6 November 2008

Google Pulls Out of Yahoo Ad Deal

Due to regulatory and antitrust concerns, Google inc. has finally decided to pull out of their much discussed advertising deal with Yahoo. David Drummond, Chief legal officer at Google said in a blog post yesterday that "After four months of review, including discussions of various possible changes to the agreement, it’s clear that government regulators and some advertisers continue to …

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6 November 2008

BBC squeezes the pulp

Im a massive fan of the BBC. I love the iPlayer, I love their glossy customisable homepage and I’m quite a fan of the antics of the guys on Top Gear. I have all kinds of feeds from the BBC on my iGoogle, amongst my favorites are blogs – Preston’s Picks and the BBC Internet blog. I noticed an particularly …

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6 November 2008

Microsoft offers Free Sotware

A couple of weeks ago Aaron, our Head of Technology, wrote a post about saving costs by using Open Source and mentioned that software could be as much as a third of the price of new PC’s and laptops. Considering all of this, one can quickly understand the large amount of money spent on software and that it could be …

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6 November 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.23

What a week if was for the Beeb last week? Despite the furore, www.bbc.co.uk remains one of my favourite sites – my one-stop shop, if you will! Beyond the obvious, a delicious new recipe, a quick translation, and of course the fantastic iPlayer! All going a long way to making my life a whole lot easier, and less stressful! Yes, …

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5 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 2 Session 4

The final session of the day was entitled "Search 3.0 – Local search and blended results". Big stat to start you off with – 30 – 40% of all searches have local intent. Heini van Bergen of Tribal Internet Marketing took an over-view look at the emerging dominance of local search, and talked about some of the criteria for getting …

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5 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 2 Session 3

After a typical conference lunch (chicken and cous-cous – hmmmmm, bland!) we head in to session 3, entitled “Search 3.0 – Video search and blended results”. As a big fan of universal search, I’m very interested to see what they have to say. First up to the podium was Tom Wilde from EveryZing, who talked about video SEO best practise.  …

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5 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 2 Session 2

The second session of the day that interested me was moderated by the lovely Vanessa Fox, and was entitled “SEO for web 2.0 websites”. The panel once again included Dave Naylor, Nathan Baggia from Microsoft, Tom Critchlow from Distilled and possibly the jazziest-dresser I have ever seen on a panel – Mikkel deMib Svendsen from deMib.com. Nathan Baggia started off …

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5 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 2 Session 1

The first session I attended this morning was the serious sounding “Industrial Strenth SEO” and included a number of heavy-duty speakers, including Richard Baxter of Cheapflights.co.uk, Gary Moyle of Guava (nee Neutralize) and Dave Naylor. First up was Gary Moyle,  who talked about the problem of Industrial Strength SEO compared to enterprise-level projects. The main differences are apparently the internal …

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5 November 2008

The online race for the white house

Americans went to the polling stations yesterday to vote for a new president. Its common knowledge and no real surprise that the internet has had a significant impact on what many believe to be the most important elections the U.S. has ever seen. The elections will go down as the most expensive ever with $1bn dollars being raised between the …

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5 November 2008

Worst post linking SEO to Barack Obama – Sorry!

Tenuous isn’t even close… One of the most inspiring things for me about the victory of Barack Obama in the US Presidential race was the fact that despite conventional wisdom being that white America would not elect a black man to the position of US president he was not deterred. So he fought the fight and he won. Which in …

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