Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The popularity of Google Doodles has not been overlooked by Bing and Ask, both engines are buying low costing paid search traffic for Yuri Gagarin figuring the people who click thru may stay and use Bing News or Ask.com….

Yes, Ask has joined Jeeves in retirement, officially bowing out of the search business last month in favor of concentrating on the question and answer service they returned to in July. However, those questions asked on Ask.com are from users searching for answers to their most pressing questions…such as where to get the best coffee under $10 (answer: Dunkin’ Donuts)….

Search advertising spend is on the rise for small- and medium-sized businesses. In fact, that would be the understatement of the year: SMB ad spending in the second-quarter soared 159% from last year, according to a WebVisible report. What’s more is that Yahoo is pulling the dollars away from Google and Ask….

Google is once more number one search engine in the U.S. for the month of June with a market share of 65%, research firm Nielsen said in a report….

Experian Hitwise announced today that Google accounted for 69.97 percent of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending March 27, 2010. Yahoo! Search, Bing and Ask received 15.04 percent, 9.62 percent and 3.44 percent, respectively. The remaining 69 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis Tool accounted for 1.93 percent of U.S. searches….

Experian Hitwise today announced that Bing’s share of searches has increased for the third straight month….

The loss comes at the advantage to several smaller players….

According to Experian Hitwise data released today, searches on Bing increased 5 percent and search on Ask increased 4 percent in January 2010, while searches on Google decreased 1 percent and searches on Yahoo! decreased 2 percent….

Ask.com U.S. President Doug Leeds answers our questions….

Over at Ask.com today, there’s a “Question of the Day” box over the main search box. Apparently, today’s question is “How many women have received the Medal of Honor?” We haven’t seen this on Ask.com before, though we have seen hints of it with specific ad campaigns, such as the one for the Night at the Museum sequel last spring. Click on the question and it takes you to a page, where the answer appears at the top and then organic results and other Ask features such as related searches appear as well: My initial reaction: Ask is harnessing the…