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It's not exactly news that the relationship between Google and China has soured over the last month or two and it looks as though Google may quit China soon leaving the vastly lucrative Chinese market to Microsoft and others. What's not clear is what the implications will be for the …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Google does a lot of things well, maybe too well, and it's adding to its portfolio of tools on a weekly basis. At some point you have to look at the number of pies in which Google has its fingers and start to get a little frightened of this company. …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Steve Ballmer, speaking at the Search Engine Marketing Expo this week, credited Google with being the first company to get internet search done right. Google certainly wasn't the first internet search engine . Yahoo!, InfoSeek, Excite and Alta Vista to name but a few, came along long before Google emerged …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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I've criticized Google's waste of power in several of my blog s, and on my twitter account. Well, thanks to someone who posted a comment and a link on one of my pro ecosia articles I found out about Google's green movement . Google began their green movement in 2007 …
by tiger86 16 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Lately everyone on the Web has been wanting to know about one thing Google Buzz, well I'm tired of that subject. I would probably write about a different company but when I found out that Google is getting into the food industry , I felt that I had to write …
by tiger86 16 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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I started writing about Ecosia , the new, "green powered" search engine, the very first week it launched. I can't help but admit that I'm a bit envious that Davey Winder wrote the very first article about Ecosia the very first day it launched. But, hey, if he hadn't written …
by tiger86 16 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Ryanair has lost almost 60% of its visibility online since September 2009, according to search marketing agency Greenlight which has just published its research. The report, Flights Sector Report â Issue 4 , analysed key search terms used by UK consumers looking on the Internet for a flight and profiles …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Given all the media excitement that Apple can generate with the mere mention of a new 'i' product such as the new iPad, you might think that the iPod would kick television ### in terms of SEO. But hold your horses, according to UK search marketing agency Greenlight, it's the …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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The business world might still be struggling to shake off the recession but one sector has been enjoying truly extraordinary growth: the search market. What's more, according to digital metrics specialist comScore , one company has dominated this booming marketplace and unsurprisingly it is called Google. Of the 131 billion …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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If it is so concerned about the online rights of users, as the Google statement about pulling out of China would suggest, maybe it should consider pulling out of Italy next. Unless of course the China crisis is more to do with commercial failure to dominate an emerging and important …
by happygeek 1,608 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Google has signalled, in the strongest possible manner, that it will be pulling out of China unless something is done to address censorship of searches. It has also accused China of launching a "highly sophisticated and targeted attack" on the Google corporate infrastructure, along with another twenty large companies from …
by happygeek 1,608 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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The media seems to have been a-buzz this week following the release of the top search terms from 14.6 million searches picked up by parental control service OnlineFamily.Norton - mainly because it 'revealed' that kids are searching for sex online. I am a parent myself, of young kids, and while …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Earlier this week I read a very interesting article written by my colleague Davey Winder about the new search engine Ecosia . After reading Davies article, I decided to do some research comparing Ecosia vs. the monster search engine Google . Ecosia claims that one search via Google uses around …
by tiger86 16 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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According to a Search Software Quality survey of 492 IT professionals, 22 percent struggle most with requirements gathering. Yet the same group said they spend less than 12 percent of their time doing it. Not so at LSI Corp. , which probably made some of the storage silicon in the …
by EddieC in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Google announced Google Googles yesterday, an application that uses the camera in your Android-powered phone to take a picture, conduct a visual search, then return results. Google admits that it's very early, but this is extremely intriguing technology and it has the potential to take visual search to a whole …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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A new search engine officially launches today, the same day as the World Climate Summit in Copenhagen commences. According to Ecosia you can help battle climate change by switching away from Google and here's how. Not only will the new guy on the search block give 80% of the advertising …
by happygeek 1,608 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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I was pretty sure I wasn't the only person who cooked Thanksgiving dinner in front of, not a propped-up cookbook, but a laptop. It turns out the New York Times agrees. In fact, the paper did an analysis of search terms by region and by time, to see what conclusions …
by slfisher in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Thinking of looking for a flu shot while you're out shopping this weekend but don't know where to look? There's an app (Google Maps) for that. Type in a location and it will show you locations in the area that offer flu shots, as well as their times -- and …
by slfisher in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Today even in the UK we have seen the news about the American First Lady, Michelle Obama, and the scandal over Google searches throwing out a racist image. Let's leave aside the revulsion over this - it's a daft schoolkid prank and should be treated with that sort of contempt. …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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If the new Google interface design is any indication, it appears that Google might actually be feeling a little heat, or at least some influence, from Bing. Danny Sullivan , who has been covering search for years, had a post in his Search Engine Land blog last week about the …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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If you've ever had Google Maps literally send you up the river or down a sidewalk, you may have wondered whether the company ever actually sees the areas it maps. Now, it does, through an increasing number of volunteers who make corrections and add more detail to maps, according to …
by slfisher in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Mark Cuban, the eccentric owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, has a post in his blog this week suggesting a way to kill Google by paying the top one thousand most popular sites $1M each to leave the Google Index. He wonders if Rupert Murdoch's plan to leave the Google …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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You can always count on Rupert Murdoch, the cantankerous News Corp. chairman, for a good laugh and he didn't disappoint this week during an interview on Sky News Australia in which he boldly stated his sites would pull out of Google Search. In fact, he once again accused search engines …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Forget the Windows 7 launch, the real big news from Microsoft this week is that it has reached a deal with Twitter to include real-time tweet data in Bing searches. If that wasn't excitement enough for the Twitterati, just a few hours after Microsoft made its announcement Google joined in …
by happygeek 1,608 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Once upon a time, Usenet newsgroups were the Twitter, Facebook and forums of the online world. All the early Internet community makers were there, and important announcements such as the arrival of Mosaic by Marc Andreesen broke there first. Then the inevitable happened, and Usenet slowly imploded. That could have …
by newsguy 30 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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In wide ranging interview with Peter Kafka of the Digital Memo Blog, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founder Sergey Brinn did their best to give people the impression that Google was run by a couple of arrogant SoBs. Whether it was purchasing Android or suggesting that Google could never be …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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When you are dealing with a populations as large as China's, even when you take into consideration that three quarters of the population doesn't have internet access, you are still talking about a very large number of those who do. So it's no surprise that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! want …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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When a complaining consumer starts topping the Google search rankings for your company, perhaps it is time to start taking them seriously? Who says that blogging is a waste of time? Not me, but then I've been blogging for a while now, admittedly in a professional capacity as a technology …
by happygeek 1,608 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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A week ago today, the unthinkable happened. That's right, Gmail went down...for two hours. You would have thought, judging from the amount of chatter on Twitter that we were experiencing an epic attack, a horrible natural disaster, perhaps the end of life as we know it; but it was none …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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In a wide-ranging interview with the German Magazine Der Spiegel recently, the Head of Google Europe, Philipp Schindler, defended his company against the latest round of attacks from publishers who claim that Google is siphoning profits without creating content. Truth be told, this argument is getting old and it suggests …
by Techwriter10 42 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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