Friday, November 11, 2005

Travel meta search engines fuel global competition

Travel meta search engines like Sidestep, Mobissimo, and Kayak offer travelers the opportunity to book online directly on the travel providers' web sites and often avoid paying service fees, which are usually charged by travel search engines. dt

ASBTA Survey: Meta Travel Search Engines Favored

ASBTA As Travel Companies Bypass the Middle Man, Small Business Travelers Can Absorb the Benefits - Direct Booking via Meta Search Engines Offers Major Travel Providers and Small Business Travelers Money Saving Opportunities
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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Yahoo buys out stakes globally

In an effort to compete with Google globally, Yahoo has bought stakes in its operations in Germany, Britain, France and South Korea. Yahoo's global business rose 50 percent, to $228.5 million, compared with a 40 percent rise in U.S. sales, to $703.6 million. The search engines' global battle continues and the stakes are high. dt

Yahoo steps up battle overseas with Google
By Dan Bilefsky International Herald Tribune

PARIS A move by Yahoo to buy out the stakes it does not already own in its British, German, French and South Korean units is aimed at reducing its dependence on the U.S. market and better competing with its archrival among Internet search engines, Google.

Yahoo announced on Monday that it would pay $500 million to buy out the stakes.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Searching for news grows globally

News search engines are attracting the attention of search engine marketers as news search grows globally. dt

77% of all Internet users get their news online
By: Sally Falkow & Doug Hay

The news search landscape is changing so fast that half of what we knew a year ago about search engine optimization and marketing is now obsolete, reports Greg Jarboe, a regular presenter at the international Search Engine Strategies (SES) Conference in the United States. The growth of searching in the 'vertical' channels like news or images was one of the new trends highlighted at the San Jose SES in August.

The growth of 'news search' has only come about in the last few years with the establishment of search engines that specifically index news stories and press releases.
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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

A UK search engine goes for sale on eBay

I'm sure when you read that jux2 sold on ebay for $101,000 last month you just knew that copycat sellers would be right behind. Well you were right! Here's one from the UK called UKWizz, a search engine plus associated directory. "UKWizz is a spidering search engine focusing on the UK Internet." The starting bid is $15,000.00 but no bidders in 8 hours so far. Bidding ends on November 11th. dt

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