Engage Web August 2011 - Engage Web

Google+ tipped to beat Facebook by tech developers

Posted on August 31, 2011

The Google+ social networking tool has not been in existence for a short time, but already tech developers are convinced that it will catch up with its number one rival, Facebook. A quarterly survey by Appcelerator, a Web development tool maker (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

False promises and lies that SEO salesmen say to get a sale

Posted on August 30, 2011

A client of ours this week was approached by a salesman from an SEO company touting for their business. This is quite common as there are a lot of SEO companies out there, and business owners tend to have to field a lot of sales calls from companies who claim they can do it better, cheaper or quicker than the next person. However, some of these SEO companies make outlandish statements in an attempt to get a sale, and this particular SEO agency declared to our client that (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Know where to aim with local SEO

Posted on August 29, 2011

So, the site promoting your local business isn’t doing as well as you wanted. You have a look at the advice around the net, and you decide that SEO is the way to go. Then, either because you want to aim big or because you’ve fallen for one of the clever SEO (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

A third of primary school children below standard in the “three Rs”

Posted on August 29, 2011

According to experts, one third of primary school children will start secondary school with standards falling far short of expected in the core subjects. Experts believe that more than 60 percent will have achieved the standards expected for their age group. If this happens, with a third of children not reaching the required standards, 170,000 children across the United Kingdom will start secondary school below the accepted level of education. (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

User links – a good or bad thing?

Posted on August 28, 2011

There are a few search engine optimisation experts who argue against allowing users to post links on a website. They argue this for a reason. Letting other people post their links on your pages can be risky business, even if you do have a filtering process in place. On the other hand, refusing to (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

TMI: when not to share in social media

Posted on August 27, 2011

Social media encourages sharing. If nothing else, sharing is prompted by the constant need for content. If you’re stuck for something to post as your second tweet for the day, forwarding something you’ve come across can seem like a great idea. But what does it do to your (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Google Relate helps you find web content of interest

Posted on August 26, 2011

A new tool launched by Google has been designed to help users find related web content when browsing for relevant pages. A bar appears at the bottom of your browser, complete with suggestions for similar pages. A number of free Google tools have been launched recently, all to (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Social media not used to full advantage by small businesses

Posted on August 25, 2011

According to a survey conducted by TalkTalk Business, Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) aren’t harnessing the full benefits of social media. With a (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews
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