29 November 2007

Facebook Loses Half a Million US Members In Week

For the past couple of weeks – since Facebook’s new Social Ads system has been rolled out – I’ve been keeping a close eye on the number of Facebook users in their Top 10 countries. I was alarmed to notice that the number of US users has actually dropped by almost 500,000 in a week. However, every other country in …

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23 November 2007

Google on the RISE!

According to the latest market research from ComScore, Google has enjoyed one of the biggest monthly gains in the U.S. Web search market in October, building on consistent gains over the past 2 years. According to the report, Google increased their market share to 58.5% in October, up from 57% in the previous month. This means that Google attracted 6.1 …

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23 November 2007

Ask.com getting into China

Ask has Chinese Intentions The Wall Street Journal reports that www.ask.com is planning on spending up to $100 million on their Chinese expansion plans. Modelled on their European push IAC/Interactive will be launching a media and advertising Web site rather than a transaction-based business. I am not sure what this means but I am guessing Search Engine and not a …

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23 November 2007

The Great Facebook Stats Quiz – The Answers!

For those of you that had an attempt at yesterday’s Facebook stats quiz, here are the questions again along with all the stats that make up the answers. How did you fair? 1) Which are you more likely to find UK people playing – Cricket or Rugby?ANSWER – Rugby, with 84,560 users compared to Cricket’s 58,080. 2) Where would the …

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23 November 2007

Fun Friday DIY Instructions

Are you doing some DIY this weekend? Watch the experts!! We happened upon this video demonstrating exactly how to hammer nails into blocks of wood. Check it out! Oh, it’s in German but that’s not a big deal. Now thats what I call hammering! Have a good weekend!

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22 November 2007

Being sociable…

I spent the day on Tuesday throughly immersed in the world of social media. The day kicked off at The Hospital in Covent Garden chairing a roundtable on the role of social media in a digital marketing strategy. Jay Stephens from MySpace attended along with Megan Powell from Evans, Simon Roberts from Lloyds TSB and Stephen Scott from Airmiles, all …

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22 November 2007

Google doing what Baidu does

Another related searches observation, I am getting obsessed! Following on from yesterdays related searches observation where we observed 34 open spots on the Google results page including eight related searches listings we have noticed that Google is replicating in China what Baidu is doing. That is, providing ten related searches. See blow on www.google.cn using a search for ‘tourism’: and …

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22 November 2007

The Great Facebook Stats Quiz!

Following on from yesterday’s stat-tastic collection of Facebook stats, I’ve collated a little quiz for you to try. All the answers were based on stats provided by Facebooks new Social Ads tool, and are correct at the time of writing. Come back tomorrow for the answers! 1) Which are you more likely to find UK people playing – Cricket or …

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21 November 2007

Google Custom Search going global

Google’s hosted search service for business users has been extended worldwide for the first time. The service, which was previously only available in the US, lets users add Google search capabilities to their sites. A free ad-supported version is available but the paid-for business version gives site administrators more support while allowing greater customisation. "For many organizations, a Web site …

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21 November 2007

Facebook responds to criticism from MoveOn

Facebook issued a statement on Tuesday in response to criticism that was made by the online activist group MoveOn.org.   According to the activist group, Facebook’s "Beacon" advertising program is a violation of the user’s privacy. "We encourage feedback from our users on new products," the Facebook statement read, "but in this case, the MoveOn.org-led group misrepresents how Facebook Beacon works. …

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