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Google forced to put rival logos on search results?

Google’s long-running battle with the European Commission could be coming to an end, with the search giant potentially agreeing to link to rival sites on specific channel searches, such as shopping or maps.

02/10/2013  |  Full story...

Facebook Graph Search now includes status updates and comments

Facebook has updated its Graph Search tool to include user posts and status updates, as the social network looks to improve its site navigation in a bid to appeal more to users and advertisers.

02/10/2013  |  Full story...

Bing adds ‘buy’ option to product searches

Microsoft has integreated a ‘buy’ option into product searches on Bing, letting users skip vendor webpages and buy directly from the search page.

27/08/2013  |  Full story...

Google earnings disappoint (despite 16% profit rise)

Google’s second quarter financial results have failed to meet expectations, despite posting a 16% rise in profits.

19/07/2013  |  Full story...

Microsoft unites products under ‘One’ strategy

Microsoft is undergoing a major revamp to closer unite its various services, such as Windows, Office 365, Windows Phone, Xbox, Bing and Azure, as a ‘family’ of complimentary products marketed to consumers.

12/07/2013  |  Full story...

Apple debuts ad-funded music streaming- new channel for marketers

Apple has launched its much-anticipated iTunes Radio music streaming service, as the firm looks to rival the likes of Spotify, Pandora and Google Music.

Watch this video from Bloomberg with highlights from the launch event here:

11/06/2013  |  Full story...

How search really works: ICOMP video warns of over reliance on Google

With Google growing in dominance in the search sector, this video from ICOMP, the initiative for a competitive online marketplace, warns of the dangers of relying on Google search results for online research.

How Search Really Works from ICOMP on Vimeo.

29/05/2013  |  Full story...

Google and EU ‘reach deal’ over search monopoly case

Google’s revised proposals to settle an EC antitrust investigation over its search results has reportedly been accepted by the agency.

16/04/2013  |  Full story...

Yahoo allows Google display ads on websites (but not search)

Yahoo! has struck a deal with Google to allow its mobile and display ads to appear on a selection of its websites, but not AdWords search ads.

08/02/2013  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence January 2013

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence January 2013

The beginning of 2013 saw more evidence of the death of the high street as consumers increasingly flocked to the web for their shopping needs. In particular the shift from buying entertainment in solid-state form to digital form was put into sharp focus as the closure of the HMV and Blockbuster were announced alongside the record numbers of digital downloads.

The power of social media to instigate and amplify bad press was brought into sharp relief yet again with the tale of two retailers - Sellitonline.com and Tesco - who both suffered at the hands of online consumers.

Facebook launched their 'Graph Search' as their first major step into social search as well as continuing its evolution into a mobile service.

Sony launched their latest Xperia to compete in the smartphone marketplace. While Apple's share price fell sharply on disappointing iPhone sales.

And the annual CES show in Vegas was abuzz with automatic cars, new TV formats and gaming innovations.

Read January 2013

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01/02/2013

UK search data: Google market share 'lowest in five years'

December 2012 was the biggest ever month for UK search, with Google dropping to 88% market share, marking its lowest point in five years, according to new data.

23/01/2013  |  Full story...

Bing revamps Facebook ‘social sidebar’ search results

Microsoft has updated its Bing social sidebar to add more results from Facebook timelines, following the launch of the social network’s new ‘graph search’ tool.

22/01/2013  |  Full story...

Search marketing trends in 2012: The 10 biggest headlines of the year

Online habits are changing, and while search remains the gateway to the internet, consumers are expecting a lot more than '10 blue links'. This year, search went social and mobile as consumers used their tablets and mobiles in ever-more sophisticated ways. Google, Bing, Yahoo and Facebook all made major changes to their search tools for advertisers and web users alike. As part of a new 2012 review series, we look back at our 10 most popular search marketing news stories and trends of the year.

11/12/2012  |  Full story...

Facebook and Yahoo in search talks?

Yahoo has been in talks with Facebook over a possible search deal that could see an end to its partnership with Microsoft’s Bing, according to a news report. Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, unnamed sources said that Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo!, has held discussions with Sheryl Sandberg,Facebook’s chief operating officer, about how the two companies can work more closely together.

19/11/2012  |  Full story...

Google dips below 90% in UK for first time in 5 years

October proved to be scary month not just for Halloween but also for Google’s share of the UK search market. October figures suggest 89.33% of all web searches in the UK were made using Google. The findings, from Experian Hitwise, mark the first time in the last five years that Google has ever dropped below a 90% market share of UK search.

