You can learn just about anything online these days, thanks to many online course providers. The only problem: too many sites to visit and similar courses on the same topic. RedHoop helps you find courses to take from among the major providers, including Coursera and Khan Acadamy.
The site is essentially a search engine for online courses on various topics, from Java to Psychology. Search for your topic of interest across Udemy, Lynda.com, Khan Academy, Coursera, edX, and Udacity. You’ll find top-notch courses from major universities including MIT and Harvard.
When you browse the catalog by topic or category, you can see which ones are free, subscription based, or paid. If you search for a topic, you can filter the results by price, school, and category.
Overall, it’s a great way to find new classes to take (and supplement your Lifehacker University online education).
Despite being the most popular search engine in the world, many businesses are still not utilizing Google or its properties efficiently. Google Plus —
Just a day after it announced its well-received updates to its search result pages, here is some more good news for Bing: according to the latest data from Experian Hitwise, Bing-powered searches — that is searches on Bing.com and search.yahoo.com — now account for 30.01% of all U.S. searches. By itself, Bing grew 16% year-over-year and 5% month-over-month and now accounted for 14.32% of all U.S. searches in April 2012. Yahoo grew somewhat slower, but still at a respectable 5% month-over-month and 7% year-over-year.
Things didn’t quite look so rosy for Google, though. Searches on Google.com, according to Hitwise, declined 3% in April 2011 compared to the previous month and were down 5% year-over-year. Google, of course, still remains far ahead of its competition. In April, almost 64.5% of all U.S. searches were powered by Google.
The 65 smaller search engines Hitwise also tracks only accounted for 6.51% of U.S. searches, by the way.
While Bing is still losing money – and while there have been some rumors about Microsoft trying to sell its search engine to Facebook – there can be little doubt that Microsoft’s persistence is slowly paying off and eating into Google’s still sizable lead. Leaving out the searches it powers on Yahoo, Bing itself, of course, still remains a niche player at under 15%, but crossing the 30% barrier is quite an achievement for Bing.
Google accounted for 71.08% of all US searches conducted in the four weeks ending Oct. 3, 2009, while Yahoo Search, Bing and Ask.com received 16.38%, 8.96% and 2.56%, respectively, according to an analysis by Experian Hitwise.
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is keep your audience, keep them interested, or provide enough value to them to get them to switch or get them to come back.
Case in point, Wolfram Alpha. In many ways it is superior (in a different way) than Google because it is a computational search engine — its results are focused on things that can be calculated — e.g. distance between NY and San Fran, etc.
Interest has waned (see search volume chart) and traffic has dropped (see Compete chart).
how do you out-google Google? a computational search engine with a personality — awesome, costless marketing too.
Dr. Augustine Fou is Digital Consigliere to marketing executives, advising them on digital strategy and Unified Marketing(tm). Dr Fou has over 17 years of in-the-trenches, hands-on experience, which enables him to provide objective, in-depth assessments of their current marketing programs and recommendations for improving business impact and ROI using digital insights.
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