11 August 2009

Google caffeine – strong enough for you?

So is it latte or espresso? For those who havent seen the news Google has launched their next generation of search. And all hell is going to break loose. At least, thats what some would have you believe. Well no, it’s actually a change to the infrastructure and to quote Sitaram Iyer and Matt Cutts of Google  ‘it’s the first …

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10 August 2009

TED – getting creative

Occasionally we all need a bit of inspiration, or to hear a positive message, or want to learn about something completely different. If you haven’t already come across TED, then I can highly recommend it to address all of the above! TED is a small not-for-profit organisation that is committed to spreading ideas to all knowledge-seekers through talks given by the …

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10 August 2009

Images in PPC Ads

Sponsored results showing images Just did a quick search for dresses, I need a new one, and came across two ads with images and looks like formatted feeds for three dresses along with prices. One in the second place and one in the last place. I have not seen this before has anyone else? Are the links from shopping feeds? …

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7 August 2009

Twitter Meltdown

I’m a self-cofessed Twitter addict and its two hour downtime on Thursday was painful. In my time of distress, I turned to Google and did a search to find some answers. I was elated to find out that yes, indeed, Twitter was down (I wasn’t the only one suffering!), but at the same time crushed to discover that folks at …

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7 August 2009

Customer strategy

Coming from a digital background focusing on SEO, I sometimes forget how important it is to focus on the single most important fact that dictates all marketing strategies – the customer. With an aim to refresh my memeory of this long forgoten phenomenon,I decided to attend a rather basic ‘customer strategy’web-ex. Here are some of the headlines from the web-ex: The …

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6 August 2009

Social networking: It’s just, like, so not cool anymore

A recent report by a regulator for the UK communications industries, Ofcom, shows a 5% drop in 15 to 24-year-olds using social networking sites and it’s not only their parents, uncles, aunts and teachers joining up which is scaring them off: it’s the number of 25- to 34-year-olds whose presence is driving their younger peers away. According to the regulator, …

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6 August 2009

Image search – Who is #1?

I am a huge fan of image searches and my favourite search engine is quite often determined by their image search results. MSN have always had a good image search function and Bing improved that service even more when it was release and naturally, Google had to respond. And they have, but how do the two image searches stack up …

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4 August 2009

Vince, I feel a bandwagon coming along

Hop on board with Vince There have been lots of views on the Vince update, a lot of them guesswork. And sometimes with a lack of specific information and evidence that’s all you have to go on. But one thing which has been missed is that right from the get go (5 months ago!) Google said that this was not …

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