So, here’s an interesting question: when are domain names like guns? Well, apparently if you are searching Google, then domain names are so related to guns that Google shows a popular domain name registrar along with search results related to, you guessed it: guns. [Read more…]
A while back I wrote about how many SEO companies and so-called SEO experts have been offering a Google Penguin Recovery Service. I mentioned that you really need to be very careful when choosing someone who offers to help you recover from Penguin, because they really can do more harm than good. They are, in fact, going to do things that will change your website’s link profile which could do serious damage to your overall website search engine reputation. You actually gain search engine reputation over the years, and your domain name has a history. [Read more…]
Google’s search results keep getting better and better, no matter what type of algorithm changes they make. Yes, I’m joking. Google’s organic, natural search results are so good now they’re actually indexing and ranking Bing search results in the Google search results. That’s right, Bing.com is now showing up in Google’s search results. [Read more…]
Google is updating their Terms of Service on November 11, 2013. There are several updates to their TOS, and notably one of the changes has many people in an uproar. If you follow a business on the Google+ social network, there is a chance that your endorsement could be used in an advertisement for that business, elsewhere on the web. You can read about the changes to the Terms of Service< here. [Read more…]
Is it just me, or is Facebook acting more and more like a search engine, crawling all sorts of URLs. More than they have in the past. Facebook is acting more and more like a search engine every single day. Here is a perfect example: [Read more…]
Just recently, another one of my Google+ posts went hot on the Google Plus social media network. As you know, Google Authorship is tied directly to Google+, and it’s my opinion that the more of an influencer that you are on Google+ the more it will ultimately help your Google Authorship. And then when you post on your own site or even post on other sites your content will ultimately do better and be seen by more people if you’re active on Google Plus. [Read more…]
The data that Google is not providing, as in they are not providing which keyword brought visitors to your site, keeps going up. And it’s getting bad. Really bad if your site caters to the tech crowd. For example, for my blog on BillHartzer.com, the posts and articles on the site cater mostly to other webmasters and perhaps business owners. The more tech-savvy ones. And for my blog, the latest number of not provided users to hit the blog from Google organic search is now 71.80 percent (the past 20,000 visitors to the site via Google organic search). [Read more…]
The FTC has sent a letter to many of the major search engines, including AOL, Ask.com, Bing, Blekko, DuckDuckGo, Google, and Yahoo!, as well as 17 of the “most heavily trafficked search engines that specialize in the areas of shopping, travel, and local business, and that display advertisements to consumers” warning them about making the distinction between paid ads and natural search results. [Read more…]
Google Webmaster Tools has changed their policy, and is now going to start emailing web site owners directly if they detect critical or important issues with your web site. Before now, Google would only notify you about these issues via Google Webmaster Tools’ interface–and you had to log in to receive the messages. [Read more…]
Google is always testing part of their interface, and I believe that this new test will most likely be one that sticks around. Google has started underlining typos in the search query field. So, when you start typing a keyword, if what you are typing is an obvious typo, then Google will underline it in red, giving you a chance to correct it. [Read more…]
Chalk this up on the list of another one of Google’s products that failed. Well, I wouldn’t call Google Sidewiki a total failure, but rather a Google product that just did not “catch on” with everyone. Google Sidewiki is being closed down, and Google is offering us all a chance to export all of our entries. [Read more…]
The search engines, Google, Yahoo!, and Bing are great at helping us find information on the web. If you are like me, I personally perform a lot of search queries every day, finding new information and visiting new websites every day. That’s why I use a search engine. However, the search engines are indexing too much information on the internet–and as such, they are not doing enough to stop hackers. They are helping them. [Read more…]
For publishers all over the world, two main problems have often plagued the publishing world – how to get your content into the hands of those that want it, and how to profit from doing so. In the past, with print media the only business model that was available was a “one size fits all” type model. For example, there are people who just buy the Sunday paper just for the coupons while others are only interested in the Business, and Sports sections of the paper. For both customers, they are charged the same flat rate. Because of this, people have shied away from getting the Sunday paper because they have found other ways to get the information or resources that they want without all the extras that they do not. Magazines have a similar issue. Hopefully, this situation will soon become a thing of the past with the introduction of one of Google’s latest creations – Google One Pass. [Read more…]
Do you want to own the trademark and domain name of a former search engine? Well, here is your chance. [Read more…]
If you have used the Google search engine today, you might have noticed a new feature that they have recently rolled out, called Instant Previews. This new feature allows you to fully preview a web page from within the Google search results before visiting actually visiting the web page. [Read more…]
I have talked about the LeapFish search engine earlier, as you might recall. I am a lover of LeapFish, particularly because I think LeapFish is one search engine that might actually have a chance of making it to the big-time. Further affirming this, LeapFish continues to grow its user base.
