Google announces alerts for search trends

Posted - 22nd April 2014 in Internet News

The new service is designed to prompt subscribers whenever local or favourite topics begin to trend.

by Rachel Hand

Heartbleed fixes could slow browsing speeds

Posted - 16th April 2014 in Internet News

Sites have been urged to replace security certificates, which could slow browsers to a snail's pace.

by Rachel Hand

Yahoo local reviews are taken from search results

Posted - 15th April 2014 in Internet News

Yahoo has removed its own local reviews in search results for customers listed with Yelp.

by Rachel Hand

Google increases UK advertising spend

Posted - 14th April 2014 in Internet News

Google spent £45 million on UK advertising in 2013, a year-on-year increase of around 50%.

by James Riches

Security flaw Heartbleed makes top sites vulnerable

Posted - 10th April 2014 in Internet News

What is the Heartbleed bug and how has it caused so much damage to the Internet?

by Danielle Middleton

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP users

Posted - 8th April 2014 in Internet News

The UK government has paid £5.5m to receive continued support for the popular 2001 operating system.

by Rachel Hand

Google adds the Temples of Angkor to Street View

Posted - 3rd April 2014 in Internet News

Internet users can now discover the Temples of Angkor via Google's Street View.

by Danielle Middleton

OKCupid asks users to boycott Mozilla Firefox

Posted - 1st April 2014 in Internet News

Online dating site OKCupid asks users to stop using Firefox in homophobia dispute.

by Rachel Hand

Yahoo looking to take on YouTube

Posted - 31st March 2014 in Internet News

Marissa Mayer hopes to launch an online video site to rival YouTube.

by James Riches

Twitter makes photo sharing easier

Posted - 27th March 2014 in Internet News

Twitter has announced new photo sharing features in its latest company blog post.

by Danielle Middleton

Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus

Posted - 26th March 2014 in Internet News

VR gaming innovator snapped up in $2bn deal - but what is Facebook planning to do with it?

by Rachel Hand

Clinton says US should retain internet control

Posted - 24th March 2014 in Internet News

Former US President Bill Clinton says he is concerned that user freedom could be compromised if the country hands over control of the internet.

by James Riches

Larry Page on what the future holds for Google

Posted - 20th March 2014 in Internet News

Larry Page discusses the future of Google, the US government and Edward Snowden at the annual TED conference this week in Vancouver.

by Danielle Middleton

Google announces Android Wear operating system

Posted - 19th March 2014 in Internet News

Search giant unveils its new software for smartwatches, and suggests features and uses.

by Rachel Hand

US government to release power over internet

Posted - 18th March 2014 in Internet News

Plans for a new way of structuring the web announced by US government following years of activism and whistle blowing.

by Rachel Hand

11-year-olds to be taught cyber security

Posted - 13th March 2014 in Internet News

Plans announced for 11-year-olds to be taught importance of careers in cyber security.

by Danielle Middleton

Google continues legal battle over film

Posted - 10th March 2014 in Internet News

Search engine voices freedom of speech concerns after actor wins copyright legal battle.

by James Riches

Facebook looks to buy drone maker

Posted - 4th March 2014 in Internet News

Facebook is allegedly discussing a deal worth $60m with drone makers Titan Aerospace.

by Danielle Middleton

The largest Bitcoin exchange faces collapse

Posted - 28th February 2014 in Internet News

Questions raised over whether Bitcoin should finally be regulated by a government body after Mt. Gox investors lose millions.

by Danielle Middleton

Samsung launches Gear 2 and Galaxy S5

Posted - 25th February 2014 in Internet News

Samsung reveals its latest and improved wearable teach, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 neo alongside the Galaxy S5.

by Danielle Middleton

Travellers switch off to avoid roaming charges

Posted - 19th February 2014 in Internet News

EU survey reveals high roaming charges put people off using their mobiles when abroad.

by Rachel Hand

VO5 and Brit Awards team up for Twitter Amplify video

Posted - 18th February 2014 in Internet News

VO5 has partnered with the Brit Awards for a Twitter Amplify video during the award ceremony.

