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Search engines preferred to social media when looking for information

Posted on November 19, 2018

A study has shown that despite the growth of social media over the last decade, the vast majority of people would sooner use a search engine for recommendations and information than turn to the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.

The survey was orchestrated by Eli Schwarz of SurveyMonkey, and was carried out through SurveyMonkey itself. The results were highlighted in (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Successful Dragons’ Den pitch shows value of online reputation management

Posted on November 15, 2018

As a business owner with interests in a number of different industries, I love to watch business-related TV programs such as Dragons’ Den, The Profit, Shark Tank and even The Apprentice. I find it fascinating to see the mistakes people make (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Britain’s best and worst online retailers revealed by Which?

Posted on November 14, 2018

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up in the next fortnight, not to mention the seemingly ever-lengthening Christmas shopping season being well underway, a timely piece of research has ranked many of the UK’s e-retail sites from the e-xcellent to the e-mbarrassing.

Which? has conducted a survey that reviewed 117 retail websites, collating feedback from (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Children bully each other because adults do

Posted on November 12, 2018

‘Kids can be so cruel’ is a phrase often uttered by parents who hear of children being ganged up on or isolated by their peers. This may be in the school playgrounds or, as has become more common in recent years, via the internet and social media.

It is of course true that kids tend to lack the (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Which country has the world’s cheapest broadband?

Posted on November 6, 2018

If you’ve experienced any kind of internet outage in recent times, you will no doubt have found yourself wondering how we managed without it for so many years. With the way the world has changed over the last two decades, we are now at a point in time where broadband seems a necessity almost up there with (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Should outrageous behaviour be filmed or challenged?

Posted on October 25, 2018

Budget airline Ryanair has found itself under fire due to a video of a man on a flight who appears to launch a racist attack on an elderly black passenger, demanding her to be moved to another seat.

The video has understandably sparked criticism of the man himself, but also of the airline for not only failing to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Always let people know if you see mistakes on websites

Posted on October 24, 2018

It’s probably not a bad trait to have as an editor, but I am the sort of person where if I see something I know to be wrong, I have to let the person responsible know. Many people might see this as a pedantic and self-satisfied way of letting someone know they’re wrong, but I prefer to see it as (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Can DuckDuckGo break into the ‘Big Three’ search engines?

Posted on October 17, 2018

For a long time, SEO companies like ourselves have considered Google, Bing and Yahoo! to be the ‘Big Three’ search engines to monitor.

Of course, it’s really more a case of the ‘Big One’, with NetMarketShare.com statistics showing Google to be responsible for 78.05% of the search engine market share, but if we are to compile a top three and ignore (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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