google webmaster quality guidelines october 2012

Google Updates Webmaster Quality Guidelines

Google took to its blog this evening to announce updates to the holy bible its Webmaster Quality Guidelines. The G team were keen to emphasise that the core point remains as it always has – to focus on the user….

matt cutts exact match domain algorithm update google september 2012

Google Gives Dodgy Exact Match Domains a Slap

As is oh-so-typical (courtesy of timezones) Google issued a potentially important update while I was out last night in a bar! Because I am completely sad and pathetic, this of course meant that my evening was paused for 5 minutes…

iPhone 5 launched

iPhone 5 – Shiny Bits and Shortcomings

I LOVE my new iPhone 5. It’s made my year. Yes, I preordered and despite that UK Mail debacle, I managed to get it (no thanks to that particular delivery service) within 24 hours of launch. As much as I…

UK Mail Fail - A Rant

UK Mail Fail – A Rant

I’m sulking. And not because of the usual things I sulk for (I sulk a lot) like the weather or slow internet, but because of an epic UK Mail fail. For those of you who managed to miss it, I…

4g broadband broadband genie

4G Broadband – Why Should I Care?

One of the main reasons I’m so excited about my new iPhone 5 (aside from the fact it’s so shiny) is 4G LTE. This post is a guest post by Broadband Genie that explains what 4G is and why you…

apple siri logo 2012

6 Moments of Sheer Siri Loveliness

In the UK, Siri has (by default) a very serious male voice.  Disappointingly, I was forced to conclude last year that Siri would make an awful boyfriend on the grounds that he wasn’t funny, was secretive and unloving. That and…

iPhone 5 launched

iPhone 5 – So Excited I Almost Peed Myself

It was a foregone conclusion. No matter what Apple had announced, I was already going to buy the iPhone 5. That’s because I am one of those people who takes a look at an Apple product and stands there jaw…

My Gadgety Christmas List...

My Gadgety Christmas List…

The shops already have Christmas stuff on the shelves! How ridiculous is that??! But it sort of does justify me getting together my gadgety Christmas list, just in case anyone’s thinking of getting me anything 😉 Micro Spy Remote This…

sell your iphone 4s

Selling Your iPhone 4S in the UK (Probably to Part Fund an iPhone 5!)

[Update – Prices updated following iPhone 5 launch] It’s that time of year when all the people who queued up last year to get their hands on the latest iPhone start to seek ways to offload it for at least…

condescending corporate brand page facebook

Obsession of the Week: Condescending Corporate Brand Page

We’ve all seen those cringey posts shared by businesses on Facebook. You know the sort – the ones that have no purpose whatsoever other than to get liked and shared. “OMG it’s [insert day of the week]. You better share…

facebook ads

Quit Bitching About Facebook Ads

Warning: Rant follows. Since Facebook rolled out its mobile timeline ‘pages you may like’ type advertising, I’ve seen a ludicrous number of complaints about it, both on blogs and on my own personal Facebook timeline. The general gist of the…

Chrome for iOS - Awesome Social Sharing

Chrome for iOS – Awesome Social Sharing

I’ve written on the Tecmark blog about my obsession with Google Chrome for iOS. I wrote that post on the day I downloaded Chrome for the first time, shortly after its iOS launch. At the time of this first version, I…

google tv ads

Google Closes Down TV Ads Product

Five years ago, Google ventured into the world of TV advertising with the ambition of being able to sell TV ads in a similar way that it sells its other online ads. However, in a blog post on its TV…

reasons I would reject a guest post

6 Reasons I Would Knock Back a Guest Post

I love guest blogging and actively post on others’ blogs frequently. I’m also consistently open to hosting other people’s guest posts on this site and other sites I am involved with. But that’s not to say I accept every post…

google plus business features august 2012

Google Brings ‘Plus into the Workplace’

Google unveiled a new range of Google+ features for businesses today. The features, which are very much focussed on social workplace collaboration, are initially available in preview mode to Google Apps customers. Google confirmed this preview will be available ‘free…