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Jul

20th

Google Adds Unit Converter to Top of Search Results

Google has recently added a fancy-looking unit converter to the top of their search results pages. Users can now quickly convert several units without having to leave Google, which is triggered by searches for many types of conversion. All that is required is to search Google for the following or similar queries: 12 inches into...

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Jul

18th

YouTube Adds Face Blurring Option

As of today, YouTube has launched a face blurring tool that gives users the option to obscure faces within videos. According to the international human rights organisation, WITNESS’ Cameras Everywhere report earlier this year; “No video-sharing site or hardware manufacturer currently offers users the option to blur faces or protect identity.” YouTube is amongst the...

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Jul

17th

Yahoo! Recruit Google’s Marissa Mayer as new CEO

In a surprise move, Yahoo! has appointed Google’s leading executive Marissa Mayer as its chief executive. Yahoo! has almost gone off the face of the planet in recent years following the increased competition from search rivals Google, as well as the emergence of social platforms Facebook and Twitter. The company’s news service attracts good numbers...

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Jun

13th

Strong correlation found between social signals and search engine rankings

Social media signals from Facebook, Twitter and Google+ correlate very strongly with Google search rankings, higher than keyword rich header tags, backlinks with keywords, on-site images and page descriptions, a recent study has found. Looking at 10,000 selected keywords, 300,000 websites and millions of links, tweets and shares, Searchmetrics found Facebook shares, likes and comments...

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Jun

12th

Google Clarifies Preferred Mobile Website Implementation

Up until last week, webmasters and website developers have largely been in the dark when considering the best method of constructing a search friendly mobile website. Pierre Far, Webmaster Trends Analyst at the search giant Google finally offered some clarification on the issue at SMX Advanced, and gave some insight into recommendations for ideal implementation...

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Jun

6th

Receptional welcomes Syed Shehzad to the expanding SEO team

Receptional warmly welcomes Syed Shehzad to the organic search team today as an SEO Consultant. Joining the SEO team from the award winning, international search marketing agency, Greenlight, and having many years of digital marketing experience prior to this appointment, Syed brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to further enhance Receptional’s existing...

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Jun

6th

Facebook launches mobile-only ad offering

Facebook have launched their first mobile-only advertising offering this week, allowing marketers to buy Sponsored Stories for the News Feed specifically for mobile devices. With nearly half of the 900 million Facebook users accessing their account through mobile devices, being able to focus specifically on those users is a big plus for Marketers, who can now...

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May

30th

Google Places listings moved over to Google+ pages

Google has made a significant change to the way that local business listings are managed and presented to search users today by moving all existing Google Places listings over to their social network Google+. This change means that any listings which were previously associated with Google Places have been made redundant, replaced entirely by new...

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May

28th

ICO changes stance on EU cookie law 48 hours before going live!

New EU regulations on the use of website tracking technologies such as cookies came into force on Sunday, but the cookie guidelines for British websites were altered by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) just 48 hours prior, drastically changing the ICO’s stance on user’s consent. Designed to tackle privacy issues resulting from the growing use...

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May

25th

Yahoo re-ignites search capability with new visual browser

Yesterday, Yahoo! announced the launch of Yahoo! Axis, a new internet experience, combining searching and browsing into one single seamless experience, promising to allow you to ‘rip through the web’. Released as a plug-in for browsers, as well as an app for Apple’s iPhones and iPads, Axis provides the user with visual previews of sites,...

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