Following The Adwords Money Trail

Eric Van Buskirk wrote an article on Search Engine Journal which detailed his data analysis of where advertisers spend their money on Google Adwords. A pretty interesting look at sectors and prices paid in certain niches. From the article: There is an abundance of pieces written about uber expensive Google AdWords phrases: the top 10 or 100 most expensive, for example. However, little to no … [Read more...]

Yahoo Share grows from 9.6 percent to 29.4 percent in two weeks

Search Engine Land reported that Yahoo has seen a big jump in its share of the search market. The deal made in November to replace Google as the default search engine in Firefox 34 has led to a big jump in percentage points. From the article: Last month Yahoo announced that it was replacing Google as the default search engine in the next/latest version of Firefox: Firefox 34. That position is … [Read more...]

Firefox will soon offer one-click buttons for all your search engines

Venture Beat posted a story about Firefox unveiling a one click button solution for all your search engines. In the future release, when you type a search term into the Firefox search box, you will get a list of reorganized search suggestions from the default search provider. Better yet, a new array of buttons below these suggestions will let you pick which search engine you want to send the … [Read more...]

Google Organic Click Rates – A Case Study

Philip Petrescu posted an interesting article on Moz.com that is worth checking out for those who build out websites and are looking for more organic traffic. It is a long article as Petrescu goes into great detail on his case study. The summary is below: So I started searching for a way to find out how much organic traffic I could get for ranking on the top positions in Google. But I faced a … [Read more...]

Google’s Response to Negative SEO Extortion “No Bueno”

Barry Schwartz wrote an article on Search Engine Land yesterday on Negative SEO extortion, and the Google response to these letters. First off here is the letter: Subject: I Want To Buy. Please Guide Me. Hello, Read this email very carefully. This is an extortion email. We will do NEGATIVE SEO to your website by giving it 20,000 XRumer forum profile backlinks (permanent & … [Read more...]

The Google Penguin has become the Punisher

Has the Google Penguin become the punisher ? Eric Enge wrote a very good article on Search Engine Land that took a look at how punitive the Google Penguin really is. Enge expressed that he had a heavy heart with relation to the unforgiving nature of the Penguin. Enge gives those webmasters new to the game a primer on how the Penguin came to be: History Of Penguin The first release of … [Read more...]

3D Search Engine Launching to Protect 3D Content

The longest comment thread in the history of domaining is the post that Michael wrote four years ago about 3D, it has 5,371 comments. So for those interested in the topic of 3D there is a new search engine launching on a .es domain is all about 3D content, the engine will be using the domain hack 3Dshap.es. Jennifer Hicks of  Forbes covered the launch and went over what the future growth rates for … [Read more...]