14 December 2007

The future of Christmas!

This could be coming to your neghbourhood soon! I am saying nothing, form your own opinion! Yikes! What do you reckon? Happy to have that next door?Christmas Lights Timed To Music – Watch more amazing videos here

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14 December 2007

Google Knol?

Knol – it’s short for knowledge you know! Our old chums at Google are playing around with a new product called Knol. It looks like it’s a repositary of knowledge (see what they have done there?) set to take on Wikipedia, Mahalo and Yahoo! Answers. Primarily aimed at authors the Knol web pages goal is ‘to cover all topics, from …

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13 December 2007

Britons top in online socialising

We just can’t get enough! A recently published report by European communications watchdog stated that more British adults use social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, than in any other European country.  According to the report more than 39% of Britons used the sites during 2006 compared to 22% of people in Italy, 17% in France and 12% in Germany. …

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13 December 2007

Enterprise SEO Bloomers – 7 Things You Should Never Do

If you’re guilty of some of my personal pet peeves (Yes, you know who you are!). You’ll no doubt be missing a trick. Best case… your search marketing strategy isn’t running 100% effectively, worst case… you’re rapidly approaching imminent financial disaster. The following is a list of my personal top 7 things you should never do within enterprise: DON’T agree …

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13 December 2007

Lost in London – Google, Gumtree and Ian to the Rescue

Just a brief introduction. I’m the new guy from up north. I recently moved to London from the beautiful city of York and I must admit it’s been quite a culture shock both in and outside the office. It took something quite special for me to uproot and leave York for London, and for me that reason was Tamar. Having …

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13 December 2007

Rank it and they will come?

In the late 90’s the old adage of "build it and they will come" comes to mind when looking at the approach to search, although we have progressed quite rapidly since the good old days. It’s nearly 2008 and there have been some major developments in the methods used to entice users into converting on your site; some of the …

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13 December 2007

Should you pay more for bigger sized clothes?

It appears the same metaphor can be applied to the Interweb. So the debate of ‘Use More; Pay More’ has awakened some discussion (again) when it comes to the world of bandwidth. Fortunately for the little people the cost will not be left on our shoulders (at least not directly), and instead the content providers will have to dig deeper …

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13 December 2007

Search Hits the Headlines

Guardian features Christmas Search Rankings Fluctuations There is an article on the Guardian which is highlighting the fact that at Christmas Google appears to change its algorithm, some say cynically to help boost their own profits. I am not sure, we have seen fluctuations at Christmas but the conspiracy theorists read this as being really targeted against online merchants. They …

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13 December 2007

Our classroom gets a facelift

  We took advantage of the long summer school holidays to give ‘our classroom’ some running maintenance in preparation for the 2008 school year. Little grubby fingers had marked the white walls of the classroom in the last 6 months so we painted the walls in a rich ‘Vuyani’ green. The cement floors, which where cold in the winter have …

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13 December 2007

Facebook “IS” no more…!

Logging on this morning, I noticed that Facebook have finally bowed to pressure and removed the mandatory "is" from status updates. No longer will we have to limit ourselves to statuses that fit in with the "Henry is…" style – I can now "think", "say", "won’t", "fancy", "hate" and all sorts of other goodness – whatever you can think of …

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