Blog Entries From 8-digital Marketing Agency

Yahoo launches instant search and goes into competition with Google Instant

Yahoo has launched an instant search engine which produces search results in real time. Called “Search Direct,” Yahoo says this still-in-beta service will provide “a fast, simple search experience that goes beyond a list of blue links.” The search engine will show results as users type in search terms, updating as soon as letters or
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Topsy Offers a Real-time Social Search

Topsy has just launched a new search engine that shows up new exciting videos that are being shared on Twitter. The company that offers real-time search for the social web, has announced that it will now offer video search options that allow users to find the hottest clips on Twitter. The rise of video marketing has been long reported and
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Third-party Twitter applications under threat

The “official” software for Twitter may soon be the only way to access it has been reported. Twitter has worried many software developers by suggesting they stop making “clients” that let users write, read and respond to Tweets. The move has been seen by many as a way in which Twitter can take control of
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Japan’s earthquake shows the power of social media in times of crisis.

In the UK, we can only imagine the devastation which occurred in Japan, and the concerning high number of deaths and more people missing. One of the scariest factors many don’t consider when an event like this occurs is how the avenues of communication shut down.Telephone lines are reported to be down for most of
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Google’s Panda Algorithm Update

Google’s recent algorithm update is aimed at improving the quality of search results. It has had both positive and negative feedback however and seems to be that the results are in fact better now, but still not perfect. Despite the improvement in overall search quality in general, there have been many sites to suffer the consequences of the update
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Local Online Search Statistics for Small Business

Local Online Search Statistics for Small Business 90% of online commercial searches result in offline bricks and mortar purchases (comScore) 82% of local searchers follow up offline via an in-store visit, phone call or purchase (TMP/comScore) 74% of Internet users perform local searches (Kelsey Group) 61% of local searches result in purchases (TMP/comScore) 54% of Internet users would rather use the
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Goodbye Yellow Pages

Within the mobile world we now live in, it has become even more important for businesses looking to attract local customers to turn their minds to ‘Local Search’. Have you noticed the Yellow Pages getting thinner recently – its all to do with the shift in the way in which people now discover local products and services.
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Facebook Deals Launching in the UK today

Since facebook launched Facebook Deals in the USA last November we have been waiting for the UK release and today they have revealed its coming! Launch partners include Starbucks, they are offering a  free filter coffee to those who check in today, Debenhams, Argos, Alton Towers, O2 and Mazda. “We all love a bargain so whether you’re
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Google Changes Algorithm

“In the last few days we developed an algorithmic solution which detects the merchant from the Times article along with hundreds of other merchants that, in our opinion, provide an extremely poor user experience. The algorithm we incorporated into our search rankings represents an initial solution to this issue, and Google users are now getting
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