Add3 acquires Amplify Interactive to ramp up search engine marketing efforts

Seattle search engine marketing firm Add3 today announced the acquisition of Amplify Interactive, a Portland-based search marketing agency. The five-person cohort at Amplify, which was founded in 2003, will remain in the Rose City and operate as Add3′s new Portland team. Amplify founder and president Ben Lloyd is now Add3 Principal and will continue to… Read More


Search stats: Bing gaining market share as Yahoo slips

The monthly U.S. search stats from comScore are out for June and Microsoft continues to grow its search share while Yahoo keeps sliding. Google held the top spot with 66.7 percent market share with no change from last month. Microsoft Bing, however, saw a 0.5 percent uptick to 17.9 percent while Yahoo fell 0.5 percentage points down… Read More


Search stats: Google slips, Microsoft continues slow growth

The monthly U.S. search stats from comScore are out for March and it shows Google slipping just a bit with Microsoft continuing to grow its search share, albeit slowly. Google dropped 0.4 percentage points last month, falling to 67.1 percent of the U.S. search engine market. Microsoft, meanwhile, grew 0.2 percentage points to 16.9. That’s… Read More


Bing adds ‘Pin It’ Pinterest feature to image search

Bing is making “Pinning” to Pinterest easy. Today the Microsoft search engine introduced a “Pin to Pinterest” feature that allows users to pin images straight from Bing to their Pinterest boards. The goal is to save people time and remove the need for extra bookmarklets in the browser. The inspiration for Microsoft came when they invited… Read More

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Big win for Microsoft: Facebook partnering with Bing for “Graph Search”

While employees at Google may be worried about Facebook’s latest move, the Bing people over at Microsoft are pumping their fists. That’s because Facebook is partnering with Bing for its new search product called “Graph Search.” Graph Search is all about helping Facebook users search for things their friends have shared. For example, you can find… Read More


Google Zeitgeist reveals King Tut, El Gaucho as most-searched terms in Seattle

King Tut has taken over Seattle. Well, at least according to Google. The search engine giant released its 12th annual Year-End Zeitgeist, a tradition that showcases the people, places and topics that captured the world’s attention this year. It was Google’s most comprehensive list yet, covering 55 countries with 838 top-10 lists from places all… Read More


Microsoft’s ‘Don’t get Scroogled’ campaign warns users about Google shopping ads

Microsoft is attacking Google’s new shopping advertising model and they’ve even created a new word and website to prove it. “Don’t get Scroogled” — yes, that’s short for “Don’t get screwed over by Google” — is the message from the Redmond software giant, who just debuted to educate people about Google Shopping. “In the… Read More


Google redesigns search results interface: What do you think?

There’s a big change happening to the Google web search functionality and some of the response so far hasn’t been good. Beginning with the U.S., Google is officially rolling out a redesign and “spiffing up” the search results. They’ve moved options like “web,” “images,” and “maps,” from the left side to the top, just below the… Read More