Google facts and figures – data for the obsessed

Posted by Dave CollinsGeneral

Many thanks to Dirk Paessler for sending this my way: “Google has perhaps more than any other company become “The Internet Company.” It’s grown hand in hand with the internet and its entire business model has from the start been totally focused on the internet as a delivery platform. And let’s face it, Google is a pretty interesting company. In … Read More

Urchin Madness? Over-reporting is the norm

Posted by Dave CollinsWebsite Optimisation

We recently made the switch from ClickTracks to Urchin, mainly because Lyris have bafflingly chosen to leave ClickTracks to gather dust and slowly decay. As our company has been using ClickTracks since 2003, making the move from the familiar to the unknown has been understandably painful but necessary. However in our initial tests, we were surprised to see Urchin significantly … Read More

New Google AdWords phishing attempts – beware

Posted by Dave CollinsGoogle AdWords

A new AdWords phishing attempt seem to be making the rounds: The link points to adwords.google-ge.com/accounts/signin.html Don’t fall for it. If you get any such email, go directly to your browser and login as you normally would. Don’t click the links. Let’s be careful out there.

Introducing the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

From the joint-horse’s mouth: “Microsoft and Yahoo! have now received regulatory clearance to form the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance in the United States and European Union. This milestone is an exciting step in our effort to give your business a time-saving and cost-efficient way to connect with a larger combined audience of potential customers.“ Let’s face it, Google could … Read More

Flattry will get you nowhere

Posted by Dave CollinsGeneral

Remember Pirate Bay? Peter Sunde was one of the ‘innovators’ behind Pirate Bay – a venture that resulted in his one year prison sentence and a fine of over three million US dollars. Mr. Sunde and his other pirate friends are requesting a retrial, and it appears that his sentence may be affecting his outlook of the world. Flattr is … Read More

Google Buzz, Wave, Talk and Hype

Posted by Dave CollinsGeneral

Google have announced the launch of Google Buzz: “a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting.“ I know what you’re thinking. Google Wave? No. “Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration.“ And Google Talk, in case you’re wondering, is a tool to “Chat with friends and family on the internet“. So Buzz … Read More

Google Wave bye-bye

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

Hype is a powerful thing, but behind all great marketing has to be (at the very least) a good product. Otherwise it’s little more than noise. Google Wave set out to be a solution to a problem that most people don’t have. Which is why, according to Business Insider, web visits to Google Wave have dropped sharply. Having used it … Read More