Monthly Archives: March 2010 - Page 2

Better website search powered by Google

During a lunch break at the SES NY Nitin Mangtani, Senior Product Manager, Enterprise Search,  Google is telling us about their new site search services. The idea is to improve search options on sites. According to a research done by Google around 90% of those that have search options on their sites are unhappy with the results it brings.

Kristjan Mar and Anne Kennedy interviewed at WebProNews

Internet and gaming rehab for Brits with addiction

pc-rehabI was travelling in the UK recently and saw on the front page of the London Evening Standard news about the UK being the first country to open up a rehab centre for Internet and computer game junkies. What was shocking (but not surprising) was how young the kids were that needed to go into rehab because of their Internet addiction.  As stated in the paper children as young as twelve will need to go “cold turkey” in a residential unit to help them fight their addiction and to help them take on the world again they will be taught face to face social skills.

So now we will have people going to IA and GA meetings as recovering Internet/Gamingholic. Good luck!

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Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference 2010 a huge success

The Internet Marketing Conference in Iceland RIMC 2010 was a huge success (sold out) with speakers from Econsultancy, Ericsson, Bing, Anomaly, Nordic eMarketing, Hunterlodge, CCP Games, Icelandair and more. The conference was on the 12th of March and lasted the whole day. You can read more about the conference at the PR Week blog.

Read the PR Week posts on the 2010 Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference here:

RIMC 2010: Fake plastic trees
RIMC 2010: Earned media vs bought media
RIMC 2010: e-commerce and vintage bath tubs
RIMC 2010: I am here

PR Weeks Matt Cartmell blogged from the Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference, where speakers will be discussing the hot issues of the web – be it online PR, social media or mobile marketing.

77% of all Internet users read blogs

According to the blog search engine Technorati, around 77% of active Internet users read blogs; ComScore claims this figure to be around 346 million people. However, if Internet World Stats makes any sense this figure should be close to 1.3 billion and the percentage of active users should be closer to 20% rather than 77% if ComScore is correct.

Either way it’s a big number! The bottom line is that everything is being talked about and companies deciding not to take part in the talk need to at least listen and react.