Did you know that Google’s 2010 revenue (29.3 billion) is more than that of the combined GDP of the 28 poorest countries in the world?
A whopping 97% of Google’s revenue comes from advertising?
$2.5 billion of Google’s revenue comes from mobile ads… And that number is expected to double by the end of year?
Read more fascinating facts from the search giant in the following infographic! Continue reading
Ever wonder how your website looks on a mobile phone? Well Google was asked this question many times and created a website – HowToGoMo.com – dedicated to showing users how their websites look and perform on mobile phones. On this site Google promotes it’s new initiative “GoMo” or “GoingMobile”, providing viewers a one-stop resource to learn about the importance of going mobile, information on mobile trends and best practices, case studies on optimizing sites for mobile, and tools to help make your site mobile friendly. The coolest feature of the site by far is the GoMoMeter, a tool that allows you to type in your website address and view what your site looks like on a smartphone. We did a sample test on our site, and here is how we faired: After submitting your site, the GoMoMeter provides a quick snapshot of how your site looks and performs on a … Continue reading
To be clear, Wpromote is in no way saying that murder is acceptable or something one should do. Also, the views expressed in this post are solely those of Dom. While usually this statement is supplied in the cases when people are offended, so that those people know who to send their disapproval towards, the previous statement is also there so you know who to send your praise towards. Quick recap: if you hate it, let him know (that bastard); if you love it, let him know (that delightful rapscallion). On September 29th The Guardian, a UK News source, reported that a family was sentence to prison (and various youth facilities) for plotting to kill their grandfather. Investigators recovered past searches, on Google, that the family made while plotting against their 89 year-old grandfather. Reportedly the searched phrases included: “how to kill someone” “10 easy ways to kill someone with … Continue reading
Google has a new Search by Image function and, if you haven’t used it yet, you’ve got to give it a try. If you haven’t heard about it yet, I’ll let this soothing, disembodied female voice explain it for me: Get it? Okay, now that you’ve been given a crash course, let’s have some fun with Wpromote’s executive head shots. Below, I’ve matched up the Wpromoter with the first result in Google’s search by image. Let’s start with the big dog, Michael Mothner, Wpromote’s CEO: It appears that Mothner has more in common with former Turkish National Soccer Team goalkeeper, Rüştü Reçber, than just his tenacious will to win. According to Google Search by Image, they share dashing good looks as well! No, you’re not seeing double. On the left is our Controller, Ali Quinn-Angel, and on the right is renowned Romanian professor of history, Dr. Gelu Neamţu. They actually are … Continue reading
On Wednesday, May 4th, Google rolled out a new Analytics feature: Site Speed reporting. If you’re an Analytics nerd/data junkie like myself, this is exciting news. Back in 2010 (on April 9th, to be specific) Google announced what many of us had already suspected – that site speed is a factor in their algorithm, and can have a direct affect on your rankings. From that point on, more and more webmasters started to take load time seriously. The weight of page speed (as a signal) in the overall scheme of things was ripe for debate. Some SEOs seemed to feel that it wasn’t very significant, but this was mostly speculation. Regardless, it was established that it was something that people needed to pay attention to. Now that Google has implemented speed reporting directly into Analytics… Well, it’s pretty clear that everyone should be paying attention. Webmasters can use the Site … Continue reading
Why has there been so much interest in local search lately? Well, for starters, 70% of users look for local information online first, and 20% of all searches are location related. Google has outbound call centers for local listing verification, so you can tell that they care. Local Search Algorithm Continues To Evolve As local seach continues to grow, Google’s local algorithm is changing rapidly. According to Brian Combs, the local algorithm now includes major pieces of the traditional (non local) algorithm because Matt Cutt’s webspam team was doing a better job at fighting spam than the local search team was. Google’s Support For Local Leaves Something To Be Desired Brian Combs said that the “report” feature in Google Places has been broken since February 21st. Reviews come and go – they disappear from the place pages completely sometimes. The “respond to review” functionality is temperamental at best. Some businesses … Continue reading