by Danielle Middleton

Kickstarter CEO apologises after security breach

Posted - 17th February 2014 in Internet News

A security breach at Kickstarter has left some user data vulnerable, prompting an apology from the company's CEO.

by James Riches

Fashion outperforms all other sectors for e-retail

Posted - 13th February 2014 in Internet News

The fashion industry outperforms all other sectors in online retail in four of the last five years.

by Danielle Middleton

Bitcoin hack prevents withdrawals

Posted - 12th February 2014 in Internet News

Bitcoin share price drops after a series of hacks prevents confirmation of transactions.

by Danielle Middleton

HTC counts on cheaper devices to halt decline

Posted - 11th February 2014 in Internet News

While Q4 results show falling revenues, HTC reveals a new focus on mid-range smartphones.

by Rachel Hand

Flappy Bird maker kills off creation

Posted - 10th February 2014 in Internet News

Dong Nguyen withdraws game after becoming overwhelmed by the reaction from players.

by James Riches

YouTube to audit video views

Posted - 5th February 2014 in Internet News

YouTube is to monitor the number of views a video receives following an increase in the number of bought views.

by Danielle Middleton

YouTube challenged over music industry support

Posted - 3rd February 2014 in Internet News

Fresh scrutiny on YouTube's relationship with the music industry has seen intriguing arguments put forward by both sides of the debate.

by James Riches

Angry Birds brought into surveillance row

Posted - 28th January 2014 in Internet News

UK and US intelligence agencies have defended their policies again after allegations user data was gathered from smartphone apps.

by James Riches

Google Plus zooms in on images

Posted - 17th December 2012 in Design, Facebook, Google, Internet News, Online Marketing, Social Media, Social Networking

Images are at the heart of online communities - and therefore an essential part of digital success.

by Liane Baddeley

UK's September search story

Posted - 27th September 2012 in Google, Internet News, Search News

Find out what the UK has been searching for online this month, including royal photos, social media hoaxes and the new iPhone 5.

by James Riches

Google, simplicity and research

Posted - 31st August 2012 in Design, Google, Internet, Internet News, Search News, SEO

Is Google's focus on simplicity and popular content making it hard to find obscure information?

by Liane Baddeley

Google spring cleaning continues

Posted - 17th July 2012 in Google, Internet News

Google's July spring clean waves goodbye to Google Video and iGoogle, among others.

by Liane Baddeley

Google Plus Local offers new social angle

Posted - 19th June 2012 in Design, Google, Internet News, Search News, SEO, Social Media

Google+ Local may be the key to making Google+ a genuinely useful service.

by Liane Baddeley

Google Knowledge Graph: Changing the face of search results

Posted - 22nd May 2012 in SEO, Design, Internet News, Google, Search News

Knowledge Graph results for comedian and actor Eddie Izzard are shown on the rightOn 16 May 2012, ..

by Liane Baddeley

Wikipedia reveals differences between Google and Bing

Posted - 10th May 2012 in SEO, Internet News, Google, Search News

Source: Conductor.comDespite a study in February 2012 indicating that Wikipedia pages appear in 99 ..

by Liane Baddeley

Mobile web or Responsive Web Design?

Posted - 21st February 2012 in Design, Mobile Marketing, Internet News, Browsers

Same goal, different methodA boom in mobile technology in recent years means that the internet can ..

by Chris Au

Google+ first impressions - better than Facebook?

Posted - 15th July 2011 in Social Media, Internet News, Google, Social Networking, Facebook

Is Google+ better than Facebook?That's the question being asked by everyone in social media ..

by Richard Frost

The growth of long tail and Google Instant

Posted - 16th February 2011 in SEO, Internet News, Online Marketing, Google, Internet, Search News, Manchester

More people are searching for long tailsLong tails are less competitive and more likely to ..

by Richard Frost

theEweekly Wrap - Schmidt, Facebook Places and Yahoo

Posted - 20th August 2010 in SEO, PPC, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Online Marketing, Google, Twitter, Social Networking, Facebook

Schmidt on the social Google boss Eric Schmidt shared a warning with social media users this week, ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Android, Google and Twitter

Posted - 13th August 2010 in Design, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Google, Twitter, Search News, Technology, Microsoft, Apple, Browsers

Android uprisingApple's iPhone woes continued this week after statistics revealed that ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Social media, Google Wave, Google AdWords

Posted - 6th August 2010 in SEO, PPC, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Online Marketing, Google, Twitter

On the social clockEmployers in the UK will be taking a long look at their staff's internet history ..

by Tom Mason

Social Media. Sorted.

