24 July 2008

China SE Market Share: Baidu 64.4% Google 26.1%

It was reported by Analysys on Wednesday that Baidu had further expanded its market share, compared to Google. In the second quarter of 2008, Baidu’s market share in China’s search world is 64.4% according to revenue, higher than 60.7% in first quarter. While Google’s market share fell from 26.8% to 26.1%. The revenue of China search engine market was increased …

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23 July 2008

The older the better

Content? Bah! Links? Bah! Age? Now we are talking! I have seen a few discussions of late which ties in with something I have seen on a few fronts. That is the fact that having no content and no links (relatively speaking) does not stop you ranking if you have a really old site. So take for example a search …

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23 July 2008

Google China’s 2008 Roadmap

At the beginning of July, Kai-fu Lee, president of Google Greater China, said that in 2008 Google China would focus heavily on products popularisation. Mr. Lee said that the road map for Google’s Chinese-language search is still focussed on an integrated search engine.  In the past 12 months, apart from web pages, Google integrated 12 services into its search engine, …

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22 July 2008

Google and Microsoft financial results

While world economies are under enormous strain, Google and Microsoft have released their financial results for the second quarter of 2008 showing significant increases in revenue. Google revenue rose by 39% to $5.37 billion while net income was up by 35% to $1.25 billion. However it seems that the search engine giants have not completely escaped the negative economic climate …

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22 July 2008

UK beach clean update

An update has come through from Dean at the BTCV from our beach clean at Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK. The data from the rubbish we collected has now been analysed and sent off to the Marine Conservation Society; we managed to collect a sterling 1604 pieces of rubbish! As Dean says "that’s a lot of bits of plastic and other …

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22 July 2008

Facebook redesign – So what’s new?

As you’ll doubtless know by now, Facebook are in the process of rolling out their new site design to the masses at the moment, and as you’d expect it’s being covered widely in the press. But I thought I’d do my own little missive anyway, looking at what has and hasn’t changed in more detail. NOTE: If you don’t see …

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21 July 2008

Google’s Ranking is Number 1

Google has weighed in at number 1 in the YouGov survey for Superbrands, released today. The internet goliath saw off previous high rankers Tesco, and Asda – who both fell more than 190 places in the rankings. Whilst the food sector lost out, with the blame being attributed to lost consumer confidence due to high and fluctuating food prices – …

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18 July 2008

Facebook Relaunch Due… But When?

For the past few months, the people at Facebook have been slowly releasing more and more information about this summers profile redesign. As well as giving information to bloggers and brand advocates via secret preview events, they have been showing previews (and some scrapped ideas) of what the new pages will look like via the Facebook Profile Preview group. Despite …

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18 July 2008

Yahoo! and Google deal comes at a cost to marketers

With the price of petrol, food, electricity (in South Africa) sky rocketing, it now looks like online marketing will follow suit with reports that the Google/Yahoo sponsored search deal will increase Yahoo keyword prices. The deal currently only applies to the US and Canada but a rise in overall search advertising costs is speculated following the news of a Google/Yahoo …

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18 July 2008

YouTube and TiVo partner up

Google’s YouTube have partnered up with TiVo to bring YouTube videos straight to TiVo subscribers. Though this will only to a fraction of these subscribers will be able to use this feature, at least till they upgrade to high definition digital video recorder models. And why do I find this so exciting? I don’t have TiVo but this is going …

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