Tag Archives: Search Engine Optimization

List of Domains used by the Ask search engine

Ask LogoThe following is a list of domains used by the Ask search engine in different markets. It can be used to achieve better search engine reporting in Google Universal Analytics and other Web & Digital Analytics systems.

Ask domainService
ar.ask.comArgentina
at.ask.comAustria
au.ask.comAustralia
br.ask.comBrazil
cl.ask.comChile
de.ask.comGermany
dk.ask.comDenmark
es.ask.comSpain
eu.ask.comEurope
fr.ask.comFrance
in.ask.comIndia
it.ask.comItaly
jp.ask.comJapan
mx.ask.comMexico
my.ask.comMalaysia
nl.ask.comNetherlands
no.ask.comNorway
ph.ask.comPhilippines
pl.ask.comPoland
pt.ask.comPortugal
ru.ask.comRussia
se.ask.comSweden
uk.ask.comUnited Kingdom
us.ask.comUnited States
www.search.ask.com
www.ask.com
za.ask.comSouth Africa
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List of Domains used by the Bing search engine

Bing LogoThe following is a list of domains used by the Bing search engine in different markets. It can be used to achieve better search engine reporting in Google Universal Analytics and other Web & Digital Analytics systems.

Bing domainServiceNotes
bing.comRedirects to ww/local edition
be.bing.comBelgium
br.bing.comBrazil
ca.bing.comCanadaRedirects to ww/local edition
cn.bing.comChina
de.bing.comGermanyRedirects to ww/local edition
fr.bing.comFranceRedirects to ww/local edition
hk.bing.comHong Kong
images.bing.comImages
it.bing.comItaly
jp.bing.comJapanRedirects to ww/local edition
m.bing.comMobile
nz.bing.comNew Zealand
search.bing.comRedirects to ww/local edition
ssl.bing.comSecure connection?
uk.bing.comUnited KingdomRedirects to ww/local edition
www.bing.comUSA and Worldwide

The URL query parameter for search keyword phrases is q.

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List of domains used by Google Search

Google LogoThe following is a list of domains used by Google for their search engine in different markets. It can be used to achieve better search engine reporting in Google Universal Analytics and other Web Analytics systems.

DomainCountryNotes
www.google.acAscension IslandAscension Island
www.google.adAndorraAndorra
www.google.aeUnited Arab Emiratesالامارات العربية الم
www.google.alAlbaniaShqipëri
www.google.amArmeniaՀայաստան
www.google.asAmerican SamoaAmerican Samoa
www.google.atAustriaÖsterreich
www.google.azAzerbaijanAzərbaycan
www.google.baBosnia and HerzegovinaBosna i Hercegovina
www.google.beBelgiumBelgië
www.google.bfBurkina FasoBurkina Faso
www.google.bgBulgariaБългария
www.google.biBurundiBurundi
www.google.bjBeninBénin
www.google.bsBahamasThe Bahamas
www.google.btBhutanBhutan
www.google.byBelarusБеларусь
www.google.caCanadaCanada
www.google.catCatalanCatalà
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List of domains used by the Yahoo search engine

Yahoo logoThe following is a list of domains used by the Yahoo search engine in different markets. It can be used to achieve better search engine reporting in Google Universal Analytics and other Web & Digital Analytics systems.

Yahoo domainNativeCountryQuery parameter
ar.search.yahoo.comArgentinaArgentinap

at.search.yahoo.com

ÖsterreichAustriap

au.search.yahoo.com

AustraliaAustraliap

br.search.yahoo.com

BrasilBrazilp

ca.search.yahoo.com

CanadaCanadap

qc.search.yahoo.com

QuébecQuebecp

ch.search.yahoo.com

SchweizSwitzerlandp

chfr.search.yahoo.com

SuisseSwitzerlandp

chit.search.yahoo.com

SvizzeraSwitzerlandp

cl.search.yahoo.com

ChileChilep

cn.search.yahoo.com

中国Chinaq

yahoo.cn

中国Chinaq

co.search.yahoo.com

ColumbiaColumbiap

espanol.search.yahoo.com

Estados UnidosUnited Statesp

search.yahoo.com

United StatesUnited Statesp

de.search.yahoo.com

DeutschlandGermanyp

dk.search.yahoo.com

DanmarkDenmarkp
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List of Domains used by the Yandex search engine

