A report released recently by Incapsula, a cloud-based web-security service, found that 61.5 percent of all website traffic now comes from these non-human visitors. If you’re reading this and you’re human, you’re apparently in the minority.
The real story is that Yahoo has simply had a steady slide downwards. And Bing has barely increased. Plus, AT WHAT COST for Microsoft? Lots of $$$ spent with their online division and so far, they are in the red since Bing started… So basically this is really a story of Google continuing it’s dominance with a 65% market share since like forever… A non story really… Oh well guess it was a slow news day
Search, plus your world.
Dear Facebook, Google+ has added you to one of its Circles http://fb.me/190wFQF3n
Ever wondered how Google is FREE for us to use?!?! One word… ADWORDS! A few years ago, I did research for the keyword for new york real estate and the highest cost per click for the number one position was $22 as I recall with more than 4 million search for it monthly… crazy numbers… This is a great graphic detailing where Google makes it’s MOOLAH. Enjoy!
Here it is… the beginning of the end of Google Search’s dominance… when Google Plus starts to dilute search…
Some posts are now showing up in the SERPS. They are not ‘ranking like crazy’ yet and they are far from perfect and it is not every post, but they are there. Should we start optimizing?
I agree with this article… Google Plus could more easily target Linked In than Facebook… Facebook really has to STUMBLE in some major epic fail sort of way… but I am really not seeing that happen, are you?
The single biggest problem that Google may be up against right now is that they’re fighting a battle from behind. While I anticipate very solid growth early on, once users realize that many of their friends haven’t moved over, rather than have to access yet another social media resource to communicate, they’ll slowly move back to just the one. The one where all their friends and contacts already are, where they can communicate in one location: Facebook.
So what DOES SEO stand for anyway? 5 years ago I’d EASILY tell you it stands for Search Engine Optimization… but not any more… SEO NOW stands for internet marketing strategist as there is just WAY MORE going on now than 5 years ago. Google Search is constantly adding (and subtracting) new stuff, Facebook is now uber-important, and Google Plus is on the way. The below linked is a great article attesting to my feelings on this very topic.
Are you working on your Bing / Yahoo optimization?? You should!
That record high for Bing is 14.4 percent of market share – fairly impressive when you consider how young Bing is overall and that they only breached the 10 percent mark over the last year. This 14.4 percent market share combines with Yahoo’s 15.9 percent (about the same as Yahoo has held historically over the last couple years) to hit over 30 percent of the total market – up from about 20 percent last year and 25 percent at the end of 2010.
Be careful about suing Google. You MIGHT just
The newspapers’ content has been removed not only from Google News (as desired) but the entire Google index. Now the newspapers are crying foul, saying that Google is “retaliating” against them for their legal victory.