LeapFish anticipates that there will be more than 20 million searches in 2010 at their search engine. They have lately reported good early adopter growth in 2009, and they have reached a 10,000 Alexa rank in one year.
LeapFish reported that at its ongoing growth rate and with its new partnerships, the search engine anticipates more than 20 million searches to be executed in 2010. “Through SEO, our growing affiliate network, partnerships with strategic software vendors and our continuing organic adoption we are acquiring our user base by bigger multiples this year,” said Behnam Behrouzi, president and CEO. “Our product advancements in 2009 have assisted to gear the search engine for an even bigger year in 2010,” he said.
In 2009 the company made substantial advancements and innovations to its growing search engine including; real time search, deeper search results, personal home pages, content sharing features and proprietary Twitter and Facebook applications, that have facilitated the growth of the search engine from an Alexa traffic ranking of 150,000 to 10,000 in less than one year. “We are the only search platform searching all that users care about in the new World Wide Web with over fifty providers including Google, Yelp, Twitter, Youtube, Mashable, Topsy, Wikipedia, and many others,” said Bruggeman. “The innovations and data integrations from 2009 have set LeapFish apart and are distinctly reflected in our Alexa traffic ranking,” he said.
LeapFish also reported growing success with its extraordinary ad model that boasts zero cost per click fees. “Thousands of advertisers are procuring high demand keywords that can return ROI in just a brief period of time,” said Bruggeman. “Over 80% of our advertisers renew their sponsorship for one year or more,” he said.
LeapFish plans to release a second ad program to advertisers this Spring.
LeapFish is an evolved search engine that captures the traditional, multi-media and real-time Web, through a single, connected search platform for both searching and sharing content. LeapFish is a privately held corporation headquartered out of CARR America Corporate Center in Pleasanton, California.
Not too long ago, LeapFish unveiled a demo of it’s new multi-faceted search engine to the public, and it was received with warm reviews, although it did contain many glitches that needed to be worked out. Just recently, LeapFish unveiled another demo of their product to a select few, and this time around there were many benefits to really make this search engine conglomerate much more appealing the second time around.
The main key element that LeapFish is looking to utilize in order to differentiate themselves from other search engines, is its ability to allow users to search AND share. In the past, if you found something of interest (or something that was really, really cool), you would need to switch over to a bookmarking site like Digg, or StumbleUpon in order to share your findings with others. Of course, many already have the bookmarking features built into a downloadable toolbar which they can easily access in their web browser.
The only catch is, internet users would have to be on their own computer in order to access the bookmarking friendly toolbars. There was no way to access your personal toolbars when using someone else’s computer. Now there is a way to have your cake and eat it too (luckily, this cake won’t go straight to your hips). The bookmarking capabilities of a toolbar are built right into the infrastructure of the LeapFish search engine. You can even customize your own personal homepage when using the search engine making it that much easier to keep up with your favorite websites. The previous demo had two setup choices, but they both looked very similar to the Google search page. The new look of LeapFish is a cross between Yahoo! and Google’s homepage. The page starts out with a default, but this default can definitely be customized to show what you are most interested in right on your very own homepage.
The LeapFish search engine has concentrated on getting search results from the big three search engines – Yahoo!, Google, and Bing which covers a very large portion of the search engine market share. You can find pics, videos, and regular search results all in one place. And, as mentioned before, once you find these internet gems, you can easily share your findings with others using some of the most popular social bookmarking portals – without leaving your search results! If you are looking for a simple and powerful way to combine your search results from the top search engines, then LeapFish may be just what you are looking for (and what you’ve been missing).
