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Google to set mobile-first as default for new sites

Posted on May 31, 2019

Search giant Google has recently announced that all new websites previously unknown to the company will be defaulted to the new mobile-first indexing as of July 1.

Furthermore, older sites that (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

You need a .com domain, insists misleading advert

Posted on May 30, 2019

A recent advert we heard on Spotify prompted howls of laughter at Engage Web, followed by sombre reflection. This quickly turned to anger as the reality of what we had just heard set in.

An ad for the (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Did Google Trends predict the EU election results?

Posted on May 29, 2019

Last week, I looked at Google Trends traffic to see if it could give us an insight into what would happen at the EU Parliamentary Elections that took place last Thursday.

I felt I should follow up on this regardless of whether the predictions were good, bad or indifferent. As it turned out, they were (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook finalises plans to introduce own cryptocurrency

Posted on May 28, 2019

Social giant Facebook is in the process of finalising plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, with the BBC reporting that company plans to do so by the first quarter of 2020.

The company is (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Why I’m performing stand-up comedy

Posted on May 24, 2019

As the self-professed ‘office comedian’ and someone who always enjoys standing up in front of people and showing off, it was only a matter of time before I followed one of my lifelong goals and entered into the (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Google admits storing passwords in plain text for over 10 years

Posted on May 23, 2019

Search giant Google has recently disclosed that it has discovered an issue whereby a number of G Suite users have had their passwords being stored in plain text format.

According to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Predicting the UK European Elections results with Google Trends

Posted on May 22, 2019

In the crazy year that was 2016, we started looking at the links between what people were searching for on Google, and how they were voting.

This started when I read that considerably more people had been searching for ‘Leave’ related topics than ‘Remain’ in the run-up to the UK’s referendum on European Union membership. Of course, the UK then (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Is social media affecting the EU elections?

Posted on May 21, 2019

This Thursday, the UK finds itself in the odd position of voting for politicians in an organisation it won’t be part of for much longer, and with the Cambridge Analytica scandal having played a role in the 2016 EU referendum and US Presidential Elections in the same year, some might be wondering whether we are again being (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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