Search Engines

Google Caffeine Now Live On A Data Center, Any Changes?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2009 in Google, Search Engines | 0 comments

Like coffee? I do, several cups a day because I love the taste and smell of coffee, but also caffeine. Lets not talk about coffee though, but Google’s “sandbox” new and improved search engine, dubbed “Caffeine. It was announced recently on Matt Cutts blog that we can expect “caffeine” after the holidays, but I am not sure how they define “holidays” because yesterday they went live with one data center for testing 209.85.225.103, at least for 50% of the users hitting that data center. I must be on the other end of the 50%, because in my preliminary testing it’s about the...

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How Will “Local Search” Change in 2010?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2009 in Bing, Google, Search Engines, Yahoo! | 2 comments

I have not wrote a piece like this in awhile, but thought we are due for a “prediction” for 2010.  So how will local search change in 2010? Drastically in my opinion, mainly due to mobile search.  Right now Smartphone’s are more like computers, with a phone, not the other way around. Statistics show that smartphone purchases will out pace pc purchases by 2011 (Chart below courtesy Silicon Alley Insider) ….hmmm…that means you will see huge changes in the coming year with mobile search becoming ever more critical, especially local search.  With Google announcing last week the...

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Yahoo! Joins With Bing (Microsoft) Take On Google?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2009 in Bing, Google, Search Engines, Yahoo! | 2 comments

Have you heard the news? Yes, it was announced this morning that Yahoo joined forces with Bing and the guys at Microsoft.  This type of relationship between them is nothing new, just a few years ago Microsoft was using Yahoo’s PPC ad system on their search engine, however this new “reconciliation” looks to be different.  Below are some details of this crazy news… I would love to hear your thoughts on this.  Do you think it will last? Will they really challenge Google?  I have my thoughts, but please, I want to hear yours! Feel free to leave an audio or video...

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