Posts tagged with Social Media

Classified ads rise in popularity

Traffic to the largest classified advertising websites has grown by almost 50% in the last year, according to new research.

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Yahoo debuts Answers in UK

Yahoo UK has officially launched its Answers social search tool in what the portal says its biggest ad campaign for five years.

The Q&A service, which has been in beta since April, presents user-generated answers to queries rather than algorithm-based results.

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Rand's top tips on how to increase blog traffic

Rand at SEOmoz has published another fine article, this time on how to attract more traffic to your blog.

The article contains 21 tips, including ‘Choose the right blog software’, ‘Tag your content’, ‘Only one post in 20 can be linkbait’ and ‘Use a human voice’. Rand’s post is linkbait of the very best variety, since it is original, valuable content, so I’m linking to it.

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Jakob loves easy search words, but ignores labels and tags

Jakob Nielsen has been making some noise this week, ostensibly to promote his new book, about the benefits of speaking in the language that can be easily understood by users.

In the Age of Google this 20-year old ‘speak the user’s the language’ usability maxim has a fresh impetus, since many users begin a web journey on a search engine, by typing in a search query.

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Red Hat develops open source widget-based portal

Linux software maker Red Hat is quietly developing an open source portal that aggregates applications from mainstream sites such as Flickr and Rhapsody, reports Internet Financial News . 

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Microsoft inks ad deal with Facebook

After losing out to Google in the race to sign up Myspace as an advertising client, Microsoft has landed a deal with the US' second largest social networking site Facebook.

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Brits trust old media over new

The British public still consider traditional media brands to be far more trustworthy than blogs, according to a survey commissioned by interactive marketing company Telecom Express .

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Friendster receives VC boost

Troubled social networking site Friendster is set to announce some $10 million in VC funding to help it regain ground on its rivals, according to the Wall Street Journal .

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Myspace is ‘hotbed for spyware’

Online communities such as Myspace are becoming a major target for spyware creators, security company Webroot has warned.

The group says spyware infection rates have returned to 2004 peak levels as cyber criminals focus on new distribution channels such as social networking sites.

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Digital Bites - A Week In The Video Downloads Sector

LOVEFiLM's Craig Sullivan provides a weekly overview of the key news stories to emerge this week in the online video sector.

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Travelhiker launches community site for travellers

A new social networking site has gone live, providing user-generated information for holidaymakers and UK commuters.

Travelhiker launches

Founded by 27 year old Oxford grad James Holmes, Travelhiker.com allows members to share photos, diaries and reviews, as well as to find companions for trips.

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How much traffic can Digg or Google News drive to your site?

Whilst looking through our site visitors stats recently I noticed two big spikes in traffic.

What may have caused them...?

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