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    Engage Web August 2013 - Engage Web

    Hosting companies need to do more to keep things updated

    Posted on August 31, 2013

    With the addition of generators into PHP 5.5, giving us greater ability to traverse large amounts of data without the heavy memory impact, the following question has to be asked: is it the hosting company’s responsibility – or even duty – to keep versions of the software on its hosting up (more…)

    Posted by Steven

    The growing importance of infographics

    Posted on August 30, 2013

    In a world saturated with adverts, stories and statistics, and with the internet only a mere click away, there is a real danger of consumers being overloaded – trawling through so much information can be monotonous.

    A well-designed infographic, however, can set companies apart from their competitors and should also enhance brand awareness. So many companies and organisations now are (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    Amazon glitch brings down Netflix and Instagram

    Posted on August 29, 2013

    Software issues at an Amazon data centre managed to knock out a number of major online services over the weekend.

    Users of Netflix and Instagram, among other services, experienced access problems for several hours on Sunday.

    All of the services that experienced issues rely on (more…)

    Posted by Richard Bell

    Keyword Planner replaces Keyword Tool – changes explained

    Posted on August 28, 2013

    Google recently replaced its Keyword Tool with Keyword Planner in a bid to make it easier for marketers to plan their search campaigns.

    Keyword Planner combines the functionality of (more…)

    Posted by Richard Bell

    Google has ‘robo-taxi’ service in the pipeline, say reports

    Posted on August 27, 2013

    Web giant Google is considering turning its innovative, self-driving vehicles into ‘robo-taxis’ in a bid to bring the technology into mainstream use, according to some reports.

    If the web giant does introduce its own version of (more…)

    Posted by Richard Bell

    Lincolnshire resident starts recording local lingo

    Posted on August 26, 2013

    A woman from Grimsby is attempting to record the words and nuances of a much forgotten local dialect, before it disappears from history altogether.

    Loretta Rivett is also trying to teach this to others, including kids, by hosting a number of sessions in the area’s main library.

    It is in recording the unique words, many of (more…)

    Posted by Matt Jones

    Are you local?

    Posted on August 24, 2013

    During recent developments tasks, the benefits of a local testing server have become apparent. With a plethora of options available, the tool in question today is WAMP.

    Before we (more…)

    Posted by Steven

    The importance of long tail keywords

    Posted on August 23, 2013

    By typing something as ambiguous as ‘television’ into Google, a user will generate all kinds of results, leaving them with a wide range of options to choose from. This means the (more…)

    Posted by John Murray
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