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By
Kate Parker

02
April
2013
News
  • Social Media
  • Facebook

Facebook recently announced that they’re rolling out a new feature: ‘reply’. Sitting alongside ‘like’, ‘comment’ and ‘share’, ‘reply’ aims to make it easier to navigate through conversation threads, and respond to the comment the user is addressing, directly beneath that comment: The social giants will also be prioritising comments based on their engagement, so that […]


By
Matt

18
September
2012
News
  • Google
  • SEO
  • Bing

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, recently came up with a way that people could blind test Bing v Google (It’s since been taken down). Through Bing it on, you could enter a search term, and it would show you a Google and a Bing results page side by side, only without any site templates, advertising or […]


By
Stacy

09
November
2011
News
  • Google

Here at atom42, we are great believers in tracking everything we do – it’s why we love the online space. So, you can imagine the excitement we felt last week when Google announced they were launching their call metrics feature in the UK, allowing advertisers to track phone calls from their PPC ads, and report […]


By
Kris

11
March
2011
News
  • Social Media

News came from Britain’s police inspection body last week that police forces must adapt to protestors who use Twitter and Facebook to organise demonstrations at short notice. The report came a week after the Egyptian government chose to shut down the internet for 7 days in a bid to prevent protesters from organising themselves on […]


By
Corinne

14
October
2010
News
  • Google

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has given us a spectacularly eerie insight into Google’s policy on creepiness: ‘Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.’ Schmidt, who has a history of making surprising remarks about the company, made the statement during a discussion about the possibility of installing Google […]


By
atom42

18
August
2010
News

As many articles commenting on The Times paywall strategy have emphasised, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding it. No one quite knows yet if it’s been successful or not, and I’m sure even Mr Murdoch himself won’t have come to any strong conclusions. As our journalist contributor Jon noted, Mr Murdoch has deep pockets, […]


By
Iain

12
May
2010
News
  • SEO
  • Bing

I think it’s about time for a Bing update. It’s now a year since Microsoft’s ‘decision engine’ was launched, and the last few months have seen a huge marketing push. The chances are you’ve seen one of the TV ads, which focus on reducing the information overload users can experience at the hands of other […]


By
atom42

07
January
2010
News

One indisputable growth area over the last few, financially fraught, years has been online sales. Recent figures from Retail Decisions show a 21 per cent increase in online sales in 2009, with more than 33 million Brits buying online last year. While online is clearly the way to grow, competition is rife and etailers still […]