Engage Web December 2016 - Engage Web

A review of 2016 – what’s gone on online?

Posted on December 30, 2016

With 2016 now in its final days, it is the perfect time to have a brief reflection on some of the news and stories that hit headlines in the last (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

New features add to Messenger’s versatility

Posted on December 28, 2016

Facebook Messenger has recently rolled out a couple of new features that could potentially revolutionise the way users interact with the platform.

Earlier this month, it launched an (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Can the internet decide Christmas No. 1?

Posted on December 23, 2016

The music charts may have plummeted in significance somewhat since the demise of Top of the Pops and the physical ‘single’, but even total music snobs like myself often can’t resist a peek at the charts just before Christmas as we see who claims the prize of having the best-selling single on December 25th.

From reading up on it, it seems like it’s (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google’s December A-Z search terms

Posted on December 22, 2016

Earlier on in the year, we took a look at the top Google suggestion for each letter of the alphabet and then took a second look a month later. We thought we’d explore this avenue one last time in 2016, to see whether there have been any (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Elephants to empires – the birth of YouTube stardom

Posted on December 21, 2016

Can you remember what you were doing on Saturday, April 23rd, 2005?

A look at football results archive site Soccerbase tells me I was likely following Chester City’s slump to a 2-0 defeat at Leyton Orient as we consolidated our position in 20th place in that pretty disappointing season. I then probably went to the (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Government considers blocking mobile phones in cars

Posted on December 20, 2016

Mobile phones could soon be rendered useless whilst being used in a moving car in an attempt to reduce the number of road traffic accidents caused by drivers using the devices while in control of a vehicle.

The government and the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Facebook outlines plans to crack down on fake news

Posted on December 19, 2016

Social media site Facebook has been at the forefront of the recent fake news ‘scandal’ that has seen some of the world’s largest media platforms circulating false news. Now, it (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

If you think SEO is dead, you’re an idiot

Posted on December 16, 2016

The phrase ‘SEO is dead’ is something I’ve been hearing a lot over the last year or so. It’s bandied around on forums, blogs and at networking events by people who think that internet marketers have been ‘found out’ by Google. They believe that SEO no longer works, and that you shouldn’t waste your time and money on it.

The real truth is that these people are as clueless as the people who pretended to understand SEO and offer it as a service in the first place. They have no idea what SEO really is, what it does or how it works. So why are they going around professing the death of SEO like some modern-day prophet? Why do they grinningly exclaim the end of something they never really understood?

I believe it’s probably to do with (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson
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