Yahoo Search Share Dips for February – Google Stands at 78.7% according to StatCounter

Danny Sullivan discussed the February search share stats on Search Engine Land. Yahoo dipped after posting gains in the previous two months. The dip wasn't that big but the company had some good momentum going over the previous two months. The data from StatCounter shows: Google: 78.7% (+0.1%) Yahoo: 10.1% (-0.1%) Bing: 9.8% (+0.1%) From the article: Yahoo’s share of search in the … [Read more...]

Memex Provides Law Enforcement A Better Way To Surf the Dark Web

Mark Stockley wrote an interesting article that took a look at Memex. Memex is brought to you by the people that built the original ARPANET. It seems to be very well received by law enforcement as a way to surf the "Dark Web", it has even proved vital in one major conviction against a sexual predator according to the article. From the article: DARPA describes Memex as a set of … [Read more...] Takes A look at Football From an Online Traffic POV

Compete took a look at the popularity of Football from an online traffic viewpoint. I kind of think their findings make sense and its not really a surprise to see a downward trend going into January as most fans don't have a horse in the race. There is more excitement for fans outside of the conference champions around which ad is going to be controversial and which will become a hit. The article … [Read more...] “The Rising and Falling Stars in Google US

Search Metrics takes a look each year at who fell in the rankings and who saw their website rise on Google. In addition to just looking at winners and losers they look into why some sites succeeded while other sites took a dip. If you are interested in SEO the article is very much worth reading to see their analysis and what affects ranking trends both short and long term. From the article: As … [Read more...]

The New gTLDs and SEO

Roland LaPlante wrote a piece on Circle ID about new gtlds and SEO. Roland works at Afilias and it is safe to say he is an advocate of the new gtlds with Afilias having a vested interest. There are readers who are trying their hand at developing a new gtld or two so this article may be helpful for those who have questions and concerns with regards to SEO. From the article: With the arrival … [Read more...]

Google Sees Its Search Share Slip and Yahoo Sees A Rise On Mozilla Deal

StatCounter reports that Google has seen its search share slip to its lowest level ever in the U.S. In the meantime Yahoo is being buoyed by their new deall with Mozilla that makes them the default search engine. NewsEveryday reported: Google search share has slipped to lowest ever in U.S. - 75.2 percent from 79.3 percent last year, according to an independent analytics firm. On the other … [Read more...]

Google’s Local Search Algorithm Is Rolling Out To UK, Canada, And Australia

Matt Southern wrote a piece on Search Engine Journal that Google will be expanding its local search to the UK,Canada and Australia. Back in August Search Engine Land called the local search update the Pigeon, Understanding the Pigeon Update At this time, Pigeon seems to only impact local search queries made in English within the United States. At first sight, Pigeon seems to give preference to … [Read more...]