Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Microsoft Aims To Capture UK Search Market Share with Ads
There are reports that Microsoft is going to do a huge ad push in the UK in an effort to capture market share there. Currently, Microsoft's Bing has a 3% share of search, whereas Google holds about a 90% share. Here is the news: Microsoft is to launch a multimillion-pound TV ad campaign for its search engine Bing, as part of a major marketing push designed to challenge Google's dominance of the UK search market,
- Google Public Data Explorer, Private Data Soon?
Google announced a new feature named Google Public Data Explorer. What it does is allow you to mash up data from the public sectors into neat charts and graphs. Google explains: With the Data Explorer, you can mash up data using line graphs, bar graphs, maps and bubble charts. The visualizations are dynamic, so you can watch them move over time, change topics, highlight different entries and change the scale. Once you have a chart
- Do You Use Search Operators To Find Link Opportunities?
A WebmasterWorld thread started by forum administrator, engine, wrote: A webmaster I spoke to today was after a simple way to find new link opportunities. I mentioned something to him, which was to try using Google's related: feature It worked for him, does it work for you? The single response so far said that they do not use search operators anyone. They have other strategies to get links. This one, in particular, said he creates
- Google's International Women's Day Logo at Google Russia Only?
I was browsing the various Google forums and spotted several complaints in the Google Web Search Help forums and Google Webmaster Help about there being no International Women's Day Doodle on March 8th, yesterday. There are literally dozens of complaints, some calling Google anti-women. Google is a very women friendly company, I know that. So what is going on, why no Doodle for International Women's Day? I initially thought Google just doesn't always celebrate every
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Bing Updates Maps - Part 2, WebmasterWorld
- Blogger of the Week: James C. Zolman - AdWords Help, Google
- Will it really take 157 YEARS to index?, Google Webmaster Help