20 February 2008

Call to Action / Conversion #6

Personality I’m not talking about the personality of your website, but the personality of your visitors.Since forever, people have determined that we fall into four different temperaments Methodical, Spontaneous, Humanistic and Competitive. Nobody falls into one particular temperament and we generally share a few but one may dominate. However, it is a good idea when thinking about the design of …

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20 February 2008

SES Update #1 – Local Search

oUpdate # 1 Session 1 – Local search This year will be big for local Web 2.0 sites. Traditional directory sites will need to embrace local 2.0 Small businesses should embrace the toolset on offer from Google An attendee from We Love Local predicted that : "Google’s dominance will continue, any player needs to see how they can play a …

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19 February 2008

Overcoming a creative block

Creative blocks happen to us all and there are many, many different ways to resolve these blocks…Here are some of our suggestions. Why not give them a bash? Try not to set any goals This can help to foster spontaneity and can help things to play out naturally. Try to make unrealistic goals This could prove useful in helping to …

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19 February 2008

Microsoft changes focus from money to minds

Free branded drinks for their employees, now free software for the future generation. Is it possible that Microsoft is loosening their money belt? Well..only technically. The new scheme from Microsoft involves potential developers and programmers being supplied with software such as Visual Studio and XNA Studio (software used to develop the Xbox 360) – for free. Students across the world …

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19 February 2008

New Shopping Site Launched!

Was surfing around the web the other day as I tend to do, when I came across this great new shopping site from the Netherlands. This is truly something to rival Ikea – and has some great Flash elements reminiscent of Honda! Enjoy producten.hema.nl

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19 February 2008

Search Engine Strategies London 2008

Day One – prospects and hopes? As SES hits London again we are attending to see what the latest thinking is, and to see if we agree with it! The conferences are always good fun and while they can be a bit basic you always pick up a few ideas and tips. There are a number of standout sessions including …

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19 February 2008

Gossip about what Google China could do in 2008

There has been a lot of talk about what Google will achieve in 2008 and we believe the Chinese search market will be one of its main focal points. Baidu are currently dominating, but here we will discuss possible scenarios and tactics that Google could use to climb the Chinese search ladder a little bit more. 1. Work with more …

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18 February 2008

Google contractor sues Google over Google Sky Layer

A contractor from Google named Jonathan Cobb will be suing Google for supposedly stealing his Sky Layer idea. Sky layers are data in both graphical and textual form that are used in Google Earth. He is suing Google for $25 million in punitive damages, in an Atlanta federal district court. Cobb claims that in 2006 he posted this idea in …

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18 February 2008

Google & iPhone on top of mobile search?

Google revealed last Wednesday that they had discovered that there are 50 times more mobile searches on their search engine coming from Apple iPhones than any other handsets. Vic Gundotra, head of Google’s mobile operations told the Financial Times, "We thought it was a mistake and made our engineers check the logs again!" This could partly be because of the …

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18 February 2008

Mozilla FireFox’s 3rd Version

Mozilla is currently coding their fingers to the bone as they are working to the final release of the third version of its Firefox Web browser. With the recent launch of the browser’s third beta version, the open source code has made Firefox available to almost 500,000 developers and testers to put the browser through its paces. Although the third …

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