• 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.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Nielsen find link between Twitter and ratings
    Posted - 6th August 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    A Nielsen study has revealed that increased Twitter activity can boost TV ratings.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google Reader alternatives set for upgrade
    Posted - 5th August 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Feedly and Old Reader are stepping up their efforts to attract new users, with the former launching a Pro service and the latter receiving backing from a mystery source.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google Analytics launches Real Time API in Beta
    Posted - 2nd August 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has launched its Google Analytics Real Time Reporting API in Beta. This will allow site owners to create queries about the real time data collated by Google in order to effectively utilise the information to improve their site.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google tests new local news product
    Posted - 1st August 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google is currently experimenting with a new local news product. Will its position on the Google Now service, which provides users with contextually relevant information, give the search engine giant a chance to succeed where so many have failed?

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Microsoft Surface tablets yet to make any money
    Posted - 31st July 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Ballmer admits Microsoft has made too many of the Surface tablet device, as units fail to shift. The company spent more on advertising and accounting charges than it made from the Windows tablet, but will this failure spell the end for Surface?

  • James Riches, Journalist Ministers warn of growing cyber crime problem
    Posted - 30th July 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    A cross-party Home Affairs Select Committee has expressed concern that the UK may be falling behind when it comes to dealing with cyber crime.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Twitter to review process for reporting abuse
    Posted - 29th July 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    An online petition has encouraged micro blogging site Twitter to make it easier and safer for users to report offensive Tweets in the future.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google AdWords bid adjustment data reporting simplified
    Posted - 26th July 2013 in PPC
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google AdWords has announced further changes to increase the ease of use for reporting results, with easier access to bid adjustment data in Google Analytics.

  • 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.

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