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Google: Only 2% Opt-Out of Instant

Only about 2 percent of users have opted out of using Google Instant, according to Ben Gomes, Instant lead engineer. Launched in September, Google Instant tries to predict what you’re looking for and shows you results as you type. Granted, a low opt-out rate doesn’t mean everyone loves Instant. It could just mean people haven’t …

Google hires while Yahoo! fires

Global – On the same day when Yahoo! announced plans for its second round of layoffs in six weeks, Google is boasting 2011 as the biggest hiring year in company history with over 500 hires in Asia Pacific. After cutting about 700 employees last December, Yahoo! announced it will further lay off 1% of its …

What is Google’s HR stance?

US – Google has announced plans to hire more than 6,000 employees globally this year as it wards off pressure from rivals such as Facebook and Twitter in the technology industry. According to Google’s senior vice president of engineering and research Alan Eustace, the internet giant will add more than 6,000 staff “across the board …

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt to step down

US – Eric Schmidt is stepping down as CEO of Google and will relinquish responsibilities to co-founder Larry Page from 4 April after nearly a decade in the role. In a surprising turn of events, Schmidt will relinquish his responsibilities to co-founder Larry Page starting on April 4 after nearly a decade in the role. …

What is Google’s Search Advertising Share in China?

Google China’s share of the Chinese search advertising market in Q4 rose for the first time since the company threatened to leave the country early last year after a cyber attack and censorship battles. Google’s search advertising share increased to 23.1 percent, up from 21.6 percent in Q3 — still much lower than its 35.6 …

What are the “related ads” in Google AdWords?

More search marketers are reporting seeing PPC ad grouping by segments and categories for certain search queries. Google began testing this new layout for general and brand terms in Google AdWords that showed “Related to [search term]” last June, and it seems it has rolled out more broadly in the last few days. At the …

What is Google’s search performance in 2010?

Market-tracker comScore reports that Google finished 2010 strong, handling 66 percent of US online queries. Factoring in outside websites with search “powered by” by the California Internet titan, its share of the market climbed even higher, with 69.4 percent of US searches getting “organic” results from Google. Microsoft’s Bing search engine increased its share of …

Americans say no to regulation of search engines

The majority of Americans oppose bringing in Government regulation to prevent search companies from tweaking results to their advantage, according to new findings released by Rasmussen. Released on Sunday, the survey found that over three-quarters (77%) of U.S. adults were against any government regulation of how Google and other search engines rank their results. Just …

What is Bing’s market share?

New York, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2011 — Experian® Hitwise®, announced today that Google accounted for 69.67 percent of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending Jan. 1, 2011. iClick Media investigates. Bing-powered search received 25.77 percent of searches for the month, with Yahoo! Search and Bing receiving 15.17 percent and 10.60 percent, respectively. …

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