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Apple iPhone the Tipping-Point for Mobile Internet?

Posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2007 under Marketing,Search Engines,Standards,Technology,Usability

Here comes the iPhone. It looks great, Apple are fated for their customer-centric products, and the feature set may revolutionise how we interact with our phones.

But could the iPhone herald the genesis of the Mobile Internet we are waiting to get?

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A New Year, Some New Ideas, and My Time for Free!

Posted on Sunday, January 7th, 2007 under Clients,Keywords,Link Bait,Search Engine Optimisation

First post of 2007, some thoughts, some ideas, and free site reviews and advice. Read on and leave your URL in the comments.

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Merry Christmas

Posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2006 under General

Season’s greetings to one and all :grin:

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Link Sellers, Duplicate Content & AdSense Guidelines – Google Pronouncements

Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 under Google,Search Engines,SEM

Google seems to be coming more vocal in how it communicates with webmasters.

Here are a couple of recent pronouncements from Google that are definitely worth a look.

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Search Marketing in Emerging Markets

Posted on Monday, December 18th, 2006 under Blogs,Search Engine Optimisation,SEM,SEO

A quick fluffy link to an interesting post about Search Marketing in Portugal.

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Google now Selling Domains

Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2006 under Google,Search Engines,WebDev

Get your .COM domains from Google for $10 per year including private registration.

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Really Simple Guide to RSS

As the title suggests, this is A Really Simple Guide to RSS.

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How Safe are Search Results?

Posted on Thursday, December 14th, 2006 under Search Engines,Security,Statistics

New report from McAfee SiteAdvisor on study comparing the safety risks of the sites listed in the top results for 1,500 search queries.

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Google Search for US Patents

Posted on Thursday, December 14th, 2006 under Google,Search Engines,WebDev

Google launches Patent Search for US patents using the familiar Book Search interface.

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eGovernment Accessibility Analysis

Posted on Sunday, December 10th, 2006 under Browsers,CSS,JavaScript,Standards,Usability,WebDev

A study into the Accessibility of major Government, Public and Political websites.

The full study is available for download from within this post.

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Spammers Target Moscow Children’s Hospital – savechilds.net Nasty Xmas Scam

Posted on Thursday, December 7th, 2006 under General,Security

How low will they go?

Spammers target Moscow Children’s Hospital with slick charity website and copious amounts of spam asking to ‘HELP SAVE THE CHILDREN!’.


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If You’re Going To Steal Someone’s Design…

Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 under CSS,Security

…you had better not leave blatently obvious tracks :D

[WARNING: not workplace safe]

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Dublin Might be Ready for Vista, But is Microsoft?

Posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 under Browsers,Marketing,Security,Technology

ready for a new day?

Er, um, well, maybe. I’m not so sure Microsoft was though.

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Irish Property Sites Keeping an Eye on Each Other?

Posted on Monday, December 4th, 2006 under Search Engines,SEO,Statistics

Sometimes the things you stumble upon are the most interesting.

Someone has set up a tracker for the main Irish property websites, and the charts are quite fascinating.

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What’s Up with Google and Thinkhouse PR?

Posted on Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 under Blogs,Google,Search Engines

When and why do Google de-index pages?

Perhaps it’s just me, but when 2 pages about Thinkhouse PR disappear from Google’s index there’s something fishy going on…

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Spammers Crack Me Up

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2006 under Blogs,Security

Sometimes spammers can put a smile on your face.

For me today is one of those days :mrgreen:

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Posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 under General,Marketing,Statistics,Usability,WebDev

the Golden Spider was awarded to Moviestar.ie for its performance, as a functioning site in addition to design, innovation, content, navigation, technology, interactivity and ease of use.


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Internet Video Eating Into TV Time

Posted on Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 under Marketing,Statistics,Technology

Should we be taking far more interest in Internet and Mobile video?

Well, according to an ICM poll for the BBC TV, time is being forfeited for these new emerging technologies.

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Ireland.com Search Feature Broken

Posted on Monday, November 27th, 2006 under General,Search Engines,WebDev

How does ‘house price inflation’ become ‘hous price inflat’? Or ‘minister cowen’ become ‘minist cowen’?

Simple, just type them into the new Ireland.com search engine.

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Coming Out

Posted on Sunday, November 26th, 2006 under General

It’s something I thought I wouldn’t do until next year some time. It wasn’t that I’ve been planning it or anything, but some things just happen out of the blue.

But I know that the sooner I come out the quicker I can get on with things. OK, let me take a deep breath…

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Golden Spider Awards – The Results

Posted on Friday, November 24th, 2006 under Browsers,CSS,Marketing,Standards,Usability,WebDev

The entries this year were outstanding and testament to the strength of the Irish internet industry. These awards provide an important opportunity to recognise and showcase online excellence.

