Naver Korea Removing ‘Direct Link’ Section in its SERPs

Naver Korea Removing ‘Direct Link’ Section in its SERPs

| July 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Naver Korea implemented a minor change in its SERP design, which might have a major impact for some sites and brands. When one was previously looking for unambiguous terms such as brands or website names, Naver offered a ‘Direct Link’ on the very top of its SERP pointing directly to the website (screenshot below). Direct [...]

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Google Japan Most Searched Keywords in H1 2014

Google Japan Most Searched Keywords in H1 2014

| July 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

  Google Japan released the top ten search terms for the first half of 2014. As Yahoo Japan is using Google’s search index as well, the table below is basically showing the top ten organic search terms for pretty much the whole country considering that these two search engines have a combined organic market share [...]

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Google Korea Most Searched Keywords in H1 2014

Google Korea Most Searched Keywords in H1 2014

| July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Google Korea released the top ten most popular keywords for the first half of 2014, i.e. January 1st to June 30th of this year. Looking at the most popular keyword terms on the not so popular search engine Google Korea (with less than 5% market share), the insights reveal some very interesting insights about the few people [...]

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Japan SEO Link Building Portal J-Entry Going Offline

Japan SEO Link Building Portal J-Entry Going Offline

| July 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

J-Entry, an SEO link building service operated by Line Business Partner, was taken offline in July 2014, most probably due to Googles recent changes and penalties for websites of this kind. Previously, this website was selling links for all kinds of industries and promised a placing on one of its 46 partner websites, which also [...]

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Last Straw for Google in China?

Last Straw for Google in China?

| June 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

China’s blocking of Google site was widely reported earlier this month. We first observed the service disruption beginning at the end of May. As of today, Google services are still under disruption. Greatfire.org, a site dedicated to monitoring the Great Firewall of China, reports similar observations. Currently, http://www.google.com.hk is accessible only very rarely, and if [...]

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Naver Shutting Down Me2Day For Good

Naver Shutting Down Me2Day For Good

| June 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

As we have previously covered, Naver announced the end of its Microblogging platform Me2Day last year in 2013. Me2Day started in 2007 and at its peak time in 2009 it received 3 million visitors, which was more than Twitter at that time. However, due to the fierce global competition, the service was finally terminated on [...]

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