Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What Did We Search In 2010 And Which Sites Did We Visit?

Looks like we have been doing a bunch of things in 2010. More and more people got on the net and searched visited sites. It looks like facebook became the most searched about, most visited site on the net. Of all the facebook related searches, facebook was the numero uno in the top ten search terms, there was no change from 2009.
Then there is "facebook login" which was holding number nine position on the top 10 search terms in 2009 jumped to position 2 this year, just behind facebook. Myspace, which held the number two position dropped to sixth position,

Yahoo exchanged position with ebay and google which was in the sixth position disappeared from the list, I guess we don't have to search fro google any more since we are going there first in any case. Or is it? Looks like we dropped google for facebook! facebook accounted for 8.93% of all internet visits while google met 7.19%.
There were many other changes as well like " the top searched for athlete was Tiger Woods and the top sports team was the Dallas Cowboys from within the Sports category." you can find about them by visiting HITWISE.
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Google Site Search Offers A Simple Pricing Scheme, Across The Product Line.

If you are using Google Site Search, good for you because in addition to all the benefits like:
Increase website conversions and sales
Reduce support costs by enhancing self service
Display ads-free search results
Customize search box and results using XML
Optional Google branding
now you have "Flexible pricing model based on search queries". This comes after Google carefully considering all your feedback, actual product use and Google's idea of making a good product better.
So from now on, Google will change the way it used to charge for Google Site Search (it used to be charges were based on both the number of submitted search queries and the number of pages indexed.)
Now it is only the number of queries submitted your Google Site Search engine per a year. As you can see from the table below, the scheme spans all sort of users, from smallest to the medium sized business sites querying half a million times. If you plan to query more than that, better contact Google sales. You can learn more at Google Site Search

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Google Beat, A Special Zeitergeist Edition!

I found this reference to this video on twitter and found it interesting. This special Zeitgeist edition of the Google Beat a Googler explains the hottest trends in search from iPad to Justin Bieber, We were hitting return keys after entering search terms for our needs ranging from favorite gadgets, news headlines, to the celebrities of the year. The list this year includes Glee, a huge variety of natural disasters, and charitable queries.
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