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theEweekly Wrap – Google, Mobile Marketing, Apple

Spiderwebs A Google Webmaster Help thread has shed light on how often the search engine’s spider crawl a website.

The Google Webmaster forum, which often sees employees hint at the inner-workings of the search process, explained that the search engine employs to index a website.

Google staffer John Mu revealed that the crawler responds to the update frequency of a sitemap.

“If we find new content there every time we crawl, we may choose to crawl more frequently,” he wrote.

The news was also reported on SEO Roundtable earlier this week:

“This is pretty much how Google decides to crawl your pages. If you update your pages frequently and you have a normal PageRank, Google will likely crawl your web site more often.”

Phoned in Those working in online and digital marketing raised an eyebrow after it was revealed users in the US spend half of their mobile internet time on social networks.

The study, commissioned by Ground Truth, found around 60 per cent of mobile internet use was spent on sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Time spent on portals, such as Google News, accounted for just under 14 per cent of mobile internet usage.

“While the popularity of mobile social networking is widely believed, this is the first time we have been able to truly quantify just how much the category is driving adoption of the mobile internet with actual usage metrics,” said Evan Neufeld, vice president of marketing at the company.

The data, which was collected between March 28th and April 4 2010, was collected from 3.05 million individuals in the United States.

An Apple a day In related mobile marketing news, Apple recorded a massive 90 per cent jump in profits over the previous three months. An incredible 8.75 million iPhones were sold across the globe between January and March, helping the company to increase its profits from $1.6 billion (£1.04bn) to $3.5 billion (£1.9bn). It was, according to head-honcho Steve Jobs, the best period (outside of Christmas) in the company’s history.

The news comes as Apple prepares to launch the iPad in the UK. Preorders for the device, don’t start until May 10th, although the sharp-eyes of Manchester SEOer Richard Frost have already spotted the option to run Google PPC adverts on the device.

Writing on theEword blog, Richard said:

“It’s likely that there’ll soon be a sizeable market for iPad PPC ads in the UK. Although whether those ads are good enough to drive conversions is another matter altogether.”

Written by Tom Mason

Google to start labelling mobile-friendly sites Wednesday 19th of November, 2014by Dan Moores Google has announced that it will add the label 'mobile-friendly' to sites that are easily navigable on smartphones, in an effort to further improve the search experience for mobile users.

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Google settles online abuse case Monday 24th of November, 2014by Martin Lindley Google has reached settlement with a businessman who was the victim of a sustained act of internet trolling. The search engine may have linked to over 3,600 pages of malicious content.

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Sony Pictures systems seized by hackers Tuesday 25th of November, 2014by Dan Moores Sony Pictures staff computer screens in US offices were reportedly taken over by the image of a menacing red skeleton and a message from a group that introduced itself as "#GOP".

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theEword - 10 hours ago

Next week we’re co-hosting a session with #Google on digital marketing trends for 2015 and how you can grow your business online!

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theEword - 11 hours ago

ICYMI: Read last week's blog on the final #LightAFire14 of the year. http://t.co/ka7Nnu4rsx

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theEword - 4 days ago

Thanks again to everyone who came to #LightAFire14 this week. Read all about the event in this blog post: http://t.co/ka7Nnu4rsx

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theEweekly Wrap: 14 Nov Thursday 13th of November, 2014by Dan Moores This week: Instagram introduces typeahead search, Spotify says it does fight piracy, and Sainsbury's Xmas ad is a YouTube hit.

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theEweekly Wrap: 21 Nov Friday 21st of November, 2014by Martin Lindley This week: Google uses giant billboard, Facebook launches groups app, and Couple get TripAdvisor fine.

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The final Light a Fire of 2014 Friday 21st of November, 2014by Dan Moores For the fifth and final Light a Fire of 2014, Liane Grimshaw joined Dan Nolan in the cosy Library room at the Great John Street Hotel, sharing career anecdotes and wise advice.

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