• Ben Dudley, Journalist Matt Cutts approves expandable content boxes
    Posted - 25th July 2013 in Copywriting
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Responding to a question on the issue of including content in expandable boxes with 'see more' buttons, Matt Cutts confirmed this would not be punished unless being done in a deliberately malicious way.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Search engine customer satisfaction declining
    Posted - 24th July 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    A survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index has found that US customer satisfaction with search engines, portals and social networks is at its lowest level since 2003.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Millions of mobile phones at risk of hacking
    Posted - 23rd July 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Insecure mobile Sims are putting millions at risk of being hacked and having their personal information accessed using only a home computer and a bogus operator text message.

  • James Riches, Journalist Researcher uncovers Apple security flaws
    Posted - 22nd July 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Apple has moved to strengthen its security systems after user data on its app development portal was compromised. Researcher Ibrahim Balic released a video warning that he was able to access information such as user names and email addresses, but insisted he only wanted to warn the company about the problem.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist 75 per cent of Adwords campaigns are Enhanced
    Posted - 19th July 2013 in PPC
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    In the latest quarterly earnings call, Google CEO Larry Page announced that 75 per cent of active Google Adwords campaigns have already migrated to Enhanced prior to the deadline which will see all campaigns switched to Enhanced.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google Analytics segmentation changes
    Posted - 18th July 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Segmentation within Google Analytics is set to change dramatically, with the product from the market leading search engine looking to boost the functionality for users.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Yahoo revenues drop as ads and search struggle
    Posted - 17th July 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Falling display ad prices, ad sales and search revenues have been blamed for a continued revenue decline at Yahoo, who published their Q2 2013 earnings yesterday. CEO Marissa Mayer, tasked with turning the company around, has now been at the helm for one year.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Google for Nonprofits launched in the UK
    Posted - 16th July 2013 in SEO
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    The launch of Google for Nonprofits means UK charities will benefit from access to the same free resources as US charities, enabling them to enhance their websites and improve donations.

  • James Riches, Journalist Sony drops appeal over security breach fine
    Posted - 15th July 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Sony has abandoned its attempt to overturn a £250,000 fine handed down after user data was reportedly compromised during a high profile hack in 2011.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Matt Cutts on website downtime and rankings
    Posted - 12th July 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Matt Cutts has explained how Google handles downtime in a recent video. He looks closely at the consequences of web pages going offline for both short and long periods of time, and the impact it can have on rankings.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Pirate Bay co-founder introduces Heml.is
    Posted - 11th July 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Peter Sunde, one of the co-founders of torrent website Pirate Bay is currently working on a new product, with Heml.is designed to provide a completely secure and untraceable instant messaging service.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Apple ends app store dispute with Amazon
    Posted - 10th July 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Apple has decided to abandon a two-year dispute with e-commerce giant Amazon over the usage of the trademark 'app store'. The decision coincides with the fifth anniversary of Apple launching its app store, having seen 50 billion app downloads in that time.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Bing Ads included in new Smart Search feature
    Posted - 9th July 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Microsoft has recently announced that Windows 8.1 will be launched in late August. Among a number of new features is Smart Search, where Bing Ads can be used to connect users with highly relevant ads.

  • James Riches, Journalist Facebook to begin rolling out Graph Search
    Posted - 8th July 2013 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    After trialling the service since January, Facebook is set to introduce a full version of Graph Search to all US English users over the next few weeks.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Father of the mouse dies aged 88
    Posted - 5th July 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    The 'Father of the mouse' passed away on Tuesday aged 88. The acclaimed inventor reimagined the evolution of computing to become what we know today.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Improvements to Google AdWords reporting
    Posted - 4th July 2013 in PPC
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Users of Google AdWords will benefit from increased ease and speed of reporting, following changes to the service to introduce an integrated platform.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist June 2013 search engine market share revealed
    Posted - 3rd July 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The UK's search engine market share stats for June 2013 have been published by StatCounter. The data shows a dip for Google, while Bing and Yahoo have shown some improvement - and it's a similar story in the US.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Ecuador are not considering asylum for whistleblower
    Posted - 2nd July 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Whistleblower Ed Snowden is seeking asylum in numerous countries after the US revoked his passport, Snowden remains in Russia at present.

  • James Riches, Journalist Vine slump continues as Instagram popularity soars
    Posted - 1st July 2013 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Instagram has generated a lot of interest since it launched video content last month, and this has come at the expense of rival Vine, which has experienced a dip in social media shares.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist DuckDuckGo launches new mobile app
    Posted - 28th June 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    DuckDuckGo has launched its Search & Stories app following the steady growth of its web-based search engine. The new app for iOS and Android aims to combine search and stories, while it also allows its users to search anonymously.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Amazon AutoRip arrives in the UK
    Posted - 27th June 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Amazon AutoRip has proved highly popular in the United States, offering users a free digital copy of all the music they buy. The service has now been expanded to the UK.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist FTC tells search engines to label ads more clearly
    Posted - 26th June 2013 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    24 search engines including Google, Bing and Yahoo have received letters from the US Federal Trade Commission, urging them to ensure there is clear distinction between their paid and natural search results.

  • James Riches, Journalist Top EU lawyer says Google not responsible for data
    Posted - 25th June 2013 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    According to a leading EU lawyer, Google is not to blame for the data that appears on its SERPs. Instead, Niilo Jaaskinen suggests individual sites must be held more accountable for their content.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Google given ultimatum to delete data
    Posted - 24th June 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Internet giant Google has been given 35 days to delete the data it harvested without authorisation between 2008 and 2010, while collecting panoramic images for its popular Street View service.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Instagram launches new video feature
    Posted - 21st June 2013 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Facebook-owned Instagram and Twitter-owned Vine go head-to-head as Instagram announces the introduction of 15 second video clips. With 130 million monthly users compared to Vine's 13 million, will the new feature become a success for Instagram?

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Xbox One announces changes after backlash
    Posted - 20th June 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Microsoft has announced a number of changes to the upcoming Xbox One, following a largely negative reaction from gamers since the console was unveiled.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist DuckDuckGo sees huge increase in search volume
    Posted - 19th June 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The US government's PRISM surveillance programme is believed to be the cause of a huge rise in search volume for DuckDuckGo. The anonymous, tracking-free search engine surpassed the three million daily searches milestone yesterday, just eight days after passing 2 million.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist ISPs to attend summit at Downing Street
    Posted - 18th June 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Culture Secretary Maria Miller has said that solution talks between politicians and ISPs have so far been a "dialogue of the deaf" in the lead up to today's summit.

  • James Riches, Journalist Facebook linked to Google Reader replacement
    Posted - 17th June 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Facebook is rumoured to be putting together an alternative for Google Reader, which will close down for good on July 1. The social network will attempt to tempt users away from other options such as Summly and Feedly.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist How to stay safe from the top heavy algorithm
    Posted - 14th June 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Matt Cutts explains that if Google search results were run through the top heavy algorithm, they would be safe.

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