Session: The Search Landscape

Online Marketing Blog’s coverage from day one of Search Engine Strategies San Jose 2007

Who is the biggest engine? Who’s growing? What verticals are better than others and what does this all mean? Those were a few of the questions talked about in the the Search Landscape session.

It should come as no surprise that Google continues to dominate the market share. Actually Bill Tancer at Hitwise said that that bit of news has been in his last 10 presentations on the search landscape dating back to 2004. Google’s been growing and continues to do so. Within Google, web search is the most visited with 70.28%, YouTube at 10.61%, Google Image 6.5%, Gmail 6.16%, Maps 1.65%, Video 1.14% of traffic according to Bill. He also felt that Yahoo and Ask were up while MSN decreased.

Vintage Tub and Bath Party SES New York

I arrived at the Hilton just in time to bump into Michael Gray and then Michael McDonald along with Rich Ord, the owener of iEntry, the parent to WebProNews. The first topic that came up of course, was the Vintage Tub and Bath party thrown by Allan Dick. This is an invite only kind of event and it is always enjoyable.

A big thank you goes to Allan, who is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

With the promise of a shuttle ride to the Manhattan Penthouse, where the party was to occur, I bumped into good pal Loren Baker of Search Engine Journal and along with Matt McGowan of Incisive and Marie Howell of Bruce Clay Europe, we made our way not to a shuttle, but to the Epiar party bus!