7 December 2007

First Tamar Bursary recipient

I am delighted to be able to say that the candidate for the first Tamar Bursary has been selected. her name is Simo Sam and she is a 12 year old pupil currently at Vuyani pre-Primary school in Guguletu, Cape Town. Simo will start at St Cyprians school in Cape Town in January 2008 and Tamar has committed to support …

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7 December 2007

Spider Pig on Fun Friday

Getting a wee bit nerdy here… Ahead of the release of the Simpsons Movie on DVD we thought we would bring you one of the highlights, if not the highlight of the movie. Oh, yes, it’s the Spider Pig! Hey, have a good weekend!

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7 December 2007

Search engine market in China

According to the iResearch 2006 China Online Search Annual Report, there were 126 million people in China using search engines in 2006, this is a 29% increase on 2005 figures.  However, Google does not dominate the Chinese search engine market, as it does in the U.K.  In fact, there fierce competition between Google and Baidu, which is a domestic search …

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7 December 2007

Quick Roundup of Search News

General Snippets From Various Sources It’s been a busy week this week so here is a very quick summary of some news items we have not posted on in detail. Matt Cutts has commented on a few interesting items including how to use your SEO ‘spidey sense’ in terms of getting links on directories. If it doesn’t look and feel …

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6 December 2007

Flickr Finally Launches Picnik

The Flickr Blog today announced the launch of the long-awaited new Photo Editing feature in partnership with the experienced photo-wizards at Picnik. For those of you that haven’t visited Picnik before, it’s a great piece of on-page photo editing software that allows you to fix and touch-up your photos without even leaving the page. An integration with Flickr has been …

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6 December 2007

Why do we search on Google?

One of the questions that I like to ask my clients when I start my presentation on “what is SEO” is: Why did people start to use Google? Do you remember? 1999 – Google claimed to be – and was and still is – the fastest SE to deliver search results, compared to the more basic MSN and company. A …

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6 December 2007

Facebook Apologises – Can We MoveOn Now?

So Facebook founder and all round publicity-magnet (at the moment at least) Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for the recent Beacon "mistake" on the Facebook blog. Ironically the post seems to have become a bit buried by four other blog posts on the same day – perhaps he should spend a bit on some Social Ads to get it seen by …

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6 December 2007

Google walking on air?

Will they achieve their goal of establishing a nationwide wireless network? Google simply cannot stop expanding and in an announcement from the search engine, it said that it is currently in the race to secure part of the radio wave spectrum that is for sale in the USA. If its bid is successful the search giant would be able to …

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5 December 2007

A time for giving

Christmas is just around the corner and online shopping records continue to soar.  It’s the time for giving and the spirit of Christmas inspires us to give something, particularly to those who need it most. One option is to use charity search engines. There are a number of search engines that use searches to raise money from advertisers who in …

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5 December 2007

Public relations and SEO really can help each other.

How these to mediums can compliment each other. Online public relations and SEO are natural bed fellows and it always amazes me at the resistance we get from some PR teams when we suggest that we could alter their press releases to maximise the SEO benefit of the releases. The changes are often minor in nature and don’t involve any …

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