Sunday, December 24, 2006

Google Passes Yahoo

On information by Bloomberg News, Google, the search engine company, displaced Yahoo as the world’s second-most-visited Web site in November and closed in on the leader, Microsoft, a market researcher said yesterday.

Visitors to Google’s sites rose 9.1 percent, to 475.7 million in November from a year earlier, while those to Yahoo sites rose 5.2 percent, to 475.3 million, the researcher, ComScore Networks, said. Both sites trail Microsoft, which had 501.7 million visitors, ComScore said.
It was the first time that Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., attracted more visitors than Yahoo, reflecting Google’s growing popularity outside the United States. Yahoo, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is still the most-visited site within the United States, ComScore said. Microsoft’s visitors increased 3.3 percent from a year earlier.

Visitors to Fox Interactive Media sites, owned by the News Corporation, rose almost fivefold, to 130.4 million, in November from a year ago, reflecting a surge from the purchase of

Visitors at YouTube, bought by Google for $1.65 billion in November, rose more than 24-fold to 107.9 million, ComScore said.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

How to kill the G%gle or if I fight for Microsoft

So, we have the prevailing but frankly saying cheeky company Google as an opponent. Our opponent has diverse interests in Internet, but its main sinecure is bound up however with on-line advertisement.

How to fight with it?

I would produce a plugin for MS Internet Explorer, resembling extension AdBlock for Firefox, that let to block internet-advertisment and contexone.
  1. this plugin should let user to block contents, coming both from the definite domain names and range of IP-adresses, in one-two clicks. Its clear that it should be done so that the user doesn't even think about what is "domain" and what is "IP-adress".
  2. this plugin should be compatible with all versions of IE starting with 5,5.
  3. this plugin should be a part of Windos Update obligatory plant set and for its installation identity check even is not demanded.
  4. to have a possibility to react on-the-fly to competitors' tricks this plugin should periodically renew the list of filters from MS site.
  5. and the last :) from time to time this plugin should admit advertisement from MS to user.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

MySpace do Yahoo!

As wrote ComScore, the online hangout MySpace got even more popular in November, beating Yahoo in Web traffic for the first time, a research company said Tuesday.

News Corp.'s MySpace recorded 38.7 billion U.S. page views last month, compared with 38.1 billion for Yahoo, according to comScore Media Metrix. MySpace's growth was 2 percent over October and triple the 12.5 billion recorded in November 2005.

The numbers underscore the rapid rise of a social-networking site that encourages visitors to stay and make friends through free tools for messaging, sharing photos and creating personal pages known as profiles.

ComScore warned, however, that a one-month change could represent an aberration. Furthermore, Yahoo's page views could be diminished by the company's growing use of Ajax technology for maps, e-mail and other services. Ajax is a set of tools that speeds up Web applications by summoning snippets of data as needed instead of pulling entire Web pages over and over.

Yahoo, which last week announced a major reorganization after finding itself repeatedly beat in advertising sales by rival Google Inc., still remains the leader in unique audience, with 130 million visitors in November.

"Yahoo continues to be the overall Web audience leader with the largest number of unique users and most time spent online. The page view change in November is related to the use of Ajax and other Web 2.0 technologies across the Yahoo network," Yahoo spokeswoman Nissa Anklesaria said.

Monday, December 18, 2006

The Top of Live Search for 2006

Don't one Google in the internet :)
Microsoft Live Search have himself little exhalation in the Spirit Of The INTERNET.
Now we can see MS version of this spirit:

Top overall searches

1 - Ronaldinho
2 - Shakira
3 - Paris Hilton
4 - Britney Spears
5 - Harry Potter
6 - Eminem
7 - Pamela Anderson
8 - Hilary Duff
9 - Rebelde
10 - Angelina Jolie

Top gainers from last year

1 - Bebo
2 - Kaká
3 - Zinedine Zidane
4 - Pink
5 - Scarlett Johansson
6 - The Pussycat Dolls
7 - Rihanna
8 - Superman
9 - Cristiano Ronaldo
10 - Victoria Beckham

