29 September 2009

Google Hot Trends

New Improved Hot Trends Our chums at Google have updated their hot trends and it now includes some swanky new graphics, but only if you are in the US and Japan. Hopefully this will make its way over here shortly but there is no word on this on their offical blog post. So a search for the actor William H …

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28 September 2009

Could UK postal strikes affect online sales this Christmas?

Although for the most of us Christmas still seems a long way off, we can correctly assume that retailers are already well into their festive marketing strategies. Only this week I saw my first 2009 selection box stacked neatly in the supermarket amongst other suitable ‘gifts’. And we can expect alot more in the coming weeks as retailers execute tried …

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28 September 2009

Measuring Onsite content

I was at ad tech on 23rd September and attended quite a few talks during the day. I found one talk particlulary interesting which was about why brands should invest in onsite content and how we can measure the effect of content. From a purely brand prespective (beyond SEO), content could benefit the site from a variety of factors: Brand …

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25 September 2009

How did anti-social become social?

If the history of the world was compressed into 1 year, homosapiens would have been around for 12 minutes, agriculture for 1 minute, the industrial revolution was 2 seconds ago, computers have been around for 4/10 of a second and the internet has been in existence for 1/10 of a second – the blink of an eye.   A lot …

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25 September 2009

What I did in Search this week

Well more what I found out So this is a bit of a roundup, and first thing I am rounding is that putting ‘so’ in front of every sentence is a preppy west coast thing. So I wont do it. Again. Sidewiki Secondly we have seen Google release their Sidewiki. This is run off the latest (so you may need …

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23 September 2009

Google Chrome may be bad for you!

Ever wondered why Google might be interested in building a browser and ‘force’ Google search as the preferred search engine, or import data which you have not approved – sound a bit like Microsoft a few years ago when Google and Mozilla was making a big fuss about Microsoft forcing Internet Explorer and MSN search(now Live search) on consumers. Google …

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23 September 2009

The rise of the machine

As computer applications become more logic-oriented and increasingly intelligent, one must begin to wonder – will the day come when artificial intelligence will outstrip human intelligence? Computer-based systems are continuously becoming more intelligent in all areas. From web-applications, automated control systems in cars, to military and medical applications and even space odysseys, the machines speed and logic-oriented control has proved …

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17 September 2009

Google Fast Flip in Image Search as well?

I was casually searching for some pictures of Sonic Youth and I noticed some new bars (similiar to the new Fast Flip)  to the right and left of the Google Image Search results page. It lets you navigate to the next page without having to scroll all the way down to get to the next page of results. I don’t …

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16 September 2009

Twitter in Pole Position

I’m a huge F1 racing fan. Most people find this odd, those cars seem to just follow each other round in a noisy procession for an hour and a half, occasionally stopping for a pit stop that is even quicker than a quick fit fitter. Sometimes they knock each other off the black stuff, which lets face it, most people …

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