21 October 2008

Yahoo!’s answer to Facebook

According to WebProNews, Yahoo!’s response to Facebook and other forms of social media was called Yahoo! Mash, but after never leaving its beta form, it was closed down. If you haven’t heard of Yahoo! Mash, don’t worry – it seems plenty of people haven’t. And it seems to be all over anyway. I wonder what they have planned next… Oh, …

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21 October 2008

Facebook hits new record.

Facebook has hit a new record in the US with 39 million unique visitors in October according to Neilson Online, who measures and analyses web audiences. Facebook has grown more than 116% in a year and that’s just the type of race we are looking for. The race is between MySpace, which is the leader in the social networking pack …

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21 October 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.11

There are so many great websites to browse on a regular basis. Getting lost for hours, ‘surfing the net’ for knowledge, information, trends and to make purchases online are just some of the reasons why we use the the web.  For me personally content is key, depending on what you are searching for.  The look and feel of the site …

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20 October 2008

Google Announces Their Third Quarter Earnings

It doesn’t seem like Google were too affected by the recent credit crunch judging by their third quarter earnings. Google reported an increase of 31% in their revenue compared to last year’s third quarter. According to Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google "We had a good third quarter with strong traffic and revenue growth across all of our major geographies …

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20 October 2008

Motivational Analysis

In September, I attended the China Search Marketing Expo and China Internet Conference in Nanjing. Although there was hardly any mention of analytics (whereas in the previous conference there was hardly any useful mentions), I found a talk by Red Brick Media’s Micah Fisher-Kirshner very interesting. His talk was on motivational analysis and is one of those areas where analytics …

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17 October 2008

Image Search Engine: retreivr

When it comes to the new and interesting, the world of search isn’t exactly the most exciting thing. Sure, when Google adds a new element to their search results my heart starts racing but that’s me, a lot of others out there probably don’t really care that there is now a weather widget in Yahoo SERPs. Every now and then …

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17 October 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.10

The best site ever, for me, is Google. Not an inspired choice, sure, but I owe Google a lot. I once suggested to my zoologist sister that she Google Chris Chameleon if she didn’t know who he was, and she told me “You underestimate my innate knowledge of the universe…I owe nothing to Google” to which I had to reply …

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16 October 2008

Xoost launches Social Search feature.

A startup company, Xoost specializing in Social Media search has launched a feature that allows web browsers to vote for the search results without the effort of installing extra software or leaving the current web page. If users receive a web page that closely matches the search keyword they used they will can just click the button “Yes, keep It”, …

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16 October 2008

Save the Planet with Windows Instant On

Let’s assume you’re a good person who cares about the environment and ultimately planet earth. Because of this you switch off your PC or Laptop, complete shutdown, whenever you are not making use of it. That’s all good for the environment, but within this situation lays a problem. Whenever you need to retrieve something very quickly (quickly being the key …

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16 October 2008

Yahoo Web Analytics

Yahoo recently launched its own web analytics package. Formally known as IndexTools it was rebranded and re-launched under the Yahoo banner as Yahoo web analytics. Some early comments about this “new” analytics package suggests that it is way ahead of Google Analytics in terms of functionality, speed and usability. It has been compared to the more traditional (and very expensive) …

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