I have just read a great article from a ex Yahoo Product Manager who has said that Yahoo developed similar
technology to Googles Instant search way back in 2006, it is amazing that this search product was
never released by Yahoo as it could have been a real game changer for the search company.
who knows Yahoo could have been a much larger search heavy weight if they brought out these products
back in 2006? It is all a case of what if? Also I would love to see what other products they were working
on back in the day.
So I just noticed a article on Mashable about how the Google logo changes as you type, this is a big move for the search giant.
This will push more emphasis on long tail keywords which are lesser targeted by SEO, it is important to place an emphasis on deep linking your website when undergoing the SEO process.
See how Google is changing the logo, I pick they may change the search function to something like the interface seen in this video,
which I have posted numerous times before.
Post your thoughts below?
Facebook today has now stopped people from adding Comment Links On Profile Pages, This is an on going war with spammers on Facebook who have been exploiting the website for the last few years. This latest move comes after the recent New Survey Worm Spreading On Facebook which posted on friends comments and infected 1000s of users.
An image below to show what is now blocked –
We were conducting some Keywords Research today on Google and look what capacha decided to bring up hehe =)
A very interesting report has been released by Ad Age in the US showing leaked data from Google US, this data gives some interesting insights into how much specific advertisers such as AT&T and Expedia are spending on a monthly basis.
These figures are quite large in comparison to the Australian market, yet we will have some high profile clients in Australia spending healthy amounts with Google.
Interesting take aways were that BP was a big spender in June due to the oil spill problems and AT&T with the iPhone 4 release also was a cash cow.
Facebook employees have been selling off company shares and the market rate is quite decent, analysts estimate that the currently rate of Facebook value is around 33 BILLION. This number means Facebook is worth more then companies like Yahoo, Dell and even eBay. Impressive isn’t it for a company which started in 2004.
Here is a list of the top tech companies and their currenty market value as you can see tech power house Apple is doing very very well –
Ok so for any one who does not know I am a big time domain buyer and seller, I have purchased well over 100 domains over the years, mostly just for fun yet over the past years it has been more for business.
One costly event for all domain’s is renewing domain names each year, If you own 50 domains in your portfolio you are looking at paying around $10 each domain so its a $500 cost. Some domains such as Dot TV are more expensive, the benefit of buying a Dot TV domain is that you will able to purchase keyword rich terms for SEO which will probably alreayd be taken in other TLDs, The only downside to buying a DOT TV domain is that they are $40 a year to renew, I thought this was too high so I went and sourced out a cheaper deal the following code copy and use it when renewing dot TV’s saved me $15 per TV so its a high saving per domain, please note this was workign on the 4th of sept so it may now not be working with Godaddy – Promo code is: GDBBREN8..
Facebook Wins New Search Patent
For any one who is highly involved in Facebook social search, such as myself I have been “testing the waters” with it for the
last two years I find this latest patent win by Facebook quite interesting!
From the recent changes in the Facebook layout to put a more emphasis on Search to the changes we have been seeing with
Facebook search as a whole.
Basically the way Facebook search works is it puts a emphasis on People first, then Facebook owned properties like pages
and other properties then finally external sites with likes are next. Pages and properties liked by your initial friend group also gain priority, either way this is very interesting stuff.
Here is a image of the patent -
Microsoft’s search product Bing has seen market share in the US has risen 51% in the US in the last 12 months due to the on going marketing efforts by
the company we have seen Bing’s market share jump up to around 13% from the level of 9% in July 2009.
With Bing and Yahoo combined now we see very healthy market shares, which is making me thing will Google be the number one
in 5 years time? It is very hard to tell.
The Graph below shows the state of the US search market.
How to show map extensions and site links in page Google ads?
Well as many in the paid search world know Google recently allowed Adwords users to use site links and map listings for brand terms.
It was a great way to drive a higher CTR to a brand website, yet Google then turned its back on the original decision and decided
to make users pick between 1. A map extension 2. Site link extension. Today a search specialist at my work had a chat with a Google
product specialist and have have said if you want both site links and map extensions “The Quality Score must be significantly high”
this is not a accurate number of how much quality score or other metrics you need, but it shows that it is possible to achieve
both site links and site maps at the same time on paid ads.