• Ben Dudley, Journalist Bing April Fool targets Google
    Posted - 2nd April 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Bing used April Fools' as an opportunity to launch a thinly veiled attack on Google, with two jokes directed at the market leading search engine service.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Internet speed slowed by biggest ever attack
    Posted - 28th March 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A large attack on the internet has been carried out, slowing speeds for many users around the world, with a dispute between Spamhaus and Cyberbunker alleged to be a possible cause of the attack.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Facebook tests retargeted ads in main News Feed
    Posted - 27th March 2013 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Facebook Exchange is running a small alpha test where its retargeted ads will appear in the main News Feed. The ads - which use browser history data rather than the user's social data - have been appearing in the right hand sidebar since 2012.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google introduces vertical search opt out tool
    Posted - 26th March 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Matt Cutts, head of webspam at Google has announced a new feature for webmasters, which allows them to opt out of vertical search services, such as Google Shopping or Flights.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google seeks UK entrepreneurs
    Posted - 25th March 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The Google Global Impact Challenge is set to help four UK not-for-profit organisations get started, provided they can impress a panel featuring Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Richard Branson.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google boss urges global internet freedom
    Posted - 22nd March 2013 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has urged Burma to allow for internet freedom in order to expand the telecommunications infrastructure for the country's economical and political progression, and has called for similar action in India, North Korea and other emerging markets.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist One billion monthly users for YouTube
    Posted - 21st March 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Video sharing website YouTube now boasts over a billion monthly users, an official blog post has announced. This confirms the status of YouTube as one of the most popular sites on the entire internet.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Apple poaches Adobe CTO
    Posted - 20th March 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Apple has hired a new vice president of technology: Kevin Lynch, former chief technology officer at Adobe. The move is surprising, as Lynch has previously been an outspoken critic of Apple due to disagreements over the Adobe Flash platform.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist EA CEO John Riccitiello resigns
    Posted - 19th March 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    John Riccitiello has left his position as the CEO of Electronic Arts, with the company underperforming financially and attracting widespread criticism for the recent failed launch of PC game Sim City.

  • James Riches, Journalist BBC receives Google link warning
    Posted - 18th March 2013 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The BBC took to a Google Webmaster Tools forum to ask for assistance dealing with an unnatural links warning. It was eventually revealed that problem was with just one article and had not affected the whole site.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google creates SEO cheat sheet for beginners
    Posted - 15th March 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has created a beginner's cheat sheet to help emerging webmasters optimise their site. The three stages concentrate on search results, images and regular updates, while also highlighting the importance of optimising for both the search engine and the user.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google Reader to be discontinued
    Posted - 14th March 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google has announced that they will be discontinuing their popular Google Reader service on July 1, with an official blog post from the company stating that the shutdown was due to declining usage.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google fined for Street View data harvesting
    Posted - 13th March 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has agreed to pay a $7m fine after Street View cars harvested user data from Wi-Fi networks. In the settlement with 38 US states, Google has also promised to retrain staff and launch a public service ad campaign on protecting user data.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Matt Cutts announces significant Google updates
    Posted - 12th March 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The head of webspam at Google, Matt Cutts, has announced that significant search updates will take place in 2013, including a Google Penguin update within the next week.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google Fellow Amit Singhal shares search thoughts
    Posted - 11th March 2013 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google senior vice president Amit Singhal was interviewed at the SXSW conference in Texas, and discussed a range of topics including how search has evolved during his 20 years in the business and the best way to rank highly in Google.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Facebook unveils redesigned News Feed
    Posted - 8th March 2013 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Facebook has unveiled plans to implement a News Feed redesign. The visual overhaul is set to include larger pictures, a mobile-inspired design and more specialised, personal feeds, but how will it be received by its one billion users, thousand of third-party businesses and many advertisers?

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Microsoft fined millions by European Commission
    Posted - 7th March 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The European Commission has fined Microsoft £484 million, due to the company failing to display alternatives to the Internet Explorer web browser. Since February 2011, Microsoft users have not been informed of the various choices of browser available.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist UK search engine market share for February 2013
    Posted - 6th March 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    February 2013 search engine market share stats from StatCounter Global Stats show Google has suffered another dip, taking it to its lowest volume in years. Meanwhile, Bing continues to climb in market share despite Microsoft facing an EU fine.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Facebook set for redesign
    Posted - 5th March 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce significant changes to the social media service in the coming days, with a redesigned Facebook profile set to be launched on March 7.

  • James Riches, Journalist Interflora reappears in Google SERPs
    Posted - 4th March 2013 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Interflora has begun to appear in Google rankings again, only 11 days after it dropped out when the search engine discovered paid links pointing into the site from online ads.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Groupon to replace CEO Andrew Mason
    Posted - 1st March 2013 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Groupon has fired Andrew Mason as its CEO, news which comes after the company reported that it had suffered a loss during its quarterly financial performance. Despite this, Groupon's stock price increased during afterhours trading by 12 percent.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Apple boss speaks on falling share price
    Posted - 28th February 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Tim Cook has spoken of his disappointment at the falling share price of Apple, but reassures shareholders that the company is working on new products which he describes as "great stuff" to ensure the technology giant recovers.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist US rolls out six strikes policy to tackle piracy
    Posted - 27th February 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    ISPs in the US will now send users a series of warnings if they are suspected of file sharing, under the Copyright Alert System. The scheme is being run across five major providers, with repeat offenders potentially having their internet access limited.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Month long battery life for new Nokia phone
    Posted - 26th February 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The new Nokia 105 and Nokia 301 devices will have battery life of over a month, the Finnish mobile developer revealed at the Mobile World Congress event which is currently underway in Barcelona.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google issues paid link warning
    Posted - 25th February 2013 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google's Matt Cutts has released a blog post warning webmasters to avoid paid links, after retailer Interflora was punished for exchanging paid links with media sites.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google Shopping switches to paid listing ads
    Posted - 22nd February 2013 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google Shopping has rolled out new paid-for services in 11 new countries, including the UK. This change will see a global transition to paid product listings, where retailers will have to pay for their products to appear in the Shopping search results.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Sony reveals details of Playstation 4
    Posted - 21st February 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Sony has unveiled details of their next console, the Playstation 4. Speaking at an event in New York, the technology giant revealed superior graphics and increased sharing options with friends.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Mobile operators snap up bargain 4G bandwidth
    Posted - 20th February 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Ofcom has auctioned off UK airwaves to be used for 4G coverage, with winning bidders including Vodafone, O2 and Three. Despite huge benefits to the public, smaller mobile companies may have missed out, while the auction did not raise the predicted £3.5bn.

  • James Riches, Journalist Apple remains most valuable brand
    Posted - 19th February 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Apple is the most valuable company in the world, according to the annual rankings produced by Brand Finance. However, a strong showing from Samsung has seen it jump from sixth to second.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Facebook hacked in sophisticated attack
    Posted - 18th February 2013 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A hacking attempt on Facebook described as a 'sophisticated attack' took place last month, however the social media giant revealed that all user data remained completely safe.

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