SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 24, 2009
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.
From Search Engine Land:
- From NORAD Santa Tracker To Twitter: Santa Tracking For Christmas Eve 2009
Merry Christmas! Christmas Eve, that is, and you know what that means. Santa Claus is coming to town! How long until he arrives? Can you spot him in flight? Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus, and he can be tracked. Below, a round-up of Santa trackers.
Most of the ones below come from NORAD, the [...]
- Christmas ‘09 Logos From Google & Others
As many of you know, Google started their holiday logo blitz earlier this week. Google has now posted four of (I believe) five logos they have for the holidays. We also have logos from Yahoo, Bing, Ask, DogPile, Baidu and many other search engines and search industry web sites. I wanted to [...]
- Do You Know What Your Customers Say About Your Business?
Do you ever read reviews of companies you do business with? Do you read product reviews before buying a new camera, vacuum cleaner, or computer? If so, you are not alone! According to Lynn Terry on Clicknewz.com, 90% of consumers use reviews at least some of the time when planning purchases. That being said, as [...]
- Yahoo Top News Site, Google Second; People Spending More Time With Fewer Sites
According to November comScore data (published by TechCrunch) Google News is the second largest online news property in the world in terms of traffic. Yahoo ranks as the top global news site. Here’s the partial comScore list:
Yahoo News Google News New York Times sites CNN China’s QQ.com BBC MSN
In the US Yahoo still ranks as number one but Google News reportedly [...]
- AOL To Cut Staff By One-Third
In a Security and Exchange document filed on Tuesday night, AOL plans on cutting about one-third of their staff, about 2,300 people. The filing said, “the Restructuring will include the reduction of approximately a third of the Company’s current employee base, which will be conducted on a voluntary and involuntary basis.”
AOL became an independent [...]
- Fun Stats: 28% Of Sites Use Google Analytics; 5% Have Facebook Or Twitter Links
Factual has analyzed data from 4 million web sites and provided a holiday gift for stats junkies. Did you know 5% of pages have either a Twitter or Facebook link? Or that 28% of sites run Google Analytics? Or 12% of them run Google AdSense? Now you do!
The core data comes from CommonCrawl, a non-profit [...]
Search News From Around The Web:
- Looking Back at Google in 2009, Google Blogoscoped
- Mixing It Up at 795 Folsom St, Twitter Blog
- Early Holiday Gift For Googlers: $2.3 Billion, New York Times
Local, Maps & Mobile
- Did Google Pull Back on Webmaster & Advertiser Support in 2009?, Search Engine Roundtable
SEO & SEM
- Analyze HTML Elements & Microformats w/ Semantic Checker, Search Engine Journal
Video, Music & Image Search
- Movie Downloads Coming to YouTube, Digital Inspiration
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