• Dan Moores, Journalist Study reveals extent of organic search use
    Posted - 9th July 2014 in SEO
    by Dan Moores, for theEword

    The director of product management at Groupon has hosted a de-indexing experiment, and the results are rather interesting with regards to 'direct' traffic and organic search - and specifically how analytics programs perceive them.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Gartner predicts tablet to overtake PC
    Posted - 8th July 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Gartner, the influential research and advisory company, has predicted that tablet sales will overtake those of traditional PCs by 2015. And technology companies such as Cisco say users will increasingly browse the net on mobile and tablet devices.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist YouTube blames ISPs for slow buffering
    Posted - 7th July 2014 in Internet News
    by Dan Moores, for theEword

    YouTube have launched a name-and-shame campaign of internet service providers, insisting that poor playback and buffering difficulties are down to internet service providers as opposed to themselves.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Facebook buys start-up LiveRail
    Posted - 3rd July 2014 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Facebook invests in video ads for the web and mobile with latest purchase LiveRail, a tech start-up with a real-time bidding platform.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist June 2014 search engine market share revealed
    Posted - 2nd July 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The UK's search engine market share stats for June 2014 have been published by StatCounter Global Stats, showing small gains for the three major search engines.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Twitter launches mobile app promotion service
    Posted - 1st July 2014 in Social Media
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Twitter has released its new service, mobile app promotion, to advertisers around the globe. The social media site hopes to show that its users are engaging, and that its site has business appeal.

  • James Riches, Journalist Facebook under fire over emotion experiment
    Posted - 30th June 2014 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Facebook has been accused of experimenting on users without permission, after it published the results of a study looking into how people responded emotionally to certain content.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google removes author photos from search
    Posted - 27th June 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has announced that it will remove author photos and Google+ circle counts from search results. How will this affect the future of the Authorship program and author rank?

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Google unveils VR gadget
    Posted - 26th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Google makes its first move into virtual reality with the DIY head piece and app set designed for Androids - Cardboard.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist AdWords set to roll out parental status targeting
    Posted - 25th June 2014 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has confirmed it will be rolling out a new feature to US advertisers that allows AdWords campaigns to be targeted at parents or non-parents.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google Glass on sale in the UK
    Posted - 24th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google has released its much awaited Glass device to the UK. Early adopters will pay £1000 for the device, while critics pose questions about its usefulness in its present form.

  • James Riches, Journalist UK music chart to include streaming
    Posted - 23rd June 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Streaming websites such as Spotify, Napster and Deezer will contribute to the official UK music chart from July 6, in a move designed to "future proof" the process.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Facebook goes down around the world
    Posted - 20th June 2014 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Facebook went down for the first time in four years on Thursday morning, when users lost access to the site for nearly half an hour.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google introduces Made with Code initiative
    Posted - 19th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has introduced its Made in Code initiative in order to inspire more girls to code, study computer science and get more involved in creating technology.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist YouTube to remove videos from indie music labels
    Posted - 18th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    YouTube is launching a paid-for music subscription service, but labels that don't agree to the terms could see their artist's videos removed from the site.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Study claims search ads improve brand awareness
    Posted - 17th June 2014 in PPC
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google has published the results of a co-produced Ipsos MediaCT study, the results of which appear to show that the people who see a search ad retain stronger brand awareness.

  • James Riches, Journalist Twitter user retention scrutinised as execs resign
    Posted - 16th June 2014 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Twitter lost two executives in one day last week, with the departures of COO Ali Rowghani and VP of Media Chloe Sladden. This is thought to be linked with the company's failure to hit user retention targets since its IPO last year.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Feedly suffers from second DDoS attack
    Posted - 13th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    RSS reader Feedly has been hit by a second cyber attack, potentially from the hacker attempting to extort money for the initial attack, which has caused the company to have to pull its service as it looks to fix the issue.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google acquires Skybox Imaging satellite company
    Posted - 11th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google is set to acquire Skybox Imaging for $500m. The company builds small, low cost satellites capable of high definition images and videos - and potentially much more.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google to flag right to be forgotten search removals
    Posted - 10th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google has said it wants to show searchers a generic notification which would inform them of any results that have been removed under the new and controversial right to be forgotten.

  • James Riches, Journalist Cyber crime costing 265 billion pounds a year
    Posted - 9th June 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Cyber crime is costing the global economy around £265 billion every year, according to a new study from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Facebook talks about organic reach drop
    Posted - 6th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Facebook has addressed concern over the drop in organic reach experienced by many businesses, saying it is not an attempt to make more money, and stressing the importance of relevancy to users.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google sets up warnings for faulty redirects
    Posted - 5th June 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has included warning messages in its SERPs, where search results that contain faulty redirects to mobile homepages rather than specific mobile web pages are flagged to users.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist May 2014 search engine market share revealed
    Posted - 4th June 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The UK's search engine market share data for May 2014 has been published by StatCounter Global Stats, showing a slight dip for Google.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Instagram defends terms and conditions
    Posted - 3rd June 2014 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom has defended the company's nudity policy following criticism from celebrities and advocators of the service.

  • James Riches, Journalist Samsung unveils new operating system
    Posted - 2nd June 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Samsung will release a smartphone featuring its Tizen operating system, created in partnership with Intel.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google launches right to be forgotten form
    Posted - 30th May 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    In response to European Union court rulings, Google has set up a right to be forgotten webform where European citizens can request that links to information related to them are removed from search results.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Apple buys Dre Beats
    Posted - 29th May 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Dr. Dre closer to becoming hip hop's first billionaire thanks to a $3bn deal for the star's music technology company, Beats Electronics.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Skype unveils real-time translation feature
    Posted - 28th May 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Microsoft has unveiled a new audio translation feature for Skype, which means video calls can be instantly translated for easier communication.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google reveals tablet with 3D camera
    Posted - 27th May 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Project Tango, a research and development effort at Google, has yielded another new piece of cutting edge hardware. The search engine giant has revealed a tablet with 3D camera technology.

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