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Happy Birthday is now utterly meaningless on social media

Posted on July 31, 2015

Nothing fully conveys the sentiments of wishing someone a happy birthday like (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

The death of Google+ – why did it fail?

Posted on July 30, 2015

Over the years, failure isn’t something we have come to associate with Google, as it has gobbled up a greater than 90% share of the UK search market. However, Google+, the company’s foray into social networking, has been one long, painful experience for Google, and for the (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Google Console’s warning about blocked CSS and JavaScript files – what should I do?

Posted on July 29, 2015

If you’re a regular user of Google Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools), you may have received this warning for one of your websites, as Google has just started sending these out: (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Twitter deletes stolen joke tweets

Posted on July 28, 2015

Everyone on Twitter considers themselves a comedy genius, or at least interesting enough to be tweeting in the first place in a desperate attempt to get people to like them. It’s like some sort of worldwide popularity contest, currently being (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Google Panda 4.2 update and what it means for you

Posted on July 27, 2015

Something most business owners won’t be aware of and website owners will have hardly noticed, but SEOs will be (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Ill-advised tweet costs footballer big move

Posted on July 24, 2015

A Spanish lower league player has missed out on a move to a club in the country’s top division after his would-be employers discovered he had been less than complimentary about them on social media in 2012.

Arosa SC winger Julio Rey was (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Dogs saved from being put down by cutest Facebook photo ever

Posted on July 23, 2015

Photo credit: Malena Evans

Facebook is awash with photos of people’s dogs. You’d be forgiven for thinking that Facebook’s membership was 50% canine and 50% child judging by the profile photos of some of its members. That being said, one doggie-related Facebook photo this week was so adorable, it managed to save the lives of the two dogs.

Dogs Kala and Keira, residents of an Atlanta-based pet shelter, were scheduled to be put to sleep because nobody could found to house them. Staff at the pet shelter took to Facebook in one last, desperate, plea to save their lives – with perhaps the most tear-jerking photo you’ve ever seen. The two dogs were pictured behind bars, while one was seen to be ‘hugging’ the other.

The photo was accompanied by the description:

“Today is their last day unless we can save them.

“This is as urgent as urgent can get. We really don’t have time to spare. We have no fosters available. Animals in need have overwhelmed us recently and we must have someone today apply to foster.”

As if this wasn’t enough, the Facebook post went on to mention a plea ‘in the dogs own words’. Warning, if you’re of a sensitive disposition you may want to skip this part:

“I’m Kala. This is Keira. We’re so scared in here. The people working in the shelters see how scared we are but just told each other that today is our deadline. We have to have someone rescue us or we’ll be “next.” Keira is black and not a “real boxer,” just a mix. She’s so brave and tells me it will be okay no matter what happens. She tells me to be brave too but I don’t know if I can be. Can you see our faces. Keira knows what will happen. You can see it in her eyes. She’s putting on a brave face for sure but I can feel her heart beating fast while I’m clinging to her. If no one saves us, someone will take her away from me. I’ll see her as she goes down the hallway. She won’t come back and I’ll cry. They’ll come for me next and I won’t be as brave.”

Needless to say the plea worked, and both dogs were rescued within a matter of hours when a man came to adopt them.

This story has a happy ending for both dogs, and also for Facebook as it serves to show just how powerful social media can be when used correctly.

You can see the original post on Facebook here.

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Can poor reputation management damage your SEO strategy?

Posted on July 22, 2015

Many seem to believe that their search engine optimisation (SEO) campaign and reputation management strategy are two separate entities, yet it seems that having a poor public image online can negatively impact your SEO as well.

When we consider SEO, by and large we think about how well the (more…)

Posted by Ben Croft
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