Blog Entries From 8-digital Marketing Agency

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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Facebook Mobile Inbox & deals

Facebook have introduced more clever ways to connect on your mobile devices. Facebook Deals Find Deals on iPhone Using Places on the iPhone already lets you share where you are and find nearby friends. Now with the iPhone 3.3 application, you can also find nearby deals from your favorite businesses–from restaurants down the block to
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New search engine Blekko offers a way to “slash the web”

The search engine fight is no longer just between only Google and Bing! New challenger Blekko is here, opening to limited beta testing today. It offers a compelling way to “slash the web” and put a particular spin on your search results. Blekko isn’t a Google-killer and isn’t trying to be but Blekko’s “slashtags” are a unique
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Facebook expected to launch ‘Gmail rival’

Social media giant, Facebook are said to be introducing a new messaging system which could compete with other well-known messaging systems such as Google’s Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail. Facebook is known to have more than 500 million users worldwide and are due to host a special event in San Francisco on Monday at 1000 (1800
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30% of Europeans now shop via a mobile device

A recent study that was carried out with 1500 people across the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain by IDC for Akamai Technologies showed that 30% of European online shoppers are using or plan to use their mobile devices for e-commerce in the coming year. 10% are said to be already using their mobile/smart phones for retail/price
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Facebook Deals

Facebook have recently launched their new Facebook Deals. It adds to their range of pages such as Facebook Pages, Facebook Ads, and most recently, Facebook Places which help users and businesses share, connect and interact with one another. Deals gives businesses the opportunity to reward customers when they check in on Facebook, and this helps generates
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Google’s new Place Search

Google has now launched their new presentation of local results, which is now called Place Search. It offers a completely different look and feel of SERPs on Google.com. Going forward, if Google thinks you’re performing a local search, it will default the results to a Place Search. If you don’t include any specific location information like
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Mobile Sites – is your company ready?

Mobile Internet Use is growing faster then ever. Users are now able to access information ‘on-the-go’ at good speeds across 3G networks and Wi-Fi hotspots. Look at your analytics and your will see the referring browsers now include mobile devices – Mobile Phone Internet browsers commonly include IE, Safari and Chrome – This Analytics chart
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2 BILLION PLUS Internet users by 2011

United Nations statistics has suggested that one third of the world’s population will be online by the end of 2010. Online users have doubled to two billion in the last five years according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The data shows that connections in the developed world still outstrip those in the developing world.
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Social Media Integration

Creative agency heads are asking a new question when they begin to develop a new campaign: “What is it are going to want to engage in?” says Paul Gunning, Chief Executive Officer, Tribal DDB Worldwide. When ad execs find the answer, then they start to think about social, TV, radio and print. – A
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