Five great Google Easter eggs

Posted on April 13, 2017

In most cases, Google treats its search queries very seriously. It wants to give you the most relevant response to whatever you type in, and does so without comment or judgment. Now and again though, programmers like to have a bit of fun and sneak in little hidden features, jokes and messages that most people will never notice.

An ‘Easter egg’ is (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Teens say Google is cool

Posted on April 6, 2017

Recent research published by online giant Google has revealed the 10 brands considered to be the coolest in the world at the moment according to young people, and the search engine’s findings will no doubt have left it rather pleased with (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google rolls out Maps feature

Posted on March 23, 2017

Search giant Google has officially launched a new feature for its Maps service that allows a user to temporarily send their location to another user.

To gain access to this feature, users (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Have you spotted yourself on Google Street View?

Posted on March 17, 2017

Google Street View is one of my favourite tools on the internet and, as someone caught in a compromise between wanderlust and laziness, I find dragging Pegman onto streets all over the world strangely addictive.

What’s more, it seems like every time I go on it, there’s even more to see and do. As this Wikipedia page shows, Street View made its 213th update on Wednesday, now allowing you to venture into (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Tech giants create digital ad duopoly

Posted on March 16, 2017

According to a recent forecast presented by research group eMarketer, the digital advertising industry will see its duopoly tighten as Facebook and Google continue to assert their dominance.

eMarketer’s forecast shows that the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google to alter CAPTCHA form

Posted on March 15, 2017

Search giant Google has long requested that users decipher the most ineligible of squiggles to prove to the company that they are not spamming robots, but now the search giant has announced changes to its CAPTCHA forms that will make it easier for (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Restaurant gaffe a reminder that Google isn’t always right

Posted on March 6, 2017

With the world making 3.5 billion Google searches every day, the search engine giant is the most knowledgeable friend any of us has, and we trust it. It may have completely ruined the humble pub quiz, but having answers at our fingertips is very convenient, and means that the concept of not knowing something, or having to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google explains how to keep SEO up while your site’s down

Posted on March 2, 2017

However great your website is, it’s always likely that you may have to take it offline every now and again. This may be as a security precaution or so that you can perform maintenance work on the site, or for other deliberate reasons. Some website owners choose to take their sites offline at the weekend for (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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