Monthly Archives: September 2006

Ridiculous Court Ruling Against Google on Fair Use of Copyright Material

The look of this morning. The belgium courts have favored the belgium press association to protect the belgium press against the theft of copy right material by Google. Google news has been found guilty of printing headlines and small 50 word extract of new items from belgium online newspapers. The court has deemed said […]

New 200×200 Adsense Format

The adsense have released a new ad format, smaller than its current 300×300. Great addition given how difficult it is to design well balanced pages. The 200×200 is unlikely to be a hit in terms of clickthrough, Google has published its highest performing ad sizes: 336×280 large rectangle 300x250inline rectangle 160×600 wide skyscraper but the […]

On the Rise of Viral Marketing and Web 2.0 in Politics

The declining impact of TV advertising is having a positive impact on politics. A billion dollar war chest will no longer guarantee you an elected office. Now you need support from social groups and communities that are hard to influence centrally. Collaborative filtering sites, like,, and even Google, are the political battle grounds […]

Top 10 Official Google Search Engine Optimisation Tips

Matt Cutts, Google’s official Search Engine Optimisation blogger, has been giving the SEO community do’s and don’t tips for 16 months now. Blogging daily the cumulative volume of knowledge and advice is impressive. It is only on looking back that the value of Matt’s advice becomes evident. Rather than trawl through thousands of Matt’s blog […]

Microsoft Loosing its Lock on the Office Software Market

The Open Document movement, from the OASIS industry consortium, is slowly but surely wresting Microsoft’s market dominance in word and spreadsheet applications. The Oasis consortium is formed by government and public institutions around the world, as well as software vendors that commit to public licenses. Governments all over the world are starting to demand a […]