Engage Web January 2012 - Engage Web

Bath publisher apologises for spelling mistakes in Disney books

Posted on January 31, 2012

Bath-based publisher Parragon has apologised for a series of Disney books which have been found to contain 70 different errors. The errors ranged from spelling mistakes to a picture of Doc, from the book Snow White, without his distinctive glasses. The mistakes came to light when Linda Weeks, a librarian, was reading the books to her daughter. (more…)

Posted by Jenny C

New privacy policy announcement by Google causes concern

Posted on January 31, 2012

Last week Google announced that there would be some changes to its privacy settings. The announcement made it clear that information of users is collected and compiled, measuring the activity of each user on various sites including Google search, YouTube and Gmail. The changes have proved to be a cause for concern for some, including Congress members in the US.

According to Google, the data collected is used to improve the experience of users of Google products, like the targeting of advertisements. A letter was composed and sent by eight members of Congress to the CEO of Google, Larry Page, requesting further (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

US research analyses length of search queries

Posted on January 30, 2012

According to a recent study, users of Ask.com are likely to use the longest search queries of all significant search engines.

The US study, its findings have (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Social networks strike back against Google

Posted on January 29, 2012

Companies that maintain a presence on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook will likely have to give a lot more credence to their SEO strategies on the platforms, if a new approach to search is taken up by the masses.

In a first of its kind, the two major players have joined forces with (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Google layout latest search change

Posted on January 28, 2012

Google has confirmed the details of its latest algorithm update; this one is targeting websites that are deemed to be too reliant on adverts.

The change is in reaction to (more…)

Posted by Matt Jones

Study indicates memory is altered by the Internet

Posted on January 27, 2012

A recent study indicates that the memory is being replaced by the Internet, as we become increasingly reliant on Google for answers. United States researchers from the (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

Facebook boosts UK economy

Posted on January 26, 2012

Facebook contributes more than £2bn to the UK economy annually, according to a report conducted by Deloitte on behalf of the social networking site. The report indicates Facebook is indirectly responsible for the development of an “app economy” worth nearly £500 (more…)

Posted by Cheryl Mathews

What next for SOPA & PIPA?

Posted on January 25, 2012

Last week was largely dominated by the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) bills in the US. Both are controversial legislations, so there was much protestation taking place online.

Google blacked out its logo (more…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson
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