With the popularity of smart phones and tablets rapidly increasing the current mobile internet just doesn’t quite cut the mustard.
According to the Office for National Statistics 45% of people surveyed said they made use of the net while on the move, compared with 31% in 2010 and studies suggest that mobile internet usage may take over desktop internet usage by 2014.
Ofcom has revised proposals for its fourth-generation mobile spectrum auction, adding measures that could bring coverage to 98% of the UK meaning that rural areas will see much improved mobile internet connectivity.
This is all great news, but how does this effect whats on the web?
More and more companies are deploying mobile websites to react to the volume of people using smartphones and tablets to access the internet, although there are vast amounts of websites on the internet that unsuitable for mobile use.
Google has been caught out after the site was caught breaking its own rules by paying bloggers to write posts promoting it’s web browser, Google Chrome. Google have said it will manually change its search rankings to ‘demote’ its own Chrome web browser for two months.
As of today, the Chrome download page has a publicly reported pagerank of 0/10. According to Google, the pagerank will remain lowered for a period of 60 days.
The Google PageRank system is the key to Google’s search algorithm – the lower a site’s number, the lower it will usually rank in Google searches.
If you would like TheStudio4 to help and improve your site’s pagerank so you can rank higher on Google then contact us.… [Read More]
A QR or Quick Response code is a two-dimensional barcode. When you scan such a QR code using a mobile phone camera or a webcam, the QR reader application processes the barcode and either takes you to a Web site, a YouTube video or some other web content. QR codes provide a quick and simple way to point people towards your website or information about your business.
QR codes can contain the following types of information:
Google Maps Location (Latitude and Longitude)
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter etc)
Contact Details (a VCARD)
Event (a VCALENDAR)
Wifi Login (Android Only)
There are still more ways in which QR codes can be used.
How do you use a QR Code?
To use a QR code on your mobile phone in most cases … [Read More]
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