• 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.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Facebook encourages users to connect to global conversation
    Posted - 9th September 2013 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Facebook has revealed that it will follow its recent inclusion of hashtags on the site with API updates that integrate the social network with media outlets.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google unveils its top reasons for blocking ads
    Posted - 6th September 2013 in PPC
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has offered insight into the 3 most common Adwords violations its sees and the top reasons for disabling sites and blocking ads in a recent Google Hangout. The search engine giant also explains how sites can go about resubmitting a site following a suspension.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Rumours abound of major Google update
    Posted - 5th September 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    While the search engine giant is yet to confirm anything, talk amongst webmasters strongly suggests that a significant Google algorithm update is forthcoming.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google down in August 2013 search market share
    Posted - 4th September 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The latest UK search volume data has been published by StatCounter Global Stats, revealing a further loss for Google compared to gains for its rivals Bing and Yahoo.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Nokia sells handset business to Microsoft
    Posted - 3rd September 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Microsoft purchase Nokia patents and licences for $7.2 billion as the two make a play to be among the smartphone and tablet market leaders.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google and Microsoft to sue US government
    Posted - 2nd September 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The two companies want to be allowed to reveal more information about the government requests they receive, and how these are dealt with.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google lets you request better rankings
    Posted - 30th August 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google head of search spam Matt Cutts has announced that site owners can report small quality sites that they believe deserve to be ranking better in the search engine. theEword investigates why Google is choosing to gather such information.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Skype researching 3D technology
    Posted - 29th August 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Speaking on the 10 year anniversary of the launch of Skype, a senior executive announced that the company is looking to implement 3D technology to its service in the near future.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Study shows success of Google Product Listings
    Posted - 28th August 2013 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    A report from Marin Software has revealed that Google's Product Listing Ads are a success for both retailers and consumers. There has been a surge in adoption and spend, while increasing click through rates suggest shoppers find the ads relevant.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Instagram and Vine hit by Amazon glitch
    Posted - 27th August 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Users of popular websites including Instagram, Vine and Netflix were left either unable to access the sites or struggling at a slower pace after a glitch in Amazon's cloud network on Sunday.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google AdWords reporting further improved
    Posted - 23rd August 2013 in PPC
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    In the latest of a series of recent updates to Google AdWords reporting, users can now see paid and organic traffic side by side.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist How to best use the Google Authorship tag
    Posted - 22nd August 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has recently unveiled the advanced FAQs it frequently gets asked, while also providing answers to these common queries. Find out if you are using the Google Authorship tag correctly, and the benefits it can have for both the author and searcher.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Zuckerberg project aims to bring internet to all
    Posted - 21st August 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Mark Zuckerberg is joining forces with global telecoms brands to provide affordable internet access to 'every person on Earth'. 5 billion people (two thirds of the world population) currently have no access to the internet.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Google dispute over location of privacy lawsuit
    Posted - 20th August 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Google has stated that information obtained was not 'private or confidential' following a lawsuit from UK claimants.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google outage causes a stir
    Posted - 19th August 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google saw all its services go offline for a brief time on Friday evening, as analysts reported a 40% drop in online traffic as a whole.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Visual advertising coming to Google Glass
    Posted - 16th August 2013 in PPC
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A hint at the future of marketing was offered yesterday, as Google files a patent for 'Pay Per Gaze' advertising on Google Glass.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Ask Google about your life
    Posted - 15th August 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google has introduced a new feature, which will allow users to discover the answers to questions about their lives directly through search results.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Facebook usage stats reveal mobile is king
    Posted - 14th August 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Facebook has published usage stats that conflict with many recent surveys. In both the UK and US, daily active user numbers remain strong, with a huge surge in mobile and tablet visits which could have an impact on advertisers.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist BlackBerry faces risk of company sale
    Posted - 13th August 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    In 1999 BlackBerry introduced mobile phones with email for busy execs on the go, 14 years on and they have fallen so far behind their rivals they could be forced to sell.

  • James Riches, Journalist Latest Apple product launch date revealed
    Posted - 12th August 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Apple is thought to be ready to launch a new iPhone, rumoured to be either an iPhone 5S or 6, as well as a low-cost incarnation of the iPhone 5.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google announces top mobile page speed tips
    Posted - 9th August 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has announced new guidelines and updated its PageSpeed Insights tool to help webmasters optimise their mobile page speed. The new support looks at how you can deliver above-the-fold content in one second or less in order to avoid interrupting user flow.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google introduces in-depth search results
    Posted - 8th August 2013 in Copywriting
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    For those Google users who require a significant amount of information from their search, the introduction of an 'in-depth articles' section should provide a significant bonus.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist July 2013 search engine market share revealed
    Posted - 7th August 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The latest UK search engine market share stats for July 2013 have been published by StatCounter Global Stats. The results show another small drop for Google, while Bing and Yahoo have climbed.

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