24 March 2008

REM’s new album on Facebook

Got iLike? Get album! REM are to feature songs from their new album ‘Accelerate’ via Facebook using the iLike application. I suspect that they are targeting a more ‘mature’ audience than that of Bebo! There are also videos of the band as well. Check it out as it is available for your listening pleasure today ahead of the April 1 …

Continue Reading
20 March 2008

How does PPC stack up to a good natural ranking?

Its official! Natural search delivers twice as much traffic as paid search for number one ranked terms.. We have been monitoring traffic for a number of competitive terms that have consistently ranked number one in the natural search rankings and compared these numbers with estimates from the Google Adwords Traffic Estimator. It becomes clear that the PPC numbers estimated by …

Continue Reading
20 March 2008

Trust Me!

Getting the Search Engines onside It doesn’t matter whether you have an online only business or a bricks and morter shop. Either way you need to install a level of trust before anyone will do business with you. And the same can be said of the search engines. They need to know that your business is a ‘safe’ one before …

Continue Reading
19 March 2008

something kinda ooooooh…

I’ve just got my paws on the MacBook Air and it’s gorgeous. Even thinner than my iPhone – check out the side-by-side comparison below. The reviews all  say  much the same thing: the MacBook Air is really, really thin, and a great machine so long as you don’t need the connectivity/ports it doesn’t have. I was also staggered by its …

Continue Reading
19 March 2008

Is Real Life What Happens Between Emails?

A video has appeared on YouTube advertising the many (?) advantages of Twitter, narrated by a slightly annoyingly voiced man, using paper cut-outs. As far as I can tell from the "related videos", it seems to be one in a series of videos aimed at explaining things in plain English. But in my opinion, this only serves to highlight how …

Continue Reading
19 March 2008

Facebook tightens up privacy

There are a number of stories floating around about some new Facebook features being released at the moment – the two biggest ones being a new Instant Messaging platform and some heightened security features for photos. Like the new (much-touted) profiles layout, the IM platform hasn’t been released yet so I shall put off commenting on that for now, but …

Continue Reading
18 March 2008

Service Pack or Self Preservation?

I know you were all waiting for one us to talk about the worldwide Vista SP1 dilemma we appear to be having… When is it coming out? Have they solved the driver issues they have been having? What if I purchase Vista after the SP1 update.. Will it be included? I think the question everyone should be asking is "Why …

Continue Reading
17 March 2008

Microsoft finally opening up their Windows

It was only last month that we saw computing behemoth Microsoft receive yet another fine, for failing to adhere to EU laws regarding open source protocol.  This most recent penalty brings the total to a quite frankly staggering sum of €1.7 Billion, most certainly not your average slap on the wrist!  So will this most recent development finally signal a …

Continue Reading
17 March 2008

News Results back again

Now between rank #3 and #4 – sometimes! After a holiday it is interesting to see that the News results have started to appear again, well sort of. It’s actually a bit on and off but when they do appear we are seeing them feature between the third and fourth ranked sites on some terms. The quality looks better than …

Continue Reading
17 March 2008

Improving website usability

When it comes to web design and accessibility there is one man who stands head and shoulders above most, his name is Jakob Nielson. The name should be familiar to those who have studied usability and user-interface design. Back in 1999 he wrote about 10 design elements that can virtually improve any websites usability, all of which remain true today: …

Continue Reading