Search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo have recently begun rolling out new features. Google touts “Search, Plus Your World” and the “Knowledge Graph” as revolutionary updates that will change the way that users search while making results more personal. Microsoft launched “Sidebar,” which appears in all Bing search engine result pages (SERPs) and allows users to see if Facebook friends can help answer search questions. Yahoo released a downloadable browser app for desktops and Apple products. (more…)
This November, Google Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox as the world’s second most popular web browser. According to the web analytics company known as Statcounter, Chrome was able to acquire 25.69% of the worldwide market which surpasses 25.23%. This is an all-time high for the young web browser which launched in 2008. (more…)
Yahoo! has announced that the company will be shutting down Site Explorer today. The failing search giant is requesting that customers switch to Bing Webmaster Tools so that users can “ensure that their websites continue to get high quality organic search traffic.” While Bing’s tool set does have many of the features that were available in Yahoo! Site Explorer, Bing lacks the back-link data which was used for competitive research by some SEO services experts. (more…)
If you read Internet search industry news, you’ve undoubtedly heard about Microsoft’s growing partnership with its Web browser rival, Firefox. Microsoft has just announced the release of Firefox with Bing in an attempt to boost the search engine’s market share.
Yahoo!’s death throes are attracting more of the industry’s sharks. According to Search Engine Watch, an inside source leaked that Google is attempting to secure financing to bid for the beleaguered internet company. Google has good reason to try snatch up Yahoo!, as its acquisition would greatly aid its competitive digital strategy. (more…)
Earlier this week, comScore released the search engine rankings for September. Google once again has the largest share of search queries, with roughly 65.3% of all searches funneling through their servers. This is a .5% increase from the total queries recorded in August (64.8%), showing the company is maintaining strength. See which engines have the highest search volume so you know where to focus your SEO services. (more…)