comScore Networks today released its monthly Search analysis of activity across competitive search engines. In December 2006, Google Sites captured 47.3 percent of the U.S. search market, gaining 0.4 share points from the previous month.Â Yahoo! Sites grew 0.3 share points, maintaining its second place ranking with 28.5 percent of U.S. searches, followed by Microsoft Sites [...]
Vanessa Fox posted some useful tips on using images at the Google Webmaster Central Blog: Don’t put the bulk of your text in images. It may sound simple, but the best thing you can do is to put your text into well, text. Reserve images for graphical elements. If all of the text on your [...]
Today the search engine Ask.com has launched its new Local Search “Ask City“. The new service replaced theÂ previous Local Search, and merged it with some third party services offered by Ticketmaster, Trip Advisor, Evite and others. Like that, you can find movie playtimes at local theaters, events and restaurantesÂ in your area, easily. Beside of that, [...]
The operator of theÂ chinese search engine Baidu.com anncounced an expansion to the japanese market. According to the Wall Street Journal, Baidu started working onÂ the japanese version of their search engine, aboutÂ six month ago, and also opened an office in Tokio already. Baidu.com, is the most used search engine in china and contains more thenÂ a billion [...]
Microsoft has added some information, on how to identify the different types of their MSNbot Crawlers, on the Live Search’s WebLog. The different types of the MSNbot are: MSNBot Main web crawler (www.live.com) MSNBot-Media Images & all other media (images.live.com) MSNBot-NewsBlogs News and blogs (search.live.com/news) MSNBot-Products Products & shopping (products.live.com) MSNBot-Academic Academic search (academic.live.com) They [...]
The two companies plan the common development of new services for Sprints mobile customers.Â The windows live search service is immediately available for Sprint PCS vision and Sprint Power Vision and can be used on all mobile devices with appropriate technical equipment.
The three leading search engine operators Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have announced a common standard for their sitemap files. The new standard will make itÂ easier ,for webmasters, to submit their content to the search engines. The sitemap standard is based on the Sitemaps service, which Google releasedÂ one year ago. For more information on the new [...]
On the Live.com homepage you can see an announcement for the “new dimension of search”, which will be released on November 7th. When you click theÂ attached link, it brings you to the Live Local search page. So my guess is, it will includeÂ some improved localisation functions.