There are many different ways to search the internet, regardless if you are looking for videos, pictures, or what have you. Having to go to different searching platforms can be rather time consuming. [Read more…]
First off, let me explain that I have always been a fan of Yahoo!. I mean, ever since I first heard the Yahoo! Yodel, I was hooked. I know that Yahoo! Search has always had their quirks and they recently have stated that they’ve not really been a “search destination”, Yahoo! is a portal. Sure, yes, I get that. [Read more…]
I’m always fascinated by the new niche search engines that great entrepreneurs are launching. And this one seems to be pretty useful if you’re looking for courses of any type, even college courses. Courseopedia is a new search engine (just launched recently in beta) that aggregates courses from many different sources: it allows you to quickly and easily find courses and view comments that others have left about it. [Read more…]
As you might recall, a while back I talked about the Hotpads Search Engine when it was launched. As summer approaches and families begin to plan their vacations, more and more are bargain hunting in this sour economy. Recently, HotPads.com, the housing search engine, introduced a new way for cost-conscious shoppers to plan their next vacation with an interactive, map-based Vacation Rental search. [Read more…]
Attivio, a software company that specializes in enterprise search solutions and information access, has been chosen to enhance the search functionality of Thumbplay, the top mobile entertainment destination in the USA. [Read more…]
Includes Dental has recently launched their search engine for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and the Oral Health industry. Includes Dental allows those in the Dentistry industry to search for Dental-related information from thousands of hand-selected web sites. [Read more…]
Update: Leapfish stopped being a search engine and stopped offering domain name appraisals at the beginning of 2008.
LeapFish, a multi-dimensional search engine, qualifies as my pick for the ‘fastest search engine’ title. LeapFish has recently introduced their click-free search. [Read more…]
Yatinoo, a trilingual (English, French, Arabic) web-based portal, community, and search engine, has launched their search engine today with new search engine technology. Yatinoo’s greatest asset is its focus on the Arabic, African and Asian regions as well as the Arabic, African and Asian people living outside the United States. [Read more…]
The Business to Business (B2B) search engine Accoona has been acquired by the international B2B search engine Masterseek. Masterseek was founded in Denmark in 1999. [Read more…]
Ask.com, a web site that offers search for web sites, images, news, blogs, video, maps and directions, local search and shopping, launched their new “Election Poll Smart Answers” that gives you local polling information in just one click: and it’s a lot faster and easier than any other major search engine. [Read more…]
Quintura, a company that provides a site search, analytics, and monetization platform for online content publishers, has officially launched their Quintura Site Search for publishers who are based in the United States. [Read more…]
Search Engine Roundtable recently pointed out that you can now search all of the US Government web sites courtesy of Google. Using Google’s new Uncle Sam search, you can now search the US Government websites. I can see how this would be very useful, especially if you wanted some unbiased government data. But wait! [Read more…]
Searchme has added new visual search features to their site. These new features, called Stacks and Media Search, will help you find, organize, and share information. [Read more…]
Catylist, a commercial real estate marketing company, has unveiled what they’re calling “the most technologically advanced search interface in the industry.” This new scenario-based search engine has been updated throughout the Catylist Network, which includes over 35 locally-operated commercial information exchanges as well as Catylist’s National Commercial Marketplace, Commercial IQ. [Read more…]
Viewzi is a new search engine that is trying to deliver a fun and interactive way to discover content online. Viewzi just launched their new type of search engine, bringing a visually-pleasing experience to the way we search for sites. [Read more…]
This is a cool list. And a great reason to put out a press release, I might add. Ask.com, one of the top leading search engines on the web, has come up with a list of the top twenty five United Kingdom bank holiday destinations for this weekend. [Read more…]
OBG Management has teamed up with Convera(R) to create OBG FindIt, a vertical search engine for the ObGYN specialty. OBG Management is a leader in obstetrics and gynecological patient care and practice management communications. Convera Corporation is a leading provider of vertical search for trade publishers. [Read more…]
As you know, I am a pretty big fan of Mixx, and I have been using Mixx for a while now, ever since day one. Anyhow, Mixx is not really the focus here; although Mixx is the main reason behind my discovering the fact that you can essentially “black out” virtually your entire listing in the Google search results. [Read more…]
Here at the Search Engine Strategies conference in New York City (Search Engine Strategies New York 2008), Gigablast has officially launched their fresh and comprehensive site search for websites. If you have a website you can now provide a free site search as well as web search for your site’s visitors. [Read more…]
Business.com is launching new Money and Technology channels in an attempt to improve user experience and bring more qualified leads to B2B advertisers who advertise on Business.com. [Read more…]