Posted - 29th July 2010 in Copywriting, Internet News, Online Marketing, Twitter, Internet, Social Networking, Team News, Technology, Client News, Viral Marketing, Manchester

Social media marketing is important to us here at theEword. We know the discipline may be ..

by Richard Frost

theEweekly Wrap - Social media sorted, Facebook and Yahoo

Posted - 23rd July 2010 in SEO, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Search News, Facebook, Yahoo

Social Media ManchestertheEword unveiled the 'Social Media. Sorted' event this week. Hosted in ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Tweetdeck, Google and Facebook

Posted - 16th July 2010 in SEO, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Online Marketing, Google, Twitter, Facebook

Tweetdeck triumphTweetdeck, the social media monitoring software surpassed 15 million desktop ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Apple, Google and Facebook

Posted - 25th June 2010 in SEO, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Online Marketing, Google, Search News, Facebook

Apple of the dayIt's been a massive week for iPhone news. With companies desperate to jump onto ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Google property, WordPress 3.0 and Twitter downtime

Posted - 18th June 2010 in SEO, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Google, Twitter, Search News

A place in the SERPsGoogle got onto the property ladder this week, launching its long-awaited ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Google, Apple and FourSquare

Posted - 14th June 2010 in SEO, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Google, Search News, Microsoft, Apple

Lick of paintGoogle annoyed nearly everyone in the SEO industry this week after revealing a new ..

by Tom Mason

Search engine results celebrities

Posted - 8th June 2010 in SEO, Internet News, Google, Search News, Viral Marketing, Yahoo

Yahoo announced today that they have signed up international football icon David Beckham for a new ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Paid links, Facebook and Apple

Posted - 27th May 2010 in SEO, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Google, Facebook

Pay warGoogle got its war paint on this week in response to the news that a major UK newspaper was ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - theEword video diary, PPC jobs and Facebook

Posted - 14th May 2010 in PPC, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Online Marketing, Facebook

Diary of an SEO companyThis week theEword team started work on its very own video diary series. The ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Google changes, UK election, browser changes

Posted - 7th May 2010 in SEO, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Search News, Facebook, Microsoft

Spring SERPsGoogle continued its spring clean by revealing a host of new features on its SERPs and ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - SAScon, SEO copywriting and SM language

Posted - 30th April 2010 in Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Search News

SEO comes to ManchesterThe SEO Manchester community gather in the Bridgewater Hall this week for ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Google, Mobile Marketing, Apple

Posted - 23rd April 2010 in Mobile Marketing, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Google, Facebook

Spiderwebs A Google Webmaster Help thread has shed light on how often the search engine's spider ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Bebo, The Telegraph and Apple's iAd

Posted - 9th April 2010 in SEO, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Internet News, Google

Bebo bye-byeBebo, the struggling social media network, is in danger of being closed down after AOL ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - MySpace, marketing and internet privacy

Posted - 1st April 2010 in SEO, PPC, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Online Marketing, Google

Don't stop believingFlagging social network MySpace has teamed up with hit US drama Glee in an ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Google and China, Twitter spam and Yahoo mobile

Posted - 25th March 2010 in SEO, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Google, Twitter

Google's gambleGoogle followed through on its threat to stop censoring results from the Chinese ..

by Tom Mason

theEweekly Wrap - Manchester Masters, Foursquare and Facebook

Posted - 19th March 2010 in SEO, Social Media, Internet News, Weekly Wrap, Online Marketing, Google, Facebook

Sorry to see you McC-leaveToday marks the departure of Rick Roberts and Emily McCleave, the two ..

by Tom Mason

Happy birthday dotcom

Posted - 15th March 2010 in Internet News, Internet

Today marks the silver anniversary of the internet and 25-years ago, the first dotcom name was ..

by Tom Mason