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A BBC Odyssey – Me and mine on You and Yours

15 July 2010 | Tanya Goodin

Yesterday I was invited to talk about some research into search attitudes we conducted with You Gov on the ever excellent ‘You and Yours’ programme on Radio 4. What was interesting was the priority that […]

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Using content to enhance a brand

13 July 2010 | Annie Wakefield

In search, we are always seeking to ensure that a visitor to our site engages with us in some capacity.  Whether it is through the purchasing of a product, the requesting of a call back […]

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Twitter now second only to Google in terms of search volumes

9 July 2010 | Henry Elliss

According to Twitter co-founded Biz Stone, while speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival this week, Twitter is now handling over 800 million search queries every single day, or 24 billion search queries per month. This […]

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How the Government helps UK growing businesses

9 July 2010 | Tanya Goodin

Have you been on the Business Link site recently? Me neither. But you will be as pleased as I am to know that our business tax pennies have been well spent over the past three […]

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Being an early adopter pays – will the early bird pay out too?

6 July 2010 | Tanya Goodin

As somebody who regularly checks my Twitter account at odd times of the day (and night!), I’m always interested to see the difference in my stream at different times of the day. A night-time check-in […]

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IPhone 4: Likes and dislikes

6 July 2010 | Alex Christie

As you may have heard by now, Apple has launched their latest iPhone incarnation. Launched a couple of weeks ago as iPhone 4G, it has quickly become known as iPhone 4. The 4G element denotes […]

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The Great nofollow Debate

2 July 2010 | Alex Christie

Recently Matt Cutts posted a video on the Google Webmaster YouTube channel stating that in the vast majority of circumstances site owners should not add nofollow attributes on internal links.

There is some disagreement in the SEO community on this issue with a poll on Search Engine Roundtable showing a fairly even split of opinion, (48% saying they do use nofollows internally and 52% saying they don’t).

So with that in mind I thought it best to chime in to the debate and state my position

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The trouble with Facebook community pages…

2 July 2010 | Henry Elliss

I’ve been thinking about Facebook’s (relatively) new ‘Community Pages’ lately, especially after a back-n-forth I was having with ITV’s Ben Ayers on Twitter yesterday. General consensus from within the online marketing community is that the […]

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New Windows 8 operating system available in a year’s time

30 June 2010 | Alex Christie

News has been leaked onto the internet that Microsoft has started work on their next operating system, predictably named Windows 8. On the back of the hugely successful Window 7, it seems that Microsoft isn’t […]

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Usability best practice, Part 4 – Using personas

30 June 2010 | Alex Christie

Carrying on the series ‘Usability best practice’ I am focusing on the use of personas explaining what they are, why they are useful and how to implement them. What is a persona? Personas, invented by […]