12 December 2007

UK shoppers spend over £750k online

UK online shoppers reportedly spent a record braking £767,500 in just 60 seconds at 1:09pm on Monday the 10th. Monday was also expected to become the UK’s biggest ever online spending day, as up to £370 million was spent on shopping online according to payment processor Retail Solutions. Wii games and accessories were apparently the hottest items online followed by …

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12 December 2007

Subdomains, Subfolders, Root Domain or Root Page?

Aaaarh, what do I need to do with my site structure? Following on from earlier chat this week from Matt Cutts on host crowding Vanessa Fox has posted some more details, in quite a lot of detail, on how SEO for sites is affected by the changes made by Google to the way they deal with subdirectories. There are basically …

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11 December 2007

Ask lets you search anonymously

‘Eraser’ functionality goes live to protect your privacy Ask.com has launched their ‘Eraser’ product which lets you search without gathering any information on your actions. So for those who are concerned about privacy issues just go to the top right hand side of the homepage and enable the Eraser system, a couple of clicks does it! The Eraser tool is …

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10 December 2007

Quintura: Alternative search engine of the year

Following on from their now infamous claim that “we are not afraid of Google”, innovative alternative search engine Quintura is going from strength to strength. Having scooped both a prestigious placing in PC magazines top 25 websites and more recently won Alternative Search Engine of the Year, an award presented by experienced marketer Charles Knight.  Quintura is essentially a visual …

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10 December 2007

Host Crowding

What is it? We always love new terms and we thought you may not have heard of ‘Host Crowding’ which was recently featured in a post by Google’s Matt Cutts. And this is actually nothing to do with Christmas parties when over enthusiastic party giver has had too many glasses of wine! What host crowding actually relates to the use …

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10 December 2007

Top keywords from Google and Yahoo for 2007

Here are two lists that list the top keywords for Goole and Yahoo for 2007. The list of Google indicates the fastest growing terms in U.S. The tendency is that more and more internet and social media terms are being included. Numbers 2, 5, 6, 7 and 9 are all websites which belong to the categories of online game, video …

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10 December 2007

Try Not To Click

Can You Resist the Urge to Click? I came across this website a while ago www.dontclick.it/. There are no buttons to be seen here! Be prepared to throw away your mouse, could this be the future of web design?

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10 December 2007

Flickr Related Tag Search

Search For Images In Flickr Searching for images on the web can be a laborious task sometimes. I’m loving this new way to search for pics on Flickr. www.airtightinteractive.com/projects/related_tag_browser/app/ With it’s simple interface and intuitive design it makes for a refreshing change to your average search engine.

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10 December 2007

Google doing its part to preserve cultures

Google teams up with charities to do their part. In a world where cultural identities are being forgotten, Google, UNICEF and One Laptop per Child (OLPC) have launched a brand new portal, “Our Stories”, to try and preserve cultural heritages around the world. Its main focus  will be for people from around the world to post their life experiences and …

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9 December 2007

Scrabble with the Stars

Because I’m a huge fan of the Facebook Scrabulous application, and because I’m also a fan of shamelessly gawping over famous people, I’ve decided to run a little league of famous people I have played Scrabulous against and how well they scored… I’ve only collected a few results so far but I’m hoping more people will accept my request to …

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