The Seattle Seahawks have a 74.2 percent chance of beating the Green Bay Packers in the opening game of the 2014 NFL season, according to Bing Predicts, a service that uses search, social, and other data to forecast the outcomes of upcoming events...
Between blog posts written by the guy who made Obama $60 million in the 2007 elections (Dan Siroker) and controversial items that spark extended comment threads, you'll fall in love with the "conversion rate optimism blog you'll actually read.
The timing of the ban was also suspect – just days before local elections. Even Google's Matt Cutts tweeted with instructions on using Google's DNS in order to access sites. Google Public DNS is fast with great uptime.
After four years of collecting domains and building links, they made a healthy profit selling the link value within a 6 month period (the 2012 presidential elections). This happens in various occasions, which all have their unique signal for Google...
A Super PAC runs a last-minute attack ad just before the mid-term elections? Vine is also one of the top 40 free apps on both the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The day before, the Vine team said on the Vine Blog:
Are the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics, and midterm elections just also-rans? AOL (including Adap.tv), Google Sites (driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube.com), and other video ad properties, or TV?
Buy old campaign websites: Local government often links to information campaigns that are no longer active and local elections also involve domains with no future use. When you Google for just a city name you get results like:
But unlike many other industries where there are watchdog groups, checks-and-balances or elections, Google rules the Monarchy in SEO. As the Penguin 2.0 dust settles the SEO pundits are racing to interpret what Google has done and what it means.
Earlier this year Google honored the Canadian penny being removed from circulation ]and has done special logos for Canadian Thanksgiving, Canada Day, and Canadian Elections days. While Google is celebrating with one of its Doodle 4 Google winners...
Working for various lobby groups during the last U.S.presidential elections has really opened my eyes. Also optimize for Google results like AdWords, images, video, and local search so you control a larger portion of the SERP.
Bing is also tracking election results on the Bing Elections 2012 page. You can either tweet them to @YouTubePolitics or include #YouTubePolitics in the video title, and a selection will be featured on the YouTube Elections Hub.
When YouTube introduced the YouTube Elections Hub on Aug.it eliminated an interactive chart that compared the number of views that each of the candidates had received over the past week or month. More on 2012 Elections
Elections are big money and Google is trying to increase their share of spend of the massive ad budgets available to politicians. On their Four Screens to Victory politics and elections ads toolkit site, Google says:
Led by Google and aided by the Summer Olympics and national elections, search ad spending will grow 27 percent to $19.51 billion in 2012, according to a new eMarketer report. Google will increase its paid search dominance in the U.S.
Lobby groups in U.S.elections have discovered the power of search engines. Whether it’s on Google or Bing, websites want to rank in the top positions on search engine result pages (SERPs) and watch the free traffic roll in.
Presidential elections, European Footballl Championship, and other major events come around. Google’s share of the Internet ad market has risen almost 10 percent in the last five years, from 34.9 percent in 2006 to 44.1 percent in 2010, making it...
To mark the occasion, Google Egypt posted a Doodle with a design similar to logos Google has posted in other countries to draw attention to elections. The elections in Egypt involve a complicated timeline spanning into next year.
Ohio Elections Commission There has been a lot of speculation about why the push for real names on Facebook and now Google, with Google taking a much harder line than even Facebook, not allowing for even the simplest derivation of “nyms” (pseudonyms).
Just as we don't want votes to be purchased in political elections because it would bias the results, purchased links bias the search algorithms. Once Google emerged as the clear leader in search, ranking on the web was all about links.
Next, there are 19 registered federal political parties, according to Elections Canada. Still, preliminary election results won't be available at www.elections.ca until 10 p.m. If this helps you decide who to vote for before you head to your riding...