Top soccer searches

1 - Ronaldinho
2 - Cristiano Ronaldo
3 - David Beckham
4 - Ronaldo
5 - FIFA
6 - Zinedine Zidane
7 - Real Madrid
8 - Kaká
9 - Cruz Azul
10 - Manchester United

Top celebrity image searches

1 - Mariah Carey
2 - Britney Spears
3 - Christina Aguilera
4 - Jennifer López
5 - Lindsay Lohan
6 - Jessica Simpson
7 - Janet Jackson
8 - Angelina Jolie
9 - Pamela Anderson
10 - Jessica Alba

Top news searches

1 - Natalee Holloway
2 - Steve Irwin
3 - Iraq
4 - Paris Hilton
5 - David Blaine
6 - Tom Cruise
7 - Chris Daughtry
8 - North Korea
9 - David Copperfield fountain of youth
10 - Taylor Hicks

Top product searches

1 - digital camera
2 - pet supplies
3 - iPod
4 - Xbox 360
5 - Canon
6 - The Da Vinci Code
7 - Panasonic PV-GS300
8 - Canon EOS 30D
9 - PlayStation 3
10 - Samsung mp3 player

Top travel searches

1 - Las Vegas
2 - Mexico
3 - Hawaii
4 - Walt Disney World
5 - Disneyland Park
6 - Costa Rica
7 - Italy
8 - Cancún, Mexico
9 - Grand Canyon
10 - Florida

Star of December Zeitgeist -- James Kim!!

Our hero -- #1 in December Zeitgeist -- James Kim. As he wrote in his profile on

Username: jameskim
Real name: James Kim
Where I live: Noe Valley, a
San Francisco cellular dead zone
What I do: Play around with tiny

Favorite color: silicon
Recently visited: SeattleWorst
purchase: IBM ThinkPad 701C ($4,500!)
Country most visited: France
James' backpack: Rockbox infused iPod Photo, Cowon iAudio 6, Ultimate Ears

Cute boutiques: /
and acoustic music (current fave: Ulrich Schnauss)
Big cities and

My favorite quote:
Tacky, less-than-perfect **** is often times ok. --
William O'Neal

In the first top 10 searches in the Google are, The New York Times and Wikipedia. So, what the's wrote about Kim:

