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IE failing could risk web snooping

Posted on December 30, 2012

A UK web analytics firm has revealed that users of Internet Explorer could be having their web use tracked, allowing firms to capitalise with targeted marketing.

The flaw has been discovered by London firm spider.io. It says that three of the biggest analytic companies in the world are already exploiting it too. In explaining the size of the problem, Doug de Jager said: (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Microsoft content takedowns target BBC and Wikipedia

Posted on October 15, 2012

Tech giant Microsoft, a protaganist for the introduction of rules and regulations in regards to content piracy on the net, sends a lot of requests for content removal on a daily basis.

However, data recently published has shown that the copyright infringement requests are wrongly requesting the removal of (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Market value of Google surges ahead of Microsoft

Posted on October 8, 2012

Monday 1st October 2012 was a memorable day for Google as the company’s market value surged ahead of Microsoft. This is the first time that Google has had a greater market value than Microsoft, with a closing value of (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Microsoft takes a nibble at Google

Posted on November 23, 2011

The latest Search Engine and Social Analysis from Hitwise has shown that Bing and Ask search engines, both operated by Microsoft, have increased their market share.

However, whilst this (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Google sets up sting for Bing amid accusations of copied search results

Posted on February 3, 2011

Many people in SEO are of the opinion that Google is the search engine of choice when optimising your website. It’s no surprise that other search engines aspire to be as big as it, but Google has accused search engine rival Microsoft of pilfering its own search results for Bing.

The realisation dawned on Google with its team for correcting typo errors in (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Companies complain to EU about their poor Google rankings

Posted on July 12, 2010

If your website doesn’t rank well within Google, you should probably seek the services of an SEO company. If you’re already receiving SEO services, or have an SEO consultant or in-house team on the case and you’re still not getting results, perhaps it’s time to change your search engine optimisation company?

Alternatively, you could take a leaf out of the book of three companies in particular, and complain to the EU that your website isn’t ranking in Google. If only every business did that about their website!

Incredibly, one of the companies complaining to the EU about their poor Google rankings is Microsoft. Microsoft isn’t happy about the Google rankings for its product reviews website Ciao.co.uk and, rather than conduct some SEO on the site, or evaluate the website’s current SEO, they’ve gone straight to the top and are crying foul about Google’s ranking algorithm to the EU.

The other two companies who are also crying foul are a French legal site, ejustice.fr, and a UK search engine called Foundem – no, we’ve never heard of them either and their website seems to feature (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Annoying Flash ads in Hotmail

Posted on June 29, 2010

As an SEO company, we pretty much despise Flash in all of its forms. Its inaccessibility for search engines is matched only by its capacity to annoy people when used as an advertising medium.

Recently, I spent a few house using a Hotmail inbox. Don’t ask, it was necessary. Anyway, while I was using this inbox to deal with a seemingly endless stream of emails I was presented with an advert on the right hand side of the screen. This ad showed a police officer running, and looked to be a static image ad.

Oh no, upon rolling over this ad (by mistake) it opened up, covering the screen with its full motion video of a policeman running through the streets. While I was using Hotmail for a few hours, this ad must have opened up over a dozen times as I accidentally touched it (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Bing and iPhones

Posted on June 19, 2010

Ever since the release of Microsoft’s updated Bing search engine, rumours have been rife in the SEO industry. At first, there was wild and even hopeful speculation that Bing would push Google from its place at the top of the search ladder – most of this came from Microsoft however. When it became apparent that this was not going to happen, or at least not happen as fast as some of the more outlandish commentators had predicted, rumour moved on to other areas of the net for Bing to conquer.

Now, rumour has settled onto speculation over Bing’s place in the smartphone industry. Talks have been on for a while between Microsoft and Apple about pushing Bing on the iPhone. If this change did occur, it would mean big things for Bing, and even (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones
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