Engage Web September 2011 - Page 2 of 5 - Engage Web

    Bing advances on Google’s personalised search

    Posted on September 23, 2011

    The competition between Google and Bing is becoming ever hotter, with the latter rolling out a new aspect to its US search engine from mid-September. Adaptive Search, which takes information from a user’s previous searches to inform future searches, was announced on the Bing blog and at the (more…)

    Posted by Carl Hopkinson

    Facebook’s ‘subscribe’ opens media possibilities

    Posted on September 22, 2011

    Facebook has edged a step closer to becoming an all-round social media service, now allowing followers as well as friendships. Users can now ‘subscribe’ to other Facebook accounts, rather than clicking on the ‘friend’ button, accessing news items from a personal account without being exposed to (more…)

    Posted by Carl Hopkinson

    Survey reveals problems with spelling and grammatical errors

    Posted on September 22, 2011

    According to a survey carried out by an online recruitment company, spelling and grammatical errors are the number one reason for a job application being discarded by potential employers. Out of 1,000 employers, 63 percent agreed that mistakes would put them off someone’s application. (more…)

    Posted by Matt Jones

    Americans favour Facebook over Google

    Posted on September 21, 2011

    A survey conducted by Nielson, the world leader of information provision has revealed that Americans spend more time using Facebook and other social networking sites than search engines and email. Social media sites account for 22.5 percent of the time spent (more…)

    Posted by Matt Jones

    Advertising restrictions could affect Google revenue

    Posted on September 20, 2011

    Restrictions for advertising on Google are being considered by the Office of Fair Trading, mainly concerning debt management companies. The restrictions would also affect social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. According to a document containing (more…)

    Posted by Cheryl Mathews

    Newly acquired Zagat becomes latest offering from Google

    Posted on September 19, 2011

    Google is proud to announce the acquisition of Zagat, a restaurant review service that rates an establishment based on service provided, quality of food and the décor. The search engine giant purchased the restaurant review business last week, in an attempt to boost (more…)

    Posted by Carl Hopkinson

    Google predicts thousands of jobs as e-commerce expands

    Posted on September 18, 2011

    A prediction by the vice president of Google Europe, Philipp Schindler brings new hope to the UK economy this week. Schindler, who’s based in London, believes that (more…)

    Posted by Matt Jones

    Bing pushes social and movies for mobile

    Posted on September 17, 2011

    Bing rolled out some new features for mobile search recently, with Facebook and movies released for its mobile edition, Bing Mobile Browse. The search engine, which has (more…)

    Posted by Cheryl Mathews
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