Sunday, September 25, 2005

Search Engines -- India

According to Internet World Stats, India's online population as of March 2005 is more than 39 million. If you have a global online strategy this is one country you don't want to miss. Below is a list of search engines in India that accept submissions in English. This is by no means an exhaustive list of search engines in India. These are the ones I found where submission guidelines were straightforward. For more about other Indian and global search engines see the links to the right under Global Search Engine Listings.

123India.com - India's premier portal. Submit Here -Must be India related content.

123Khoj - Has a standard listing, premium listing, keyword ranking and free listing (with reciprocal link). Submit to the free listing here.

123 World-Submit your site here for USD$49.00.

By India-Find the correct category and add url there.

Dial India-Submit here must be India related and requires a reciprocal link.

India Book- No longer accepting free listings. Standard listing for $9.99 accepted within 24 hours and listing good for a year. Also a premium listing for $19.99.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Great Global Search Engine Blog - Multilingual Search

Here's a global search engine blog that really gets it. "Multilingual Search is the reference point on search engines and internet statistics worldwide for marketers working globally." Multilingual is really a better descriptor of global search engines because it takes into account the immigration or expatriate factor. A Russian speaker in the US might use Yandex for their search or a Chinese speaker in Australia may use Baidu. This blog has 11 contributors who cover a variety of global search engines. Below some of the recent postings;

Marina Zaliznyak posts about, as she calls it, a cultural or linguistic domain name for Catalunya, a region in Spain. Very interesting read.

Nick Wilsdon posts on the Russian search engine Yandex exanding into the Ukraine.

Andy Atkins-Kr├╝ger, the managing editor, talks about Baidu allowing music downloading.

This is a great blog about global search engines and anyone who wants to follow the global search engine market should be a regular visitor. I know I will. dt

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Chinese Search Engine Race Sizzles

Baidu certainly holds the lead right now with 37% of the market share compared with Google's 23% and Yahoo's 21%. According to the following report Google can close the gap and pass them because of their R&D efforts and creativity but don't forget about the Yahoo - Alibaba deal. This race is just heating up and there's plenty of action here to watch. dt

BEIJING, Sept. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire
Analysys International's upcoming 'Internet Search Engine Focus Report 2005' provides in-depth analysis and research on search engine business models and future developments in the industry. In the wake of Baidu's debut on the US stock market and Google's formal entry into China, the competitive landscape of the domestic search engine market will shift dramatically.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Google Places Former Microsoft Exec in Israel

This global physical expansion by Google looks serious. Especially since this is another ex Microsoft exec. Do I see a pattern? Take talent away from Microsoft and place them around the world. Must be the 2005 version of Risk and Google seems to have the lead. Hey Steve, put that chair down!

By Israel News Agency Staff
Tel Aviv---September 10.....Google is coming to Israel.
Not in the virtual sense, but rather with offices, carpeting, windows (not Microsoft but physical ones), desks, secretaries, telephones (fixed land lines, not VoIP), a kitchen, conference room, toilets, marketing staff and coffee.

Google is the world's most popular Internet search engine, having replaced Yahoo, Lycos, Alta Vista and several others search engines through aggressive, creative development and marketing.
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Friday, September 09, 2005

Kai Fu Lee Says Microsoft "Doesn't Get It" In China

I don't know who will win this Google - Microsoft battle(battle because this is only part of the war) but it doesn't look good for Microsoft as they continue to lose talent to Google. dt

Bloomberg News

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2005
SEATTLE Kai-Fu Lee, a former vice president with Microsoft, has testified that "blunders" and "unethical" behavior at the software company in China drove him to join Google.

Microsoft accuses Lee of violating a noncompete contract by agreeing to open Google's research center in China.

"Microsoft wasn't getting it in China," Lee said at a court hearing late Tuesday in Seattle.
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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Chirac Seeks Search Engine Supremacy

I guess Mr. Chirac doesn't like the idea that two American companies wield such influence not only in France and Europe but around the globe. His response is to help fund a new European search engine Project Quaero, but I wonder if it's too little, too late. dt

By David Litterick in New York 08/31/2005
French president Jacques Chirac yesterday pledged to help fund a new European internet search engine to rival Google and Yahoo as he railed against what he sees as the threat of Anglo-Saxon cultural imperialism.

In a speech in Reims, Mr Chirac said: "We're engaged in a global competition for technological supremacy. In France, in Europe, it's our power that's at stake."

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