Archive for October, 2009

Google Social and Bing Twitter Search

I have been trying out Google Social Search and Bing Twitter search. Both were announced at the Web 2.0 Summit on October 21. Choosing such a pretigious event to announcing it I was quite excited about it. No need; Google Social Search is will probably join the other Google products that are fun to use […]

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Real-time search is about Trust not PageRank

The announcement that both Bing and Google are integrating Twitter posts in their search results is a clear indication that real-time search has come of age. The implication to the search industry is, as they say, a ‘game changer’. The technology involved in indexing the real-time Web is staggering enough but the real challenge will […]

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PageRank Dropped from Webmaster Tools

Google has dropped the PageRank report from Webmaster Tools. We have always treated the PageRank of a site as one of the starting points when looking at how a site is doing on Google. If the PageRank is low or nonexistent then this can be an indicatior of something wrong. Equally a high PageRank is always […]

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Twitter 1 Carter-Ruck 0

It was fascination to be part of the Twitter adventure today where the gagging order injucting The Guardian to stop publishing the question asked by MP Paul Farrelly regarding the company Trafigura and the dumping of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast. There is still a lot to come out, such as how it was […]

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Google Wave Explained

Google Wave launched last week. Google sent out invitations to 100,000 users who had either been on the development side, had applied early online for an invitation or a limited number of Google Apps users. I had applied early for an invitation and am using Google Apps but sadly I was not on the receiving […]

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