21 May 2014

Shhhhh – Twitter offers the Sound of Silence with mute button

Back in December 2013, Facebook replaced their “Hide All” feature with an “unfollow” button. This small-but-crucial change allowed people to unsubscribe from updates from those ‘friends’ who upload endless amounts of photos, or who post a status update every time they sneeze. Not only did you not have to “unfriend” a big list of people, but it has probably saved quite …

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13 May 2014

EU force Google to censor ‘outdated’ information in SERPs

In a ruling which could have major implications to the way users can affect search results, the EU Court of Justice has today said search-giant Google must remove ‘out-dated’ results at the request of users. Google have called the result ‘disappointing’ and will now be forced to review how they respond to user requests for content removal. At present, Google …

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28 April 2014

4 tips to improve your keyword research skills

A successful SEO campaign often begins with awesome keyword research. By analysing which phrases to use in order to optimise your site, you can get a better estimate of how much traffic you can drive, as well as how competitive your target market is. It’s also a good way to assess which segments of your site are potentially most profitable, …

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25 April 2014

Is Google+ about to ride off into the sunset?

Speculation is rife about the future of Google+ today, with the announcement that Vic Gundotra – the head of the social network – is stepping down from the role. Whilst the departure of figure like Gundotra isn’t necessarily always a bad sign, TechCrunch is reporting that more shake-ups are on the way for the ailing platform. A number of the …

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23 April 2014

What can we learn from #nomakeupselfie?

The Word of 2013 was awarded to “selfie” by the Oxford English Dictionary, and its popularity doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Last month you may have noticed your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds being dominated by selfies of women with no makeup on (with the hashtag #nomakeupselfie)… and even some of men with a full-face of makeup. Originally, …

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4 April 2014

Advertising Week Europe: 10 stories that made a big impact

All this week we’ve been enjoying events down at Advertising Week Europe here in London – with over 200 sessions spread over 6 locations and 4 days, the amount of discussion and debate going on has been massive. With such a wide array of panels, seminars and debates going on, it’s impossible to attend everything – the Tamar team have …

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26 March 2014

Facebook buys virtual reality firm Oculus for $2 bn

Yesterday, Facebook announced the purchase of virtual reality technology firm Oculus for $2 bn. The deal will include $400m in cash, as well an additional $1.6bn in Facebook shares. On top of that, the employees could receive another $300m in performance bonuses. Following the recent purchase of mobile service WhatsApp and that of Instagram in 2012, this is yet another …

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