Read my posts about the internet giant Google.


Will the 2010 election be the Google Surge election?

PoliticsOnline published this piece from me earlier in the month: The phrase “Google Surge” (aka a “network blast” for those less keen on using a militaristic vocabulary for all things political) has been coined to describe the practice of blanketing websites viewed by inhabitants of a particular area with geo-targeted online adverts in the last … Read the full post »


The diversity of search terms: a striking example

My post about Episode 10 of the TV series Flash Forward has been doing rather well at getting traffic from search engines. In total 81 different search phrases have generated traffic to the page and the most popular of those has only produced 10% of the total search engine traffic. That’s a pretty striking example … Read the full post »


Which social bookmarking services matter in the UK?

Take a look round the internet, and you’ll find stories and posts littered with icons urging you to share the content via social bookmarking services such as Digg and StumbleUpon. But take a look at the sites themselves, and it’s clear that they are not only dominated by US users but also often designed with … Read the full post »