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What Tolkien can teach you about selective indexing

Posted on January 31, 2011

aragornJ.R.R. Tolkien was a brilliant man by anyone’s reckoning. A noted English and literary scholar, Tolkien left a lasting literary legacy with his numerous fantasy novels. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is possibly the most famous of them today, but there’s a reason that many fans of the story have never made it through the books. Each book is (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Parents not helping kids by completing homework

Posted on January 30, 2011

There are many parents who think that by completing homework on a child’s behalf, they are doing their child a favour. However, teachers recognise work that hasn’t been completed by a child, especially when it is free of spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. Homework is given for a variety of reasons, including teaching the child to keep to deadlines. Parents who take over their kid’s homework may also be undermining their confidence, making them feel that they are (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

Sticks and stones may break your SEO

Posted on January 30, 2011

Anyone who’s ever heard the school-yard rhyme of ‘sticks and stones‘ has probably had a little moment of doubt. As much as you might resolve that ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,’ words can, in truth, be incredibly powerful things. When it comes to online reputation management and SEO, words can hurt your business far more than (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

Google to can spam says Cutts

Posted on January 29, 2011

Google is to tackle recent criticism of its search algorithm with efforts to take on ‘content farms’ and clean up its search results.

Although the company has expanded into many domains, search is where its core lies, and it claims to have listened to complaints from its users. Google guru and principal engineer, Matt Cutts, said (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

ACS Law solicitor quits in middle of trial

Posted on January 28, 2011

A lawyer for a firm that is the bane of internet file sharers everywhere has dramatically announced his decision to quit after receiving death threats.

Andrew Crossley
, a solicitor who was part of ACS Law’s campaign which accused internet users of illegally (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Britons abandon online stores due to website errors

Posted on January 27, 2011

The number of online shoppers soared during the Christmas period, beating last year’s figures, according to recent research. A survey carried out by Tealeaf and YouGov revealed that the numbers of online shoppers had increased, but 5.3 million customers had abandoned their shopping as a result of website problems including website errors, problems with the functioning of the site, delivery costs and complicated processes. (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

Why your website is not an iPhone

Posted on January 27, 2011

It may seem fairly obvious that your website is not an iPhone. The tell-tale clues are there. iPhones are mobile devices used to talk, text and post embarrassing photos of friends while on the go. Your website is a digital entity which serves customers and furthers the goals of your business. However, there are other, more subtle, reasons your site is not, and should not (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

Schmidt has Brin and gone as Google turns a new Page

Posted on January 26, 2011

In a shock announcement, Eric Schmidt has stepped aside as CEO of Google, allowing co-founder Larry Page to take over the reins.

Schmidt, 55, took on the role almost a decade ago, and was seen as a mentor to Google’s youthful leaders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and oversaw the company’s rise to become the biggest (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning
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