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Google Change the Meta Game (again)

Rebecca Sturgess Google, Search Engines, Update 0 Comments

Thank you Google! We’ve just spent the last few months rewriting meta descriptions to an optimum length of 260-300 characters and now the word is on the street that Google’s rolled this back so now they’re showing max 160 characters per listing. Is it time for us to roll back our meta, too? To be honest – no! If you, …

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Top 10 Google Tricks Tip List

Mason Tomlin Google 0 Comments

Whether you have time to kill or non-to lose, we have gathered the top 10 Google Search tricks for you to become a real search wizard. 10. Use quotes to search for an exact phrase Probably the most well-known trick on this list. Simply try searching a phrase in quotation marks will result in the search results only displaying pages/posts …

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A New Panda Update

Rachel Tierney Google, Search Engines, Update 0 Comments

It will come as no surprise to search marketers and webmasters out there that Google has confirmed that they have pushed out a Panda update – and it was only last weekend. This is set to be a s-l-o-w rollout though, so stay on your toes! In fact, Google has confirmed that it could take months for the update to …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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What’s your favourite way to search online?

Rebecca Sturgess Facebook, Google, Social Media 0 Comments

We’ve all seen Google rise from its humble beginnings back in 1998 to the multi-million, multi-national corporation it is today, but in recent months have witnessed what could be the start of a slippery slope for the internet giant. From the news in November that Bing & Yahoo are taking increased market share to the update that Google Glass is …

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Google Glass……they’ve broken the mould but not the idea

Stuart Haining Google 0 Comments

The Internet has been alive with news that Google has abandoned its ambitious Google Glass project and the general consensus seems to be a degree of gloating that the online mega-giant has failed. Whilst we are not known for being big fans of Google (by that we mean its business practices, there is of course no denying it’s a damned …