Consumers, Marketeers and Social Media

January 3, 2013

During the last couple of weeks I had a lot of time to catch up on some of the things missed towards the end of last year. One of these was from Pitney Bowes Software – and covered the usage of social media. With social media growth continuing unabated – its interesting to see someone [...]

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Aleyda Solis voted SEO Personality of the year

December 21, 2012

After a mad week of campaigning, bribery (not for me by the way – you know who you are ), and crowdsourcing – and over 2750 votes being case, we finally have a winner, and with it a years free access to the Searchmetrics Essentials Plus suite. Its been a very close run thing – [...]

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Update on festive European SEO Personality 2012

December 19, 2012

Its now been just under a week since voting commenced on our festive SEO personality awards, and it would appear that that some people are taking this awards ceremony. To reflect this our friends at SearchMetrics are now sponsoring the vote – with the winner now receiving a years access to Searchmetrics Essentials+. To boot, [...]

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Time to vote – for your SEO personality of 2012

December 12, 2012

About a month ago we asked for your nominations for the SEO personality of the year, a festive competition we ran back in 2011. Following a huge volume of nominations we have wittled that list down to a list of 40 European based SEO’s. Our previous winner Sean Anderson is just one of the list, [...]

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SEO Personality 2012 ? Who would get your vote

November 12, 2012

About a week and a half ago, I attended the UK Search Awards the largest search only awards event in the UK (as far as I am aware of). Its an event dear to my heart having been involved in its early conception – and whilst my involvement over the course of the last couple [...]

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Google revamps search results pages

November 8, 2012

For many in the US, the existance of these pages is not a surprise – and today Google announced that they were tweaking the design of the search results pages yet again. This presents yet another significant change from a landscape that up until about three or four years ago – had remained fairly static [...]

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Google launches Adwords business credit card in the UK

October 8, 2012

Following on from a small successful trial in the US last July, Google has announced it is launching a new feature aimed at small to medium sized enterprises for Google Adwords Credit, a credit card specifically for Google Adwords. The new facility launched collaboratively with Barclaycard will offer a credit facility with a variable 11.9% [...]

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Google messing with your head – again

September 25, 2012

There is an argument to not doing keyword research late at night for the potential of missing the odd opportunity here and there, however I was perplexed to see this little bit of Google wizardry whilst undertaking some keyword research recently. Undertaking the search for ‘credit cards’ suggested Google isn’t completely at ease with its [...]

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Google launch PPC enhanced sitelinks globally

September 14, 2012

Google appears to be back with avengence post summer break – and close on the heels of the Google Insurance comparison ads has now launched their enhanced sitelinks globally Initial tests have suggested that the enhanced sitelinks significantly improved the CTR performance so this is certainly significant news for those areas where the enhanced sitelinks [...]

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The new multi-screen world – Cross Platform behaviour

September 13, 2012

I came across this Google produced infographic, something I hadn’t seen before. The infographic covers the consumption of media cross-platform and has a number of interesting figures: 90% of media interactions are screen based 38% of our daily media interactions take place on smartphones Interestingly, smartphones would now appear to be an integral part of [...]

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