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Search Market Share and Longer Queries

Hitwise released data today revealing that while Google still commands 64% of the search market share, Bing-powered search is on the rise. Google accounted for 64.42 percent of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending April...

It’s Official (But Still Debatable) – Facebook Overtakes Google

Year-end data just released from Experian Hitwise indicates that Facebook was the most-visited website in the U.S. in 2010, surpassing longtime holder of the top spot, Google. Hitwise previously reported that Facebook’s monthly...

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Facebook is Dominating the Internet

If you ever needed convincing that social media should be a part of your marketing mix - this is it. According to Hitwise, Facebook's traffic increased a whopping 60 percent between November 2009 and November 2010. Even more stunning...

Bing Continues to Gain in U.S. Search Market

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks over at Microsoft with the official pulling of the plug on the Kin project followed closely by a round of layoffs. But the latest report from Hitwise on the U.S. search market may help brighten...

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Bing Gaining Search Share; Long Tail Booming

An announcement from HitWise this morning indicated that Google accounted for 71.49 percent of all U.S. searches for the four weeks ending Jan. 31, 2010 - a one percent decrease month-over-month. This would normally be nothing more...

Longer Search Queries are Flat

Long Live the Long Tail! Buried beneath the news that Google once again dominated the world of search with over 71% market share (as reported by Hitwise ) was a very valuable bit of information related to the percentage of U.S. clicks...

Voucher Search Variations - UK

UK Internet searches for discount vouchers have increased by 47.5% over the last 12 months, reflecting that British consumers are hunting for bargains and discounts during the recession. While over the last 12 months UK Internet searches...

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The Traffic State of Bing, Microsoft's Decision Engine

Microsoft's new search engine Bing has done a notable job of earning the respect of both users and Web professionals that I have spoken with. So what's the state of Bing? How are they performing? Hitwise took a close look and...

Paid Search Down, Organic Up?

Hitwise released data which seems to indicate that the recession has taken its toll on search marketing, as the share of search traffic coming from paid listings is decreasing at the expense of organic traffic. Others don't blame...

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craigslist Booms in Recession

Demand for classified sites has increased dramatically, according to a report released by Hitwise. Its report showed visits to classified sites increased by 84 percent in one year. Numbers increased the most between December 2008 and...

Major Increase In Voucher Searches

According to Hitwise , one in every 200 visits to an online retail website in the UK now comes from voucher sites like Hot UK Deals or My Voucher Codes. UK Internet searches for discount vouchers (coupons) have increased by 133 percent...

SES Chicago Highlights: Search Industry Update

The Search Engine Strategies session "Search Industry Update" was an informative session, especially if you need to convince those holding on to the marketing purse strings on how big the effort needs to be. Search marketing...

E-Commerce & Economy Not So Hot

Comscore released its Q3 2008 retail e-commerce report, which showed that online spending grew just 6 percent in Q3 2008 versus the same period last year, a slowdown compared to the year-over-year growth rates of 12 percent in Q1 and...

Coupon Websites Receive Traffic Boost

HitWise is reporting that the weekly share of U.S. visits to a custom category of coupon websites have increased 56% for t week ending June 6th, 2008, as compared to the same week last year. Coupons.com received the largest incremental...

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Plural Search Terms Get Better Results

A recent analysis by Hitwise at SES focused on the difference between searches for a singular term (laptop) and plural term (laptops). The results are pretty significant. The analysis was conducted using top product searches sending...

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