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Why can Google sometimes not find content?

Posted on July 1, 2016

Every time you perform a Google search, the site looks through billions of pages for the optimum result in a less than a second. Its Googlebots crawl through every nook and cranny of the web, working hard to suck up all the information they need to bring you the best possible answer to your search, but what can’t they (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How Iceland played the game of social media

Posted on June 30, 2016

It’s not every day that the small island of Iceland qualifies for a major footballing tournament, with Euro 2016 being the nation’s debut.

The majority of people like to support the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Twitter introduces location tags

Posted on June 28, 2016

Social networking site Twitter has recently launched a new location-related feature that allows its users to see tweets about a specific location.

The feature would collate a series of tweets from a specific location, such as a sports stadium, music festival, business event or entertainment venue. The feature will be visible from the platform’s main timeline when (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Instagram reaches 500 million milestone

Posted on June 27, 2016

Photo and video sharing app, Instagram, is celebrating reaching the 500 million user mark, confirming it as one of the most popular and fastest growing social networks in history.

In an announcement made by the company last week, the popular service has grown by more than 25% since September 2015, when the app hit the 400 million user mark. This means that Instagram is (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

WP-Polls not working in WordPress – how to fix it

Posted on June 24, 2016

Recently I needed to install the WordPress Plugin WP-Polls onto a website to conduct a survey of the website’s visitors. It’s a great little plugin, and works very quickly and easily allowing website owners to create polls and have their visitors vote in the poll.

It’s also very topical considering the current EU referendum!

Anyhow, after installing this plugin I noticed it wasn’t actually working as expected. It outputted the question and the poll answers sure enough, but the ‘Vote’ button didn’t work when clicked on, and neither did the ‘show results’ link. It was as if the button was deactivated.

A quick search on Google revealed that this was a common problem, with a couple of possible causes and fixes. As I’m often frustrated at the way WordPress.org closes down its support forum threads before someone has (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Football, millennials and the key to business growth – SAScon 2016

Posted on June 21, 2016

Last week, I took a break from overloading myself with Euro 2016 to make my second appearance at SAScon, a two-day event held in Manchester. Engage Web set itself up with a 2-3 formation for this away fixture, and I came on as a second half substitute to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

SAScon 2016 – are we virtually there yet?

Posted on June 20, 2016

This year’s SAScon event took place in Manchester last week, and being an annual attendee of it really makes you realise that the tech world is developing at an exciting and perhaps frightening pace. The talk this year had certainly moved on from mobile internet (any mentions of which were pretty much greeted with a pitying scoff) and was all about (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Study shows gender differentiation in Facebook communication

Posted on June 17, 2016

A new study, published in journal PLoS One, shows the differences in the way men and women communicate on social networking platform Facebook.

Differences in (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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