Google adds app content to search worldwide

Posted - 4th April 2014 in SEO

Google first launched this feature in December, but it was only available in the US.

by Lauren Knowles

March 2014 UK search engine market share

Posted - 2nd April 2014 in SEO

Google gains while Bing loses, according to the latest UK search engine volume stats.

by Rachel Hand

Google encrypts searches in China

Posted - 17th March 2014 in SEO

Search encryption will make it difficult for the government to censor and monitor web searches.

by Lauren Knowles

Google confirms that it does use Author Rank

Posted - 14th March 2014 in SEO

Matt Cutts has announced that Author Rank does come into play in Google, particularly for its section of in-depth articles.

by Lauren Knowles

Google notifies users of duplicate business listings

Posted - 7th March 2014 in SEO

Google has run into a duplication issue when upgrading local businesses to the new Google Places dashboard.

by Lauren Knowles

February 2014 UK search engine market share stats

Posted - 6th March 2014 in SEO

Bing is up, while Google is down, according the latest UK search volume data from StatCounter.

by Rachel Hand

Matt Cutts helps to define paid links

Posted - 5th March 2014 in SEO

Google's webspam chief explains how paid links are identified, including on occasions where no actual money is exchanged.

by James Riches

Cutts announces action on two Polish link networks

Posted - 26th February 2014 in SEO

Google cracks down on two unnamed networks in Poland and promises further action in Germany.

by Rachel Hand

Why visual content matters in 2014

Posted - 26th February 2014 in Online Marketing, SEO

Learn more about what you should be doing to make your visual content as effective as possible.

by Lauren Knowles

Facebook expands gender options

Posted - 14th February 2014 in SEO

More gender options have been added so that Facebook users can better describe themselves.

by Lauren Knowles

Google antitrust case finally settled in Europe

Posted - 6th February 2014 in SEO

A long-standing antitrust case against Google has finally been settled within Europe, following a similar conclusion in the US over a year ago

by Ben Dudley

January 2014 UK search engine market share

Posted - 4th February 2014 in SEO

The latest stats show that Bing has continued to make small gains in search volume.

by Rachel Hand

Google discourages the use of article directories

Posted - 31st January 2014 in SEO

Head of webspam Matt Cutts has confirmed that article directory submission is ineffective and potentially damaging.

by Lauren Knowles

Google punishes French link network Buzzea

Posted - 30th January 2014 in SEO

Senior Google employee Matt Cutts announces the search engine has taken action against link network Buzzea.

by Ben Dudley

Cutts advises refreshing old sites to keep rankings

Posted - 29th January 2014 in SEO

Google's head of webspam explains the importance of constant site improvements and user experience.

by Rachel Hand

Yahoo begins secure search rollout

Posted - 23rd January 2014 in SEO

Yahoo is following the lead of Google by ensuring that all search terms will be encrypted by the end of March.

by Ben Dudley

Yandex search results to include Facebook content

Posted - 17th January 2014 in SEO

Yandex believes that its deal with Facebook will help to improve the quality of its search results.

by Lauren Knowles

Yahoo chief operating officer leaves company

Posted - 16th January 2014 in SEO

Henrique de Castro, the second highest ranking employee at Yahoo will be leaving the company this week.

by Ben Dudley

Matt Cutts on duplicate content in news stories

Posted - 10th January 2014 in SEO

How to avoid minor duplicate content issues and penalties from the search engine.

by Lauren Knowles

Twitter co-founder launches social search service

Posted - 9th January 2014 in SEO

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has released details of Jelly, an intriguing new social search project.

by Ben Dudley

December 2013 UK search engine market share stats

Posted - 8th January 2014 in SEO

Google and Bing enjoyed a slight increase in UK search volume at the end of 2013.

by Rachel Hand

Google allows Rap Genius back in its search results

Posted - 6th January 2014 in SEO

The lyrics site received a 10 day penalty for helping to create "unnatural links".

by Lauren Knowles

Google promises action after image mix-up

Posted - 23rd December 2013 in SEO

Google confirms a review of its news algorithm after Steps star H finds his image alongside stories about disgraced singer Ian Watkins.

by James Riches

Google Zeitgeist reveals the top searches of 2013

Posted - 18th December 2013 in SEO

Royal baby, Harlem Shake and Nelson Mandela among the world's most popular searches in 2013.

by Rachel Hand

Google penalties worsen for repeat offenders

Posted - 12th December 2013 in SEO

Matt Cutts reveals that webmasters who repeatedly disregard guidelines get stronger penalties.

by Lauren Knowles

An inside look at life at theEword

Posted - 12th December 2013 in SEO

As part of her work on the Agency Life scheme, Manchester Metropolitan University student Rachel Campbell provides a look at life at theEword.

by Ben Dudley

Google adds Android apps to search results

Posted - 5th December 2013 in SEO

Google has made a change to its SERPs, with the addition of results from the Android Play Store.

by Ben Dudley

November 2013 search market share revealed

Posted - 4th December 2013 in SEO

Google sees a slight improvement after a prolonged decline, with small changes for Bing and Yahoo.

by Rachel Hand

The impact of Hummingbird on the SEO industry

Posted - 27th November 2013 in SEO

Hummingbird reinforces Google's stance on fewer keywords and quality content to the SEO industry.

