7 July 2009

How is Twitter coping with trend spam?

The problem of “trend spam” has been raising it’s ugly head more and more lately. For those of you who aren’t as geeky about Twitter as I am, here’s what trend spam is in a nutshell: Twitter’s trending topics list is a top 10 list of things people are discussing on Twitter at any one time, ranked according to activity. Until very recently it didn’t raise a lot of people’s ire, and served as quite a useful way of not only picking up on global events (Michael Jackson’s death was probably revealed to a lot of people via the trends, for instance) but also a great way for some of the comedy elements of Twitter to spread and grow.

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4 July 2009

PubCon London 09

Pubcon London 09 What better on a sunny summer afternoon than to descend into a darkened beer cellar and drink err, beer? Well, that’s what I did as I headed off to an olde drinking haunt the Cittie of Yorke which I have an interesting history with spanning back 20 years.  I seem to remember a lot of conversations about …

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2 July 2009

Activate 2009 – Part 1

Activate 2009 is the first exclusive one-day summit providing a unique gathering of leaders working across all sectors of industry. The main objective – to get a discussion started (right now) sharing, debating and creating strategies for answering some of the world’s biggest questions. Due to Activate 2009 being so rich in discussion and prognosis I’ve decided to release this …

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2 July 2009

Scoping Tamar Design and Build Projects

Although the majority of our business at Tamar is natural search conversion, we are often commissioned to redesign our client’s web and micro sites. In many cases the sites we are asked to redesign have been built without SEO in mind and therefore building the site from the ground up i.e. User Centered Design twinned with Accessible HTML/CSS is the …

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1 July 2009

Get rich or die trying

I think the above sentiment is particularly apt when looking into the ever evolving world of social media. Calculating the ROI companies are likely to receive as a result of partaking in some form of social media is a tricky business: for some, particularly the PPC evangelists will wax lyrical about the importance of quantifiable click through rates, others are …

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1 July 2009

Changes to Twitter welcomed by users

If only Facebook were so keen to keep their users happy! Twitter unveiled some snazzy new additions to their site today, in the form of an improved experience for browsing your followers / friends list. The new feature gives you a lot more options when browsing these lists (an essential task when trying to find interesting people to follow), including …

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30 June 2009

Online Marketing Show 09 #OMS09

Online Marketing Show 09 #OMS09 Today I attended the Online Marketing Show at Olympia, convienienlty just up the road. You can see me on their intro video head down while beach ball were kicked around. But more on that later. So on a hot and sunny day what were my impressions and what did I learn? Well, I saw quite …

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30 June 2009

Finding your target market online: Facebook

When it comes to online marketing, social networking is without a doubt on the up and up. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others can help you to boost the size of your mailing list and also help you to grow your business. An important aspect of online marketing is visibility, and what better way to increase your online visibility than by …

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30 June 2009

Fancy a game of pairs?

More Tamar business cards arrived in this office this week! Tamar’s culture has always been centered around the talent and enthusiasm of the team. We’re a bright bunch, so we wanted this to be visible in the brand, and the business cards are definitely getting some attention… Great for a game of Pairs too!

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