Search Engine News Wrap-up
The latest search engine news from around the Web.
Bing And Google Gain Market Share While Yahoo Drops
Search Engine Watch/Comscore:
Google: 66.4 percent (vs. 65.4 percent a year ago)
Bing: 15.3 percent (vs. 13.6 percent a year ago)
Yahoo: 13.8 percent (vs. 16.1 percent a year ago)
With a New Design, Vevo Asks Music Video Fans to Stick Around
All Things D: When you log in to the site using your Facebook credentials, Vevo will have already “socialized” you — even if you’ve never used the site and none of your friends have, either.
Can’t Confirm That Quotation? Search Google Books
Mindshift: Luckily, traditional print materials (in the form of books) often include the kind of citation information you might need and Google Books allow you to search the full text of books.
ufind.it – The Ultimate Web Search Tool
P Bradley: This is a multi search engine, which pulls its results from a variety of search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Twitter and more.
PDF search and comments features added to Google Docs
Techworld: Users of the Google Docs office productivity suite will be able to do full-text searches within more documents in PDF format, expanding on a recent improvement to the suite’s PDF search capabilities.
Pew Report: 65% View Personalized Search As Bad; 73% See It As Privacy Invasion
SE Land: Personalized search? Both Google and Bing will tell you that it provides better results. But two-thirds say they don’t care. They view personalized search as a “bad thing,” a new survey finds. Nearly three-quarters also view gathering data to personalize results to be a privacy invasion.
Ask.com Launches New Visual Q&A App “Pollroll”
SE Land: Pollroll, according to Ask, “is designed to facilitate the creation, distribution and sharing of poll questions and results.” In addition to answering polls users many annotate their responses with comments.
Yandex Tries to Solidify Search Dominance, Keep Google Down in Russia
SE Watch: The search industry is one of the most competitive in the world and has been for many years and on so many levels, but recently Yandex has been able to overcome Google’s threat of dominance and claim of cracking its local market share.
Google Adds Feature for Local Search Across Devices
Marketing Pilgrim on a Google service that allows desktop searches you conduct about local questions to be viewed on your mobile device when you are logged in and doing a search from Google.com.
3 things you need to know about Yandex search
1. Yandex prefers Russian sites
2. Yandex takes geographical regions into account
3. Yandex values links more than content
Inept Lobbying By Anti-Google Front Group Does More Harm Than Good For Microsoft
Marketing Land: Microsoft directly and indirectly funds multiple anti-Google lobbying efforts in the US and EU.
Google Waltz Lab teaches Stanford students to think on their feet
Stanford University: Renowned Stanford dance instructor Richard Powers teaches the value of improvisation on the dance floor and beyond.
Why Search Engines Can’t Just ‘Fix’ Search Results The Way The MPAA/RIAA Want
techdirt: It’s become clear in the past year or so that one key “target” in the legacy entertainment industry’s game plan is to force Google to change its search results to have “good sites” rise up and “bad sites” be pushed down.
Google: Providing a springboard for women entrepreneurs in India
Google Blog: Women Entrepreneurs on the Web teaches participants how to use web-based technologies to improve and grow their businesses.
More Allegations about Fast Search Impropriety
Beyond Search: Norwegian authorities have accused former CEO John Markus Lervik and former sales director Torbjorn Kanestrøm company FAST Search & Transfer ASA (Fast) for violations of the Accounting and market manipulation.