• Ben Dudley, Journalist Google launches AdWords Keyword Planner
    Posted - 21st May 2013 in PPC
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google AdWords has officially introduced the new Keyword Planner tool, which will be replacing the existing Google Keyword Tool and the AdWords Traffic Estimator in the near future.

  • James Riches, Journalist Schmidt says Google supports tax reform
    Posted - 20th May 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Writing in a column for The Observer newspaper, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has outlined his thoughts on how the UK should go about reforming tax law for big corporations.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Yahoo to potentially invest in Tumblr
    Posted - 17th May 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Marissa Mayer is in talks with Tumblr concerning a possible investment or acquirement, according to AllThingsD. Could this deal provide Yahoo with what it needs to gain access to a more youthful mobile-friendly audience?

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google cracks down on link selling
    Posted - 16th May 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Action has been taken against thousands of link sellers who had been influencing rankings as part of a PageRank network.

  • James Riches, Journalist New Google Maps features leaked
    Posted - 15th May 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    New features expected to be added to Google Maps have been released earlier than planned, as the search engine briefly put the new site live ahead of the expected unveiling at Google I/O this week.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Matt Cutts reveals details of Google updates
    Posted - 14th May 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Matt Cutts, head of webspam at Google, has spoken out on a number of plans that the search giant has for the next few months, including details of a significant update to Google Penguin.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Costolo steps down from Twitter UK director role
    Posted - 13th May 2013 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Twitter UK director Dick Costolo is reported to have stepped down over the weekend, but is likely to remain CEO of Twitter's main operation. The move comes just days after UK subsidiary TweetDeck was dissolved by Companies House, following repeated failures to file accounts.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Facebook Home passes one million downloads
    Posted - 10th May 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Facebook has revealed that its app launcher interface for Android has been downloaded more than one million times since it launched four weeks ago. It has also been found that Facebook Home is now available on Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist YouTube unveils advert leaderboard
    Posted - 9th May 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    YouTube has launched a monthly rundown of the most popular adverts on their website, with April's top spot going to Evian's dancing babies.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Nokia investors tell CEO to rethink Microsoft ties
    Posted - 8th May 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been criticised by shareholders for his decision to switch to the Windows phone OS. The company appears to be struggling as new devices like the Lumia fail to grab sufficient market share from Apple and Samsung.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Bing It On challenge returns
    Posted - 7th May 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Bing has once again challenged Google for the title of top search engine, bringing back the much publicised 'Bing It On' challenge for a second time.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Android tops the tablet market
    Posted - 3rd May 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    There have been more Android-based tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2013 than any others. Android now has 56 percent of the market share, while the tablet market itself has also grown 142.4 percent year over year.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Facebook loses millions of users in US
    Posted - 2nd May 2013 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Nielsen statistics have revealed that significant numbers of Facebook users are leaving the service, with membership declining in both the UK and the US.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Gains all round in April 2013 search market share
    Posted - 1st May 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    UK search engine market share data for April 2013 has been published by StatCounter Global Stats, showing slight gains for Google, Yahoo and Bing compared to March. The only dip was for other search engines, including AOL, Ask and Conduit.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist First ever website to be recreated
    Posted - 30th April 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The first ever website is to be recreated by CERN, as the research group helps to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the internet.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google acquires news summariser Wavii
    Posted - 29th April 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has bought news aggregating start up Wavii for a rumoured $30 million, and looks set to use the natural language processing skills of the company to help augment the service provided by Knowledge Graph.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Proposed changes to Google search results
    Posted - 26th April 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has proposed to make changes to its search results in a bid to settle an ongoing antitrust investigation. The European Commission is now looking for feedback from rivals and outside organisations regarding the alterations.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist BitTorrent Sync to challenge Dropbox
    Posted - 25th April 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    An experimental version of BitTorrent Sync has been launched to the public, with the peer-to-peer data synchronisation set to challenge cloud based services such as Dropbox.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Mozilla hit with Google manual spam penalty
    Posted - 24th April 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has levied a manual spam penalty at Mozilla, the non-profit software organisation. User-generated spam in blog comments and forums has been blamed, setting a worrying precedent for other webmasters, but Google says the penalty is 'granular' rather than site-wide.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist New Psy video sets YouTube record
    Posted - 23rd April 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A new record for YouTube views in a single day has been set, with popular South Korean artist Psy surpassing the tally set by the viral Kony 2012 campaign.

  • James Riches, Journalist Huge revenue increase for Google Play
    Posted - 22nd April 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    With Google Play enjoying ever-increasing revenues, analysts are attempting to predict how long it will take before it catches up with Apple's rival product, the App Store.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google to focus on big bets in the future
    Posted - 19th April 2013 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Larry Page has provided insight into how he is running Google alongside his goals for the company during the Q1 2013 earnings call. Focusing on the future, he said that Google will be concentrating on big bets YouTube, Chrome and Android and moon shot projects.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Growing size of web pages revealed by Google
    Posted - 18th April 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Information obtained from Google Analytics has shown that the average size of a web page has increased by 50 per cent in the last year, with access speeds also increasing.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google tests features to speed up mobile search
    Posted - 17th April 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    New features have been launched to speed up Google mobile searches. Expanding sitelinks allow users to navigate to the right page before entering the site, while the Quick View button provides a condensed overview of a page.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google Person Finder launched in Boston
    Posted - 16th April 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Following the attacks on the Boston Marathon, Google Person Finder has been launched in the area, to allow worried friends and family to locate details of those who may have been caught up in the tragedy.

  • James Riches, Journalist WordPress founder plays down botnet attack
    Posted - 15th April 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg has moved to calm users after reports of a botnet attack on the site. He suggested account holders should ensure they have a strong password in place to guard against such attacks.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google crowned the safest search engine
    Posted - 12th April 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google search results are safer to use as they contain less sites including Malware than its primary competitors, a recent study has discovered. The results show that Bing has five times more than the search giant, while the globally used Yandex has 10 times more.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google Map Maker expanded to UK
    Posted - 11th April 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google has expanded its Map Maker service to the United Kingdom, giving users the chance to make edits, add buildings and correct any errors within Google Maps.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist UK digital advertising hit record high in 2012
    Posted - 10th April 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The Internet Advertising Bureau has reported a record UK ad spend of £5.42bn in 2012. Mobile advertising has experienced huge growth, while paid search advertising makes up a significant proportion of the total in both online and mobile ad spend.

  • James Riches, Journalist Publishers predict digital revenue growth
    Posted - 9th April 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Online publishers have predicted a 15 per cent growth in digital revenue this year, according to a prominent industry survey.

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