Google Maps

Google to close Classic Maps, but will you notice the difference?

Rebecca Sturgess Google, Search Engines 0 Comments

Google released a huge update to their Maps function in Feb 2014, replacing the Classic version with an upgraded version. This met with mixed feedback; some users find the new Maps is very slow to load and hard to navigate, but others find the enhanced features outweigh the downsides, including Street View imagery, easier route planning and clearer directions. Those …

5 intriguing stats collected from the online marketing world

Jack Stanley Blog, General, New Technology, Social Media 0 Comments

  Social login trends Here is a colourful infographic created by Janrain, revealing the stats of a recent first quarter study – Social login preferences: Highlights from this quarter: Google+ saw an overall decrease of 6% from the last quarter, but still had a 37% share of social logins, trailing Facebook by 8%. LinkedIn logins decreased by 10% with Facebook …

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From Then til Now – 10 Years of Search

Rebecca Sturgess Search Engines 0 Comments

I started working in the world of search in 2007 (which wasn’t 10 years ago I know, unless my maths are a bit out), but in those 8 years the online marketing world has turned so far upside down it might as well be staring at itself backwards – so much has changed! I remember the good old days of …

Bing Image Search

Bing takes Window Shopping to a Whole New Level!

Rebecca Sturgess Bing, Search Engines 0 Comments

We don’t hear a lot about Bing – or indeed, about any search engine really that doesn’t begin with the letter G, but Microsoft aren’t giving up yet! Hot on the heels of the bestseller book update released in January, Bing image search has now been updated in beta to include retail results! There’s a lot of competition out there …

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Mobile Money Matters

Rebecca Sturgess Business News, New Technology, Security 0 Comments

Following on from our post on Mobile Friendly – The Facts, a study released this week by The Federal Reserve in America shows that 22% of mobile phone owners made a payment on their device in 2014. It’s not only online payments showing an increase, either! Mobile banking has become extremely popular, using dedicated banking apps – 39% of smartphone …

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Decrease in Facebook Likes

Rachel Tierney Facebook, Update 0 Comments

Facebook recently announced via their blog that on the 12th March, Facebook page admins may see a slight decrease in likes on their pages. This is due to Facebook removing any likes that come from now memorialised accounts, deleted accounts and inactive users. Facebook have stressed that this is nothing to worry about and instead will work towards reflecting a better …

Mobile Friendly – The Facts

Rebecca Sturgess Mobile 0 Comments

You’ve heard your website needs to be mobile friendly but you’re not sure why? You know you need to persuade your boss to take the plunge and upgrade to a mobile friendly, responsive website design? You haven’t yet realised just how big the world of mobile marketing has become? Here are a few mind-blowing facts to make you think about …

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Twitter are holding back on releasing their Oscar stats

Rachel Tierney Twitter 0 Comments

Always happy to release number when it suits them and makes them look massive (which, granted they are….) Twitter so far have refused to release numbers following on from the 2015 Oscars which took place last weekend, Sunday 22nd Feb. As we all know, and we here at Seriously Helpful like to tell everyone, news breaks on social networks. Especially …