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Microsoft Loses About 5% Search Share in 2 Years
Ever since Microsoft launched its own search engine, we’ve heard their claims that they’d gain ground on Google and compete in anywhere from 3-5 years.

Well, as Business Week points out, in the two years since Microsoft dumped Inktomi, it’s not exactly headed in the right direction.

HealthiNation To Share Videos With Yahoo

As their names might have led you to guess, Yahoo Health and HealthiNation have similar focuses and goals.  Now, thanks to a new deal, they’ll be working together in pursuit of them.

Google Checkout Promotions Cost $58 Million Last Year

Nathan has uncovered the dollar amount Google spent in promoting Google Checkout in 2006 – $58 million. As Nathan points out, that’s the amount spent in promotions and $10-$30 coupons by Google, in an attempt to take some market share from PayPal.

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MSN/Live Search Nipping At Google’s Heels

Like a puppy chasing someone, Microsoft has been in the search engine pack hounding Google. They could be on their way to eroding just a bit of Google’s market share, but much has to happen first.

Google Increases Search Share in January

It’s no secret that Google is the top dog in the realm of search. Perched atop the mountain, the company has yet to be knocked off of its perch, or even face any serious threat to its dominance in the industry. According to January’s figure, don’t look for that trend to change anytime soon.

Google To Share Content Partners

Big news today is that Google are planning on openly listing content sites where adverts display for Adwords advertisers. I have criticised Google about this in the past, so its great news to hear that they will finally be introducing more transparency in their ppc network.

Compete Tweaks Search Share Tracking

Hitwise and comScore have been the main sources cited for search engine market share from month to month; Compete has made some changes on its reports that they believe give them a solid alternative to numbers from the other firms.

Is Terry Semel On The Chopping Block?

An article appearing in Yahoo Finance today outlines several missteps that the company has taken, all of which have led to the precarious position it finds itself in when compared to the enormous success and gargantuan search share that Google boasts.

Eric Jackson submitted a rather lengthy piece to Yahoo Finance today, and had no qualms about calling out Yahoo CEO Terry Semel, urging that he be replaced immediately due to several failures that many feel have damaged Yahoo in a significant way.

Blackberry’s Social Media Marketing Mistakes

 Blackberry’s recent "Share Your Stories" campaign was inspiring for me, though probably not in the way they intended.  I actually love my Blackberry, but their entire "Share your Story" campaign just struck me as lacking in any of the lessons many other marketers have learned about Web 2.0 marketing and what works in social media.

Apple and Cisco Share iPhone Brand

Applelogo_63 Steve Jobs got a gold star yesterday for working well with others.

PayPal, eBay Crushing Google’s Options
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In terms of traffic growth and market share, it’s just no contest. So many more people hit eBay’s options that Google’s Checkout and Base may as well be invisible.

When Microsoft is beating Google at something, it can’t be a good thing. As Hitwise analyst LeeAnn Prescott noted in her look at how Google Base and Checkout have fared since last summer against eBay and PayPal, Windows Live Expo has a larger market share than Google Base.

Manning, Shakespeare Share Ask Spotlight

People in and around the Indianapolis area will appreciate the latest update to Smart Answers at Ask.com. As for Bears fans like our managing editor Mike McDonald, maybe you should stick to searching for Shakespearian tragedies instead.

Pre-roll Ads Could Send YouTubers Running

YouTube is Google’s new big stick, but the used-to-be-a-search company better learn to walk softly or lose the droves of devoted viewers. A new poll from Harris Interactive shows that while nearly a third of YouTube users are sacrificing TV time for online video, almost three-quarters of them won’t take kindly to pre-roll advertisements.

YouTube Plans To Share The Cash

It’s time for Google and YouTube to share the wealth generated through advertising displayed on the video sharing site, though it’s a model YouTube’s founders may not have wanted to embrace.

Mr. Softie Continues To Shed Search Share

Out of the top 10 most-searched search engines ranked by Nielsen//NetRatings, only one had negative growth in December. Can you guess which one? Here’s a hint: it starts with M, ends in N, has an S in the middle, and is down in search market share almost another 10 percent.

Using WordPress as a CMS
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There has been talk about using Wordpress beyond the typical blog set-up, into the realms of a full-fledged content management system or CMS. Yet, most people have no idea how this is even possible.

Pimp my Links: How Do I Mac?

For the third installment of the Pimp My Links series we’ll be featuring How Do I Mac, a blog that helps people get the most out of their Mac experience.

Page Share – Web Analytic Concept

It’s been a theme lately on various blogs to discuss what’s coming next in web measurement, and my new work colleague Greg Yardley puts an interesting idea out there for a metric called page share.

No Answer to Google Checkout from PayPal

The NYT takes a look at Google efforts to take market share away from eBay’s PayPal. The two are in a battle for the right to process credit card payments of companies looking for an alternative to merchant accounts.

Google’s Real Search Share 70 Percent?
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Nielsen//Netratings released its monthly search rankings report, putting Google on top again, controlling nearly 50 percent of all US searches. But as those that follow the industry have come to expect, every month that number conflicts with two other metrics firms, both of which conflict with webmaster statistics.

Alternative Media Gains Credibility

Nearly half (49 percent) of senior executives surveyed recognize that reaching audiences only through traditional mass media is no longer effective.

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