• James Riches, Journalist Study suggests shift to mobile as main screen
    Posted - 21st October 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    A survey from mobile marketers Weve has revealed that young adults are increasingly using mobiles as their main screen. With more than ever purchasing through their mobile device, this has created a vital way for brands to engage with potential customers.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google shares hit an all time high
    Posted - 18th October 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google shares have risen by 6 percent overnight following the announcement of better-than-expected third quarter results.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Yandex launches Cocaine open-source platform
    Posted - 17th October 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The leading Russian search engine Yandex has launched 'Cocaine', an open-source development system which is expected to become a rival to Google's similar service.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Twitter prepares to list on NYSE as losses triple
    Posted - 16th October 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Twitter has announced that it will list on the New York Stock Exchange rather than Nasdaq following problems with Facebook's IPO last year. Twitter's IPO is expected to go ahead in mid November despite growing losses.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Apple recruits fashion CEO
    Posted - 15th October 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts is recruited by Apple for the newly created post of Senior Vice President for retail and online stores.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google to introduce shared endorsements
    Posted - 14th October 2013 in PPC
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has updated its terms of service to include a new system whereby user interaction with a product can be shown to their friends' as a 'shared endorsement'.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Cutts looks at PageRank after Hummingbird update
    Posted - 11th October 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    As Google confirms that it has been updating PageRank less regularly than it once did, theEword looks at which signals the search engine giant is using to determine the ranking of pages following the Hummingbird update?

  • James Riches, Journalist PC sales continue to decline
    Posted - 10th October 2013 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Sales of PCs have declined the sixth straight quarter, as tablets become the device of choice for many. Optimising sites for mobiles has now become more important than ever.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google adds TV listings to Knowledge Graph
    Posted - 9th October 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has added the air dates for US TV shows to the Knowledge Graph. Users can therefore see when the next episode airs or search for details of a previous episode without visiting traditional TV sites like IMDb.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Raspberry Pi foundation celebrates millionth chip
    Posted - 8th October 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation has made its millionth chip in the UK since the company's move from China earlier this year.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google updates Penguin algorithm
    Posted - 7th October 2013 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google webspam chief Matt Cutts revealed via Twitter that the search engine has refreshed its Penguin algorithm, a move which could affect around one per cent of search queries.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Improved Google Analytics for Mobile Apps
    Posted - 4th October 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has announced that it has integrated Google Analytics and Google Play to further help app developers and marketers, providing them with a full view of their acquisition funnel in one easy to understand report.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google purchases start-up Flutter
    Posted - 3rd October 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Search giant Google has confirmed the purchase of Flutter, a human gesture recognition start-up founded three years ago in San Francisco.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist September 2013 UK search engine market share stats
    Posted - 2nd October 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The UK's search engine market share stats for September 2013 have been revealed by StatCounter Global Stats, showing continued growth for Bing - but with Google suffering as a result.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Google to settle with European Commission
    Posted - 1st October 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    The EC has revealed today that the antitrust investigation into Google could be coming to a close following a proposal from the company.

  • James Riches, Journalist Ballmer makes tearful Microsoft exit speech
    Posted - 30th September 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Steve Ballmer said goodbye to Microsoft staff in an emotional speech in Seattle last week. The 57-year-old will remain in his post until a replacement is appointed.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google introduces Hummingbird algorithm
    Posted - 27th September 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has officially introduced its new Hummingbird algorithm which went live one month ago. The updated algorithm is set to improve rankings for users by being capable of understanding concepts rather than just words.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google criticised for lack of online piracy action
    Posted - 26th September 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The culture, media and sport government committee will criticise Google today for what is perceived as a failure to combat the spread of online piracy.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google to encrypt all searches as not provided
    Posted - 25th September 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google confirms it is working to encrypt all searches, which means (not provided) may soon be 100 per cent of organic query data - what other methods can be used to find and monitor keywords?

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist BlackBerry goes private in billion dollar deal
    Posted - 24th September 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Fairfax Financial has agreed to buy BlackBerry shares for $9 following Friday's announcement that it was to cut 35 per cent of its workforce.

  • James Riches, Journalist Tesco joins tablet market
    Posted - 23rd September 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Tesco has unveiled its new Hudl tablet, which it hopes will make the market more accessible to families in the UK.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google redesigns its navigation bar and logo
    Posted - 20th September 2013 in Design
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has announced that a redesigned navigation bar and logo are set to be rolled out across all its products over the next couple of weeks. Find out more about the update and why Google has decided to make this design change.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist iOS7 replaces Google with Bing
    Posted - 19th September 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    iOS7 arrives on Apple devices, with the most significant update being a switch from Google to Bing for the Siri operating system.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Bing unveils redesign and new search features
    Posted - 18th September 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Microsoft has announced that it is giving Bing a makeover, with changes to the logo, interface design, and search functions. Touted as 'modern' and 'human', the next phase for Bing is aimed at winning users over from rival Google.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Iran reportedly unblocks social networks
    Posted - 17th September 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Iran was granted legitimate access to social media sites on Monday for the first time since 2009.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google Trends gets upgrade
    Posted - 16th September 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google Trends has brought in Hot Searches and Top Trends to help break down the data of what has proved popular among users.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google Webmaster Tools to improve backlink data
    Posted - 13th September 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google's Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts has announced that the backlink data currently available through Webmaster Tool is soon to change following feedback from its users. Find out more about the improvement and the sites it is most likely to benefit.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Facebook shares reach new high
    Posted - 12th September 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The value of Facebook shares has reached $45 for the first time, as Mark Zuckerberg admits the company should have gone public earlier.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Apple unveils new iPhone 5S and budget 5C handset
    Posted - 11th September 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Apple has unveiled two new handsets. The iPhone 5S is super-fast and features fingerprint recognition, while the iPhone 5C is intended to be cheap and cheerful. However, analysts and surveys suggest it is still too expensive for its target market.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google to roll out automatic authorship
    Posted - 10th September 2013 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google+ users can now employ automatic authorship on all their blog posts using WordPress and Typepad, while they can also embed their posts on their site.

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