Yandex LogoThe following is a list of domains used by the Yandex search engine in different markets. It can be used to achieve better search engine reporting in Google Universal Analytics and other Web & Digital Analytics Analytics systems.

Yandex domainService
yandex.byBulgaria
yandex.comInternational English
yandex.kzKazakhstan
yandex.ruRussia
yandex.com.trTurkey
yandex.uaUkraine

The URL query parameter for search keyword phrases is text.

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Search engine Attrakt allows you to curate bookmarks and search through their contents

Attrakt home pageIf you’ve ever used delicious to organize bookmarks to authoritative web content, you can appreciate its value. Sometimes you may actually want to search though the bookmark’s content – and just that content – yet that’s not possible.

A few guys from Florence decided to do something about it, launching Attrakt, a tool to create curated search engines. Learn more in my latest Search Engine Land column.

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Digital media measurement: campaign tracking made easy + free tools

So many digital communications channels, yet so little time. As more and more channels emerge for website traffic acquisition, it becomes ever more important to accurately measure a channel’s effectiveness. That means asking and answering difficult, if sometimes awkward, questions of the type “Does anyone really engage with the monthly newsletter?”. If readers are engaging, where exactly does the engagement occur, i.e. which links get clicked? In the case of social media marketing, does anyone really care enough about Facebook page posts or twitter tweets to click through to the company website?

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Italian press to Google: you’re unfair (and we’re confused)

This past week the Italian antitrust authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) conducted a search of Google’s Italian office and announced it was beginning an investigation into Google’s possible abuse of its dominant position in the Italian search engine market. The case was triggered by a complaint from the Italian Federation of News Publishers, FIEG (Federazione Italiana Editori Giornali). FIEG represents publishers of newspapers and magazines, together with press agencies.

So what’s the problem?

The news industry has struggled since the mid 1990s to figure out a profitable internet strategy. “Free” content needs to be supported by advertising revenue, yet poorly targeted banners and the like don’t pay much. Google’s indisputable success as an advertising powerhouse1 has captured the press’ attention.

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Why SEO & Usability are like two peas in a pod

Good user experience is fundamental for the success of a website:

On the Internet, it’s survival of the easiest: If customers can’t find a product, they can’t buy it. Give users a good experience and they’re apt to turn into frequent and loyal customers. But the Web also offers low switching costs … Only if a site is extremely easy to use will anybody bother staying around. – Usability guru Jakob Nielsen1

While Nielsen probably had site design and information architecture in mind, his point also encompasses search engine visibility. Without search engine visibility a website is hidden away on a dead-end street instead of being front and center on main street2, where the people are.

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7 sources of link intelligence data and key link analysis considerations

It may seem like a cliché but on the web no website is an island. Any site worth its salt will have accumulated inbound links and will most certainly contain outbound links to other resources on the web. Indeed, one can easily say that without links to interconnect websites, there wouldn’t be a worldwide web.

For search engines, such as Google, incoming links provide a strong signal as to the authority of a website. If multiple websites link to a specific website for a given topic, there is a good chance the website cited by others is deemed to be highly relevant for a good reason. Google and other search engines identify the theme of a website page by analyzing a page’s content and the text of the incoming links – the underlined text you click on to arrive at a page. Links, especially inbound links, are thus one of the most significant in the over 200 factors Google considers in its ranking algorithms. Inbound links from related sites in a business’ sector are also an excellent source of highly qualified direct traffic.

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