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How I Grew My Organic Search Traffic 1465% in 12 Months

Steve D. Shaw | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Steve D. Shaw

In this post I share how, by following a specific strategy, I grew my organic search traffic by 1465% within just 12 months. That's nearly 16 times ...

The Age of the Algorithm

Miguel Milano | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Algorithms give us unprecedented analytical and prediction abilities. Using them, we are able to determine trends in human behaviour, changes in the output of machines and the occurrence of natural phenomena, to name just a few possibilities.

Google's Answer Boxes Demonstrate Appetite for E-A-T

Alastair Turner | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alastair Turner

Answer boxes are the boxes that appear at the top of the organic search results and attempt to answer the question in the query... most of these queries exist around answers with a fairly solid factual base, but Google's current focus on understanding the meaning behind searches and how prominently they are displayed means that ever greater importance is placed on high quality content.

What Does the Digital Future Hold for Brands?

James Root | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
James Root

So whilst many businesses will need to clean up their act, the key question is; what does the future hold for content? How can brands ensure they avoid penalisation, whilst delivering engaging content that's of value to users?

Paedophile Asks Google To Whitewash His Past After EU Decision

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Tech

A British politician seeking re-election has made requests to Google to have results removed from the search engine following the "right to be forgott...

Is This The Funniest Person On Twitter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Comedy

There are some people that take an internet medium - YouTube, Vine or Twitter, say - and truly make them their own. One such person is @AstonishingSod...

What Is Google 'Hummingbird'?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Tech

Google has announced a major shift in how it categorises and surfaces search links. Known as 'Hummingbird', the update to its search algorithm is t...

Google Unveils New Logo

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Tech

Google has announced a minor - but significant - redesign of its homepage and logo. By some measures, is the most visited address in the...

But What Has Google Ever Done for Us?

Alice Bonasio | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

In the past months there's been a seismic shift in how Google is perceived by the media, government and public in the UK. From being pretty much universally loved and admired as a bastion of corporate goodness Google now finds itself mocked for its "Don't Be Evil" slogan and accused of either condoning or facilitating a range of despicable deeds...

Should You Undo Your Own Digital Footprint?

Holly Seddon | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Tech
Holly Seddon

In 2013, my own kids just have to be able to scroll back far enough on my Facebook Timeline to see exactly the last time I got horrendously drunk and allowed someone to tag a picture of me (or was too pie-eyed to stop them), or to see me mouthing off about something, dropping the F-bomb all over the place.

'Google, How Do I Update You?'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Tech

You can now talk to Google. An upgrade to Google Chrome was announced last week which would allow you to carry on a conversation (albeit a fairly o...

The World Is a Better Place Thanks to Google

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Tech
Jackson Rawlings

Google may not be ethically unblemished, but to condemn the search giant, one must also condemn 90% of big business. Which is fine. Feel free to do that. I myself am not so keen on corporate hegemony, but why single out Google, when it's one of very few companies committed to more than just maximising profit.

Google Denies Search Results Show Racial Bias

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Tech

Google's search results display an apparent racial bias, a researcher has claimed. Harvard professor Latanya Sweeney said that "significant discrim...

Google's Financial Success: Is It That Surprising?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Google remains a highly valued company, yet the news that Google revenue has touched $50 billion came as a bit of surprise for many. It is intriguing that contrary to the expectations of analysts, Google still continues to raise its profits.

Why the SEO Industry Needs Standards (and Possibly Regulation)

Judith Lewis | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Tech
Judith Lewis

SEO can harm as well as heal, as it were. I am aware I can ruin a business as well as add millions on to the bottom line. I take the responsibility given to me by a client seriously but I know not all do. I'd like to see standards not as exclusionary but as simply something everyone must achieve to call themselves an SEO.

Google's Dull Lacquer Is Creating a Ronseal World

Steve Loynes | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK
Steve Loynes

The outside of the tin says wood varnish, and inside it's wood varnish. That's the perfect scenario for the monochrome world that the Google algorithm frequents, but it's bloody boring reading the outside of tins.

How Mobile Search Impacts Brands and Consumers

James Hilton | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Tech
James Hilton

Brands that adopt mobile first can take advantage of mobile search by building location data into their search results. Google search on mobile already provides results based on the users location for certain key words - such as food, coffee, petrol station - but only if the user has first agreed for Google to use their location.

Internet Giant Google Faces Identity Crisis

Marc Pinter-Krainer | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Tech
Marc Pinter-Krainer

In September last year, Google acquired restaurants review company Zagat in a deal worth $114 million. It followed this with its $700 million acquisition of ITA Software, the leading travel software and database provider in July 2010.

Google and Age Limits

John Carr | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Tech
John Carr

Something quite remarkable has happened at Google and it seems to have passed by largely unnoticed.

PICS: Google 'Invents' Calculator

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Tech

Google has invented the calculator. Ok, alright, not really. That was the ancient Sumerians. But they've just added a 34-button calculator to their...

Google Webmaster Warnings: Understanding and Managing Risk

Ben Wood | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Tech
Ben Wood

Since its inception, the key to the algorithm which powers the world's most powerful search engine has always been links. The number, quality and type of links that point to a website impact where it ranks for certain search terms and ever since the inception of the search engine itself, it has been an attribute which has been manipulated by search experts the world over.

Google Rolls Out Revamped Search Page

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Tech

Google is to revamp its search homepage. Soon, many of the tech giant's in-house services, such as YouTube, Maps and Gmail, will be available from a d...

Now It's Snowing On Your Desktop

Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Tech

Google is bidding to get people in the Christmas spirit by bringing snowfall to their desktops. When Google searching the term "let it snow" digita...

PICTURES: Royal Wedding, iPhone 5, And What Is Scampi? Britain's Top Google Searches

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK

The royal wedding rocketed to the head of the list of fastest rising top Google searches in Britain, as interest in Kate Middleton’s marriage to Pri...