Engage Web September 2012 - Engage Web

Google used for background checks by employers

Posted on September 30, 2012

According to recent research carried out by Nuage Software, a software company based in Australia, an increasing number of employers are utilising social media sites, Google and the criminal records bureau to carry out (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

New search feature offered by Facebook

Posted on September 29, 2012

Facebook has launched a new search feature, letting users review the searches they have made on the social networking site. According to Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, speaking at a conference for TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook’s search capabilities are to be improved over (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Google takes the lead for display ads

Posted on September 28, 2012

According to research carried out by EMarketer, Google will get more revenue than Facebook for display advertising this year. The other competitors for advertising will be beaten by Google, which is expected to take a 15.4 per cent share of the ads market in (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Cruise line to focus on better SEO

Posted on September 27, 2012

One of the biggest cruise operators in the world is to start a major recruitment drive for its digital marketing team in the UK.

The five new members of Royal Caribbean staff are set to come on board in (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

Emoticons celebrate hitting thirty :-)

Posted on September 26, 2012

September 19th saw the thirtieth anniversary of the first ever use of ’emoticons’, with many taking the opportunity to celebrate.

Unsurprisingly, the first reported use of the the ubiquitous ‘smiley faces’ was made by (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Google is desired by UK creative

Posted on September 25, 2012

According to recent research Google is the second most desirable company that UK creative wish to work with. Nike came in first place, with Coca-Cola taking the third spot in the poll. The Talent Business commissioned the report questioning 98 respondents from the UK, all at planning or creative director level, MD or CEO. The global survey had 397 respondents, all at the same level.

The study required the respondents to (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

US election boosted by Facebook

Posted on September 24, 2012

A Facebook message posted on the day of the US elections in 2010 resulted in an extra one third of a million voters to turn out to the polling stations. The research proves that peer pressure, especially on social networking sites, can affect behaviour in the real world as well as encouraging more people to vote. (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Ed Sheeran tops illegal downloads poll

Posted on September 23, 2012

Statistics have shown the extent of illegally downloaded music in the UK, with the first six months of 2012 seeing nearly 45 million such instances.

The data ,which was compiled by Musicmetric in the reportedly biggest BitTorrent file analysis of its kind, shows this makes the UK second in terms of illegal downloads worldwide.

Topping the list was the US, with just shy of 100 million downloads over the same period.

The findings revealed that there were more than 55,000 downloads (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning
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