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Have you seen the adCenter Blog Nostalgia?

Have you seen MSN sumerise 2007, the adCenter Blog Nostalgia? Well here you go! And by reading it I sure got into the New Year party mood, great stuff Mel, Carolyn, Jeanie, Jason & Chris. Looks like the year 2008 is going to be a great one.

One minor pointer, the deep URL’s on you blog, what is up with that? http://adcenterblog.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!85E824269AB8C30D!616.entry … pweeefffff

Google up 6% YoY in the US

Google only seams to be getting stronger. While the others have improved greatly, that is MSN, Yahoo and ASK they are just lacking the pull to get some traffic. The results are getting better and better and actually in some tests that I have done I’ve gotten more relevant results on MSN than Google to my search. Google is still the most Iceland friendly search engine, but MSN has the best maps of my country.

According to Hitwise, Google accounted for 64.49 percent of all U.S. searches in the four weeks ended October 27, 2007, while Yahoo Search, MSN Search and Ask.com accounted for 21.65 percent, 7.42 percent and 4.76 percent of searches, respectively.

Where will it end?

Is Wikipedia killing Google?

I ran a cross a great post under the name “Wikipedia dominates organic results at Google” and feel that it’s poster Bob Garcia hits the nail on the head with it. There is a great list of words and phrases that Wikipedia is found as number one in Google’s SERP’s. And my question is exacly the same as Bob´s: How long will Google show Wikipedia the love they don’t seam to show anybody else? Good stuff Bob.

On this topic, I have also seen a huge rise in Wikipedia referrals and Wiki often passes the likes of MSN, Yahoo and ASK as a referrer of traffic. I have done some informal conversion studies with web analytics and they also indicated ”a not so bad conversion rate”, no less than from the search engines. So there might be a twist to this all?

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