Is it me or has it been a fairly quiet month from the search engines in terms of "earth shattering" news and announcements. Maybe its just the fact that I have been busy (I got married in Las Vegas)... Regardless it just seems like the news this month has been a little, dare I say, boring? So let's take a look at our picks for the top search stories of the month for October 2007.
Top 7 Search Stories of October 2007
#7. Google Celebrates their Ninth Birthday - I know, I know the actual true burthdate of the search giant is not in October but this story broke after last month's list so we that it was worth mentioning as Google's worth continues to soar with strong thrird quarter earnings report.
#6. Google Analysts Day - 2007 - set to take place on October 24 (which at the time of this writing is tomorrow) where Google's management team will be making a number of presentations to investors on the latest Google endeavors.
#5. Google Stock Tops $600 Plateau - Google shares are a hot ticket right now. October saw Google Stock top the $600 mark for the first time.
#4. iGoogle Tops Top 100 Search Engine Features of All-Time - ok so there's a little bias here, but SEO-Space conducted a fun poll of search engine users to see what their favorite search engine features were. Surprisingly there was a diverse reaction, but of the features mentioned, the personalized iGoogle page came out on top as the favorite search engine feature of all-time.
#3. Google Dominates Worldwide Search Engine Usage - How long will we continue to hear this? According to comScore data, Google continues to dominate as the search engine of choice for users around the globe. Today we noticed that Google's share price was exactly double that of popular Chinese search engine Baidu. Yet Baidu is the number one engine in China. Rest assured Google will remain the global leader in search for some time.
#2. Google Announces Third Quarter Earnings - Google reported a 46% jump in profit as they announced their 2007 Q3 earnings. This topped analysts' expectations as Google controlled spending and hiring costs.
#1. Yahoo Updates Search Offering with Search Assist - it's not often that Yahoo tops our list, but this was well warranted. The Search Assist feature released by Yahoo is designed to better understand user intent and get consumers to the results they are looking for in one search. This is very cool as we are strong believers that the focus on the user experience should always be what the engines work towards. Great job by the Yahoo Search team.
Wow this is pretty impressive as Google dominated the Top 7 search happenings of the month, yet it is Yahoo! who obtains the number one position on the charts. We'll have to see if they can remain on top next month.
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