• 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.

  • 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.

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