April Fools From The Web

Kirstie Jones Industry News, Online PR, Social Media

Yesterday was April Fools Day and there was no shortage of pranks & gags going on. The web was no exception and some of the biggest companies got involved in the age old tradition. Some were good, others not so great. The internet is a great place to place an …

How Much is Too Much?

Kirstie Jones Industry News, Social Media

Lots of people access Facebook and other social media platforms through their smartphone. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s convenient. Carrying your social media everywhere you go is great if you have a few minute to kill or you need to contact someone. A recent study has revealed some very …

#Keepthechange

Kirstie Jones Industry News, Social Media

A new service allowing people to ‘pay-by-tweet’ has been launched as a collaborative effort between Twitter and American Express. Twitter users can pay for things using just a hash-tag. This means that users can buy things without ever leaving the site. All cardholders have to do is verify their Twitter accounts and they …

Google in Europe

Kirstie Jones Industry News, Pay Per Click, Search Engine Optimisation

Following on from my recent post about Google’s market share in the UK, here are a few figures from a few of our European neighbours. The figures are staggering, highlighting the search giants complete domination of the European search market.If you thought Google does well in the UK with over 91%, you haven’t seen …

Google’s UK Market Share Drops (to just under 90%)

Kirstie Jones Industry News

Google’s share of the UK search market has fallen to its lowest level in five years, as users move to Bing and Yahoo. In December 2012 Google’s share of the market stood at 88.35%. December 2011 was considerably higher at 91.15%. In the same time period Bing enjoyed a 1.15% increase in …

Google to Invest $1 Billion in UK Headquarters

Kirstie Jones Industry News

Global giants Google have just announced they are to invest $1 billion dollars into it’s new UK headquarters. They have purchased a 2.4 acre plot of land in London’s King Cross Development where they plan to build a 1 million-square-foot-office. Google’s Vice President for Northern and Central Europe Matt Brittin …

Facebook Adds Search Function (Almost)

Kirstie Jones Industry News, Social Media

Facebook has recently announced a search function addition to its social network. This much anticipated addition hasn’t come as a surprise but its not exactly the Google-rivalling search engine that many were expecting. Instead its an engine that searches content shared by your Facebook friends. ‘Graph Search’, which isn’t out …

Christmas E-commerce Stats

Kirstie Jones Ecommerce, Industry News

Last month I posted about the relatively new phenomenon known as ‘Cyber Monday‘, which sees millions of shoppers take to the net to spend their hard earned currency before Christmas. In that post I reported on how Cyber Monday was the busiest online shopping day  in UK history. This is no longer the case according to …

A Gangnam Christmas

Kirstie Jones General, Industry News

Fans of the K-Pop smash hit ‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy were delighted earlier. The strange, but somehow entertaining, video has already smashed a number of records but earlier today it became the first video to reach one billion views. This is a truly remarkable feat, especially when you consider the fact that it has …