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Yahoo and the long tail

Filed in SEO, Statistics, Web Site Content, Yahoo by Matt McGee on May 31, 2006 0 Comments
Yahoo and the long tail

Playing catch up a bit here. Let me suggest you download Yahoo’s Analyst Day PDF, which has some interesting stuff inside. (Don’t be too alarmed by the 12mb size….) One thing worth noting is the chart on Pg. 12 showing 2005 Search Queries by Number of Words, which is up to 3.3 words per query [...]

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Yahoo winning the local traffic battle

Filed in Google, Local Search, Statistics, Yahoo by Matt McGee on May 25, 2006 0 Comments
Yahoo winning the local traffic battle

Interesting chart from late last week on the HitWise blog — it shows (in the bottom section about Maps) that Yahoo Maps has a big traffic advantage over Google Maps — almost a 3-to-1 ratio. That’s worth keeping in mind if you’re using local search to grow your small business. And it’s further justification to [...]

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Local Search “should be booming”

Filed in Local Search, Statistics by Matt McGee on May 1, 2006 0 Comments
Local Search “should be booming”

Not so much a “how to” for the small business reader, but a big picture of the industry — Rachel Rosmarin writes on Forbes.com that the Local Search industry “should be booming.” Research shop the Kelsey Group estimates the sector generated $3.4 billion last year, but it could grow to $13 billion by 2010. (snip) [...]

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Where are all your eggs?

Filed in Google, MY BEST POSTS, SEM, SEO, Statistics, Yahoo by Matt McGee on April 27, 2006 0 Comments
Where are all your eggs?

Google-this, Google-that … judging from the discussion that takes place at many webmaster / marketing forums and mailing lists, you’d be excused if you thought Google was the only search engine on the web. Take a look at WebmasterWorld, for example: the Yahoo World boards total about 62,000 posts in four categories, only three of [...]

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