15 October 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.9

I had a few days to think about my three favourite websites. Apart from Google, Facebook, Youtube and the general news websites which I frequently visit, I though I would share some of my other favourite websites which I often visit. Amazon: Finding a nice bargain. I like going to Amazon to find great bargains or just looking for a …

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14 October 2008

Facebook filling your wallet…

According to a recent Nielsen study, 78% of respondents trusted recommendations from other consumers and friends over what they read in the media and from marketing hype. This is not surprising, as “word-of-mouth” has always been a highly dependable way of promoting products: People prefer to trust other people’s opinions over a one-way drone from the marketing machine. Marketers are …

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14 October 2008

New Google Webmaster Tool – 404 Links

As announced by the legendary Matt Cutts this morning, Google Webmaster Tools have added a new widget today, which provides a very useful method of picking up some wasted link juice. The new widget is a 404 error checker that basically lists all the times a 404 error page has been crawled on your site, and where it was linked …

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14 October 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.8

The days of surfing the net from the comfort of my home are long gone. The only time I get to download, is while I’m on the move, so I like to cut through all the nonsense and get down to the essential content. To reach the all-time best websites category your site must meet the following criteria: Original content …

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13 October 2008

YouTube takes another leap forward

This week video sharing goliath YouTube announced some interesting new developments that are sure raise a few eyebrows in the online world. Today the site broadcast that it will start to roll out a variety of classic terrestrial television shows in full.  Trekkies the world over are sure to be excited as the vintage show is one of the first …

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13 October 2008

Defending Microsoft – It’s getting harder

Running a technology department comprised of Microsoft .Net developers, Open Source PERL coders and Mac using Graphic Designers was never going to be easy.  Not a day seems to go by where the merits of MAC vs PC,  .Net vs PERL or IE vs Firefox vs Chrome are not discussed.  And whilst I always try to remain fairly impartial (as …

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12 October 2008

YouTube to broadcast full length TV shows from CBS Corp

Following announcements from YouTube on Thursday about new monetisation techniques for Youtube, with the market leader for online video tabelling plans to sell music and video games online (discussed in earlier blog by Louis), Google have since declared the addition of a new feature to its most sizable acquisition. Louis’s blog mentioned the use of new advertising techniques, but since …

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10 October 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.7

When faced with the task of naming my three favourite websites, I thought I would veer away from the SEO related sites I use on a daily basis and instead opt for sites I tend to use in my personal time… Firstly is a music site I visit on a daily basis. The Hype Machine tracks a bunch of MP3 …

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10 October 2008

Hackers could be watching you

Recently Adobe has released a security advisory that their Adobe Flash Player could have a vulnerability that could pose a threat to "click-jacking". They state that this is an extreme level of a hacking program that has never been seen before affecting all major user friendly browsers, for example, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox. "Clickjacking comes in many different …

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10 October 2008

Image Tagging………Done!

One thing that makes me reluctant to upload loads of photos to Flickr or Facebook is having to tag them all manually with key words, dull, dull, dull. Not that it’s compulsory to tag pictures, but we all know it’s important to have keywords so images can be indexed and found through search. Well, my life could be about to …

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