Online This Week: Feb. 17, 2012
This is my review of noteworthy things that happened this week involving Online Presence Management, search engine internet marketing, search engine news and website SEO. I’ll also be mixing in some technology business news, tech gadgetry news, and tech-culture news.
Here’s my list for the week of Feb. 13-Feb. 17, 2012:
Twitter: We Keep Your iPhone contacts Too
DuckDuckGo hits Milestone of 1 million Searches
DuckDuckGo, the small startup search engine that bills itself as the Google alternative that respects your privacy, reached an impressive milestone this week. On Monday they cracked the 1 million searches per day milestone. This article in searchengineland.com reported on the milestone. Although the milestone is impressive, they are far from cracking into the search engine big 5: Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask and AOL. Google handles over a billion searches per day.
Volunia Rolls out Beta Testing
The search engine startup Volunia began sending out logins to Beta testers this week. I wrote of my experiences with Volunia in a blog post earlier this week. The search engine has a unique approach to the concept of socializing search. Volunia’s approach is especially interesting in light of Google’s attempts to socialize search with a much different approach.
Continuing Dialog on Google Search Plus Your World and SEO
There is still much being written in the tech/SEO blogosphere about Google Search Plus Your World (SPYW) change. SEOs are struggling to understand what Google’s increased focus on Google+ in search engine results means for SEOs and search marketing in general. As the initial blowback by users fades and the realization that this change is probably here to stay settles in, some prominent SEO thought leaders have presented some pragmatic guides for developing Online Presence Management strategies. I reported on the reports in a blog post this week. The first guide was title ‘Google Plus Box Ranking Factors’ and appeared in SearchEngineLand. The second more in-depth guide by AJ Kohn on the BlindFiveYearOld site was titled ‘Ultimate Google+ SEO Guide’.