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What does QRG stand for?

In a recent retweet by Bill Slawski, he repeated that the QRG is a good place to look for hints re: Google's recent update to their algorithm. For the lay person, you might be asking: What does QRG mean? It stands for the "Quality Rating Guidelines" published by...

Finding my Google my Business Profile in the Knowledge Graph

Have you ever tried to find your google my business profile despite searching for your brand name? I recently helped my friend who's one of the Top Bellevue Realtors in Washington state.  He didn't have his GmB set up because frankly he thought he didn't need it.  He...

Improving your Google my Business Reviews Rating

One of the best ways to improve your GmB Reviews Do you know how hard it is for people to find you when you are just starting out?  Frankly, it can take up to 30 days or more to have your Google my business listing show up.  Even after it does, people sometimes can't...
Chevy vs. Chevrolet? How do people search for an American auto icon?

Chevy vs. Chevrolet? How do people search for an American auto icon?

A question was posed recently in the biggest SEO team focusing on one vertical: What’s searched more?  “Chevrolet” or “Chevy”? One of the mad scientists in the group contended from his past research that it was “Chevy.”  Let's call him Bob. In our mind, the only way...

Search Engine Market Share – US March 2018 (by Comscore)

Search Engine Market Share – US March 2018 (by Comscore)

Search Engine Market Share Total U.S. - Desktop Home & Work Locations Comcore recently announced their latest market share data on what drives search in the United States on desktop.  In their brief report, Google continues to dominate search and occupies the highest...

Top Websites in the World by SimilarWeb – March 2018

Top Websites in the World by SimilarWeb – March 2018

 Rank  Website  Category  Change  Avg. Visit Duration  Pages / Visit  Bounce Rate  1  google.com  Internet and Telecom > Search Engine = 00:07:30 8.09 45.99% 2  facebook.com  Internet and Telecom > Social Network = 00:13:25 12.52 22.79% 3  youtube.com  Arts and...

April 2018 Top Searches of the Month – Shocking Results

April 2018 Top Searches of the Month – Shocking Results

We've decided to do monthly analysis on Keywords on Google.  This month's first edition will literally blow you away.  It will be better than reading the news. Without further adieu, here are: The Top Keyword Searches on Google - April 2018 *It's obviously April...

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U.S. Searches - April 2018


Google Sites 63.5%
Microsoft Sites 24.1%
Oath 11.4%
Ask Network 1.1%


Compared to Dec 2014
Google Sites 65.4% ( -1.9%)
Microsoft Sites 19.7% ( +4.3%)
Yahoo Sites 11.8% & AOL Network 1.2% ( -1.6%)
(Now Oath Network)
Ask Network 2.0% (-0.9%)


Source: comScore qSearch

“Explicit Core Search” excludes contextually driven searches that do not reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.

Source: Comscore



Browser Statistics - Feb/March -> April-> July 2018
Chrome 57.41 -> 57.36% -> 59.69%
Safari 14.4% -> 13.96% -> 13.85%
UC Browser 7.94% -> 7.88% -> 7.03%
Firefox 5.49% -> 5.45% -> 5.02%
Opera 3.7% -> 3.83% -> 3.35%
Internet Explorer 3.05% -> 3.21% -> 3.01%
Source: Statcounter Browser Market Share


Jan 2015
Chrome 61.9%
Firefox 23.4%
Internet Explorer 7.8%
Safari 3.8%
Opera 1.6%
Source: collected from W3Schools' log-files, over a five year period, clearly shows the long and medium-term trends although cannot be 100% guaranteed
More Historical Internet Stats Here

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