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April 2008

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Previous Query Refinement starting to hit Google Natural Search Results

It seems that Google may be starting to roll out "Previous Query Refinement" to their natural listings as reported by Danny Sullivan earlier this month after his interview with Google Vice President of search products & user experience, Marissa Mayer....

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

UK Search Engine Marketing Report 2008

A big thank you to all of you who completed our UK Search Engine Marketing survey earlier in the year (we had over 1000 respondents!) and to those of you who came along to our pre-launch event at the Hospital...

Thursday, 17 April 2008

"SEO" to be trademarked?

In the US the search marketing community is in shock as Jason Gambart of Modern Consulting Solutions has managed to get through the reviewing stage at the US Trademark Office and is now moving toward the publication stage of the...

Good Day Sunshine

Spring is well and truly here now and with the sun beating through my office window I was wondering how great it would be to have an internet usage / weather report function! Ideally it would enable you to see...

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

The Implications to Google Indexing Forms

Google recently made a post on their official blog regarding them beginning to crawl HTML forms this is interesting, not just because it could lead to the discovery of far more pages which is a good thing, or due to...

Thursday, 10 April 2008

The most popular Digg users & domains

Using data from, I thought I'd have a quick look at the stories that have made the Digg front page and see which sites are getting the most exposure from The data only goes back to Feb 18th...

Friday, 04 April 2008

Adwords - Open Season On Trademark Bidding

Just got of the phone with our Adwords account manager and here is the email to summarise: "As of 5th May, we will allow open keyword bidding on all terms in the UK and Ireland only. This means, that as...

Wednesday, 02 April 2008

Google trends demonstrates generic travel terms in decline

Even though news volumes are up, searches for generic terms are down by what appears to be almost 25% since 2004. This ties in nicely with other studies showing increasing sophistication on the part of search engine users, longer search...

Tuesday, 01 April 2008

Rick Rollin Day - April 1st

Today, as most of you will know (or realised by now) is that it's April 1st the coolest day of the year on the internet, this year the theme seems to be somewhat "Rick Rollin" with some major faces featuring...
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