by Danielle Middleton

Eric Schmidt predicts the end of internet censorship

Posted - 22nd November 2013 in SEO

The Executive Chairman at Google has said that encryption will be the answer to government censorship.

by Lauren Knowles

How to avoid penalties from blog comments

Posted - 15th November 2013 in SEO

Head of search spam at Google Matt Cutts looks at what not to include in comments on blogs.

by Lauren Knowles

October 2013 UK search engine market share stats

Posted - 6th November 2013 in SEO

Latest search volume data shows further decline for Google and a dip for Bing, while others climb.

by Rachel Hand

Great growth in Google Search infrastructure

Posted - 29th October 2013 in SEO

University of Southern California study finds that Google now use hundreds more search locations and ISPs than a year ago.

by Rachel Hand

How much does a bad backlink affect your website?

Posted - 25th September 2013 in SEO

TheEword looks at what webmasters need to be aware of when it comes to protecting themselves from negative SEO.

by Danielle Middleton

Will the Keyword Planner affect your organic keyword research?

Posted - 12th August 2013 in PPC, SEO

Some Keyword Tool features will be left behind in the shift to the Keyword Planner.

by Lauren Knowles

What if Wikipedia carried advertising?

Posted - 3rd January 2013 in Internet, SEO

Wikipedia In Depth: Analysis and insight on the giant including what would happen if Wikipedia carried adverts.

by Al Mackin

Comet.co.uk - what's it worth?

Posted - 1st December 2012 in Google, SEO

How do you value the digital assets of a business? theEword CEO Al Mackin delves deeper in to Comet.co.uk

by Al Mackin

Essential content considerations

Posted - 25th October 2012 in Copywriting, Design, Google, Search News, SEO

Google has recently updated content-focused algorithms and surveyed mobile users.

by Liane Baddeley

Shifting fortunes for Google and Bing

Posted - 21st September 2012 in Google, Internet, Search News, SEO

Microsoft's Bing is still far behind Google in the search engine world - but it is gaining momentum.

by Liane Baddeley

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

Get started in mobile marketing

Posted - 5th July 2012 in Design, Facebook, Mobile Marketing, Online Marketing, SEO, Technology

A mobile website could uncover a new audience for your business.

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

How to avoid Google's over-optimisation penalties

Posted - 25th April 2012 in SEO, Design, Copywriting, Google

Matt CuttsMany online marketers have been nervously checking search rankings ever since Google's ..

by Liane Baddeley

The usual suspects: Predictable Google results

Posted - 14th February 2012 in SEO, Google, Search News

Visibility is everythingA recent study has revealed that internet encyclopedia Wikipedia appears on ..

by Liane Baddeley

Google News and SEO practices

Posted - 16th January 2012 in SEO, Google

Conflicting prioritiesMany people regularly use Google News to access information about current ..

by Liane Baddeley

Google search changes bug or experiment?

Posted - 29th November 2011 in SEO, Google

If you're a keen Google user, you may have noticed something different about it recently. For a ..

by Liane Baddeley

Google+ Pages can they crack the business profile challenge?

Posted - 15th November 2011 in SEO, Google

A few months after Google+ first appeared for individuals, its Pages for businesses have arrived. ..

by Liane Baddeley

Google.co.uk or Google.com which do you prefer?

Posted - 3rd June 2011 in SEO, Google

When the moment strikes and you need to 'google' something, which address do you type into your ..

by Richard Frost

Building relationships - Bruntwood chooses theEword

Posted - 23rd May 2011 in SEO, PPC, Online Marketing, Client News

It's hard to live or work in the north west without having some awareness of Bruntwood. The ..

by Richard Frost

SEO and the Royal Wedding

Posted - 17th May 2011 in SEO, Google, Search News

We look at who ranked where for the term 'Royal Wedding'All eyes were focused on the Royal Wedding ..

by Michael Thornton

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

How-Do you make a mobile site?

Posted - 18th January 2011 in SEO, Design, Mobile Marketing, Internet, Team News, Technology, Manchester, Apple

theEword launches new How-Do mobile site in less than one monthEasier to use, quicker and it takes ..

by Richard Frost

Finding the right keyword alternative

Posted - 6th January 2011 in SEO

Finding the best keywords for your SEO campaign is probably the most important decision in the ..

by Adrian Mursec

Why customer service is even more important in the Digital world

Posted - 22nd November 2010 in SEO, PPC

Customer service is an integral element for the success of a business. With so much choice, it is ..

by Rachel Mackie

The very first Eworkshop

Posted - 17th November 2010 in SEO, Online Marketing, Team News, Manchester

For many organisations, SEO has always been a bit of a grey area. It’s a practice that countless ..

by Kleon West

The pros and cons of WordPress as a CMS

Posted - 25th October 2010 in SEO

WordPress was released in 2003, originally intended for use as a blogging platform. Thanks largely ..

by Adrian Mursec

Win 2 tickets to the Manchester SEO Mini Conference!

Posted - 20th October 2010 in SEO, Twitter, Team News, Manchester

The inaugural Manchester SEO Mini Conference is sold out but we have two free tickets to give ..

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