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January 2007

Monday, 29 January 2007

Intel launch "Penryn"

As a Cornish based company, we were tickled to see that Intels new family of 45 nanometer chips have been developed under the codename of "Penryn". For those readers unfamiliar with the geography of the south west UK, Penryn happens...

Google - Markets expect a massive 88% profit increase.

From SAN FRANCSICO (MarketWatch) Google Inc. is expected to report a big jump in fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, on the strength of its dominating Internet search engine and advertising business. For the period ended Dec. 6, Google (GOOG) is expected...

What do DirectGov and Wikipedia have in common? - outbound links

What do DirectGov and Wikipedia have in common? Outbound Links - each website is an authorative hub and represents different sides of the same coin in regards to the theory of how outbound links from authorative hubs should be handled....

Friday, 26 January 2007

The non-existence of search in the public sector & the joys of eGMS & IPSV

Thanks to Ian Dunmore and Dan Champion for inviting me to speak at their Public Sector Forums event in Birmingham. I was given the task of explaining how the Internet really works, and what the public sector could be doing...

Thursday, 25 January 2007

Google Adwords Qualified Professional verification pages disappear.

As of Tuesday Adwords Qualified Professional status verification links for individuals and companies lead to a login page, meaning potential advertisers must create an Adwords account themselves before they can verify an individual or agency they are considering working with....

The difference between accessibility and search engine optimisation

Firstly there's the issue of semantics - accessibility vs accessibility, I think if you leave basic optimisation out of your strategy you shouldn't be able say your websites accessible, becuase most people wont know it is there. Next while there...

Monday, 22 January 2007

Yahoo! Launch Min CPC

Yahoo! Search Marketing seem to have done away with their usual 10p min CPC in favour of a new min CPC of 5p. Google already have a min cpc of 1p, however, this also isn't across all keyphrases, and while...

Monday, 15 January 2007

Merry Christmas Search !

This years bumper Christmas for online retailers was heavily driven by search engines, according to industry research experts Hitwise. 36% of visits to retail websites originated at search engines, representing a 20% growth year on year. Interestingly growth was led...

DMOZ open for business again

The 'Open Directory Project', one of the most important manually edited directories on the web has opened it's doors for business again and is accepting Site Suggestions, the service had been experiencing problems since October. UPDATE: January 13, 2007--...

Thursday, 04 January 2007

Google Engineering Educational Videos 'engedu'

If you search for 'engedu' on Google video you get Googles internal educational videos. Not sure how long these have been live but they really got me through a sick day in bed last week, I picked them up via...
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