Google Site Search

We’ve just launched a new beta version of the corporate website site search engine which will in the coming weeks replace the existing site search. The new system is powered by Google Site Search – a version of the search engine that restricts results to a given set of pages. Currently it is available for […]

Browser Support

A couple of weeks ago, Google announced that from 1 August 2011 they will be changing the way they support web browsers for their Google Apps products including Gmail. Their blog post gives a little more information: For web applications to spring even farther ahead of traditional software, our teams need to make use of […]

Google search results preview

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/5166463844/ Yesterday I noticed Google’s latest incremental feature on their search results page. It’s not long since they launched full results search as you type and now highlighting a search result pops up a thumbnail preview of the page. This means people will be able to judge the contents of a site before they even […]

Street View trike on campus

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/5139059393/ Back in March, Google added Ormskirk – and most of the rest of the country – to Google Street View. Today we were visited by the Google Street View trike to take imagery of the Ormskirk campus. Unlike roads which are photographed using a car, private property like university campuses and Disneyland Paris are […]

Return to Argleton

A few months ago I got a very curious phone call from Lawrence Grizzel, a producer for Punt PI on Radio 4. He was interested in doing an episode of the Steve Punt show about Argleton, the town that doesn’t exist that’s been covered to death on this blog for nearly three years! The two […]

Can you tell me how to find Topshop?

A couple of weeks ago my Twitter Search alerts for “Ormskirk” picked up the following: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903871923/ I was intrigued so searched Google Maps for “topshop near ormskirk” and sure enough, not one but two mystery Topshops were marked on the map. http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903870211/ Obviously this isn’t the case so why are Google showing them on the map? The […]