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Want more referrals in a gloomy year?

19 May 2009 | Alex Christie

That’s the message coming out of Hitwise as a follow up to their report last week that paid search traffic is down by 26%. Specifically the share of paid clicks to insurance web sites is [...]

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CMS – The Secret of My Success

18 May 2009 | Alex Christie

I quite often get asked by clients where they should be spending their limited design/build budget and my answer is nearly always the same. Get a good CMS.  A well implemented CMS will pay for [...]

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Wolfram Alpha – C3PO… but with less personality

18 May 2009 | Henry Elliss

Will the new scientific search engine change the way we search for things? Unless you’ve been living under a large rock for the past few weeks (online), you’ll have noticed the increasing hype around the [...]

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Seven simple questions to make the tech guys sweat…

15 May 2009 | Alex Christie

Evaluating and comparing new technology solutions can often be a daunting task, with everyone from suppliers to Internal IT having their own vested interest in a particular outcome, it is often hard for individuals from [...]

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P2P – It’s not all about copyright infringement

14 May 2009 | Alex Christie

Peer to peer (p2p) networks have been in the news again recently with the founders of the PirateBay (a peer to peer file sharing site) receiving jail sentences for their roles in contributing to copyright [...]

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Searchology 2009

13 May 2009 | Tanya Goodin

What does this mean for you? So yesterday evening’s Searchology webcast has been and gone and now we are left wondering exactly what it means for natural search and for your sites. The Searchology events [...]

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The Censorship Bill

13 May 2009 | Alex Christie

A new cyber-bullying bill, aimed to punish those who intend to cause harm through electronic mediums, could turn us all into criminals. The bill, HR 1966 introduced by US Representative Linda Sanchez, is being proposed [...]

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Twitter FAIL – @replies and support

13 May 2009 | Henry Elliss

Twitter is a-buzz this morning with reactions to the news that Twitter have updated their system to change the way you see replies. Specifically, it affects the way you see replies from people that you [...]

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New Search Engines – Always a good thing

12 May 2009 | Tanya Goodin

We often hear of new search engines but most pass by without making any impact onto the search consciousness let alone the general searching public. And part of the difficulty is that although many struggle [...]

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Apple Shampoo and the pitfalls of realtime trend data

11 May 2009 | Alex Christie

Trends are in their essence, very trendy and the old saying spreading like wildfire is an understatement for this new monster that I have dubbed – The New Social Web. News is spreading faster and [...]