James Kim was a respected expert on cutting-edge digital devices, an owner of a trendy clothing store and a lover of the futuristic-sounding music known as electronica.
Yet, according to friends, most of Kim's life revolved around old-fashioned values: sacrifice, friendship and family. Those who knew him say they aren't surprised that Kim, in the last act of his life, demonstrated the ultimate expression of devotion to his wife and daughters.
The body of the 35-year-old Kim was discovered Wednesday in a rugged wilderness area in southern Oregon. He had set out across snow and ice with only tennis shoes to protect his feet. He had eaten little in the seven days since his car got stuck.
"Anyone that knows James will tell you that he would do anything to protect his family," said Jason Zemlicka, a friend of 10 years and former co-worker. "I know him, and he must have believed he was going to get somewhere."
Friends and co-workers now mourn Kim but say they will celebrate his success at helping to accomplish his most important goal during that desperate week in the woods: the rescue of his wife, Kati Kim, and the couple's two daughters, Penelope, 4, and Sabine, seven months.
"I have had the privilege of knowing James since our days together at TechTV," said Joe Gillespie, executive vice president at CNET Networks and a former co-worker of Kim's while the two were at the now-defunct cable channel. "And while I have many fond memories, I will honor forever what he set out to do last Saturday. He is a true hero to all here at CNET."
Indeed, he was praised for his resourcefulness by authorities in Grants Pass, Ore., who organized the search and described his efforts as "superhuman." According to interviews with Kim's in-laws, he lifted his family's spirits by acting as if they were all just on a campout.
Friends say that they couldn't think of anyone who could have fared any better than Kim in the same situation. He was known as a problem solver and a man with unlimited energy who never lost his cool. Kim was raising a family and holding down a full-time job as a product reviewer for CNET, while operating two retail stores with his wife and working on a book for McGraw-Hill about Microsoft's new digital-music player, the Zune.
"He was always trying to learn more, always gorging himself on new information...I don't think James slept much."
--Jasmine France, CNET co-worker
Kim was a "rising star" in the gadget community, said Lindsey Turrentine, Kim's supervisor at CNET. He had built a loyal following among geeks, music fans and the gadget-obsessed with his insights on MP3 players and other consumer devices.
Jasmine France, an associate editor at CNET who worked for Kim, said he spent most of his workdays amassing knowledge about the latest music players, mining the Web for new facts and talking on the phone with vendors or the many sources he had accumulated.
"He was always connected," France said. "He was always trying to learn more, always gorging himself on new information...I don't think James slept much."
There are plenty of hyperachievers in the world, but what made Kim special, said France, is that amid the chaos of his daily routine, whether he was testing a new gadget or shuttling between his two stores or carting his children to the park, he always had to time to ask about her life.
She said she shared a rare relationship with Kim. "How many people are friends with their boss?" wondered France.
Kim earned his friend's respect by the way he treated people, but many of them revered him for the way he cared for his family.
how to helpMemorial fund
CNET editor in chief thanks readers for their support and gives details about how they can help the Kim family.
Zemlicka, who worked with Kim at TechTV during the mid-1990s, was introduced to his wife by Kim. Zemlicka asked him to be one of his two best men at his wedding.
Zemlicka says he admired Kim's taste in music, as well as his discipline and dedication to his passions--specifically his family.
Four years ago, Kim, Zemlicka and their group of friends discovered golf, and Kim fell in love. Not only did he enjoy the game, he also basked in the camaraderie, Zemlicka said. But when daughter Penelope was born, Kim gave up the sport and never looked back, Zemlicka said.
"He wouldn't even sneak away for a few hours once in a while to play nine holes," Zemlicka said. "The truth is that it wasn't that big of a sacrifice--hanging out with a bunch of guys. James had more important things to tend to. He taught me to be a dedicated husband. He's always putting his wife and kids first."
Felix Magtoto, a UPS driver who delivers to the store the Kims own in San Francisco's Noe Valley district, often bonded with Kim over the importance of family. Both of Magtoto's daughters worked for the Kims, and the two men frequently discussed the pleasure of being the lone man in a house full of women.
On the stoop of Magtoto's house, the two men sometimes sipped Hennessy and smoked cigars, and Kim would ask the 53-year-old Magtoto for advice on being a father and husband.
"I saw myself in James," Magtoto said Wednesday after learning of Kim's death. "I liked him because he loved his family the way I love my family. Whatever it took, he wanted to give them everything they needed."

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Last Zeitgeist by Google

The Google inc. public next Gaining Search Queries: Week Ending December 9, 2006.
That results give the best fit some staticstic site like as 'All Top 10', but it have a deep significant to taste the Internet Spirit :)
So, look it:

james kim
pearl harbor
randy newman
alessandra ambrosio
taco bell
pirates of the caribbean
minimum wage
rich rodriguez
america's next top model

Monday, December 11, 2006

Mystic Orion

There are many guesses and conjecture agitate a mind about new Orion algorithm by Google (by Ori Allon).

Most on the web take this to mean the results from Google will be displayed similar to those at where you will be able to get a sample of the site and some of it's quality content without having to visit the actual site. The part that most caught my attention however is where he cited the example and noted the additional phrases that would be considered and the impact having this technology will have on the way queries are dealt with.

From this standpoint, the Orion Algorithm, in its essence, is a whole new way to score the value of websites that appear on the Internet. Rather than determining the value of a website based on the specific query being entered into the search box, Orion may dig deeper and query related phrases as well. Now, this may not be an entirely new concept, directories have been providing a "Related Categories" option for ages however the addition of this function to standard search engines and what this may well mean for the methods required to rank sites on them is extremely significant.

One of the main hurdles that SEO's will face in reaction to this new function is determining exactly how the additional relevant phrases are determined. There are a few possible sources the come to mind.

1. Directories (least likely)

The directories are already using "Related Categories". It is possible that the engines will choose the simplest possible means of determining relevancy and opt to use sub-categories of a directory listing and to use the "Related Categories" as the supplemental keyword sources.

