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I would like to take this time to wish all my Readers A Happy and Healthy NEW YEAR!
2013 went by FAST, but we have so much to look forward to in #2014 !
Be Safe, and Enjoy your DAY OFF !!!
P.S. I’ll be working 😉
If you have ideas on how to make Google Webmaster Tools better for site owners and search marketers, now is your chance to speak up!
Yesterday Matt Cutts posted on his personal blog a request for webmasters to provide feedback and requests for what they would like to see in Google Webmaster Tools in 2014. He threw out some ideas to get everybody’s wheels turning by listing what he can imagine people may want.
He provides the disclaimer below but is open to suggestions. To submit feedback, go to Matt’s blog and leave a comment.
To be clear, this is just some personal brainstorming–I’m not saying that the Webmaster Tools team will work on any of these. What I’d really like to hear is what you would like to see in 2014, either in Webmaster Tools or from the larger team that works with webmasters and site owners.
ComScore’s latest monthly analysis on search engine market share shows that Google is still hovering around 67% market share, while Bing has moved up a little bit at the expense of Yahoo.
Last month comScore’s report stated that Google’s share of the US search market held steady at 66.9% for the third straight month. Google’s search share had been at the same spot with very little fluctuation for a while, as it was at the same percent in October 2012.
With Google failing to neither gain nor lose its market share, Bing has been moving up in the world. After lingering at 17.9% all summer, Bing hit 18% for the first time in September, and hit a new personal high of 18.1% in October. In October of last year, comScore reported that Bing was at 16%.
While Bing’s increase has not affected Google, it has caused Yahoo’s search share to lessen to a new low of 11.1%. In October 2013, Yahoo’s share of the US search market was 12.2%.
After the top 3, Ask Network accounted for 2.6% (up 0.1 percentage points) of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.3%.
The report states that in October, 19.3 billion explicit core searches were conducted, with Google Sites leading the way with 12.9 billion (up 4%). Microsoft Sites came in second with 3.5 billion searches (up 4%), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.2 billion (up 2%), Ask Network with 499 million (up 5%) and AOL, Inc. with 260 million (up 4 %).