I've just noticed Google has a different format for grouping a set of links under one result - when searching for Edge Hill University for example. They've been doing this kind of thing for a while but not in the two column format and I don't know what Google calls this format so can't search … Continue reading New Google quick links format?
Yesterday Sam and I went to a talk organised by MERIT and presented by Jan Klin titled "Advanced Search Engine Marketing - A Fast Track Approach to the Google Top Spot". Now, I'd admit that I've always considered SEO a bit of a dark art and people specialising in it had something of the Derek … Continue reading Can you find what you’re looking for?
If you thought that the <marquee> tag was... well... a bit 1995 then you'd be right, but that was the first thing that I noticed on the all new Technorati homepage. If you've not come across Technorati before, it's basically a search engine for blogs. Unlike most search engines such as Google it has very … Continue reading Technorati Revamped
Google announced yesterday that they'll be launching "universal search" where results from video, images, books, maps and so on will be blended into web search results. This has been around for a little while in the form of the "onebox" - a few image results or products shown at the top of the page - … Continue reading Google universal search
I think it's fair to say that the analysis of web traffic is a somewhat neglected aspect of our service. Whilst we endeavour to use web stats to inform decisions regarding the usability and information for our website I certainly feel we could/should do a lot more with the information. The difficulty has always been … Continue reading Analysis on the doorstep!