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U.S. Holiday Trends & Forecast: Top Shopping Days, Hot Searches, Mobile Shoppers

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The shopping forecast for the 2013 holiday season shows no signs of slowing, even in a sometimes-uncertain economy. Data predicts people will shop earlier this year, spend the most on Cyber Monday and undoubtedly be shopping on their mobile devices. The shopping forecast for the 2013 holiday season shows no signs of slowing, even in a sometimes-uncertain economy. Data predicts people will shop earlier this year, spend the most on Cyber Monday and undoubtedly be shopping on their mobile devices. 0 Comments

Foundem Sues Google for Anti-Competitive Conduct

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Foundem, a comparison search website that helped initiate a large-scale European Union anti-trust investigation against Google, has filed a lawsuit against Google, according to court papers filed in October and released this week. Foundem, a comparison search website that helped initiate a large-scale European Union anti-trust investigation against Google, has filed a lawsuit against Google, according to court papers filed in October and released this week. 0 Comments

Cyber Monday Traffic, Mobile & Ad Spend All Up on $1.46 Billion Shopping Day

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Overall, Cyber Monday has proven the greatest online retail day in history, with paid search spend, site traffic, mobile traffic and total revenue all showing healthy growth. Learn more from comScore, Marin Software, IBM, Kenshoo and others. Overall, Cyber Monday has proven the greatest online retail day in history, with paid search spend, site traffic, mobile traffic and total revenue all showing healthy growth. Learn more from comScore, Marin Software, IBM, Kenshoo and others. 0 Comments

Black Friday E-Commerce Sales Set $1 Billion Record, 2012 Holiday Online Sales Strong

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The greatest ever Black Friday online retail sales of $1.042 billion followed a healthy Thanksgiving Day, with $633 million in sales. comScore, IBM, Performics and Experian share the latest holiday season 2012 stats, insights, and predictions. The greatest ever Black Friday online retail sales of $1.042 billion followed a healthy Thanksgiving Day, with $633 million in sales. comScore, IBM, Performics and Experian share the latest holiday season 2012 stats, insights, and predictions. 0 Comments

Google UK Search Market Share Slips Below 90%

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Google's search market share in UK is much bigger than USA. However, new data from web tracking firm Experian Hitwise found that Google's share of search queries in October 2012 dropped by one percent for a second consecutive month. Google's search market share in UK is much bigger than USA. However, new data from web tracking firm Experian Hitwise found that Google's share of search queries in October 2012 dropped by one percent for a second consecutive month. 0 Comments

Paid & Subscription-Based Keyword Research Tools

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Insight into what people search for online is key for search marketing success. While several free keyword tools are available, paid and subscription-based services tend to offer more analysis, competitive data, support, and extra features. Insight into what people search for online is key for search marketing success. While several free keyword tools are available, paid and subscription-based services tend to offer more analysis, competitive data, support, and extra features. 0 Comments

Yahoo Search Market Share Losing Streak Extends to 8 Months

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Yahoo’s share of the U.S. search engine market continued to further dwindle in April, continuing a downward slide that began eight months ago in September, according to comScore – though Experian Hitwise paints a somewhat different picture. Yahoo’s share of the U.S. search engine market continued to further dwindle in April, continuing a downward slide that began eight months ago in September, according to comScore – though Experian Hitwise paints a somewhat different picture. 0 Comments

Facebook Topples Google as Most Visited Site in Brazil

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Facebook became the most visited site in Brazil over the weekend. The social network took 11 percent of all internet traffic, just slightly greater than Google Brasil, as the two fight for market share in the booming South American country. Facebook became the most visited site in Brazil over the weekend. The social network took 11 percent of all internet traffic, just slightly greater than Google Brasil, as the two fight for market share in the booming South American country. 0 Comments

Search Engines Are Winning the War on Content Farms [STUDY]

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A University of Glasgow computer scientist tested 50 queries known as attractive fodder for content farmers and found that Google and Bing seem to be winning the ongoing war against lower quality search results. A University of Glasgow computer scientist tested 50 queries known as attractive fodder for content farmers and found that Google and Bing seem to be winning the ongoing war against lower quality search results. 0 Comments

Shoppers Research Deals via Mobile and Online Ahead of 2011 Black Friday Sales

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As Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day, and holiday season (to date) online spending stats pour in, paid search walloped social as a source of spending traffic and shoppers again took to the web early, scooping deals ahead of the high street sales. As Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day, and holiday season (to date) online spending stats pour in, paid search walloped social as a source of spending traffic and shoppers again took to the web early, scooping deals ahead of the high street sales. 0 Comments

Tasty Thanksgiving 2011 Searches: Deep Fried Turkey, Turducken & Pumpkin Pie

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Thanksgiving recipe searches peak prior to Thanksgiving each year. “Thanksgiving turkey recipes” skyrocketed on Google (950 percent in the past 30 days) and Yahoo (968 percent in the past week). Here’s how Thanksgiving looks from the search engines. Thanksgiving recipe searches peak prior to Thanksgiving each year. “Thanksgiving turkey recipes” skyrocketed on Google (950 percent in the past 30 days) and Yahoo (968 percent in the past week). Here’s how Thanksgiving looks from the search engines. 0 Comments

Google+ in Asia: Most Users Are From Singapore, India

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Singapore recorded the highest share of visits to Google+ in key Asia Pacific markets. Here’s a summary of the findings from Experian Hitwise, which measured visits over two months in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and India. Singapore recorded the highest share of visits to Google+ in key Asia Pacific markets. Here’s a summary of the findings from Experian Hitwise, which measured visits over two months in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and India. 0 Comments

Tracking Hurricane Irene on Google, Bing, Mobile

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As the potentially devastating Hurricane Irene bears down on the east coast of the United States, millions are turning to Google and its new tracking tools introduced earlier this summer to search for the latest storm path information. As the potentially devastating Hurricane Irene bears down on the east coast of the United States, millions are turning to Google and its new tracking tools introduced earlier this summer to search for the latest storm path information. 0 Comments

5 Reasons Search Marketers Shouldn't Discount Bing

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Although Google still retains its overwhelming 2-to-1 lead, with Bing’s market share now exceeding the 30 percent mark (including powering Yahoo search), there are a number of reasons search marketers shouldn’t discount it. Here are five of them. Although Google still retains its overwhelming 2-to-1 lead, with Bing’s market share now exceeding the 30 percent mark (including powering Yahoo search), there are a number of reasons search marketers shouldn’t discount it. Here are five of them. 0 Comments

Who is Using Google+ and How Often [Stats]

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Google+ now boasts an estimated 18 million users. To find out who the early adopters are, research firm Experian Hitwise has released some new data on who is using Google+ and how often, including visits, demographics, and usage patterns. Google+ now boasts an estimated 18 million users. To find out who the early adopters are, research firm Experian Hitwise has released some new data on who is using Google+ and how often, including visits, demographics, and usage patterns. 0 Comments

37% More Incentive to Focus on SEO for Bing

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Rosetta conducted a study of organic search clicks from Yahoo, Bing and Google to vertical markets. The study found that the Bing-Yahoo search alliance presented significant competition to Google in the financial services and retail sector. Rosetta conducted a study of organic search clicks from Yahoo, Bing and Google to vertical markets. The study found that the Bing-Yahoo search alliance presented significant competition to Google in the financial services and retail sector. 0 Comments