As rumors of a Google SEO firm abounded in early 2010, Google finally settled the rumormill by announcing that it will indeed open its own SEO specialization firm sometime in mid 2010. What does this new service from Google mean for the industry of SEO?
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In March of 2010 the US witnessed a shocking internet event: Google became #2. Who put Google in their place as the most popular website? Facebook.
According to the NY-based tracking firm, Hitwise, Facebook received 7.07 percent of all internet traffic as of the week ending March 13, 2010. In comparison, Google received 7.03 percent. But it appears that this was not a solitary event. Hitwise spokespeople said that Facebook has topped Google in the recent past, including the last Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
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You’ve heard of offshore bank accounts. Almost anyone with a bit of extra money can open an offshore account to have a more privacy in their money handling and enjoy certain tax benefits. Even Fortune 500 companies form their corporation “offshore” away from U.S. regulation and taxation, saving them millions of dollars in taxes each year. Now offshore web hosting is making an entrance into the web hosting arena providing privacy and new ways for small and medium businesses to gain financial and tax advantages by operating their websites outside U.S. borders.
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The German telecommunication company, Deutsche Telekom has recently announced that its mobile phone division in the U.S., T-Mobile, will soon expand its service offerings to include web hosting services. CEO of Deutsche Telekom, Rene Obermann, said that he believes that the web hosting industry will drive the company’s future business.
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Lookout, Google – there’s a new internet company in town, and it’s looking to take over. Well, it may not be new, but the merger between software giant Microsoft and internet search engine Yahoo! will create a new online force for search engine dominance.
The merger was announced by Microsoft and Yahoo! as a result of a $44.6 billion buyout. Though Yahoo! will become a subsidiary of Microsoft, it will still keep around 88% of its earnings.
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Two trends are already evident in 2010: protecting the environment by reducing the ‘carbon footprint,’ and the growth of small to medium sized online businesses. As the world economy shows the first signs of recovery in two years, more businesses are forming and publishing company websites.
Many web hosting companies have taken the “green” movement by the horns and are offering certified wind energy certificates as their way of producing a neutral carbon footprint. With the popularity of green services, we are likely to see more businesses buying green web hosting services.
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