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Where Does Your City Rank?

18 Oct

What’s your city population? What professions do residents hold in your area? What building permits have been filed in your town? City-Data collects and analyzes data from numerous sources to create detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. From school ratings to weather patterns, you can find the data you’re looking for on City-Data.

I also discovered the site also has information on restaurants, city guides and tourist attraction articles. If you want to lookup details on your city or one you are planning to visit, then check out this site.

http://www.city-data.com/

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Bing Versus Google

30 Jul

Right now Bing is 20% of what people use to search online. So have you tried using it to search? The other day I stumbled upon Bing It On which compares Bing and Google’s search results side-by-side. The site asks you to enter in a search term, review the search results, pick one you like and then tells you which one’s results you preferred.

http://www.bingiton.com/

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Find Similar Websites

17 Dec

Moreofit is a website that is a similarity search engine. As the site states, “Give Moreofit a website you’re interested in, and it’ll suggest to you alternative highly related and popular websites to explore.” For example, type in “Google” and you will get results like Ask, Bing and Yahoo. This site is a pretty good tool if you are looking to generate a variety of search results outside the norm.

http://moreofit.com

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ScoopWeb

6 Mar

Looking for an alternative to Google but with a social media twist? I discovered ScoopWeb. It’s a real-time topic explorer, where you can enter a topic
title and instantly get related digital contents from multiple sources (e.g. Wikipedia, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Books, Newspapers, Magazines) all at once. Access the freshest social media content about almost any subject, person, place or event in one single spot. For example, you can search directly for a topic by even entering it right after the URL –http://www.scoopweb.com/iPhone_5

Use ScoopWeb to research, explore,
learn, discover and monitor topics of interest.

http://www.ScoopWeb.com

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Page Insider Sniffs Out Your Website

25 Jun

Learn information about any website. Discover facts, figures, reviews, records, stats, and other data about any URL. How many links are on the website? How fast does it load? What are the keywords? Does the site have DMOZ directory information? This site will help you fill in gaps in your quest to improve search engine optimization.

http://www.pageinsider.com/

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Instant SEO Optimization

13 Jun

I found this site last week that improves your search engine optimization and I am still checking it out. The site is called BrandYourself and it walks you through a step-by-step organic search engine wizard. The website says, “BrandYourself is the only Do-It-Yourself platform that empowers anyone to improve their own search results.”

BrandYourself prompts you:

  • Type in your website
  • Get instant SEO analysis
  • Improve keyword and link density

http://brandyourself.com

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What Are People Searching For?

5 Dec

Get the top 20 most searched terms being searching for on Google. Drill down on a specific search term to discover blog entries, articles and search volume index. At this time, trends go back as far as the week of May 15, 2007.

What are the hottest terms on Google today?
http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends

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Doc Spot Finds Local Physicians

23 Oct

Looking for a local physician or hospital? I always envisioned a search engine that located doctors/medical facilities in my neighborhood. Now the wish has been granted. Doc Spot is in the first phase of its launch, but the site does an incredible job.

Doc Spot searches for doctors or hospitals:

  • Browse by location and specialty
  • Find a provider by name
  • Search by condition or procedure

http://www.docspot.com/

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Google’s Doodles

14 Sep

Do you know what a Google Doodle is? Every time you visit Google’s homepage you are seeing a Doodle. Each day the Google’s logo aka Doodle morphs to celebrate something culturally significant. Clicking on the Google Doodle links to a string of related search results on that topic.

In the past, the 30th anniversary of Pac-man was featured as a fully functional video game which created a buzz. Recently, Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday was celebrated with an old-fashioned TV that displayed a video tribute of I Love Lucy. What excitement will Google bring us next? Stay tuned for more Doodles by making Google your homepage.

http://www.google.com/logos/

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Google Instant

30 Dec

You may have noticed Google Instant and not even known it. Google Instant is a game-changer because it helps show the right links more quickly. When you start to type in “keywords” into the Google search box, the terms you are searching for, results instantly begin appear. You can also click on the magnifying glass to get a quick snapshot of the site. Google fills in the blanks. You now don't have to click through a series of links to get a result.

For marketers this has created a dilemma because the search process has been accelerated. This means users will now be typing in less search words to narrow down their search. This also means less paid search real estate which amplifies the significance of being in the top few spots in search results.

http://www.google.com/instant

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