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Google Strips Beta Label!

It was bound to happen sooner or later – mind you I suspected it may be many decades away. The use of the “beta” label has been stripped from many of Google’s properties! Gmail has been around now for just over 5 years (since April 1, 2004). Five years of beta, and at...

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day to all our American friends, clients, and readers! We will be open, business as usual, on Friday July 3 & Monday July 6 for those of you not taking a long weekend. From all of us at StepForth we wish all of you a safe and enjoyable...

Google Search Share Drops for 3rd Month in a Row

Earlier today Nielsen Online (pdf) released the latest search share rankings. Figures are pretty much what one would expect, Google far in the lead followed by Yahoo and MSN, but this past month Google has taken another small hit. April and May of 2009 each saw Google...

Update at Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools has recently seen a few updates. Posted on the Google Webmaster Central blog yesterday, here is a summary of some of the changes. The vast majority of users will not be affected by this, but now you can submit up to 2.5 billion URL’s with a...

MS Increase in Search Share thanks to Bing

Bing is out of the gates and running. The new search platform from Microsoft was reported to have seen approximately 11.1% search share for its first week out. This compares to the previous week at 9.1%, (according to comScore). Not bad for a brand new engine. This...