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Sep

7th

Google’s Most Explosive Logo To Date?

Today, Google has the most explosive logo I have ever seen on their homepage. Their logo consists of dozens of balls that form “Google” – but bounce around the screen once you move your cursor between them, before coming together to reform the logo once you move your cursor away.   Keeping an eye on...

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Sep

7th

Google Adwords Top Spending Advertisers Revealed

AdAge has obtained an internal Google document revealing Adwords advertising spend for the first half of 2010. A total of $574 million has been spent, with AT&T being Google’s largest Adwords customer in June this year. Here are some revealing charts stolen from AdAge: AT&T Mobility spent over $8 million alone in June, Apollo Group...

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Sep

6th

How to Run Adwords Campaign Reports

Google have recently made it quicker and easier to run Account, Campaign and Ad Group reports in Adwords, despite no clear advice on how to run these. Once you’re in the Reports tab on Adwords, you will notice Google has recently greyed out the option to run Ad Group Performance reports and such (screenshot below)....

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Aug

27th

Google Realtime Search in Full Flow

Google’s intention with Realtime Search since they first introduced this feature last December was to bring the freshest information on the web. Yesterday, Google introduced new tools to find us find what we need. For starters, Google Realtime Search has its own dedicated landing page now; http://www.google.com/realtime?esrch=RealtimeLaunch::Experiment. On the new homepage there are also options...

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Aug

23rd

Google Images Add Find More Sizes Option

As Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land pointed out in a blog post today, Google have taken one out of Microsoft Bing’s book and added the option of Find More Sizes when searching for images in Google Images. While their Barry showed a boring example of a cow as his image search, I felt the...

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Aug

17th

4 Quick, Simple Ways to Build Links

1. Social ProfilesSites such as Technorati and Google Profiles are popular in this industry for building profiles and generating free links to your website. On sites such as Technorati, you can input your RSS feed for additional links to your latest posts. Aside from Technorati and Google Profiles, there are several networks out there you...

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Aug

17th

New Twitter Features Help Build Your Social Following

Twitter has recently released a couple of new features that aid us in building up our social network. The new features – “Who to follow”, “Followed by” and “You both follow” are being rolled out and on its way to 100% availability. I was one of the fortunate few to have this feature last week....

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Jul

28th

Google Transcribe Audio Fail: Matt Cutts %uh

Google’s attempt to introduce subtitles on YouTube videos is somewhat impaired. The audio transcribe option on most videos which involve talking brings up subtitles for the video, supplied by Google. Unfortunately, their audio transcribing has produced a number of howlers in the videos I’ve watched. A good example is in one of Google’s own. While...

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Jun

22nd

Google Reveals Link Building Secrets!

It seems that all these years I have spent link building for Receptional have been a waste of my time. All the research, the testing and innovation have been needless. Now that Google have come out with their definition of getting quality links to your site. According to a recent Google article, I need to...

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Jan

27th

Trending Topic: Twitter Local Trends

This week Twitter has rolled out a new option to locate trending topics by location. ‘Local Trends’ as it is pragmatically named allows you to set a specific location, from a choice of 6 countries (Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, United Kingdom and United States), 15 cities (London, Sao Paulo and 13 US cities) and Worldwide....

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