Tag Archives: Search Engines
So it’s finally happened, huh? Eric Schmidt has announced his rumored year-pending decision to step down and relinquish his title (and responsibility) of Google CEO to Co-Founder, Larry Page, while he finds home in the position of Executive Chairman. According to the Wall Street Journal "The transition has long been contemplated, according to a person familiar with the matter, and planning for it accelerated last year." According to Schmidt these new changes are brought about to “clarify individual roles so there is clear responsibility and accountability at the top of the company.” Schmidt will now primarily focus on deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership while Page handles the day-to-day operations and Co-Founder Sergey Brin will work on strategic projects. It’s Schmidt’s belief that reasons for the switching and delegating of roles is "simplifying management structure and speed up decision making."
Did you happen to catch the Google logo today? As you type in the letters of your search query, one by one, you’ll see the Google Logo go from a washed out white to its traditional logo colors. If you were wondering why Google did this, there is a really good reason behind it and their blog explains it.
Google has really been giving the search world a one-two punch with daily developments for user interaction. Both MSN Live Search (now known as Bing) and Yahoo have re-invented their search platforms, but Google is still on the up-and-up and maintaining firm control in the search market. To cut costs and raise revenues the two other search engines have joined forces. Now that they have gotten together, what shall we call this duo? YaBing!? I hope it catches on!
It is no secret that print media is in trouble. There are countless newspapers and magazines that have had to close their doors, partly due to the economy, but many have also taken a hit from a growing number of readers getting their news for free on the web. I remember always having to pay [...]
MSN created the necessary hype when they re-vamped their MSN Live Search and launched Bing “a first ever decision engine”. Even with all of its prime time and internet marketing, as far as search engines go, Google still reigns supreme. Search engine marketing experts all agree that to knock Google off its high-horse is going [...]
In a move to take some of the momentum away from Google, Microsoft has re-entered their negations with Yahoo. It could potentially “give Microsoft roughly 30 percent share of the online search market.” (AdAge, http://adage.com/digital/article?article_id=138138). For those of us in the search industry, this is some very significant news. What does this mean to internet marketing? and Will we have to make added effort in diversifying our PPC accounts? More importantly, will we no longer only worry about how visible we are in the eyes of Google?
Lately you might have heard some hype or seen internet ads and even some TV commercials promoting a new search engine called Bing. Bing is a search engine, but it’s not necessarily new. Bing is actually the search engine formally known as Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search which is powered by Microsoft [...]
I want to go back to some basics in SEO today. We usually deal with more advanced aspects of online marketing. However, recently we see more and more that basics really do matter when it comes to new websites and URLs.
When I tried to access Google yesterday at about 10:30 AM EST in Miami FL, it loaded very slowly and none of the links were functioning. I experienced the same slowness on Gmail and Adwords. I have been using Google since 2001 and this is the first time this has happened.
No one really knows what exactly Google is thinking and doing. The industry has its assumptions, data and case studies of how we think Google behaves and operates. Other than what they release in their corporate profile and the blogs of brains such as Matt Cutts and Avinash, we can only rely on our data and what we know actually works.