• Ben Dudley, Journalist Russia brings in internet blacklist laws
    Posted - 1st November 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    New laws in Russia relating to the internet have been brought into place, allowing the authorities to remove information that they deem to be offensive or having the potential to be harmful.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist October search engine market stats revealed
    Posted - 31st October 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    According to the latest data from StatCounter Global Stats, Google has suffered a drop in October 2012's UK search engine market share. Meanwhile, Bing has seen a slight boost, perhaps thanks in part to the launch of Windows 8.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist 4G arrives in United Kingdom
    Posted - 30th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    4G mobile service arrives in Great Britain, with eleven cities currently able to offer the increased mobile internet speed. These include some of the biggest across the country, with London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Birmingham amongst the locations now providing the fourth generation internet service.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google helps New York track Hurricane Sandy
    Posted - 29th October 2012 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has put together a crisis map to assist New York residents hoping to avoid the worst of Hurricane Sandy, while the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have removed the paywalls from their sites to allow users to keep up with news on the storm.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Yahoo acquires Stamped app
    Posted - 26th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Yahoo has made its first acquisition since Marissa Mayer become CEO. The nine-person team behind Stamped - a mobile recommendations app - will join the growing mobile product team following Mayer's recent announcement that Yahoo is set to embrace mobile technologies going forward.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8
    Posted - 25th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Microsoft are preparing to launch their new Windows 8 operating system, with expectant PC users across the globe looking forward to getting hold of the most significant new Windows product for many years.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Apple unveils iPad Mini
    Posted - 24th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Apple has unveiled a 7.9 inch version of its market leading tablet, known as the iPad Mini. However, criticism has been levelled at the hefty iPad Mini price tag, while many are unsure it can beat stiff competition from Samsung, Google and Amazon.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Three more piracy sites to be blocked in the UK
    Posted - 23rd October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Three of the biggest illegal file sharing websites, Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents look set to be blocked, after the British Phonographic Industry made a request to the country's major ISPs.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google offers more info on Knowledge Graph
    Posted - 22nd October 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google Knowledge Graph was launched in May 2012 to allow users even more information about their search topic. This has now been taken a stage further with another layer of detail provided for suggested follow-up searches.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google shares suspended
    Posted - 19th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Following the accidental release of its Q3 earnings, Google suspended its shares. The quarterly results showed that profits have fallen 20 per cent from last year, causing a sell-off in Google shares that wiped $20bn off the search engine's value.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Manchester Loop could provide superfast internet
    Posted - 18th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The Manchester Loop was built as part of the cities hosting of the 2002 Commonwealth Games. It could soon have a new use, after plans were put in place to provide fibre optic broadband through the network of underground cables.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google announces disavow links tool
    Posted - 17th October 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Matt Cutts announced yesterday that Google is launching a disavow links tool. The long awaited tool allows webmasters to 'undo' a link to their site, which could repair previous black hat techniques, or combat malicious negative SEO.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google closer to facing anti trust action
    Posted - 16th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Search engine giant Google appears to be set to face legal action from the US Government, after it was revealed much of the US Federal Trade Commission was apparently in support of such a case.

  • James Riches, Journalist EU to order Google privacy policy u-turn
    Posted - 15th October 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    French data protection commissioner CNIL will reportedly indicate on Tuesday that Google's privacy policy changes are in violation of EU law, and request that the search engine reverts back to the original format.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Bing Ads now includes Sitelink Extensions
    Posted - 12th October 2012 in PPC
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    After extensive beta testing, Bing Ads has introduced Sitelink Extensions for PPC advertising. During the pilot stage, advertisers reported that search ads including Sitelinks brought in an increased amount of click-through rates.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Facebook accused of tax evasion
    Posted - 11th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Questions are being asked about Facebook's tax payments, after the profits announced for Britain are significantly lower than those predicted by a number of experts. The official figures are £150m lower than those that were predicted.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Matt Cutts gives guest blogging the thumbs up
    Posted - 10th October 2012 in Copywriting
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Matt Cutts, distinguished engineer at Google, has posted a new webmaster video explaining guest blogging for links. While high quality, insightful content gets the thumbs up, Google has several techniques in place to spot those abusing guest blogging.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Freefall from space to be streamed online
    Posted - 9th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver who will today attempt to make history for the highest ever parachute jump. The record attempt will be streamed live to viewers on the internet.

  • James Riches, Journalist Penguin algorithm updated
    Posted - 8th October 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has announced a second update to its Penguin algorithm which engineer Matt Cutts suggests will affect just 0.3 per cent of English language sites. It is the first time Penguin has been changed since May.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Live traffic data available in Google Maps API
    Posted - 5th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has opened its Maps API to make live traffic data available for third party apps, a service that has been restricted to Enterprise customers since Marsh 2012. Now, developers and businesses can include the data in their own mapping applications.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Twitter survey tool for advertisers announced
    Posted - 4th October 2012 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Twitter has announced the launch of a new marketing tool - Twitter Surveys. Similar to Promoted Tweets, the surveys will appear within the user's timeline. The tool, developed in collaboration with Nielsen, is currently being tested by a small number of advertisers.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Simon Cowell to introduce the Tech Factor
    Posted - 3rd October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The creator of the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent Simon Cowell is reported to be working on a new project, which would see a number of new technology jobs created and increased support for wannabe entrepreneurs.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google introduces Tag Manager
    Posted - 2nd October 2012 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google Tag Manager has been released by the search engine giant, a programme for webmasters which allows websites to be tagged quickly and accurately, helping with SEO and effective coding.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google optimises Flight Search for tablets
    Posted - 1st October 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has optimised its Flight Search feature for tablet users, after research indicated 46 per cent of tablet owners who looked for flights booked using that same device.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Importance of mobile friendly websites revealed
    Posted - 28th September 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A recent survey from Google has shown an interesting insight into the preferences of people who use their mobile phone to research businesses and make purchases online, and how mobile optimisation can vastly improve profits.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Tweet shop opened by Kelloggs
    Posted - 27th September 2012 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Brands use Twitter to endorse their products, even using celebrities to spread the word. Kellogg's has taken a new approach, opening a store where Tweets are used as currency. People receive a snack in exchange for a Tweet, helping Kellogg's to promote its products

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google steady at top of September search market
    Posted - 26th September 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    According to StatCounter Global Stats, Google and Bing both saw small gains in September 2012 search engine market share. Competition between the two companies seems to be hotting up, despite the huge disparity in UK search volume.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Social media storm for NFL
    Posted - 25th September 2012 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Twitter and Facebook are abuzz with criticism for the National Football League in America, after a highly controversial ending to a game was followed by a number of social media posts being amended to ignore the situation.

  • James Riches, Journalist Apple and Samsung unhappy with trial
    Posted - 24th September 2012 in Design
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Following their US patent trial verdict in August, Apple is asking for more damages while Samsung is pushing for a whole new trial.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Samsung to add iPhone 5 to US lawsuit
    Posted - 21st September 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Samsung is set to launch a lawsuit against the iPhone 5, claiming that the new smartphone infringes a series of patents. This is the latest round in the continual legal battle between the two companies, which recently saw Apple receive $1bn in damages from Samsung.

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