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Yahoo! Boss Exits

Despite some signs of growth, Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo! has lost her job as Google’s market share holds strong. We reported back in July this year that the Board at Yahoo! were in disagreement about Bartz’s future at the Search Engine.  We asked how she would fare after her initial 4 year tenure was Read the Rest…

News: Success of Google+ proves difficult to predict

As the surge of interest around Google+ gathers pace, a survey has shown that, whilst people are flocking to sign up, many are leaving as quickly as they arrive. Bloomberg-YouGov predicts that within a year, Google+ will overtake Twitter, LinkedIn and Myspace to become the second most popular social media tool behind Facebook.

Google “Super Sitelinks” rolling out around the UK

As of today the Banc Media office has noticed “super sitelinks” rolling out around Google’s UK search results for brand related queries:

Banc’s Head of SEO creates Google + share button

Frustrated that he couldn’t share things online with his new Google + account, Alex Moss our Head of SEO set about doing it for himself.  He has written the code for a WordPress Plugin so you can add the share button to a website. If you want the code, email alex@bancmedia.com and he’ll happily send Read the Rest…

Yahoo and Bing join forces

Google’s dominance is set to face a stern test following the announcement of a European alliance between competitors Yahoo and Bing. Following a successful US trial of providing organic results from Bing on Yahoo searches, the pair are now set to roll this out across the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Yahoo let users Read the Rest…

News: Bing steals a march on search engine rivals

It’s been a busy week in the world of the search engines. The high profile trio of Yahoo, Google and Bing have all been involved in a series of developments that will shake up search engine use across the globe. Last week, Banc Media reported on the current boardroom unrest at Yahoo, with CEO Caroline Read the Rest…

A Successful SEO campaign: Part 1

We all know how important a good SEO strategy is to the success of a commercial website. But while we recognise the significance of this, many managers simply do not have the time to be as ‘hands on’ as they would like with the process. With that in mind, in no particular order, here are Read the Rest…

New Look SERPS from Google

An interesting update to Google.com SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) recently has started some chatter in the industry. On initial view, it seems that the .com results have been altered slightly in two ways.  Firstly, the Title underline has been removed and secondly the page seems to be ‘zoomed in’. The net effect is that Read the Rest…

Plus 1 from Google (+1) to go up against Facebook ‘Like’.

Google is rolling out a new social interaction tool called Plus 1 (+1).  The button will start to appear on Search Results and Ads and eventually will roll out to Web Pages too.  It allows users to give a vote of approval much in the way that you would ‘Like’ a Facebook page or comment. Read the Rest…

News: Google helps Japan’s victims

With 11,000 people confirmed dead and other 5,000 missing, Friday’s earthquake has been declared Japan’s biggest catastrophe since the end of WW2. Friends and relatives are trying to locate each other but with a damaged infrastructure, this is proven to be quite difficult. Google has now launched a version of its Person Finder to aide Read the Rest…