Alternatively they could simply run the search itself on their directories and reference the categories that come up and run supplemental searches for those categories. The main drawback to this approach is that many popular keywords would not be cross-reference accurately. For example, a search for "seo" would result in a supplemental search set of "promotion", "web design and development", Internet marketing" along with a variety of other phrases. While these phrases are related by industry a visitor searching for "seo" may well not be interested in "web design and development".

2. Thesaurus (unlikely)

It may be that the engines choose to reference a thesaurus for related phrases however this doesn't work for many keyword phrases. Single word phrases would be doable however multiple keyword phrases would be far more difficult and acronyms (such as "seo") would find no related words in the more common thesauruses.

3. Search Behavior (highly likely)

The most likely source of the relevancy data is also the most difficult to predict and this is search behavior patterns. While I have had some disagreements with members on a couple SEO forums over whether the search engines can in fact know your search patterns, the conclusion is that they indeed can under many circumstances. Search engines will be able to compile enough data based on the users they are documenting to assess overall search behavior (and here you thought all those great tools the engines come out with were just them spending their money altruistically).

If Google "knows" that after someone enters "seo" as a query they follow that up with "seo service", this is likely to then be used as a supplemental search. Similarly, if they also know that these same searchers tend to also search shortly before or after for another common phrase, say "w3c compliance" then this too is likely to be used as a supplemental search.

Now that we have a better idea of what the Orion Algorithm is and how it works the big question is, what will it's implementation mean to search engine users and to how websites get ranked on those engines. At this time there appears to be two main schools of thought...

Fortunately, while there may be some disagreement in regards to how this new algorithm will be integrated into the search engine results pages the resulting actions required are the same. Whether the new functions will be added in the form of additional links and information on the results pages or whether they will be taken into consideration when ranking the site for the initial query, sites that rank well for a multitude of related phrases will fare better than those that rank for just one of the phrases.

The action required then on the part of SEO's and website owners is to provide quality unique content on all the possible areas that may be considered relevant to the main keyword target. Once this is accomplished then these areas need to be promoted in order to insure that they rank well.

The resulting web will be one that rewards websites with a large amount of quality content on the highest number of topics related to a specific issue. If one considers the end goal of any of the major search engines, to provide the most relevant results possible, this new technology is sure to help promote these types of results and insure that the searcher is receiving results that are likely to provide the information they're looking for.

And let's also consider this: should you choose to be an "early adopter" and begin making changes to your site, adding new content, optimizing it and getting it ranking well, what will the results be? Even if Orion isn't implemented for another decade your website will gain stickiness and rank for more related keywords bringing you more targeted traffic and keeping it on your site. Could this possibly be a bad thing?

While I have strived to provide some insight into the Orion Algorithm and what it means to you, there is a lot of information/speculation out there regarding what it means and also covers other implementations of this technology not discussed in this article. Below you will find some of the better pieces of information.

I have included information that contradicts what you may have read above. This algorithm is sure to have an enormous impact on the way searchers find results and the way SEO's promote sites and thus, you need to have all the quality information at your disposal to make the right decisions for you website and your business.
  • Search Engine Watch
    Danny Sullivan wrote a solid piece on the subject (as he always does) which includes some good links to related information and also a link to their forum thread on the subject where you can get other opinions on what this means to searchers and SEO's.
  • E-Commerce Times
    Jennifer LeClaire wrote a good piece on Orion which covers more on the integration of relevant listings into the results pages.
  • The Sidney Morning Herald
    Stephen Hutcheon covers some of the basics regarding how the deal to purchase the algorithm came about, who the major players were, and a bit of the history behind Orion.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Yahoo!'s Top Search Term for 2006

I don't say that Google is fully representative internet spirit. Today Yahoo! Inc. released its list of the most popular search terms of 2006.

So The Yahoo! Search 2006 Overall Top 10 Searches are:

1. Britney Spears
2. WWE
3. Shakira
4. Jessica Simpson
5. Paris Hilton
6. American Idol
7. Beyonce Knowles
8. Chris Brown
9. Pamela Anderson
10. Lindsay Lohan

"Controversy rocked the lives of several of the stars on this year's Top Search list and The 2006 Yahoo! Top Searches illustrate that people are closely following celebrity happenings and scandals," said Jess Barron, Yahoo! Editor and Buzz Index Guru.

