4 May 2009

Surviving the Twitter pandemic.

With the whole world is up in a frenzy over the outbreak of swine flu, it is not surprising that people over many social networks feel they need to air their opinions, views and experiences. This widespread coverage of “news” (and I use this term very loosely) is a great way to get opinions from a far greater pool than …

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1 May 2009

toys.com redirect

Why is it still on a 302? After ToysRUs purchased the domain name www.toys.com a couple of months ago I am left wondering why this is still 302'd to http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categor yId=2255956? Seems like a wee bit of a waste of $5.1m?

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30 April 2009

10 reasons why The Apprentice is like SEO

As an avid fan of the BBC’s finest show – The Apprentice – I regularly tune in to watch the latest goings-on in Sir Alan Sugar’s boardroom, and last night was no exception. But whilst watching, I was suddenly struck by the parallels between SEO and the firings and hirings of Britain’s “finest business minds”…     For any American’s …

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28 April 2009

What the Premier League can teach us about SEO

Footie and SEO – never the twain… till now Ahead of the all important, not to me mind, Champions league matches it suddenly occured to me that there are a lot of similarities between the Premier League and SEO. So I thought I would dive in and see just what we can learn from the Premier League. Lets look at …

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28 April 2009

New version of Office available in 2010

Microsoft Office 2010(also known by its codename "Office 14") is the next version of the Microsoft Office suite for Microsoft Windows, due out some time in 2010. The timing for when it will be available, will differ for big businesses and individual consumers, and also for people who buy packaged software versus those who choose to download it. Some industry …

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24 April 2009

Google street view. Whats your view?

This week saw the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) reject a complaint from Privacy International  over the right to show images of people accidently caught on camera by Google Street view, so the search giants latest toy is no longer under threat. This is great news for those who want to find their house on streetview and shout loudly 'I live …

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23 April 2009

Is Google immune from the recession?

n every recession recorded in modern history there has always been one company or organisation that’s seems to escape the negative growth cycle. In this current recession it seemed that Google would escape the brunt of the recession. In its 10 year existence Google has never reported a quarterly loss, until now that is. Google reported a 3% drop in …

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23 April 2009

Google Launches Analytics API

Google anounced on Tuesday that they have released their Google Analytics API to the public at large. Here is what was written on the Google Analytics Blog: What's so exciting about an API? The API will allow developers to extend Google Analytics in new and creative ways that benefit developers, organizations and end users. Large organizations and agencies now have …

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23 April 2009

Paid search effectiveness decreases year-on-year

A new survey conducted by Econsultancy (UK Search Engine Marketing Benchmark Report) has found that 15% of UK companies report decreasing effectiveness year on year from their paid search (PPC) campaigns. Even more interesting, 48% reported better returns on natural search campaigns compared to the 43% who had better returns on PPC. The good news for the entire search industry is that the survey found …

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23 April 2009

By George it’s St George!

Google Logo features St George See below: What is interesting is that when clicking through I totally expected to be greeted by a Wikipedia entry, but no! Kudos to rugbyleagueonline for promoting their new England Rugby League kit in the sponsored results, good thinking. And below the Google news feed well done to the Woodlands Junior School in Tonbridge for …

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