Category Archives: search engines

Should you freak out about Google’s Mobilegeddon?

Today, you might be hearing about Google’s supposed Mobilegeddon in which Google’s organic search algorithm is going to start favoring mobile-friendly websites over sites that are not mobile-friendly but — and this is very important — only for searches conducted … Continue reading

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Who’s more popular in Columbus – Lebron or Braxton?

Recently, Deadspin ran a report on the most popular athlete in each state, based on Google monthly search volume. Not surprisingly, Lebron James was the most most-searched athlete in Ohio, as well as in several other states. But when Google’s … Continue reading

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Using Filters in Google Analytics to move Yahoo secure search from referrals to organic search

Whew, that’s the longest blog post title that I’ve ever written, but it’s 100% accurate. Starting in early February, Yahoo decided to follow Google’s lead and encrypt search. Instead of going into the technical details of how this works, I’m … Continue reading

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Video: Me discussing social search at the Columbus Social Club

Here’s me in action at the November meeting of the Columbus Social Media Club discussing a top trend for 2011 – Social Search: Comments? Fire away! Be sure to watch the other videos also. The lunch was packed with dynamic … Continue reading

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Major Google Update – Local results now mixed with organic

Google has released a huge change to how search results are displayed for searches that include a local qualifier (e.g., “pizza columbus ohio”). No longer will you see a map above the organic search results – Now,  Google is integrating … Continue reading

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Another study proves the value of high search engine rankings

Chitika Research recently completed a study that reaffirms the key finding from a similar study from a few years ago – high search engine rankings matter. Key insights: The #1 ranked slot for a keyword gets almost as many clicks … Continue reading

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Is Bing’s search share up or down? Depends who you ask

So, is Bing’s market share increasing or decreasing? According to Nielsen, Bing’s market share increased in April at the expense of Google. Hitwise, on the other hand, is reporting that Bing’s market share (and Yahoo’s also) declined. I’ve got the … Continue reading

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Auto manufacturer’s recall websites invisible in Google

With all of the attention on Toyota lately, I wondered – how well do the top car manufacturer’s official recall websites rank for brand related recall searches? Here are the results for the top brands in the U.S. that I … Continue reading

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