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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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Jul

11th

Receptional Now Sell Puppies

After the Nth phone call asking for Husky Puppies, we managed to ask the question “where did you get our number?” before Joe Public could hang up. “I don’t really know. I’m not sure even what I’m looking at…” replied the voice. This was a simple case of another member of the public getting confused,...

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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

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

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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May

22nd

Google Purchases Motorola

  Google has completed the $12.5 billion (£7.9bn) purchase of the USA phone maker Motorola Mobility. Motorola is one of the leading manufacturers of smartphones and other devices. This acquisition comes days after the search engine giant received approval from the Chinese government as is Google’s biggest purchase to date. Authorities in China have said...

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Apr

17th

Google Rolls Out An Unknown Algorithm Update

It would appear that Google are today (and have over the past 24 hours) been rolling out an update to their algorithm which is causing significant problems for webmasters and site owners. Initially reported by Barry Schwartz over at Search Engine Roundtable Barry highlights that the Google Webmaster Help forums have seen significant activity from...

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Feb

28th

Jack Menzel from Google+ talks about Personalized Search

Jack Menzel  is a Google’s Social Search product manager. I am at SMX West in San Jose, sponsoring the event with www.majesticseo.com  and I managed to take some time out to hear him talk. He started by showing us the phrase “SMX”. He showed that whilst everyone in the room associated t with the conference,...

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