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First Google siphoned off keyword data from Analytics, with (not provided) becoming the top referring term for many site owners overnight. Now Mozilla are getting involved, with their Firefox browser encrypting search queries behind a HTTPS connection. So what does this mean for Analytics users?
This isn’t going to be a rant about how my rankings have dropped since an algorithm update or a rant about Google are shifting goal posts… No, to be honest I haven’t been negatively affected by Google in this way. Nonetheless, this is still a rant, but one with a little more merit than just simply moaning about poor results.
It’s business as usual when it comes to April’s search engine market share statistics. Read more
It appears that the online advertising industry has bucked the trend amongst many other sectors in the UK. Despite a gloomy outlook with the current UK economy, advertising on the Internet appears to be thriving.
If you didn’t know already, Google have followed up from their previous television adverts with yet another one of their well styled and slick commercials; this time promoting their social network, Google+.
So, another year has passed and some classic April Fools gags have been made (I think Google have won this year with their litany of gags, from the Google 8-Bit Maps for NES to the YouTube collection on DVD).
In the last week or so there has been a lot of fuss over the penalising of certain blog networks by Google. Now, for as long as PageRank has existed and links have impacted rankings, people have always found ways of gaming the system. Link farms, networks, and other paid sources have flourished, offering a quick solution to pseudo-SEOers.
However, now, in 2012, Google finally appears to be taking a real interest in giving the more notorious networks a kicking. But what took them so long?
In the US market, Google and Microsoft’s Bing have seen gains, whilst Yahoo and AOL actually saw a drop in their market share. The gap between Bing and Yahoo has widened, but by how much? In the UK, Google have seen a slight drop, with all other search engines benefiting. Does this show us the potential for a more competitive market? Here’s what we found this month.