New AdWords Ad Format Launched: Google Catalogs in Lightbox

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This week has seen another new feature launched within Google's Lightbox ad format. As of Tuesday, the launch of Google Catalogs has offered an extra dimension to its interactive ad offering, allowing users to connect with an advertisers digital catalogs...

Using the new Instagram Video service for your brand

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Video on Instagram
  Barely a week after launching, it appears that Instagram Video is already smashing Twitter's Vine out of the water in the war to attract the world's biggest brands to their apps. Simply Measured counted that during the first seven days post-launch,...

E-Commerce: Google AdWords Launch Inventory-Aware Campaigns

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If you have a Google Merchant Center account and a large inventory of products to manage, keeping this in sync with your AdWords campaigns can sometimes be a tough task. Changing prices, varied stock levels & daily promotions can all make the process...

Twin Summer and Winter Solstice 2013 Google Doodles

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  Google have celebrated both the summer and winter solstice (depending on where you are in the world) with a twin set of Google Doodles. For those of us in the northern hemisphere celebrating the Summer Solstice marking the first day of summer 2013,...

New Google+ Page Dashboard Launched

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[caption id="attachment_4836" align="alignright" width="437"] Google+ page business dashboard example from Zagat, including progress bar[/caption] Google+ Senior Director Pavni Diwanji has announced the launch of a new dashboard available to Google+ page...

iOS 7: Siri To Ditch Google Search for Bing

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In an announcement at Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC 2013) it has been revealed that Google will no longer be providing search services for the flagship Siri app. Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services...

#SAScon 2013 Overview

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SAScon 2013
Last week saw my first visit to SAScon, on behalf of Banc Media at Manchester Metropolitan Universities Business School, their new home in order to accommodate a larger attendance. Armed with Twitter and Banc's blog I had planned my two days, ready to...

#SAScon Live Blog Day 2: Cutting Edge Search Technology

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SAScon 2013
Our final live blog from #SAScon is on Cutting Edge Search Technology with speakers including Simon Wharton, Dom Hodgson & Jon Myers. All of our live blogs can still be found on our stream on plus we've been tweeting key points and takeaways...

#SAScon Live Blog Day 2: Content Outreach

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SAScon 2013
On to day two of #SAScon and we are doing more live blogging. Our first session today is Content Outreach - Getting It Right. Key speakers for this one include Bas van den Beld, Kevin Gibbons & Lisa Myers. You can still find both our previous session...