28 January 2008

comScore release search engine rankings for December

Online metrics firm, comScore, has released it’s search engine market analysis for the month of December. Google once again topped the search engine rankings with their share of 62 percent. Yahoo comes in at a distant No. 2 with only 13 percent of the global share. Local search engines of countries that don’t use the Roman alphabet are the biggest …

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28 January 2008

URL do’s and don’ts

The guys over at the Google webmaster-central blog have confirmed a few things and squashed a few rumours about URL’s. I have summarised what I thought were the main points from the article. When choosing URL’s it is purely a matter of personal preference whether to use subdomains or subdirectories – subdirectories are much easier to implement and maintain, so …

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28 January 2008

A Small World? I Wouldn’t Know!

For a while now, I’ve been desperately searching for somebody who can invite me to the Social Network "A Small World" – so far to no avail. It is becoming evident that I obviously don’t hang around in the right social circles – despite having over 450 friends on Facebook, not a single one of them (as far as I …

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25 January 2008

Fancy an upgrade?

Web 6.0, 6pm that is! This is the sort of upgrade that may work well on a Friday evening! I hope you all have a good weekend!

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25 January 2008

Yahoo! have their first update of 2008

Small changes noticed on Yahoo! Last weekend saw Yahoo! roll out a new update and set of results and it all seems to have settled down now. We noticed that there has been a fair bit of shuffling around but nothing too major. So business as usual then. But what we want to know is whether or not Yahoo! is …

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24 January 2008

Library of Congress + flickr = The Commons

The Library of Congress is collaborating with website flickr in a partnership dubbed The Commons and the project will see 1,500 photos made available to the photo sharing giant, flickr. The reason for doing this is to take advantage of the huge user base flickr has who enjoy tagging pictures, increasing the exposure of content currently held by civic institutions …

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24 January 2008

Baidu launch Japanese search site

Chinese search engine launching Japanese search site. Chinese search giant, Baidu, has launched a Japanese-language site yesterday.  There will be more competition in Japan and Baidu will have to work extremely hard to crack the Japanese search market where Yahoo! Currently leads the way from Google.  Robin Li, Baidu’s chairman and chief executive said in a press conference that they …

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24 January 2008

Google Health?, search & the economy and mobile evolves

It appears that Google are getting closer to the launch of the much anticipated Google health, a non functional login page has popped up at https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=health. Marissa Myer recently anounced an early 2008 launch, for more on the service check out the source article over at Google Blogoscoped. With all the focus on Jaidu at the moment as mentioned in …

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23 January 2008

London Network Hits 2 Million; UK passes 8 Million

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I have been keeping a close eye on the number of active Facebook users in the Top 10 countries; Well, just today another mile-stone was reached as the number of UK users smashed through the 8 million mark – and the number of members of the London network surpassed …

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23 January 2008

Google Base Pt 1: How Do I Get My Site Listed in the Google Local Results

Since the day Google first introduced local listings at the top of the results page, they’ve been gradually forcing the natural listings below the fold. As a result, Google base has become increasingly important in achieving “above the fold” listings and optimising Google base feeds is becoming a new sub-genre within Google SEO. Now, when I search for Paris Hotels …

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