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April 2011 Yahoo Store News Part 2

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March 2011 U.S. Search Engine Rankings

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in March with 65.7 percent of search queries conducted.

U.S. Explicit Core Search

Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in March with 65.7 percent market share (up 0.3 percentage points), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 15.7 percent and Microsoft sites with 13.9 percent (up 0.3 percentage points). Ask Network accounted for 3.1 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.6 percent.

comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report*
March 2011 vs. February 2011
Total U.S. – Home/Work/University Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Explicit Core Search Share (%)
Feb-11 Mar-11 Point Change
Total Explicit Core Search 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google Sites 65.4% 65.7% 0.3
Yahoo! Sites 16.1% 15.7% -0.4
Microsoft Sites 13.6% 13.9% 0.3
Ask Network 3.2% 3.1% -0.1
AOL, Inc. 1.7% 1.6% -0.1

*“Explicit Core Search” excludes contextually driven searches that do not
reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.

More than 16.9 billion explicit core searches were conducted in March. Google Sites ranked first with 11.1 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.7 billion, Microsoft Sites with 2.4 billion, Ask Network with 520 million and AOL, Inc. with 272 million.

comScore Explicit Core Search Query Report
March 2011 vs. February 2011
Total U.S. – Home/Work/University Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)
Feb-11 Mar-11 Percent Change
Total Explicit Core Search 15,445 16,940 10%
Google Sites 10,096 11,123 10%
Yahoo! Sites 2,485 2,662 7%
Microsoft Sites 2,106 2,362 12%
Ask Network 491 520 6%
AOL, Inc. 267 272 2%

U.S. Total Core Search

Google Sites accounted for 64.1 percent of total core search queries conducted, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 18.0 percent and Microsoft Sites with 13.6 percent. Ask Network comprised 2.8 percent of total search queries, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.4 percent.

comScore Total Core Search Share Report*
March 2011 vs. February 2011
Total U.S. – Home/Work/University Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Total Core Search Share (%)
Feb-11 Mar-11 Point Change
Total Core Search 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google Sites 64.9% 64.1% -0.8
Yahoo! Sites 17.3% 18.0% 0.7
Microsoft Sites 13.4% 13.6% 0.2
Ask Network 2.9% 2.8% -0.1
AOL, Inc. 1.6% 1.4% -0.2

* “Total Core Search” is based on the five major search engines, including
partner searches, cross-channel searches and contextual searches. Searches
for mapping, local directory, and user-generated video sites that are not on the
core domain of the five search engines are not included in these numbers.

Americans conducted 18.9 billion total core search queries in March. Google Sites ranked first with 12.1 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 3.4 billion and Microsoft Sites with 2.6 billion.

comScore Total Core Search Query Report
March 2011 vs. February 2011
Total U.S. – Home/Work/University Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Total Core Search Queries (MM)
Feb-11 Mar-11 Percent Change
Total Core Search 16,918 18,886 12%
Google Sites 10,973 12,113 10%
Yahoo! Sites 2,922 3,405 17%
Microsoft Sites 2,259 2,576 14%
Ask Network 491 520 6%
AOL, Inc. 274 272 -1%

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We have had the privilege of interviewing some of the most amazing guests and hope you enjoy listening to the interviews as much as we enjoyed doing them!

If you have missed any of our shows, you can click on the links below.

Air Date: April 5, 2011

Shawna gives us the 10 Most Important Questions About Blogging with Paul O’ Brien . They discuss if a blog really help you be found online? Is blogging considered social media, what the heck do you blog about, what platform should you be using and what are the 3 best SEO practices for your blog? Air Date: March 28, 2011

Shawna and Rene takes us through their Now What Project store, since they opened less than 8 weeks ago have seen sales go up 268 percent . and page views up over 900 percent. They detail how you can make it happen to your store too. Air Date: March 22, 2011

Shawna has a conversation with Melinda Emerson, The Small Business Woman at SucceedAsYourOwnBoss.com about the ups and downs of starting a small business. What relationships should be built, and what to look out for when you start up. Air Date: March 14, 2011

Shawna discusses the Google Farmer Update and she asks the question Is the Farmer Update a BIG Deal? and she also offers 5 Ways to Avoid Google Slap Downs. Air Date: February 22, 2011

Shawna offers up a pre-party to get ready for 30 webinars lined up for the upcoming New Life Event. We hear from presenting speakers Kat Simpson, John Lawson and Phedra Stockstill. Air Date: February 15, 2011

