4 June 2009

Google’s new look Webmaster Tools

Those of you who have visited Google’s Webmaster Tools recently will have noticed a link at the top of the page inviting users to “check out our new look”.   I have been using the new look and feel for the past fortnight and it is a definate improvement over the old site, with improvements to both the site navigation …

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4 June 2009

Google Squared Live

It’s a comparison engine, that you control I am really pleased that Google Squared is live, albeit on Google labs so still in beta,  as it looks like a tool that could be great fun and really useful. When this was announced as part of Searchology 2009 we thought this was one of the best ideas to come out. Essentially, …

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3 June 2009

Why you should change from Google to Bing

Not that you will, at least, not straight away So Bing is live, or live in Beta but that’s just a smart get out clause we all use. Anyway, ignore the hype and the cynicism, and the vast amount of advertising that is heading your way and actually focus on what may be  a pretty good search engine. We have …

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2 June 2009

Pushing the boundaries for new content

As Bing is almost ready to roll out more fully on the 3 June we can expect to see more activity as the Search Engines look to try and outdo each other in terms of new releases and functionality. But where will the boundaries be drawn and where are the limits in terms of ‘fair use’ of third party content? …

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2 June 2009

Flocking Sociable

For those of you that can empathise with me as I enjoy a bit of tittle-tattle with my neighbour over the garden fence, welcome to Flock. Whilst this may conjure images of Robert De Niro giving a truth test to Ben Stiller, meeting this flocker will give you social junkies just what you need. Do you have multiple accounts and …

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29 May 2009

Oak Lodge and TLC – the building commences!

With just over a week to go until the project, things are really starting to shape up at Oak Lodge. Last weekend, Tony and his team from designbuilding got the foundations underway for our mini amphitheatre. It required a mini digger and the efforts of six of Tony’s workforce – all working on donated time for a fantastic cause. Things …

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29 May 2009

Google’s Wave blows Microsoft’s Bing out of the water

On the day that Microsoft’s new search engine Bing is announced, Google reinforced its position as market leader by unveiling its new communication platform, Google Wave. Whilst Microsoft chose to display its efforts on revolutionizing the search engine by creating a ‘decision’ engine, (a move that can only be seen as an attempt to chip away at Google’s dominant market …

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28 May 2009

To Bing or Not Bing – that is the question

So Bing is launched, sort of, and while any form of competition is good for the consumer is this really going far enough to tempt people over from the ‘non evil’ side? I have my doubts, we were hoping for a step change and while some say that Bing is producing results and relevancy as good as Google it going …

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28 May 2009

Searching to the sound of Bing – Microsoft’s New Search Engine

On the 3rd of June, Microsoft are hoping the internet will be searching to a new sound, when they launch their new search engine, Bing. Bing is Microsoft’s biggest move to date in challenging Google at becoming leaders of semantic search, a search engine which revitalises and rebrands their tired Microsoft Live Search with the following new features: Interface For …

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