A new Google dance has just started
It’s no secret anymore that Google ranks as the number one defacto-standard in the field of major search engines. In 2003, Google accounts for more than 85% of all Internet searches on a daily basis. Google now has many versions running in many different countries, including China, Japan, the U.K., Hong-Kong and many others. Rank for Sales knows many small and not so small businesses and companies whose livelihood almost basically depends on Google bringing them new customers, day after day.
There are 7 top SEO myths and misconceptions we encounter everyday, out of the more than 20. In the real, true world of Search Engine Optimization techniques and methods used to obtain higher rankings, there are no shortcuts and certainly no free lunches.
Sitting at his laptop, Chris O’Ferrell types a few words into the Google search engine and up pops a link to what appears to be a military document listing suspected Taliban and al Qaeda members, date of birth, place of birth, passport numbers and national identification numbers.
Online advertising drew lower direct response rates in the fourth quarter because of the higher volume of ads and more advertisers using them for branding, DoubleClick said yesterday.
Register a .com, a .biz, a .cc or a .ca domain name (.ca are reserved for Canadian companies only). Whether you’re looking to reserve domain names for use now or at a later date, you should seriously consider doing it now, while some still might be available, although the best choices in the .com range have most certainly been taken by now. We have found some good domain names in the .biz, .cc and .ws category. The choice is yours.
Today, I will slightly steer away from the subject of search engine optimization and instead present what should be the most important considerations when designing or completely rebuilding an existing site.
Microsoft has opened up a beta version of its long awaited MSN search engine
Recent statistics indicate that within the USA Google has 32% of the share of web searches followed by 26% conducted via Yahoo, 18% by AOL and 17% by MSN, the other major players in the market.
Innovation among companies hots up as ad pie swells. With experts projecting that the global market for paid Internet searches will reach more than US$6 billion (S$10 billion) by 2006, up from about US$2 billion last year, search engine companies are gearing up to duke it out for a chunk of the advertising pie.
There is much confusion on the issue of Web services management, because the term “management” has often been used in the past to mean many different things.
Two examples: business process management, the active coordination and execution of business processes; and systems management, the passive monitoring of performance and IT infrastructure). These are two very different meanings of the word “management”–and two very different markets.
Management in the context of Web services has gained a lot of visibility, as the big companies each try to claim ownership of the space.
IBM would like to see its WebFountain supercomputing project become the next big thing in Web search.
More users are conducting Internet searches with multiple words, according to a study released yesterday.
OneStat.com, a Web analytics firm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, found that two- and three-word searches are the norm for Web searchers.
Nearly 33 percent of a sample of 2 million Web searchers monitored in the past two months used two-word queries and 26 percent used three-word queries. Nineteen percent searched using a single word, and searches using four to seven words made up 21 percent.
A lot has been said about Content Management Systems (CMS) in the past. Since search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimisation (SEO) are now such a growing part of the main marketing objectives for companies of all sizes, extra attention and caution must be used before the purchase of any such CMS software or programs.
Innovation among companies hots up as ad pie swells.
Some of the websites that haven’t been hit too hard in Google’s Florida update (November 2003) got hit real hard on or around January 23. Google’s latest update is called Austin, and they are beginning to ‘sound’ like elections!
Google has removed the old DNS entries from it’s database. It is believed this will now have a certain impact on future updates.
In light of these changes, what kind of results could this have on the average site owner or webmaster? It would signify the end of what used to be called the Google Dance syndrome.
Google’s dominant position under threat as rivals develop competing technology. Ask Jeeves, the internet search engine, has come up with the best answer of all. Constantly asked by sceptics whether it would ever make money, the PG Wodehouse inspired business based in Emeryville, California, produced the clearest result this week.
I often get emails and letters asking me if it’s really possible to get a site placed on top of the search engine results pages (SERP’s), in other words on the very first page of Google and most of the other major search engines. The answer to that question is a definite yes- provided you follow some basic elementary rules of SEO, and if you adhere to some good, sound advice that time has proven us that it works.
With the Robots.txt protocol, a webmaster or web site owner can really protect himself if it is done correctly. Today, web domain names are certainly plentiful on the Internet. There exists a multitude of sites on just about any subject anybody can think of.