Search engines like Bing, Yahoo and Google have made tremendous changes over the last ten years. Algorithms used to deliver results to the millions of searchers each day have become very smart at determining searchers intent. The ability to deliver the most accurate search results possible makes the search engine searcher happy and guarantees the searcher will return to that search engine the next time they need information. The ability to deliver the most accurate results possible is why many believe Google has been able to own the search market.
Exactly what are these people searching for? The very popular “make money online” continues to be a hot search but searches for consumer goods, services and information grow exponentially every year. Google annuonced last year that approximately 48% of all searches logged are first time search phrases not entered into the search field in the past. This means that people are constantly finding new things to search for.
All of these searches have created a exploding business opportunity. Businesses of all sizes rely on Internet searches for a wide variety of profitable opportunities. A highly popular Internet industry, SEO specialists actually help businesses and people to optimize the web pages they have on the Internet so they can be found in searches. Big business to small business, website visibility is big business and highly sought after by those who understand the importance of being found online.
The tremendous popularity of the Internet has created the need for a new industry. Search reputation management has rapidly becoming sought after from individuals and businesses who have developed a “bad reputation” or complaint online. There are many was for this to happen. The popularity of complaint sites such as the ripoffreport has fueled the need for such services as more and more people have found a voice on such sites and can freely complain about stated wrongs or “rip offs” they feel they have endured, real or imagined.
Search engines are becoming smarter, faster and a tool many people cannot live without. New trends such as local search, the process of delivering local businesses for a search result and user intent, developed from the ability of search engines to search a computer to understand what topics and subjects you are interested in to deliver better online search results are just two of the reasons the search engine is becoming more useful as tool for anyone who accesses the Internet seeking information. Constant improvement of the search results page to present results in the most advantageous way possible insure the life of search as we know it is long and strong. As search engines become more adapt at determining the searcher’s intent, it will become harder and harder to live without the search engine as a online tool for everyday use.
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