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Website Traffic Giant Google, Still King?

Website Traffic Giant Google, Still King?

No Google Allowed Image     Website traffic and Google go hand in hand, or do they?  There is no denying that gugle is still a fierce competitor in the online website traffic, marketing and advertising industries recent changes as well as gradual shifts in it’s corporate culture have caused insiders to abandon the internet juggernaut.

James Whittaker recently left gugle after a successful career however, he cites several changes with the most recent privacy policy changes which make any information you share on gugle not so private.

You can view the entire article here:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jw_on_tech/archive/2012/03/13/why-i-left-google.aspx

One of the best parts of James’s article is the stark reality that “Google was the rich kid who, after having discovered he wasn’t invited to the party, built his own party in retaliation. The fact that no one came to Google’s party became the elephant in the room.”

There is allot of great content with inteligent insight into how gugle was and what it is like now and believe me there is also allot of the word “Facebook” used as well.

One further item to note is the mention of how utube changed once the web video giant was acquired by gugle.  I was even victimized last year by gugle when they deleted my video’s and access from utube ~ what a disappointment and let down.

I stopped using G+ for awhile and I still dont care to use their shiny web browser a try on my computer.  I applaud James for his candor and explaining why he did it.

How do you feel about Google and website traffic, what is your stance on gugle, share a comment with me and let’s talk about it?

To your web traffic success,

The Web Traffic Reporter

Social Networking Website Traffic Now Number 1 in the United Kingdom

Web traffic news paper people image     Since the 1st of the year reports are coming in that social networking web traffic has overtaken entertainment sites in the United Kingdom making social networking the number 1 most trafficed subject in the country.

     Multiple sources have reported based off of a Experian-Hitwise report that sites like  Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin have increased in popularity so much that in January social networking made up 12.46% of all web traffic for the UK.  This is an increase over and above the countries entertainment sector which includes sites like iPlayer and Sky Sports.

Of importance to note is that people are not abandoning entertainment sites however they are spending more time on social networking sites.  The average time spent on social networking sites was 20 – 22 minutes and 1 in 8 people who left a social networking site were leaving it to go to another social networking site.  This effect on web traffic has caused traditional (offline) news and entertainment outlets to take note.

I think that traditional news and entertainment related information is being relayed and talked about on social networks which is causing these spikes in web traffic which in turns increases the amount of time folks are spending on social sites as well.

Do this make sense to you or am I completely out in left field?  Leave me a comment and let me know how you feel about it:

To your social and traffic success,

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown