it all to the best of my abilities. Firstly, in researching this post I learned a couple of things…Facebook's video service …

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