Google can't locate its own sites in 61% of cases

Via SERoundtable I got a heads up on something going wrong with Google results for its own sites. If you search (for instance) for Google Ireland, you’ll actually get google.nz (Google New Zealand) as the top result. I tested 162 regional Google sites for their ranking and, shockingly, in 61% […]

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Yahoo Launches “Search Pad” Note-Taking Tool

Yahoo have announced today the launch of a new note-taking tool for web searches called “Search Pad”, which will create notes if users are conducting research. There are already a number of note-taking tools available online – including on search engines, such as Google’s Notebook feature. Yahoo hope to go […]

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Which search engine do you *really* like best?

It’s often hard to do away with personal bias when evaluating the quality of search results across different search engines – you may be more familiar with the interface of a particular engine, which skews your perception of what is genuinely most relevant, or you may just like seeing your […]

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Adwords Ad Serving Settings – Are Your Top Converting Ads Hiding?

I have recently reviewed quite a few client, and potential clients, Adwords accounts and have noticed that many of the top converting ads are being sparsely displayed due to the Ad serving settings. The ‘Optimise: Show better-performing ads more often’ option in ‘campaign settings’, is an attractive tool to many […]

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Online marketing case study for the hospitality industry

The Challenge:   Comments from this client: To prospective clients of Receptional I have used many so called experts looking to take a lot of £££ off my company in the past and might as well have burnt the cash but in the case of receptional I can truly say […]

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Blog Marketing, Search Marketing and Harvard Law School

Who would be the world experts in Blog Marketing? I am not sure there are any yet, but on Thursday evenings, a small band of academics gather at Harvard Law school in Boston, to talk about a social revolution on the net… Blogging. I took up the offer to join […]

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