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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30 July 2009

All’s a Twitter at Whitehall

Earlier this week, a 20-page report detailing a template Twitter strategy for government departments went public. Read the report in its entirety right here. For any Twitter newbie, the ‘Twitter Overview’ section and its related appendices are a worthwhile read. The how to’s and why’s are on target and clearly explained. My mother is inevitably going to ask me to …

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30 July 2009

Twitter’s new login page – is it just the start?

Is Twitter paving the way for an update to the rest of the site’s presentation with a change in their login page? I bet most regular users dont see the login page, as its bookmarked or logs in automatically (or remains logged in if your machine never seems to get a rest, like mine). The new format is markedly different …

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30 July 2009

Five tips to speed up your computer

Tip 1: Remove unused programs Removing unused programs helps in two ways. Firstly, it will free up hard drive space giving you more room, however more importantly a lot of programs try to run on system start-up which can slow a pc down. YouTube – How to uninstall programs Tip 2: Stop programs running at start-up Excluding hardware factors, computer …

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29 July 2009

Social networking phenomenon

Whilst we may challenge and debate the stats, the latest global social media trends should, at the very least, encourage marketers to begin the conversation with their Social Media partners, and importantly, their customers. UM’s fourth ‘Power to the People’ social media study claims that 63% of active internet users (consumers who go online once a day, or every other …

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29 July 2009

Search Engines join forces, Google worried?

YaBing, or Microhoo? Finally Yahoo! and Microsoft have decided to join forces no doubt hoping the synergy they create will be enough to take on Google in both natural search and through their online advertising platforms. By trading search engine technology (Bing to Yahoo!) and advertising platform (Yahoo! to Bing) the plan would be to have an offering that will …

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28 July 2009

Back to school!

This weekend Tamar’s own Barrie Bowles visited Oak Lodge School in Balham, the location of our 2009 UK Charity project. It was the first time that anyone has visited since we completed the project in June, so we have to admit we were slightly apprehensive of how everything was looking – had the grass seed grown; were all the structures and …

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28 July 2009

Google financial insight

Well the second quarter results for Search engines have now being made public. Google’s results were positive and ahead of analysts expectations.  Revenue of $5.5bn was an increase of 3 per cent quarter-on-quarter from 2008.  A slightly different picture from the Q2 results published by Yahoo, where net revenues had fallen by 16 per cent. Even though Google is still …

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24 July 2009

Understanding content and context

The challenge for Search Engines This morning I was searching online and came  across a site ranking OK for a niche term but what got me was the fact that that the company was actually in administration and had been for a couple of weeks. On the website home page there were a couple of notices that gave notice of …

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