Mr. Cathal Magee, MD eircom

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When You Get Exposure Leverage It

Posted on Friday, November 24th, 2006 under Marketing,Technology,Usability,WebDev

What would you give for a free interview on national radio with Pat Kenny to pitch your latest product? As they say, you couldn’t pay for media like that. Not to mention that it’s free.

And let’s say the primary sale channel was your website – would you try to ensure that this cutting-edge product was heavily promoted on your site?

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More problems for MSN Live!

Posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 under Google,Search Engine Optimisation,Search Engines,Security

Unofficial MSN Live! page removal tool. What’s the big deal with that?

Well it’s not only your own pages that can be removed. This is a terrible, terrible hole in MSN’s algorithm.

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Google’s Head of Research on SERP Split Testing

Posted on Monday, November 20th, 2006 under Google,Search Engine Optimisation,Search Engines,SEM

Have you seen any strange results in Google’s search results? Maybe asking if the link you clicked was useful?

Here are some interesting remarks made by Google’s Director of Research, and a few strange cases of Google soliciting feedback from users.

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Quick Fluffy Link :-)

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2006 under General,Search Engines,WebDev

Yahoo! have launched a new updated version of their mapping technology and Ireland has ‘comprehensive’ coverage.

Pretty good so far :grin:

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Does Google Know Your MSN & Y! Searches?

Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2006 under Browsers,Google,JavaScript,Search Engines,Security

Very interesting find by SEO by the SEA. It appears that your browser is sharing your search history with all and sundry.

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Ever wonder Who Really Does Send You All That SPAM?

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2006 under General,Security

Ever wondered who actually does send you all that spam every day?

Meet the culprits.

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Search Engines Group-Hug Sitemaps & Mobile Ads come to Ireland

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2006 under Google,Marketing,Search Engine Optimisation,Search Engines,Technology

Two interesting pieces of news from Google today – universal Sitemaps and Mobile Ads come to Ireland.

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If I Had Taken My Own Advice….

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2006 under Browsers,CSS,Standards,WebDev

I wouldn’t have this to write about :D

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Did Tax-Payers Money Pay For This?

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 under General,Marketing,Standards,WebDev

What you do with your private website is entirely up to you.

But what happens when it’s a public website we’re talking about?

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If Anything Seems A Bit Strange…

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 under General

I just moved servers to a nice dual failover clustered set-up. Should be nice and quick (I hope). So if anything breaks or just seems a bit weird that’s probably the cause

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Are Your Adwords Campaigns Leaking?

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 under Google,Keywords,Marketing,PPC,Search Engines,SEM

Do you use Google Adwords to promote your website? Could you be spending large sums of money with no chance of making a return?

Quite a lot of sites are you know…

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Access To Keyword Discovery For $1

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 under Keywords,Search Engine Optimisation,SEO

Keyword Discovery is one of the top keyword research tools available. The only problem is it’s expensive. But a new tool launching today lets you access Keyword Discovery’s database for just $9.95 per month. Trial accounts are just $1.

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Mozilla Thunderbird Critical Bug

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2006 under General,Security

It appears that there may be a critical bug in the latest version of Mozilla Thunderbird.

This bug could result in the permanent lose of data.

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The Quick & Easy Guide to Better HTML

Posted on Sunday, November 12th, 2006 under Browsers,CSS,Standards,Statistics,Technology,WebDev

We all want them. Visitors have a better experience. Searchers find what they’re looking for. Site owners enjoy more prosperity. And the Internet community have something to pour praise on. So what’s holding Ireland’s websites back?

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Euro Business Guide Spam and Scam Warning

Posted on Friday, November 10th, 2006 under General,Security

Beware the Euro Business Directory spam and scam emails.

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Bad Technology Day

Posted on Friday, November 10th, 2006 under General,Technology

I’ve had some problems with both email and voice mail *sigh* so if you tried to get me and didn’t hear back I promise I’m not ignoring you.

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Golden Spider Awards – Are These Really Ireland’s Best Websites?

Posted on Monday, November 6th, 2006 under CSS,JavaScript,Marketing,Standards,Statistics,WebDev

The full results from the accessibility and standards compliance analysis of all websites short-listed for the 2006 Golden Spiders awards.

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Golden Spiders Analysis Notes

Posted on Monday, November 6th, 2006 under CSS,JavaScript,Standards,Statistics,WebDev

Notes to accompany my analysis.

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Golden Spiders Take #4

Posted on Monday, November 6th, 2006 under CSS,JavaScript,Standards,Statistics,WebDev

Here are the results for those websites short-listed in categories 13 – 16.

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