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For most people nowadays, their search engine of choice is likely to be Google with an estimated market share of 66%. Like most others, I have been using Google for many years now, it is the first thing I see when I load up my browser and when I want to search for something, I generally load Google straight up.
Recently however, I was curious about the other search engines out there, old and new, that I have never really dedicated any time to. I couldn’t honestly say that I have enough experience of any other search engines to fully justify being dedicated to Google. So it was high time I checked them all out, and this post outlines my findings.
Initially this seemed like a tragic new update. One that takes more control away from the marketers’ hands and passes it over to Google. The more I read into it though, the more I’m starting to realise that it’s not such a bad thing.
Google sneak in a blue arrow allowing users to tab through results without having to click on results, making top spot even stronger and PPC ads eminently more clickable.
As part of the ongoing Google Instant updates, the search engine overlord has introduced a subtle yet interesting addition to its SERPs – a scrolling arrow. So rather than navigating between keyboard and mouse mid-search, you can simply use a combination of the up, down and enter keys to get to the result you want.
With the SearchLove conference already at the halfway stage, here’s my quick review of the first day; covering speeches from Rand Fishkin, Joost De Valk, Rob Ousbey, Wil Reynolds, Mat Clayton, Joanna Lord as well as Will and Tom Critchlow.
There has been a lot of fuss about the fact that Wikipedia has achieved a first page ranking for 99% of terms (within a sample of 1,000 queries) in recent weeks. Intelligent Positioning were the first to expose this, before Econsultancy and a swarm of industry blogs jumped all over it. But what’s the problem?
To be fair, the posts I’ve mentioned and linked to here don’t explicitly suggest that this is part of a wider conspiracy to give Wikipedia an unfair advantage. But as with many SEO investigations, there is an underlying assumption that this is somehow wrong or surprising. In my opinion, it is neither.
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?
Last week we asked for nominations to help find the best facial hair in marketing. This led to fifty nominations covering everything from bears to goatees. Even Seth Godin received a nod, for showing that less can be more.
Today we show who “made the cut” and you can vote to determine who is the best at the bottom. Also don’t forget to catchup on the Koozai efforts for Movember which inspired this competition.
Google’s latest algorithm update sees many websites losing rankings and traffic, particularly for long tail terms; so what is the Mayday update and is it time to panic?
Search Engine Optimisation has gone mainstream with the announcement of the new movie ‘The Search Specialists’. In this exclusive article we reveal the movie poster, plot and teaser images.
In the year 2020, two major pharmaceutical companies have discovered a cure for a new disease rapidly spreading across the planet’s population. For these companies billions of dollars are on the line every day, as they compete to be the main provider of this cure. With newspapers out of circulation and all information now available online, they have but one way to reach customers – search. But with so much money at stake, rivalries to be number one in the results, have led to a dangerous game of cat and mouse, murder and corporate espionage. This tale is told in ‘The Search Specialists’. Read on for teaser images and the poster.
It’s the first day of the Koozai charity raising efforts for Movember, with 15 of the team set to grow moustaches for the month. That includes both boys and girls, with the girls sporting stick on moustaches, and the boys growing theirs from scratch.
Learn more about our journey in the full post.