Archive for November, 2006

SES Chicago: Twice the fun!

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on November 22, 2006 0 Comments
SES Chicago: Twice the fun!

Hard to believe that SES Chicago is only a couple weeks away — less than that, I guess, since it starts on December 4th. It’ll be my first visit to Chicago, and second SES conference overall. As was the case in San Jose in August, I’ll be speaking again — but I’ve got two sessions […]

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Search stats from Nielsen/comScore

Filed in Statistics by Matt McGee on November 21, 2006 0 Comments
Search stats from Nielsen/comScore

It’s time again for dueling search share stats. Nielsen and comScore have both released their own figures related to search engine market share. comScore Nielsen/NetRatings (pdf file) Both have Google, Yahoo, and MSN in that order. There are some differences in the details, and you can read about that at MarketVox if you’re so inclined. […]

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Yahoo talks Local Search

Filed in Local Search, Yahoo by Matt McGee on November 20, 2006 0 Comments
Yahoo talks Local Search

AdAge has a brief interview today with Frazier Miller of Yahoo! Local, who talks about what makes their service different for the small business owner. “…small to medium businesses are very clear what they’re trying to get: additional leads or business. There’s a lot of opportunity in what the internet and user-generated content can bring […]

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Five Days Alone with Yahoo!

Filed in Searcher Behavior, Yahoo by Matt McGee on November 20, 2006 0 Comments
Five Days Alone with Yahoo!

No, I didn’t actually spend five days on Yahoo!’s campus (though I’d love the opportunity to do so). My “five days with Yahoo!” is something much more personal, but it’s also something you can do, too. If you’re willing to take risks. See, I realized recently that I’ve become too reliant on Google. I’ve become […]

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Google SERPs using AdWords titles (Update: Nope!)

Filed in Google, PPC Advertising by Matt McGee on November 19, 2006 0 Comments
Google SERPs using AdWords titles (Update: Nope!)

Update: As pointed out to me in the SEW Forums, that title may look like an exact match of the AdWords ad, but it’s also an exact match of a DMOZ/ODP listing for my wife’s site. I have no recollection of ever submitting her site there, but maybe someone added it on their own. Off […]

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Interesting new/test SERPs with Google Maps

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on November 18, 2006 1 Comment
Interesting new/test SERPs with Google Maps

Michael Gray discovered this new SERP UI that Google is testing, which shows yet another new way Google Maps could be integrated into the regular SERPs. In the image above, one listing has a new link below the snippet inviting you to map the address related to that listing. When you click on the map […]

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