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The Prohibition Seven Days of Social

Fast moving, always adapting and often controversial, social media is an area where many of us have divided opinions. We like to keep our ear to the ground in the social media world, and as the week comes to an end, we’ve put together a few of our favourite pieces of social media content from …Read More

18 Apr '13

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Violation of Google’s Guidelines Will Result in Damaged PageRank

Google’s latest announcement has made it official that selling page links and including paid-for placements on your blog can and will damage your PageRank. In the announcement Matt Cutts, Google’s Head of Web Spam stated that ‘selling links (or entire advertorial pages with embedded links) that pass PageRank violates our quality guidelines, and Google does …Read More

01 Apr '13

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The 10 Best April Fools Stunts

Google Regular pranksters Google certainly did not disappoint this year! Now I could probably write a whole post purely on Google’s April Fools stunts from yesterday, but I’ll cut to the chase: Google Nose: First up is Google Nose, as its name implies, the service lets you search to find out what your queries smell …Read More

Are we giving away FREE private information online?

Google services may seem to be free however recent research shows that our personal information is set to be worth up to $5,000 a year! According to the Colin and Collin report users of sites like Facebook and Google are classified as unpaid labourers. Essentially the report suggests that the amount of time we spend …Read More

21 Jan '13

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Update your status and risk being deemed a criminal…

If we have a Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Bebo or Google plus accounts, are we instantly deemed criminals? Following a report from the Guardian.co.uk this could now be the case…. The report was recently carried out by the Government’s chief scientist and highlighted that those of the general public, who are expressing their daily lives online …Read More

10 Jul '12

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The PR benefits of Google Hangouts

We are all aware of the Skype and FaceBook video call, but the latest of social networking platformsGoogle+ has recently released its own version of video calling “Google Hangouts“. Facebook’s video calling is only one-to-one calling, with limits on the other activity that you can do on the site once on a call, and on …Read More

19 Apr '12

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Five PR Tips for Google+ Brand Pages

When Google+ first launched, it was limited to only personal accounts, restricting businesses from creating Google+ profiles. However, Google+ Pages are now available for personal and business use alike. The service is rather similar to Facebook in concept, being a social media site, but it is a bit more restrictive. For example, you cannot contact …Read More

17 Nov '11

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Google + brands = ?

The June launch of Google+ was met with a mixture of intrigue and bemusement. Intrigue because social media has become such a phenomenon in the second decade of the 21st Century that anything new inevitably provokes curiosity. Bemusement for much the same reason – in an online world which offers Facebook and Twitter, who needs …Read More