Monthly Archives: August 2009

Matt Cutts from Google on SEO

Matt Cutts, the guru from Google, has given a great presentation on the ins, outs and best practices for search engine optimization at Word Camp in San Francisco on May 30, 2009.


Social media usage in Australia

comScore has released the results from a study on 14 August 2009 which has found that more than 70 percent of Internet users in Australia visited a social networking site in June, up 29 percent from the previous year.

Top Social Networking Sites in Australia Based on Unique Visitors
June 2009
Total Australian Internet Audience*, Age 15+ – Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore World Metrix
  Total Unique Visitors (000)
Jun-08 Jun-09 % Change
Total Internet : Total Audience 11,044 12,386 12
Social Networking 6,862 8,857 29
FACEBOOK.COM 3,125 6,102 95
MySpace Sites 3,369 3,530 5
Windows Live Profile N/A 1,962 N/A
Bebo 1,627 1,475 -9
TWITTER.COM 13 800 6,122
DIGG.COM 329 494 50
TAGGED.COM 246 475 93
Buzznet 269 409 52
Orkut 36 252 60

*Excludes visitation from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.

More information is available from comScore.

CeBIT publishes Twitter for Government

Twitter for Government: a quick reference on the value of Twitter to the Public Sector has just been published.

Topics covered include:

  • What is Twitter:
  • The value of Twitter
  • What does it mean for me?
  • How does Twitter work?
  • Sending messages
  • Sending links
  • Following people
  • Search Twitter
  • Things to avoid

Available from the CeBIT conference site – Suggest you download it today and add it to your social media tool set.

eGovRC – adds member’s forum – section on government websites and SEO

The eGovernment Resource Centre has just launched the eGov Forums for registered members to share information, ask questions and answer other’s on all issues eGovernment.

There is a section on Government websites and SEO as well as Social media and Government 2.0.

If your forum topic is not covered, there is a section where you can ask to have it considered for inclusion.

The forum is governed by rules and there is a help post to guide you through how it works.

Time for government web people to get involved and start sharing and questioning!