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Google funded exhibitions explore history of computing at London Science Museum

Posted on December 31, 2011

Two exhibitions which have been supported by Google will be opened to the public during the coming three years. The exhibitions are being funded by Google, and the search giant hopes that youngsters will be inspired by the history of computer technology.

The partnership with London’s Science Museum is part of an initiative which Google announced earlier in the year in an attempt to encourage the scientists of the future. Google has invested $12 million into six museums in the United States and one in the UK. According to Michael Jones from Google Earth, the company is aware that funding isn’t enough to inspire children, which is (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

SEO rising up the ‘searched for’ terms

Posted on December 30, 2011

In a wonderful turn of fate, very nearly ironically in many respects, SEO terms are now climbing up the lists of the most searched for keywords.

Recent research by a (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

The tailing off of searches

Posted on December 29, 2011

SEOBook published a rather interesting infographic, highlighting how longtail searches are becoming a thing of the past.

A longtail search is (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Google technology streamlining local authority

Posted on December 28, 2011

In the New Year, Hillingdon Council will become the first local authority to change to Google Apps in the UK. Over the coming four years, the local authority expects to cut its desktop PC maintenance costs, saving £2.98 million. Hillingdon local authority employees, all 3,500 of them, will start using the web-based business applications from Google early in 2012. The applications include documents, calendar, email and word processing.

According to the local authority, the cloud-based apps from Google will help the workforce work together and improve internal (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Singapore data centre latest investment for Google

Posted on December 27, 2011

A Singapore data centre will become Southeast Asia’s first, according to Google executives. An investment of $120 million will be made in an effort to increase operations in Asia. The data centre is expected to be completed by early 2013, and will become the third in (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Google reveals its annual top searches

Posted on December 26, 2011

Thursday December 15 2011 saw Google announce details of the year’s most popular searches from the millions of queries it is used for each day. Always interesting, and sometimes thought provoking reading, SEO’s and marketers will no doubt pore over them and draw their own conclusions.

The top five UK searches comprised Facebook, YouTube, Hotmail, eBay and Google.

Though no details are available, it is likely the searches relating to the top two (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Half UK employees to check emails on Christmas Day

Posted on December 25, 2011

Half of all UK workers are just as likely to be eagerly opening their emails on this Christmas morning, as they are their presents, according to a new survey published earlier this month.

The study, by security firm Securenvoy, polled a total of 1,000 Brits, all in full time work.

The results showed (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Snow joke: Christmas Easter egg delivered by Google

Posted on December 24, 2011

Thousands of kids and families are no doubt wishing for a White Christmas this year, whilst much of the UK has already been blanketed in snow. As such, many content writers are likely to be writing wintry themed pages to tap into the festive opportunities.

Joining in with the fun, the world’s most popular search engine, Google, has delivered a wonderful Christmas themed “Easter Egg” for us all to enjoy.

Users of the search engine typing in “Let It Snow” will be presented with gently falling snowflakes from the top of the (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews
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