Google Analytics Banned in Germany in Shot to SEO Specialists Everywhere

In a move that comes as a shock to SEO specialists in Birmingham, the German government have banned Google Analytics. This is a shot to SEO specialists everywhere as they now wait with baited breath to see if any other governments plan to introduce similar measures. The German government claim that allowing Google Analytics to track IP addresses is a violation of privacy after talks with the search engine giant collapsed this week after over a year of back and forth. From now on, those in Germany who use Google Analytics could face a large fine, marking another blow for …

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SEO Software Company Receive Funding From Paris

SEO software and search analytics company Searchmetrics have received funding of $6.75m from Iris Capital and a host of other current investors. This brings the company’s total money raised up to the $11m mark. Searchmetrics continues its international expansion while still aiming to provide tools that are useful for SEO in Birmingham and across the world. Their newest financing partners join Holtzbrinck Digital and Neuhaus Partners. The investment deal, which was signed at the end of December, is still pending approval from German anti-trust authorities.

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SEO Birmingham and General UK SEO Market See Improvement

Web Pro News is reporting that the SEO in Birmingham and the UK market has seen double-digit growth throughout the year 2010, with many experts believing the trend will continue as more and more website owners begin to see the benefits in SEO conversion. The UK SEO market is currently valued at around £446 million, a 16% increase over the £376 million estimate of 2009. This bucks the trend of struggling or slowly increasing business sectors in the wake of the economic crisis, with the figures being impressive even if the economy were strong. Econsultancy research analysts Jake Hird believes …

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Bing Use SEO to Discover Most Popular New Year Resolution

Bing has been becoming increasingly more prevelent in the search engine world, rising as a black sheep to competitor to Google and increasing its market share to the point where it now matches Yahoo. The company have also added a new tool that will allow webmaster to monitor their link building performance. All of this has enabled the company to tempt away some of the market and made it a force to be reckoned with in the process. Now Microsoft are using their technology for slightly irreverent means, showing they have a slightly more fun side to them. The company …

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Intel Debut New Processor at CES

The CES electronics exposition is under way in Las Vegas and Intel are already causing waves with the introduction of a brand new set of processors that it is claiming are the next generation in computer processing. The new dual-core processors, nicknamed “Sandy Bridge” by the company, was highlighted by a simple presentation which simply informed attendees that the new 17 Sandy Bridge processor is 62% faster than the i7 chip shown last year at completing a set of video tasks. The company also debuted “Intel Insider”, a set of video technologies and digital rights management controls that are tied into …

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E-Commerce Website Sales Up in 2010 Holiday Season

According to data released by MasterCard, online spending on e-commerce based websites rose by 17.6% in December 2010 when compared to the same period in December 2009. This represents one of the strongest growth rates ever seen in the industry. The online shopping spree surged late in the holiday season, with strong sales being recorded across most sectors of retail. Some showed slight weaknesses, which was attributed to discounts rather than lack of online shopping. For example the electronics sector saw a 1.2% rise in sales offset by discounts on items such as TVs and laptops. Overall apparel sales were also up 10.9%, while …

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Web Topping TV as Primary News Source

A recent study has found that Americans are increasingly relying on the internet as their primary source of news, with young people especially relying on the net ahead of mainstream television. According to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 41% of Americans claim that the internet is their primary source for news. In a pool of 1,500 people who were surveyed, 66% said that television was still their primary news source, a drop from the 70% who said so in 2009 and the 74% who said so in 2007. Newspapers have also been on the decline …

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Rise in Demand for Internet Connected Televisions

According to data released by the NPD Group, internet-connected televisions are becoming more and more popular, leading to website developers in Birmingham having to consider them when working out cross-browser functionality. The increased popularity could improve multichannel marketing initiatives that use both TV and online elements. The group reports internet-enabled TVs saw a 38% increase in sales in 2010 when compared to 2009. Of those who purchased a net enabled TV, 45% say they used it to regularly surf the web from their TV. “Manufacturers are underselling the internet features of connected TVs,” said Ross Rubin, executive director of industry …

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Sunderland Web Developer Creates First 3D Website

A web developer from Sunderland has claimed to have launched the world’s very first 3D website. However potential browsers will need a 3D TV, glasses and a browser that you can run through your TV screen. The site can be found at  http://www.stereoscopic-3d.co.uk. Stereografix founder Saif Chaudhry told the nebusiness.co.uk: “I don’t think many people are even thinking this far ahead, and we’ve got a prototype already. It’s not every day you can say you’re first with something where the internet is concerned. “I think there needs to be a lot more 3D TVs and computer monitors out there before it becomes …

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High Speed Internet Considered Most Important Technology for Internet Users

A recent poll conducted by Zogby has discovered that 28% of those asked consider broadband internet to be the sole technology that they can’t live without, backing its claims to be the single technology that has had the highest impact on people in the last ten years. Email came second in the study with 18%, while facebook managed to score around 3%, though it proved fairly popular among 18-24 year olds, with 15% claiming they couldn’t live without it. Specifically looking at technologies that have had the greatest impact on society over the past 10 years, 24 percent named high-speed …

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