30 January 2008

Google Local Business Center Coupon

Many companies are still not using all of the services available to them on Google, often this can result in a considerable decrease in their online revenue. Google Local Business Center is one such example. Let’s pretend I am an Italian tourist and want to visit London and I am looking for a “cheap B&B” to stay. I do a …

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29 January 2008

Google adds experimental views to search results

More great possibilities from search leader. Google has added three experimental views to its list of possible alternatives to the usual vertical list of web pages delivered in search results yesterday. All of the latest additions, that are available for users to try if they have a Google account, are available on the Google Labs site. Some of the latest …

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28 January 2008

Why Wireframe?

A wireframe is an industry tool for rapidly prototyping a website. They roughly approximate the layout, content and hierarchy of a web page as well as the relationship between pages. Effectively you are building a rough version of the site. Wireframes don’t look attractive. They are not designed as such. They give a sense of how things will be organised …

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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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