“This massive expansion (of Top Level Domains) represents one of the greatest changes to the Internet since its inception.” said Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, the group behind the release of multiple new Top Level Domains.
The Grand national is known as “Christmas for the Bookies”. Last year it was estimated that betting on the Grand National exceeded £150m for the first time. 70,000 people will get dolled up to see the race live in Aintree (then get photographed for the Daily Mail when they have had a few drinks). On television the grand national’s viewing figures will be an estimated 600 million from all around the world.
We thought it would be interesting and helpful to have a quick set of the latest 2013 and 2014 search and ecommerce statistics for the UK and beyond.
- There were 2.2 trillion searches on Google globally over the course of 2013.
- On average this is equates to 5,922,000,000 (almost six billion) searches a day.
- 89% of searches in the UK are made through the world’s number one search engine Google.
- Google’s market share dipped in 2014, meaning perhaps competitors such as Bing and Russia’s Yandex could receive higher volumes of every day searches during the course of 2014.
Over the last 6 months Google has finally started to clamp down on the commodity trading practice of link networks to gain better positions in organic search. As a result those sites who relied on these activities for natural search visibility are dropping out of the search rankings or engaged in industrial grade disavow activities. Read the rest of this entry »
Technology company Intelligent Positioning today launches its new SaaS business intelligence and natural search platform, Pi Datametrics. The new platform offers enterprise class natural search technology, empowering brands, corporations and marketers to control and improve their online visibility and to make intelligence based strategic decisions.
As Intelligent Positioning’s previous mobile traffic statistics have revealed, mobile traffic to websites within all sectors is increasing exponentially, whilst desktop traffic is declining. We found that over the course of 2013 mobile traffic increased from a 22.8% share to a 37% share of web visits on the sites polled. From our research we were able to predict mobile traffic will overtake desktop traffic by June 2013 if the current growth rate continues.