Compete Releases New Search Market Share Data

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Compete has released its search market share data for March 2011 based on the search behavior of the company’s panel of more than 2 million U.S.-based internet users. Search activity picked up in March with a 9.2 percent month-over-month increase in total query volume across the engines and all five major engines experiencing query volume… [[ This is a content …

Bing Needs Users to Break the Google Habit

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One of Bing’s Facebook fans brings up a good point about the search market. Google is simply ingrained in so many people’s online habits, Bing’s biggest challenge is to simply keep Google users from being sucked back into the Google way.  Have you tried to use other search engines besides Google, only to find yourself coming back? Was it for …

Google opens an office in Malaysia (and hiring)

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Google said Wednesday it will launch a new office in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The Malaysian office is Google’s second in Southeast Asia followed by the Singapore office. The new Google office will focus on customizing products like Google Maps, News, Google Translate for the locals to boost ad sales around the region. […] Related posts: Groupon Acquires …

Who earns the most in China’s Online Search Market?

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We say ‘google it’ but China says ‘baidu it’. iResearch released its annual report on China’s online search market and Baidu emerged as the top earner. Baidu owned 71.6 percent of the total online search engines revenue at $1.2 billion. While Google, at second placing, owned 26 percent at $433 million. The rest are shared […] Related posts: Baidu, China’s …

Hitlantis is a Gorgeous World of Indie Music

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Penn Olson features start-ups. Find out more here. If you’re into music, you got to check out Hitlantis, a Finland-based free-to-listen indie music web start-up. I’m promoting it with strong reasons. My first on-trial impression was great. After signing up (takes just 30 seconds), you are thrown straight into its music database and greeted by a sea of […] Related posts: …

Big Day for Bing: Massive Upgrades, Miniscule Gains

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Microsoft’s Bing introduced a wide assortment of new search features on Wednesday, the same day that the latest report from comCast revealed slight gains by Bing for the month of November. In fact, though the overall movement was miniscule, Microsoft was the only company to increase its share of the search market last month. Google slipped… [[ This is a …

Adobe Search&Promote Arrives in Style

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This week the site search market got a new player as Adobe has introduced Adobe Search&Promote. The site search and merchandising application aims to help marketers anticipate visitor search intent and promote the most relevant products and content…(read more) [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Should Google Be Able To Prioritize Its Own Content In Search Results?

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Does Google have the right to place its own content over others’ content in its search results? If the company deems it better for the user that way, Google certainly thinks so.  Do you agree with Google? Let us know. There has been a great deal of discussion around this in the media recently, and a great deal of complaining …

More Bloggers Becoming Self-Employed [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Is blogging still hot? Sure is. In today’s age of user-generated content, we no longer need to rely on media for information. Anyone with internet access has the opportunity to create their own blog, publish their thoughts to communicate to the rest of the world, establish themselves as a thought leader in their field, and possibly […] Related posts: 3 …

Google Slides To Third Place In Chinese Online Ad Market

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It’s a pretty well-known fact that Baidu’s beaten Google in China, and all of Google’s efforts to reverse that fact haven’t accomplished much.  Unfortunately for the company, those efforts also failed to hold off another rival, as a new report puts Alibaba ahead of Google in the online ad market. Owen Fletcher wrote earlier today, "In a breakdown of Chinese …

Top 10 Rising Google Searches in Singapore 2010

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Google has released this year’s Singapore search trend results. It became obvious that most Singaporeans are Apple fans when both the iPad and iPhone are on the top ten rising search list. But Microsoft still managed to clinch top spot on the rising search list with xinmsn. Xinmsn is an online entertainment portal through joint effort […] Related posts: Search …

What if Facebook Goes Search While Google Struggles to Go Social?

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Facebook and Google don’t much acknowledge that they’re direct competitors, though there’s no question that in many ways they are. Eric Schmidt recently said Bing was it’s main competitor, and Mark Zuckerberg said its new messaging system isn’t an email killer and that "Gmail is a really good product." It’s true that Bing poses a significant threat to Google’s search …

Is a Shake-Up Brewing in the Search Market?

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More WebProNews Videos Google has been dominating the search market for years. Simply put, if you ask most people to search for something on the web, their first instinct is to go to Google. More and more people might be getting reprogrammed to go to Bing, however. The "decision engine" still has a ways to go before it reaches Google-like …

The Internet Search Engine War Goes On

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Today, Bloomberg reported that Ask.com has conceded its search business to its competitors. That means 130 engineers could go out of job (and we’re going to miss their work). It’s expensive to crawl and index the web and currently no one does it better than Google and Bing. Both companies apparently have the financial muscles and […] Related posts: China …