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A Peek at Microsoft’s Webmaster Tools

Barry Schwartz over at Search Engine Round Table posted screenshots of Microsoft’s Live Search Webmaster Portal in Beta. Head on over and check it out. So far nothing appears to be all that dissimilar to the other portals out there but it is still an interesting...

Dogpile Outranks Google

J.D. Power and Associated rated Dogpile with the highest rank in customer satisfaction among search engines for the second year in a row. Based on 1,000 points, Dogpile earned a score of 818 this year, up 14 points from 2006. Google fell in second at 794, with Ask...

How to Optimize for MSN

Last week I discussed the best tactics for achieving rankings in Yahoo, the web’s number 2 most popular search engine. Now it is time to pick on the third most used search property – MSN, which has 6.6% of the search market (src: Hitwise) and is currently found at...

Google Losing Ground in China

In most places Google dominates search over rivals Yahoo and MSN, however, in China it’s a different story. Google has been investing heavily in search for China, however, despite this; Baidu.com is up 7.6% this year reaching a 69.5% market share in Beijing, Shanghai,...

Yahoo Customer Satisfaction Beats Google’s

According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Yahoo has edged out Google by 1% for customer satisfaction this year: Yahoo 79%, Google 78%. The rating system the ACSI uses is complex and listed here and their source for data is noted here. Essentially their...