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June 12, 2013

New Google Patent Suggest Change in Search Algorithm Annotations

source :Moz

Possible New Google Search Result Annotations - SEO by the Sea: "If you’re logged into your Google Account, you can see other information in Google search results as well, such as a +1 button that you can click upon to vote for a page, and a display of other people whom you are connected to somehow who have clicked upon that plus button. It’s quite likely that Google will continue to experiment with other information that you might be able to see in search results as well."

A patent application published by Google this week explores some additional options that you might be able to see, such as whether or not you’ve previously visited a specific page and possibly the date of your last visit, how many times you’ve visited the page, and the queries that you used to find the page
The patent filing is:
Search Annotation and Personalization Services
Invented by Taylor N. Van Vleet, Yu-Shan Fung, Ruben Ortega, Udi Manber
US Patent Application 20110208711
Published August 25, 2011
Filed: April 29, 2011
Various features are disclosed for storing and providing access to event data reflective of user-generated events, including events associated with search query submission of users. One such feature enables users to annotate search results, to later recall and view these annotations, and to publish the annotations to other users.
Another feature involves recording event data reflective of search result viewing events of users, and using this event data to personalize search results pages for particular users.

September 28, 2011

Search Engine Usage Trends : Desktops Vs Tablets

April 11, 2011

Europe Search Insights By Country

An analysis of individual search markets in Europe reveals differing levels of search intensity in these markets. According to ComScore Searchers in Poland, who make up a modest share of unique searchers in Europe, exhibit the heaviest search intensity, with the highest number of searches per searcher across all markets. In contrast, Germany and Russia, which have significant shares of European searchers, show lower search intensity than in most markets, indexing below the European regional average.

Google Sites continued to lead the search market in Europe, reaching 9 out of 10 Europeans in December 2010. Facebook ranked second reaching 30.2 percent of the market and was the only social network in the list of top ten search properties. Microsoft Sites followed, reaching approximately one-quarter of unique searchers at 24.6 percent. eBay and Ask Network ranked fourth and fifth, reaching 18.8 percent and 16.7 percent of unique searchers, respectively.
Yahoo! Sites, the Russian Yandex Sites, app and toolbar maker, Amazon Sites, and the Wikimedia Foundation Sites account for the remainder of the top search properties in Europe.

February 11, 2011

February 7, 2011

301 Redirect Vs 302 Redirect :

A 301 redirect means that the page has moved to a new location, permanently. A 302 redirect means, that the move is temporary and 301 are are permanent redirects from an old URL to a new one. These redirects tell the search engines that the old location is to be removed from their index and replaced with the new location. Using 301 redirects is the most search engine friendly way to redirect traffic and engines, and far out weighs that of various JavaScript and Meta refresh redirects

There are several reasons to use URL redirection:

Similar domain names

A user might mis-type a URL—for example, "" and "". Organizations often register these "mis-spelled" domains and re-direct them to the "correct" location: The addresses and could both redirect to a single domain, or web page, such as This technique is often used to "reserve" other top-level domains (TLD) with the same name, or make it easier for a true ".edu" or ".net" to redirect to a more recognizable ".com" domain.
Moving a site to a new domain
A web page may be redirected for several reasons:
  • a web site might need to change its domain name;
  • an author might move his or her pages to a new domain;
  • two web sites might merge.
With URL redirects, incoming links to an outdated URL can be sent to the correct location. These links might be from other sites that have not realized that there is a change or from bookmarks/favorites that users have saved in their browsers.
A permanent 301 redirects are by far the most common. When using them you are telling the search engines “do not come back to this location, the page has permanently moved.”All three search engines handle 301 redirects the same. If Site A is 301′d to Site B, then Site B will show up in the search results and Site A will ultimately be completely removed.
Page Deleted or Moved
Probably the most common use is the moving or deletion of a single page. Let’s say that you are no longer selling a specific product and therefore have no need for its page. Using a 301 redirect to send the spiders to either the next closest product, or to a relevant product list would be of far more value then having your site return a 404 error and sending users to an error page.

WWW vs Non-WWW 

This is now one of the most common uses of a 301 redirect when used in combination with Mod Rewrites. Essentially by using a permanent 301 redirect to send traffic destined to the non www version of your site ( to the www version ( you can focus the strength and prevent page rank split, giving your site’s home page (and internal pages) a nice little boost.

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January 31, 2011

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January 18, 2011

Global Search Engines Penetration and Market Share

Econsultancy Reports on the comparitive Marketshare of  Search Engines including the Big 3.Google/Yahoo/Bing.Econsultancy collected the following data from various sources, including Comscore, Hitwise, Statcounter and several others.

* Google is hugely dominant in Western Europe with 90%+ market share of the search sector.
* Google is most dominant in Spain and Italy.
* Google is least dominant the more West you go (USA) and the further East (China, Japan).
* Comparing this data to Q4 2009:
* Google has grown its market share in all markets other than in China.
* Bing's market share has grown in most markets.
* Yahoo's market share has fallen in most markets.
* Other serach engines have had their market share cannibalised by Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Baidu.

Evolution of Search Engine:Infographic History

Search Engine History
Infographic: Search Engine History by Infographiclabs

The very first tool used for searching on the Internet was Archie.The name stands for "archive" without the "v". It was created in 1990 by Alan Emtage, Bill Heelan and J. Peter Deutsch, computer science students at McGill University in Montreal. The program downloaded the directory listings of all the files located on public anonymous FTP (File Transfer Protocol) sites, creating a searchable database of file names; however, Archie did not index the contents of these sites since the amount of data was so limited it could be readily searched manually.

The rise of Gopher (created in 1991 by Mark McCahill at the University of Minnesota) led to two new search programs, Veronica and Jughead. Like Archie, they searched the file names and titles stored in Gopher index systems.One of the first "full text" crawler-based search engines was WebCrawler, which came out in 1994. Also in 1994, Lycos (which started at Carnegie Mellon University) was launched and became a major commercial endeavor.

Soon after, many search engines appeared and vied for popularity. These included Magellan, Excite, Infoseek, Inktomi, Northern Light, and AltaVista. Yahoo! was among the most popular ways for people to find web pages of interest, but its search function operated on its web directory, rather than full-text copies of web pages.

Around 2000, the Google search engine rose to prominence and the rest as they say is History

July 14, 2008

PhotoBucket Search Results Now Powered By Ask today announced a search deal with, the giant in photo sharing website to power its search box.This means that Photobucket will now drive millions of search queries through sponsored listings and other ads.

Earlier the web search in PhotoBucket was powered by Google.

An Ask Press Release says

Through the terms of the pact, the search box is now prominently displayed across, driving millions of additional search queries each month and exposing the brand to Photobucket’s 44 million monthly unique users worldwide. The agreement also includes the syndication of sponsored listings and display advertising to Photobucket.