Does Anyone Still Use One Word Searches?

Does anyone still use one word searches? Well I know I still do on occasion and I’m sure I’m not the only one, but according to OneStat.com most of us are using a one word search phrase less and less often. So why would anyone want to optimize pages for one word anymore? Does anyone still optimize for one word?

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More From The AOL Screw Up

And just like that one of the supposedly anonymous AOL searchers has been identified. As reported in the New York Times this morning searcher number 4417749 has been identified as Thelma Arnold of Lilburn, Georgia. Her identity was found simply by following the trail of searches assigned to the ID. That didn’t take long.

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Google To Provide Search And Advertising To MySpace

The bidding war to provide search and advertising to MySpace is over with Google emerging as the winner. The deal for MySpace search and advertising, also includes other sites owned by News Corporation, which purchased MySpace last year. Google will pay a minimum of $900 million over three and become the sole provider of search and advertising on MySpace as well as other News Corporation websites.

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Be Careful What You Search For

We’d all like to believe that anything we do in the privacy of our own homes is truly private. Sadly this isn’t true. With data being collected by every search engine, data about the queries we type, the sites we visit, even our email how can we possibly believe that any part of our lives is private anymore. Maybe it’s something we all simply accept as part of life in an online world, but the recent AOL screw up should make us all think once again about simply accepting things.

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Yet Another Matt Cutts Video Post

Yes it’s yet one more post about the Matt Cutts Videos. You’re probably sick of hearing me talk about them all week so I promise this will be the last. I’ll even do my best to refrain from mentioning his name for awhile, though of course now that I have he’ll probably release the Google algorithm over the weekend. I suppose if he does you won’t mind one more mention.

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