Posts tagged ‘e-commerce’

May 4, 2014

Bing Search: Webmaster Chicken

Google Search has a well-known competitor, Microsoft Bing. Google is first, but Bing (and Yahoo, who contracts search to Bing now) has the second largest share of U.S. domestic internet search volume. Globally, Google is also first, with Baidu, Bing and Yandex in varying relative share positions depending on geographical locale.

Today’s post is about a (no longer) recent entry on one of the five* official Bing blogs.

screen shot of old version of Bing Webmaster Center

Old version of Bing Webmaster

Chickless in Seattle

The Chicken Has Landed (5 June 2013) offers guidance on how to improve search rank, website quality and traffic volume. It is applicable to e-commerce, blogs and most publicly accessible websites.

December 16, 2012

Google translation enigma

My Tumblr friend, Mr. Sheeper, shared a page from a Japanese language website,  アンティーク アナスタシア  I am always happy to hear from him, as he has remained in Japan since the earthquake and nuclear aftermath. In English, the website name is Antiques Anastasia. The focal point is a lovely 18 kt gold slide pendant, in a style evocative of 19th century France.

Translation icon

The original webpage metadata is リュフォニー作 天の元后 レジナ・チェリ 金無垢ペンダント フランス製アンティーク or Pendant of antique gold: Celi Regina, which means “Queen of Heaven”.

This is religious jewelry. The page includes narrative as well as photographs for context. So far, so good.

Original text, prior to Google Translate, side-by-side Latin and Japanese:

Regina Caeli, laetare, Alleluia,
Quia quem Meruisti Partare, Alleluia,
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, Alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum, Alleluia.
天の元后よ、喜び給へ。ハレルヤ。
御身産むを許され給へる御子の、ハレルヤ、
自ら言ひ給へるごとくに蘇へり給へばなり。ハレルヤ。
我らがために神に祈り給へ。ハレルヤ。

After Google Translate, Japanese to English, side-by-side Latin and English: 

November 7, 2010

Yahoo! Advertising Solutions

Yahoo! Advertising Solutions = SCIENCE + ART + SCALE

Yahoo home page has better reach than all cable TV channels combined

Yahoo! continues to be a formidable competitor for Google in many ways. While Google may have a higher profile and garner more respect as a technology and search algorithm innovator, Yahoo Labs pursues research initiatives too.

Yahoo cross platform optimization

While not as high-profile as Google, Yahoo keeps up to speed by acquiring smaller companies with innovative applications. Yahoo recently purchased Dapper, a new developed technology platform for delivering dynamic online ads.

Dapper dynamic advertising platform

Yodel Anecdotal website

 

 

 

 

 

Yahoo! also re-designed its venerable Yahoo Mail service.

When considering profitability from online advertising, business-to-consumer and business-to-business services, Yahoo actually surpasses Google in certain markets and niches, and is more accessible for many small businesses looking for turnkey solutions.  This is due to Yahoo’s longer history, deeper industry experience and good customer service.

Good for Smaller Businesses

However, there is plenty of room for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Bing and hopefully others.  Choices are good for everyone!

via Yahoo! Advertising Solutions.

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