ComScore: Google and Microsoft Rise, Yahoo Fall in October 2009

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace on Oct 17. In October 2009, Americans conducted 14.3 billion core searches, with Google Sites accounting for 65.4 percent search market share, up from 64.9 percent in September. Microsoft Sites grabbed 9.9 percent market share, up 0.5 percentage points versus September.

Forecasting CuteRank 2.1.1 – Yahoo! API Key

In CuteRank 2.1.1 we added another option – Search Engine API Keys, first added is Yahoo! API Key. Yahoo! API key allows you to perform 5,000 queries per IP address per day without vilolating Yahoo! Search policies. That is to say, you are less likely to be blocked by Yahoo! when updating quite a lot of keywords (5000 is enough I think). We’ll be adding more search engine API key options to improve both the accurracy and user experience.