Blog Entries From 8-digital Marketing Agency

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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Need a Local Business? Well Search officially Rules!

When Internet users look for a local business, search is the winner according to research from Local Search Association. The majority of 18 to 34 preferred search, as did those aged 35 to 54.  Among older users of 55+, yellow pages are still used as the first point of call to find a local business rather than search engines
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New gTLDs

A fundamental change to the way brands, consumers and SEO companies connect on the Internet is among us. Icann, the power accountable for Internet domains, has agreed a plan to expand the 22 currently available domains (.com, .net, etc.) to permit trusted brands and organisations to apply to own and operate their own gTLDs (generic top-level domains). Business leaders must
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Twitter launches the follow button for websites

Twitter has launched a new “follow button” which will allow users to follow accounts directly from any website. By clicking on the “follow button”, Twitter users can subscribe to updates directly from the website’s Twitter account.  You can also see the profile and newest Tweets of the account you want to follow by clicking the username next
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