February 7th, 2012
It was a great Super Bowl game again this year, and the digital world was once again involved in a big way. Super Bowl XLVI had the most number of tweets for a sporting event, Twitter feedback reached 12,233 tweets per second when the Giants were triumphant over the Pats. And as fans cheered for their teams, search engine activity was climbing as well. Google reports on their blog that people were both watching the game while busy talking about it online through their mobile devices. It only shows that people are really accessing the Web via mobile.
Among the top trending searches on Google were: Giants, Patriots, Madonna, Tom Brady, and Halftime show. Google’s Jeffrey Oldham says that 41% of searches related to Super Bowl Ads came from mobile devices. Famous Super Bowl ads were being viewed over at YouTube more than 30 million times before the event. M&M’s, GoDaddy, and Acura were the top popular commercial in terms of Google search queries. check out the infographic below by Google for more Super Bowl XLVI online activity.
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December 16th, 2011
More good news for SEO. While more business owners are slowly embracing strategies in the age of social business, customers are still leaning on the old reliable for local business information. Most local businesses like restaurants and bars will likely to put up a Facebook page or a Twitter account but old reliable tools like SEO and word of mouth still brings the revenue for them.
In a study conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the Internet is the top choice for local business information, followed by print media like newspapers and third is word of mouth. The surprising thing about the study is that even though social media networks are increasing in popularity, customers aren’t really depending on Facebook or Twitter whenever they look for information about a local business.
The study was conducted among over 2,000 adults with ages from 18 and older. 51% of adults who search for content about restaurants and bars use the Internet. 38% of the demographic use search engines to find local restaurant information. A meager of 3% check social networks for local business info.
It seems customers think useful content is really found when you use a search engine rather than check a Facebook page. Content wouldn’t be limited to a business’ website, reviews and ratings from sites like Yelp and Google Places listings increase a local business’ visibility in the SERPs as well. Of course, social media isn’t a fad, but it’s not replacing SEO. Social search is still in infancy stages, it’s up to Google to enhance the very idea and turn it into substantial marketing tool for local business owners.
Tags: facebook, google, Search, SEM, SEO, social media, twitter
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