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September 2013

Google overhauls search algo with Hummingbird

Google panda and penguin

Google have given themselves a 15th birthday present – a new search algorithm, built from the ground up and named Hummingbird. The algorithm was revealed in a press event to mark Google’s 15th anniversary, and detailed further in a SearchEngineLand report. In the article, the search news site claims that the new algorithm has been… more »

Senior PHP Developer Wanted!

First Internet are on the lookout for a senior PHP developer. For more information see the job listing here: Senior PHP Developer. Please note that we will firmly reject any agencies trying to contact us about this offering. All applicants should email a covering letter and CV to recruitment@firstinternet.co.uk, or apply online.

Junior PHP Developer Wanted!

First Internet are on the lookout for a junior PHP developer. For more information see the job listing here: Junior PHP Developer. Please note that we will firmly reject any agencies trying to contact us about this offering. All applicants should email a covering letter and CV to recruitment@firstinternet.co.uk, or apply online.

Tablets drive substantial growth in online retail

Ecommerce

The advent of tablets has had a significant role in increasing online spend, with many consumers now preferring to shop online rather than in person, according to a report from Verdict Retail. In newly published figures, the analyst notes the difference between the proportion who prefer to shop in ‘real-world’ stores, compared with the proportion… more »

Does www Matter?

Phil Tomlinson, Head of Development

You may notice that some websites force the use of www in front of their domain names, such as Facebook, and some do not, such as Twitter. While this probably goes unnoticed for most users I always wondered if there were any benefits or pitfalls of either way. The term WWW is an abbreviation of… more »

Google launches ‘always-on’ author attribution

Google Authorship Example

If you don’t like Google’s Authorship feature – which makes your name and Google+ profile image appear in search results alongside pages you wrote – you might need to be more careful about where you upload content in future. That is because Google have announced they will now add Authorship data to pages by default,… more »

Sign up for PPC in September and we’ll match your first month’s spend!

Kat

Want to give PPC a go but not sure where to start? Let us do the hard work for you! Plus, as an extra incentive, if you start your first campaign in September, we’ll match your first month’s spend up to £200! Contact us today to get started. One of the (many) great things about… more »

Yahoo! logo change unlikely to affect SEO

Yahoo new logo

It’s been a big week for the search engines, and for once Google have taken a back seat – but will any of the recent changes have any bearing on SEO for the individual search engines involved, or for SERPs as a whole? Let’s look first at the new Yahoo! logo, which has attracted a… more »

Six rules to follow for ‘killer’ web content

Rachel Cunnane

Not having enough content to “fill a page” is a common concern that we hear from our clients during the content population stage of building a website. Bulking out pages with filler content is unnecessary, exhausting (to write and to read) and ultimately, detrimental to the objectives of your website. Searching online for quality information,… more »