Blogging by a happy boy, Niels Klintø

Wednesday May 26th was a “Web Analytics Wednesday” day in Copenhagen and it was really interesting – Steen Rasmussen from IIH Nordic was doing a great job! Thanx!
It was in fact my first Web Analytics Wednesday and I have no clue why…  it was really good!
First person “on the floor” was Piotr Birketoft with an interesting presentation about Web Analytics and why most companies doesnt really implement it, but sticks to sporadic usage of a Web Analytics tool…
Next and last person was
Clancy Childs, Google Analytics Europe. Clancy started with some rather basic Google Analytics stuff, but finished with some of the new and interesing features in GA.
And then the Google Analytics guys had a small quiz with some bags of Google Analytics Goodies as prizes for a right answer..

Look what I won for a right GA quiz answer!
Google Analytics prize goodies

Check out the Google Analytics HiPPO – the back of it says “Squish the HiPPO”… nice
(for noob’s: HiPPo means “Highest Paid Person’s Opinion” and Avinash Kaushik (from Google) think that you should “squish” this HiPPO with knowledge, so knowledge beats Highest Paid..)

And I dont dare to eat the candy – candy from Googleplex could make you do strange stuff…  who wants it?

Next Web Analytics Wednesday in CPH will be August 4th.

I have already been writing several times about Bing and Yahoo gaining extra shares of the of searches in the US and this month they are again on the move while Google goes down a bit!

Bing (Microsoft sites) is now up at 11,8% and Yahoo! sites gained 0,8% to now 17,7% making the combined “MicroHoo” closer to the 30% – at 29,5%!
And Google lost a bit for the second month in a row -  now down 0,7% to a still massive 64,4% – but is still makes it more and more important to remember both Bing and Yahoo! in the Search Marketing activities!
(Source: comScore 2010)

Google is updating the AdWords for mobile interface and it looks really nice, but there is a couple of limitations…

First of all its only for Android, iPhone and Palm, so no Nokia…  and for now its only for accounts managed in US, UK or Australian English…
For now this new interface is only available for a small amount of the English language advertisers, but if you wanna push your Android, iPhone or Palm to the new AdWords for mobile version go to:

The article at the official Google AdWords blog has a video describing some of the nice features of this new AdWords for mobile interface – check it out..

With Bing and Yahoo! again moving a bit forward and closer to 30% of share of searches in the US according to comScore, it just makes more and more sense to include them in the US search advertising campaign – if you didn’t already do it…

Bing went from 11,5% to 11,7% and Yahoo! from 16,8% to 16,9% giving MicroHoo a combined share of 28,6%.
And Google went a little down to still a massive 65,1%

I have no clue about where Mr. Hartvig aka one of the Umbraco Twins is getting the title for this video from….  😉  but him message is both clear and loud – and it just makes so much sense – don’t support Apple’s closed system!

An early result in the SERPS shows that if the Title tag is longer than 70 chararcters Google will not cut it exactly at 70, even though he copy makes it possible.. what about a Title tag with exactly 70 characters?

And Google SERPS says YES…
Title tags 70 can be characters

So is it really true that Google has changed the numbers of characters that it will show in the title in the SERPS?
This blog post is testing if the number of characters is really moved up to now 70 characters for the title – guided by the Title tag.
I have already seen this done in a Danish test, but now another test, but in English.
FYI the Title tag on this page contains more than 70 chars, but at 70 the “cut” should be…

It’s not going as fast as it has been, but comScore reports that February was in fact a month with a small growth in Bings share of searches in the USA.
Bing (Microsoft sites) went from 11,3% to 11,5%, but unfortunately Yahoo! went 0,2% down, so MicroHoo had a unchanged share of the searches.. still there’s a combined share of 28,3%!
And yes, Google went 0,1% up to 65,5%.

Great answer from Google

March 8th, 2010 | Posted by Niels Klintø in FUN - (0 Comments) has made this “interview” with Google Spokesman Chip Dunn who nicely explains that Google is the master of the Univers and that we all just have to live with all the copies Google makes…  mentioning Buzz (Twitter & Facebook copy), Nexus (iPhone copy) and Google Maps (Map Quest copy) ect….
Yeah, Chip explains that Google is so powerful that they can even get us stupid users to sign up for Wave even though Google and we dont know what to use it for…  😉

Changing from iPhone to Google Nexus One (and the Android platform) was also a change away from the Twitter App on iPhone to some new Twitter app..

I wont say that I found the perfect Twitter App for Google Nexus One, but I do think Seesmic is a quite good choice.
Btw I still use TweetDeck for my Laptop.