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This was posted up on Mashable – interesting article and could this be an indicator the Bing *might* be starting to trend upwards?   Either way, Google is going to remain the defacto standard in everyone’s minds for a long time – I don’t think you’ll be hearing the term “why don’t you go and Bing it?” – doesn’t have the same cache as Google it!  Or may be it does… ?

via Mashable.

The tussle for U.S. search dominance over the last few years has been interesting. Google has eaten Yahoo’s lunch for the better part of a decade, but Microsoft’s Bing engine, released in 2009, has crept steadily upward. While it serves nowhere near the volume Google does, it’s interesting to see their parallel trajectories while competitors trend downward.

Our friends at Statista have compiled search data from 2008 to the present, and tell the story of search query explosion and yearly trends. Is it possible Google could be overtaken in the foreseeable future? Or is its dominance immutable for now?

 

 

More evidence that the power of “social proof” is becoming an integral part of effective Search Engine Optimization.   When you look at some of the big names (like BestBuy, Dell, Office Depot) that are totally missing the boat in terms of optimizing their SEO with respect to user generated content (reviews), makes you wonder how the “little guy” and small local businesses are supposed to keep up with things… unless of course you have someone like me working with you 😉

Below is a press release from Power Reviews – very interesting stuff and they’ve got a free PDF download you can check out regarding Social SEO and How to Drive More Traffic with User-generated Content.   Enjoy.
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This little experiment is more for fun than anything, but if I’m going to promote to you my SEO consulting services, it would make sense that I can demonstrate that I can actually rank for a competitive keyword term – in this case “Vancouver SEO Consultant“.

There’s definitely a lot of “Google dancing” going on and now that search results are being influenced by Google+ / Google Buzz and a myriad of other factors (being logged into gmail, what browser, web history, whether the person searching is in your G+ circles, etc etc etc) – but it is interesting that my site is bouncing around anywhere from #1 to #8 in the search results.   Right now, while logged into Gmail – I’m ranked #1.  If I log out, I’m #2.  Depending on the browser or what IP, I can be around #8.   So at the end of the day, rankings can and will vary dependant on a heck of a lot of different factors – fun stuff…

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    After many years of providing SEO consulting to clients and friends in Vancouver, it became necessary to create an actual website to describe what it is that I actually do when I stay up all hours of the night.

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