Britney Spears' talent once kept her in the public eye, but this year she nabbed the top spot thanks to a new baby and a divorce filing. Shakira "shakes" her way up to the third position and number four Jessica Simpson separates from Nick Lachey and has a "Public Affair" with crooner John Mayer. Paris Hilton rounds out the top five for making up with reality pal Nicole Richie. The old-timer of the list is 39 year-old Pam Anderson who proves she's still young at heart by tying the knot with Kid Rock three times in a month before calling it quits following less than four months of marriage. In at number 10 for the second year in a row is Lindsay Lohan who admits to a bulimia battle, drug use and a penchant for the single life. In with all the ladies is teen R&B phenomenon Chris Brown, the only male to make this year's list.

"Movers" Rocket to the Top

Movers are Search topics that experience the greatest percentage increase in queries from one day to the next. Often coming out of nowhere, movers momentarily spark public interest and often disappear just as quickly as they arrived. When viewed month by month, they highlight some of the year's hottest news headlines and events. Visitors to the Yahoo! Search 2006 Top Searches Web page can access images and text for the top ten movers for each month that include myriad subjects ranging from specific mainstream happenings to the bizarre.

Yahoo! Search 2006 Top Movers of Each Month:

January Barbara Hershey Boyfriend Naveen Andrews admits to
fathering a love child
February Danish Cartoon Drawings of Muhammad sparked a furor
among Muslims worldwide
March NCAA Brackets B-ball ruled the 'Net
April Cynthia Watros Her Lost character meets a fatal demise
May Jimmy Hoffa The FBI digs up a farm in search of the
former teamster leader's body
June Connie Chung The Web goes wild for video clips of her
off-key swan song
July SexyBack Justin Timberlake's career is back
thanks to a new slamin' single
August Gillian Chung Tabloid Easy Rider publishes photos of
the star changing and celebrities
denounce the pub's irresponsible
September Steve Irwin The world pays tribute to The Crocodile
October Mermaid costumes People "fish" around on the Internet for
Halloween outfit ideas
November Jason Alexander Britney's first ex-husband rises in
popularity as news of her new divorce

Yahoo! Search Top 10 Searched Celebrity Babies

This year famous couples brought little bundles of joy into the world and into the spotlight. Top searched Suri Cruise and number eight, Grier Hammond Henchy, share a birthday. Coincidentally, respective parents Tom Cruise and Brooke Shields had a public spat in 2005 regarding anti-depressants and postpartum depression. Britney's babes Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline, three and four, are the only brothers on the list, while David Banda, in at number six, is the only adoptee tot of the lot.

1. Suri Cruise (Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes)
2. Shiloh Nouvel (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie)
3. Sean Preston Federline (Britney Spears and Kevin Federline)
4. Jayden James Federline (Britney Spears and Kevin Federline)
5. Kingston James McGregor Rossdale (Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale)
6. David Banda (Madonna and Guy Ritchie)
7. Moses Martin (Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin)
8. Grier Hammond Henchy (Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy)
9. Barron William Trump (Donald Trump and Melania Knauss)
10. Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern (Anna Nicole Smith and Howard K.

Yahoo! Search Top 10 Searched News Stories

People turn to the Internet and Yahoo! Search as primary sources for hard-hitting information. The tragic passing of Steve Irwin and the mysterious death of Daniel Smith rank as this year's top searched stories. Iraq was a top News Search of 2005 and interest in the Middle East continued in 2006, with conflict in Iraq, the Israel Lebanon conflict and the Saddam Hussein trial all ranking well.

1. Death of Steve Irwin
2. Anna Nicole Smith son dies
3. Conflict in Iraq
4. Israel Lebanon conflict
5. U.S. elections
6. Fidel Castro stroke
7. North Korea Nuclear test
8. Jonbenet Ramsey/John Mark Karr false confession
9. Saddam Hussein trial and death sentence
10. Danish Cartoon protests

Yahoo! Answers Most Answered Questions

In the last year, more than 160 million Answers have been contributed to Yahoo! Answers worldwide. Celebrities topped the list of the top five most answered questions with thousands of answers worldwide.