Unfortunately the cold heart truth is that many Ecommerce businesses will fail. So how do we avoid it? Chris Malta shares with us: What is the failure rate for Ecommerce business compared to bricks and mortar stores? Number one reason so many Ecommerce sites fail? Why do so many EBiz hopefuls just give up? What do you need to do to avoid this kind of failure? Air Date: February 8, 2011

Shawna discusses the Biggest SEO Mistakes Online Retailers Make With small business owner, online retailer, search marketing / e-commerce consultant, and Yahoo! Store developer Rob Snell. Air Date: February 1, 2011

Google Makes BIG Changes in its Focus on Content Farms in 2011, by launching two major algorithmic changes focused on content farms and low-quality sites or spammy sites that are noticed in Google search results. Air Date: January 24, 2011

Online Store Owners, Worried About Tax Time? Start the New Year right and learn what you need to know for your Ecommerce store now, that will make next years year end taxes a breeze! Air Date: January 10, 2011

Learn how to save money on your credit card processing fees with Marlon Harris, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for eMerchant Air Date: December 14, 2010

Anita Crook created the Pouchee and it has become the 2 Million Dollar Christmas Idea. Air Date: November 30, 2010

Ecommerce Q and A involves Optimizing for Holiday Shopping and Cyber Monday as Shawna and Rene look at online stores including a handmade Christmas decorations site. Air Date: November 22, 2010

Social Ecommerce and Last Minute Holiday Conversion Tips as Shawna and guest Fredrick Nijm from Addoway.com feature tips you can implement today to start seeing results tomorrow. Air Date: November 16, 2010

Importance of Setting Proper KPIs and Goals as Yahoo! Web Analytics Dennis R. Mortensen gives his strong opinions about the importance of setting proper KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and applying appropriate subsequent optimization goals. Air Date: November 1, 2010

Ecommerce Evangelist Bob Angus from VeriSign discusses How Symantec and VeriSign monitor traffic on ecommerce websites? What should ecommerce sites be doing to keep themselves and their customers safe? Plus…Learn how you can receive the VeriSign Trust Seal for only a dollar. Air Date: October 25, 2010

Book Promotion, Quilting Ideas and Tips, Medical Supplies and more as Shawna and Rene offer site reviews and analysis in their end of month Ecommerce Q and A. Air Date: October 25, 2010

Book Promotion, Quilting Ideas and Tips, Medical Supplies and more as Shawna and Rene offer site reviews and analysis in their end of month Ecommerce Q and A. Air Date: October 19, 2010

Are Your Products Ready For Group Buying? Group buying websites have become the big web trend in 2010 and with good reason. Jeremy Kugel, CEO of Jasmere.com, tells us about group buying and how it can help your business grow. Air Date: October 11, 2010

Can local directories help my site rank better in Google?? We learn the answer to these and other questions with Mark Munroe from MerchantCircle.com. Air Date: October 4, 2010

Shawna speaks with Matt Siltala, Co-Founder of Dream Systems Media, about Viral Marketing. Matt explains the concept, ROI opportunities, industry benefits, marketing methods and some successful examples. Air Date: September 27, 2010

Shawna and Rene present their end of month Ecommerce Q and A. They review different ecom sites this month showcasing Exotic Fruits, Sterling Silver Jewelry, Thin Wallets, and medical tests. Air Date: September 20, 2010

Dave Davies, CEO of Beanstalk Search Engine Optimization Inc, discusses How Does Google Instant Affect Your Traffic and Sales. We also learn how it will affect PageRank, traffic and sales. Air Date: September 14, 2010

Greg Jameson, President of WebStores Ltd. tells us why video such a hot topic for store owners. We also learn what it take to create a YouTube Channel including formulating topics, length and adding videos to your website. We also go into the production process, from editing to lighting to even green screens. Air Date: August 30, 2010

Mike Ober from Yahoo Small Business stops by to discuss the new features released earlier this month from Yahoo, as well as, best practices for Customer Registration. He also participates on the monthly site reviews. Air Date: August 23, 2010

Studies show that its less expensive to bring existing customers back than to attract new ones. So how can you take your existing customers and bring them back into your store to purchase again? Shawna welcomes the always popular Kat from Kats Kloset! Kat was recently named one of the top 6 Social Media Sellers by eBays blogger, Richard Brewer Hayes and is keeping busy trying to live up to that image.


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April 2011 Yahoo Store News Part 2

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