2011 - 8-digital

Google releases Zeitgeist 2010

Google has publicised their Zeitgeist, the popular and fastest rising queries from 2010. The search engine recorded billions of queries typed into Google search. Below are the outcomes: Fastest Rising 1. chatroulette 2. ipad 3. justin bieber 4. nicki minaj 5. friv 6. myxer 7. katy perry 8. twitter 9. gamezer 10. facebook Fastest Falling 1. swine
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Is the iPad taking over the world?

In Recent stats from Affiliate Window’s M-commerce white paper, the average conversion rate for iPad in august was 3.82%, compared to 1.9% for desktop. These stats state that retailers will need to optimize their websites if they want to take full advantage of iPad shoppers. This study was conducted using affiliate traffic so it is possible
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Google+ Pages Yay or Nay?

As announced on Monday Google have opened up their Google+ pages to businesses of all sizes, brands and celebrities in the hope to trump the already existing social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Their aim is to help build deeper relationships between any kind of businesses and their clients by allowing them to
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How To Optimise Local Listings

“When we track our local search rankings, how much should we focus on search terms that include a local term (e.g. town name, post code) vs. generic keywords without the local term?” This is a very common question amongst local consumers. In terms of optimising your local search, it is essential for you as a local
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Facebook Places service has now finished

Facebook has removed Facebook Places, an app for location-based offers, almost one year after it was released, due to the fact that the service was not being used as much as Facebook had originally expected. On the other hand, now Facebook is re-focusing its efforts on the Check-in service. Facebook is currently upgrading its “check
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Facebook removes Daily Facebook Deals

Facebook Deals were released in April 2011 as a trial programme. Facebook’s main objective was to offer online discounts and coupons from local business across five American cities: Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco (and recently Charlotte, Minneapolis and St. Louis were added). After testing Facebook Deals for four months, it was announced
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Facebook Aims to Replace Texting!

The world’s largest social media site, Facebook has released an instant messaging application for iPhone and Android service that permits users to exchange messages with a single friend or even a group, and has the option to send the message via SMS. The app also offers the option to send location information. So far Facebook’s
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Google buys Motorola’s mobile phone division for $12.5 billion

Google revealed today it is to buy Motorola’s mobile phone division that is responsible for the development and manufacturing of smartphones, tablets and accessories. Google brought the division for $12.5 billion (£7.7 billion), paying in cash $40 per share, which represents a bonus of 63% over the price of last Friday. With this acquisition, Google
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Google: a giant monster that never stops growing

When Microsoft released Bing, Google accused them of stealing Google’s search results. This week’s attacks have come after Google complained that Microsoft, Oracle and Apple were ganging up on it to stop Android through the use of “bogus” patents, which those companies apparently overpaid for, in Google’s esteemed wisdom. There has been a huge criticism on Google’s
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Google+ Users Soar Amid Social Network Clash

  The battle for social network users is heating up with research estimating the number of Google Plus users is rocketing. A study released this year found that the new service could have almost five million users in the US alone – up from 1.7 million users a week ago. Google is currently limiting the
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