Google has shared what we searched for in 2013, especially useful if like me you have a short memory. Among the highlights – the royal baby – equal marriage – Pope Francis – the death of Paul Walker – Nelson Mandela. Funny how a year can be condensed into 1 minute and 31 seconds.
This infographic shares insight into the range of languages being spoken on Twitter, together with data on the most popular social networks putting Twitter in fourth place behind Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.
So many people still believe with the web that build and they will come, they wont. Build with great quality content, they might. Build with great quality content promoted via an integrated search, social and email strategy then you are more sure of success. This is a great infographic that shows that investing in original quality … More Creating content that Google search will love
This infographic shows what happens in 60 seconds on some of the most popular domains/apps. Some stand out stats include the fact that in 60 seconds there are 278 thousand tweets, 20 million photo views on flickr, 2 million searches on Google and 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube. Rising social stars such SnapChat … More What happens in 60 seconds on the internet
The US elections are continuing to demonstrate how the internet is playing an increasingly important role in engaging with voters. Research in the US has shown that 7% of on-line searchers may change their votes. In a close election what political parties do on-line could make the difference between winning and losing. Democrat Barrack Obama … More Winning elections on-line
Powerset is a powerful search engine for Wikipedia. Once used I would argue that you will never want to go back to the in-site search on the Wikipedia site again. This is how Powerset describes itself and what it does: ‘Powerset’s goal is to change the way people interact with technology by enabling computers to … More Unleashing the power of wikipedia
With more and more people finding sites through search engines it is essential that your site is search engine friendly. One way you can improve your ‘relationship’ with search engines is the creation of a Google sitemap. Google sitemaps help Google to crawl your site, telling it where all your interesting content is, which done … More Creating a site map for Google
I noticed a large number of ‘Tweets‘ from my Twitter feed about a new search engine called ‘Cuil’ which has been created by former employees of Google, and for some a possible threat to Google’s dominance. The Google association has without doubt helped feed the publicity for what otherwise could have just passed as just … More The Cuil new search engine… but how Cuil is it?
Google have launched Knol, trumpted as a potential threat to Wikipedia, though for me more another source of information (as part of an information mix) and opportunity for individuals and organisations to demonstrate and share their knowledge and specialities. For companies, organisations and individuals, Knol offers a huge opportunity. A chance for them to show that … More Google asks are you in the Knol
There are thousands of social media sites, which for someone who hasn’t even got a Facebook profile must be overwhelming. Whilst I have written about creating a profile network I realise that to start with many politicians will need to take a few ‘baby’ steps into the realm of social media and enabling their constituents … More Five Social Media must do for politicians
As part of my research into social networks I recently joined Bebo, a social network popular in the UK and in particular among younger people. After being an avid Facebook user for some time I wasn’t overwhelmed by the service, however added my profile details and added a link to the page to my homepage … More Is Bebo better than Facebook? Creating a profile network
There are many benefits for politicians using YouTube. Videos are quick and easy to create, many digital still cameras include video recording facility, and with millions of YouTube users of all ages and backgrounds your messages will reach a whole new group of people and possible voters. Benefits for search You already have a website, … More YouTubing made easy for politicians