Entireweb Newsletter   *   July 3, 2007   *   ISSUE #349

A Look Back into the Past

During almost 4 years we have sent you, our subscribers, the best articles/news around featuring relevant, quality articles by renowned authors on search engine optimization, online business promotion and advertising.

Please visit our archive to read all previous issues of Entireweb Newsletter - over 345 articles written by online promotion experts!

Also, for the latest 18 months, we have included a weekly poll in the newsletter, and below, we have compared some polls that previously have been seen in this newsletter and tried to learn something about where the market is going.

Please note that the below statistics (polls) are based on our newsletter that has been sent to all our subscribers (currently more than 640,000).

Example #1

On December 15th, 2005, we asked you the following question:

Are you switching to Firefox?

Yes (18%)
No (24%)
I already have (46%)
I haven't decided (7%)
I don't know how (6%)

Then on December 14th, 2006, almost exactly 1 year later, we asked the following question:

Have you switched to Firefox?

Yes (55%)
No (30%)
Firefox? (14%)

Comments & Conclusion: It's interesting to see that Firefox is still going strong and keeps narrowing that gap down to IE. (Internet Explorer) By our looks on it, this trend will keep on going.

Example #2

Another interesting poll were the one that addressed the online payment issues.

On May 23rd, 2006, we sent out a newsletter with the following poll included:

Does your business accept credit card payments?

Yes (52%)
No (31%)
I have no business (16%)

About 11 months later, on April 10th, 2007, the results were the following on the same question:

Yes (58%)
No (34%)
I have no business (8%)

Comments & Conclusion: The first thing we notice here is that the percentage of users with no business has become significantly smaller, but also that the percentage of the ones that now have created a business, is divided into two groups, one that accept online payment and one that doesn't.

Example #3

Some of the most interesting polls that we can compare are the ones with search engine related content.

On March 28th, 2006, we had the following question included in the newsletter:

When using search engines, do you usually find what you are looking for?

Yes (56%)
No (15%)
Sometimes (29%)

364 days later, we asked the exact same question:

Yes (58%)
No (8%)
Sometimes (34%)

Comments & Conclusion: As you can understand, this is a highly relevant poll for us at Entireweb, as a search engine. You can clearly see that search engines are becoming a more reliable source when it comes to finding information as the percentage of users that don't find what they are looking for are just half compared to the year before.

Example #4

Last but not least, we want to show you some results on the security thoughts of Internet users.

On January 24th, 2006, we asked this question:

Do you believe Linux beats Windows on security?

Definitely (50%)
No way (17%)
Don't know (33%)

Then on March 13th, 2007, we asked the same question:

Definitely (52%)
No way (16%)
Don't know (32%)

Comments & Conclusion: Well, this may be a surprise to many, but the 'hype' about Linux beating Windows on every aspect when it comes to security has not increased as many may have thought, since we see that the numbers are almost the same as last year.

Entireweb Launches New Search Technology

In May 2007, after more than three years of intense development, Entireweb launched a completely new version of our search engine. With this new version, we are confident that Entireweb has the potential to become one of the leading search services in the world.

Entireweb 2.0 delivers world-class search results both due to its index of hundreds of millions of documents and its completely new state-of-the-art ranking and relevance methods, which takes into account hundreds of factors (both on-page and off-page) in determining the ranking for each particular document.

We're especially proud of the freshness of the search results we deliver: We often discover changes to pages only hours after they've been made public, and every single page in the index is recrawled and updated at least every few weeks.

Other new features include support for PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, XML and several other document formats and more advanced search options (see www.entireweb.com/advanced/). The search engine features large-scale parallel algorithms and runs distributed over a large number of high-performance, fail-safe Linux servers.

Over the coming months, we will continue to refine the search technolgy and expand our index to several times the size of today!

Go to www.entireweb.com and try our new search engine today!