07/11/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft advertising: 25 major brands sign up for Windows 8 app campaigns

BBC Worldwide, Sky, Lloyds TSB and Vodafone are amongst 25 global brands that have signed up to Microsoft's new Windows 8 advertising platform. These brands will be rolling out Windows 8 Ads in Apps campaigns over the next couple of months. These will include Bing apps, Xbox apps, the Skype app and third-party apps independently developed by publishing partners.

02/11/2012  |  Full story...

Local traffic by search engine: North America

Bing users are more likely to search for local goods and services then Google or Yahoo users in North America with 28.81%. Although Google is the largest of the three search engines, only 24.24% of users opted to conduct local search queries during the analysed period.

Local traffic by search engine: North America. Bing users are more likely to search for local goods and services then Google or Yahoo users in North America with 28.81%. Although Google is the largest of the three search engines, only 24.24% of users opted to conduct local search queries during the analysed period.

25/10/2012  |  Full story...

Mobile vs. non mobile local searches

This chart shows the local search breakdown for mobile and non-mobile users in North America. 16.37% of local search queries on Google were conducting using a mobile device. The fewest local searches on a mobile were conducted using Bing with only 5.21%.

Mobile vs. non mobile local searches. This chart shows the local search breakdown for mobile and non-mobile users in North America. 16.37% of local search queries on Google were conducting using a mobile device. The fewest local searches on a mobile were conducted using Bing with only 5.21%.

24/10/2012  |  Full story...

1 in 4 US searches are local- study

The number of searches looking for local goods and services in the US has risen significantly in the past two years, with local searches making up 24% of Google queries, according to new research. The study, from ad network Chitika, indicates that Bing users are slightly more likely to search for local goods and services then Google or Yahoo! users. About 28% of Bing searches indicate a user’s interest in local services and products compared to around 25% for Google and Yahoo.

11/10/2012  |  Full story...

Google offers to brand search results to appease EU monopoly charges

Google is reportedly offering to brand its search results to avoid the European Commission taking formal action against the company's alleged "abuse of dominance" in the search market. The Financial Times reports that Google is proposing to add its logo to products such as maps, airline flight details and other services that appear when people use the firm's search function.

11/10/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft rebrands search ad platform as ‘Yahoo! Bing Network’

Microsoft is rebranding its search partnership with Yahoo as the Yahoo! Bing Network, following the tie up between the two firms set up in 2009. Microsoft's partnership with Yahoo -- in which Bing powers Yahoo searches -- was formerly referred to as Search Alliance. In July, the combination of Microsoft and Yahoo's sites together held about 29 percent of U.S. searches, according to research firm comScore. Of that, Microsoft sites -- primarily Bing -- had about 16 percent and Yahoo had about 13 percent.

11/09/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft contests Google with ‘Bing it on’ consumer taste test

Microsoft is inviting users to test its Bing search engine aginast Google in a side by side challenge, called ‘Bing it on’. Microsoft has long struggled to convince users that its Bing search engine delivers better, more focused results than Google’s market-leading search. Now it’s challenging users to put the two searches through their paces in a “side by side search-off” at BingItOn. Microsoft claims Bing as a 2:1 winning ratio.

Watch the video here:

11/09/2012  |  Full story...

Bing lets users search Facebook photos

Bing has strengthened its partnership with Facebook, launching a new tool that lets users search and browse through their friends' photos. The ‘Friends' Photo’ feature isn't available directly from the Bing homepage. Instead, users need to go to a specific web page to use the tool. The feature only works if the user is signed into Facebook and has granted Bing’s permission to connect.

03/09/2012  |  Full story...

2012 search trends- Keyphrases get longer as searchers get more savvy

Google has extended it lead in the UK search market which shows no sign of slowing down, with the proportion of searches containing four or more words increasing. James Murray, Digital Insight Manager, Experian Marketing takes a look at the latest UK search trends.

13/08/2012  |  Full story...

Top search engine destination sites: Latin America

Facebook ranked as the second most popular search destination in Latin America (after Google sites) with 525 million searches and a 2.8% share of total searches for the region. Microsoft sites ranked third with 513 million searches and a 2.8% share.


Top search engine destination sites: Latin America. Facebook ranked as the second most popular search destination in Latin America (after Google sites) with 525 million searches and a 2.8% share of total searches for the region. Microsoft sites ranked third with 513 million searches and a 2.8% share.

02/07/2012  |  Full story...

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