Trade union

It’s been 12 months since I last updated the Trade Union website league table, and so I’ve complied the latest metrics below (previous results can be seen for 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012). The league table uses established industry metrics to measure how many links (and the importance of these links) each of the TUC-affiliated unions receives from other websites and social

Google personalised search trap

I do quite a lot of work on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), which is the art of helping websites appear as high as possible in search engine results. Sometimes this is because a company wants to sell more of their products or services, as appearing higher in search results usually leads to more visits and

I’ve been doing a lot of work on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) recently. It’s a skill that is growing in demand as more and more organisations realise how much traffic they can generate through search engines. Having worked at Prospect and still working with union clients regularly, I thought I’d take a look at how

There has been a lot of coverage recently regarding Google’s new privacy policy. The company will now have access to more data regarding the searches individuals make; information they will use to target adverts aimed at each user. However, campaigners and governments alike have raised concerns about the implications for privacy and the legality of

Now YaCy it!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 by
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Google dominates the search market. Bing has made an impression and Yahoo still has a loyal following, but Google is king, especially in the West. However, a new search engine has just been launched, and it does things differently. The new search engine is called YaCy (pronounced “Ya See”). Heavily backed by the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE),

Too much of a good thing?

Thursday, 21 October 2010 by

For many of us, technology has changed our lives considerably over the last few years, most noticeably through the use of the internet. But has technology also changed our minds? There is a growing belief that our dependence on the Internet is affecting the way we think and even the fabric of our brains. Nicholas

The web is huge, and it’s growing all the time. There’s a lot of useful information out there, as well as a lot of junk. But how can you find what you want? That’s where search engines come in. Internet search engines have been around since 1990, when ‘Archie’ was first created by Alan Emtage.

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