Category Archives: Industry News

Top Search Engines For 2018

Top Search Engines for 2018?We often get asked, which are the top search engines for website traffic, other than Google?

Well, although Google is a giant in the industry, the Web is home to countless search engines tailored to different audiences. If you’re planning to submit URL addresses for indexing, find out which search engines may attract more traffic to your site.

Here is our top 10 list of search engines worth submitting your website too.

1. Google

Google Search Engine

(Yes, we had to include these guys… )

With more than 70 percent of global market share, Google is the undisputed king of search. Developed in 1995 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google has refined its algorithms to accurately interpret a wide range of queries, letting people use both natural language and loose phrases. Google My Business supports small enterprise, resulting in high-quality local searches. Google tools are also widely integrated with apps and smart devices, positioning it as the go-to search engine for any information a user wants to find. Read more...

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Trellian.com Acquires Successful Drop Catch Platform Domainshield.com.au

Melbourne, Australia – October 10, 2017: Trellian has announced its further expansion into the .AU drop catch business with the acquisition of the highly successful drop catch platform DomainShield.com.au.

Having only a handful of auDA accredited registrars that are authorized to drop catch, the acquisition further strengthens Trellian’s February 2017 acquisition of Drop.com.au drop catch platform and registrar.

The two drop catching operations will gradually be consolidated under the Drop.com.au brand, taking the best parts from each platform, plus many other functions from the existing Above.com Domain Portfolio Manager and Marketplace. Read more...

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Pinterest Offers New Paid Search Platform to Advertisers

Over the past few months, Pinterest has made the jump into ad sales with its new paid search platform and Pinterest Ads Manager app. The scale of the website, the addition of visual search tech and the niche oriented approach could soon bring Pinterest Paid Ads into competition with some of its predecessors.

Pinterest Offers New Paid Search Platform to Advertisers

The Scope

Pinterest Ad’s Ads Manager app services are open to all businesses with at least one Pin. The Manager gives companies the ability to create, optimize and track selected Pins. Most impressively, however, is the focus on the so called “discovery” phase of paid search. This phase is said to occur when the user is open to suggestions about a purchase and does not have anything specific in mind. Read more...

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FCC Adopts Net Neutrality with 3-2 Vote: Next Century Cities See Immediate Results

On Thursday, February 26, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the widely-discussed policy known as Net Neutrality. The policy was voted in by a 3-2 vote. During a public statement, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler state that the policy will enforce the concept “that no one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet.”

This historic policy helps to answer an essential question about how the Internet currently works and how it will be accessed in the future. In short, the Net Neutrality policy will require services providers to be neutral gateways. In other words, the concept of handling different types of Internet traffic in different ways, and at different costs, has been shot-down. Read more...

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The Rise of ECommerce – Infographic

Since the birth of the Internet, ecommerce has rapidly taken market share from traditional brick-and-mortar stores. The infographic below shows some interesting data on the rise of ecommerce as well as the diminishing trend of brick-and-mortar stores.

Rise of Ecommerce Infographic

Courtesy of TheStore.com.

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Google in Beta Testing of Domain Registration Services

Google Domains

What have you’ve been doing to build up a business presence online? If you said that you haven’t even thought about taking your business online, you are not alone. Over 55% of small business owners haven’t made the leap into e-commerce. Yet more people are searching for information about businesses online due to its convenience. So as a business owner, you want to set the right impression from the start for these potential customers by getting yourself on the Web.

Google wants to help your business have an online presence and become a success. On June 23, 2014, beta testing began for the new Google Domains. Instead of just punching in domain names hoping you get lucky and find the one that is available, Google wants to ease the process by letting you pick out a domain name that fully captures the essence of your business as you’ll have a better chance of capturing web traffic interested in your products. Read more...

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The Rise and Fall of MyBlogGuest

There are dangers to relying on guest blogging for SEO, most of those stemming from Google’s recent crackdown on link networks and the penalties associated with their usage. However, recently, MyBlogGuest, a different kind of link network that many marketers did not consider to be a link network at all, fell victim to Google. Check out the details below and learn a few tips for guest blogging the legitimate way.

MyBlogGuest

MyBlogGuest was created to help connect blogs looking for content with bloggers willing to provide it; a win-win situation for many companies, especially startups looking to get ahead with targeted marketing campaigns. Read more...

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New Generic Top Level Domains are Up For Grabs

ICANN and New gTLDsThis year, businesses and webmasters tired of the usual .com, .net and .org domains are in luck, as domain name authority ICANN is making hundreds of new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) available to trademark holders and the general public. ICANN began releasing dozens of gTLDs back in October 2013, with over 630 planned for release throughout 2014. In total, over 1,900 gTLDs are expected to be released by 2015.

For many businesses and webmasters, it means that they’ll no longer be restricted to using one of the 22 gTLDs that existed since 1985. Businesses and webmasters in search of a swanky new domain name or one that better reflects their website will now have hundreds to choose from by year’s end. Read more...

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The War on Internet Censorship

internet censorshipThe First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was codified on December 15, 1791 by the Founding Fathers of the United States government in part to protect the intrinsic right of its people to exercise freedom of expression without government interference. On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations put forth its own version of this law called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which similarly stated: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”. Read more...

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