1. If you were given $1,000 to change the life of a perfect stranger,
what would you do? Asked by Oprah Winfrey - 36859 answers
2. What can we do to make poverty history? Asked by Bono - 29479
3. What do you think happens to your soul when you die? Asked by Dr.
Deepak Chopra - 26817 answers
4. How can the human race survive the next hundred years? Asked by
Dr. Stephen Hawking - 25391 answers
5. Who should I sing a duet with? Asked by Ciara - 14799 answers

Those interested in more "Best of Answers 2006" from Yahoo! Answers can visit to access an editorially-chosen collection of the most inspiring and helpful questions and answers from Yahoo! Answers users, as well as celebrities and prominent figures who posted their questions on Yahoo! Answers this year.

To see all of this year's Top Searches lists, go to or search for "Top Searches 2006" on Additional categories to those listed in the press release include:

Top 10 Celebrity Searches
Top 10 TV Shows
Top 10 Sports Teams
Top 10 Song Lyrics Searches
Top 10 Movies
Top World Cup Players
Top 10 Blogs/Bloggers
Top 10 Searched Politicians

For the first time, in addition to Top Web Search lists, the Yahoo! Top Searches page will be interactive and will include user generated content top picks from Yahoo! Answers, Flickr and Yahoo! Video. In addition, people can check out social media material including Top Videos from Yahoo! Video, Top "Interestingness" Flickr photos, and Top Answers from Yahoo! Answers.

Of cource, u may visit official Yahoo! site to find original detail :)

Monday, December 4, 2006

Strange sity "Circuit city"

"Circuit city" is #4 in Gaining Search Queries: Week Ending November 25, 2006 We get back on the right path, at the first look Wiki:
Circuit City (NYSE: CC) is a Fortune 200 consumer electronics retailer with over
$11 billion USD in sales. With more than 50 years in the retail business,
Circuit City is the third largest electronics retailer in the United States,
behind Best Buy and Wal-Mart. As of November 20, 2006, Circuit City's domestic
segment operated 638 Superstores and five other locations in the U.S. Circuit
City Superstores range in size from 15,000 to 45,000 square feet (1400 to 4000
m²) and offer a large selection of brand-name consumer electronics, personal
computers and entertainment software. Circuit City's international segment
operated through 950 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. Circuit City's
locations in Canada are operated by InterTAN Canada Ltd which Circuit City
acquired as of May 19, 2004. InterTAN runs The Source by Circuit City (formerly
Radio Shack) chain in Canada as well as THS Studio UpClose, Rogers Plus, Battery
Plus and G-Wiz.Really, this sity is wery popular.

For example, see the Google output in the firs 10 of queries:
  1. Consumer Electronics
  3. » Circuit City Coupon Codes & Circuit City Coupons for
  4. » Best Buy Coupon Codes & Coupons for, Circuit City, Sony ...
  5. Circuit City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  6. Circuit City Rewires - Editorial - CIO
  7. Circuit City: Investor Relations
  8. The Source By Circuit City : Home Page
  9. FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State ...
  10. Parago : Site Maintenance

U can also see another interesting top 10's on Top 10 Blog.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Thanksgiving on the Net - Welcome

'Thanksgiving' also is in the Google Zeitgeist on thees week.
Look at this word in the Wicky:

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks, traditionally to God, for the things one has at the close of the harvest season. In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, and in Canada it is celebrated on the second Monday in October. In the United Kingdom, Thanksgiving is another name for the Harvest festival, held in churches across the country on a relevant Sunday to mark the end of the local harvest, though it is not thought of as a major event (compared to Christmas or Easter) as it is in North America, where this tradition taken by early settlers became much more important. Other European countries, such as Germany, also have harvest-thanks (Erntedank) celebrations which are perceived to be rather minor and mostly rural holidays.

Second line in the Google result is A Celebration of America's First Thanksgiving.
And on the 3-th line: thanksgiving on the