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Jul

6th

USA to Use Twitter for President Q+A

Tomorrow at 2pm Eastern Time in the United States, the White House will hold its first ‘Twitter Town Hall’ where President Barack Obama will answer questions from Twitter users regarding the American economy. This will be live at askobama.twitter.com. Questions addressed during the event will be selected both in advance, and in real-time.  Twitter are...

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Jul

5th

Google Realtime Search Offline as Twitter Deal Expires

Google’s agreement with Twitter to use its Tweets in the results has expired, leading to Google Realtime Search no longer functioning. Google had an agreement with Twitter since October 2009, to include their updates in the search results through a special feed.  This agreement has now expired and so far has not been renewed. Google...

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Jul

4th

200 Million Tweets per Day

As we cross the half-way point of the year, Twitter users are now sending 200 million Tweets per day. In January 2009, users were sending 2 million Tweets a day, and this time last year the number was 65 million a day. Here are the top Tending Topics for the first six months of 2011,...

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Jul

4th

Fox News Hacked and Declared Barack Obama Dead

A Twitter account belonging to US broadcaster Fox News was hacked around 7.00 BST this morning and declared US President Obama dead. The @foxnewspolitics feed read: "BREAKING NEWS: @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much." 4 hours have passed and the malicious post has still not been removed. The initial posting by the...

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Jul

4th

Google Wonder Wheel has Disappeared

Following the initial Google site redesign, the Google Wonder Wheel feature has been taken down. The Google Wonder Wheel was released in 2009. One of the most beneficial uses of the Wonder Wheel, from an SEO and advertising point of view, was the ability to identify relationships between a search term and related searches.

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Jul

4th

Google+ ‘Pages’ Coming for Businesses

Similar to Facebook’s ‘Fan Pages’, Google+ are apparently working towards ‘Pages’ for companies. Mike Blumenthal wrote the following on his latest blog: “Yes, we will have (smb) business profile pages on Google+. I can’t announce a launch date yet, but we want to make them *great*, and we’re coding as fast as we can”. For...

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Jun

30th

Google Plus on Mobiles

Want to know what Google+ is and how it will work with mobiles? Want to know how you can use it for marketing? OK – let’s get started. Google Plus is a new initiative which is being heralded as a competitor to Facebook. Inspite of a Googler and Aaron Wall both inviting me, I am...

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Jun

30th

The London Blog Club with Judith Lewis

On Tuesday night, Barrie Smith hosted the latest edition of the London Blog Club. Turnouts were up on the previous event, with nearly 50 people in attendance to listen to tips from Judith Lewis (Mostly About Chocolate) on how to increase Reach, Subscribers and Followers to our blogs. Judith gave an excellent speech with useful...

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Jun

30th

Remarketing – Preaching to the unconverted!

Receptional are pleased to offer the Google Adwords Remarketing service to all of our clients. To find out how your business could benefit from remarketing why not request a FREE Remarketing Strategy Report – to get yours just complete the contact form below!   What is Remarketing? Remarketing allows you to target users that have...

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Jun

29th

Why I’m unplugging on social media day

Mashable has deemed the 30th June to be Social Media Day – “A day to celebrate the revolution of media becoming social”. It’s the second year of the annual occasion, but this year, I won’t be partaking in the celebrations. Don’t get me wrong. Social media has undoubtedly changed our lives, and for the most...

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