Google Instant: Leaping Ahead

Avid internet users are always on the look out for the fastest way to get things done. Search engines live and die by the time it takes to produce a result. Plenty of search engines have their own method of measuring success. For Google Instant, it’s a matter of moving the bar before anyone else gets a chance.

On Wednesday,  the step was made by one of the biggest search engines available to pushing the limits on how fast information can be retrieved. The idea that we users are hooked on instant message, twitter, facebook and other methods of instant communication brought the powerhouse to come up with a way to put out real time search results faster. For newcomers, the process is chaotic and some of the experts aren’t terribly sure what might be about to happen. Google Instant could be the kind of innovation that others can’t or don’t duplicate quickly.

As for the various search engines available, almost every Internet user has a favorite but the reasons vary. For the ones using search engines other than Google, a change may be in store. No user ever wants to see their technology moving backward instead of forward. Moreover, Google Instant may have put themselves out of reach for most search engines for several years.

Zabasearch: More New Information

It seems that about every day a new search engine, a new site aggregator and more indepth social media sites are born. Almost all Internet users were born into the world of Yahoo, many moved to Google and then Social Media stepped in fast and furious. Once sites like Twitter and Facebook took over, privacy went a little further out the window. Now, Zabasearch, a search engine much like Spokeo can get you almost anything you want to know about someone.

By using location based services like Whrrl and Foursquare, online users have basically put huge targets on their back. Notifying the entire inter-webs to know when and where you are at any moment. Thus leaving your home vulnerable to intruders. Zabasearch takes the information just like Spokeo, by entering a person’s name, the search can lead complete strangers to your home and your family.

Any site aggregator will attempt to pull information in from various sources where online users are leaving their virtual foot print. Some people without even knowing what they are revealing can find themselves an open book to the world. Security has been an issue from the very beginning and users have always been warned of the various dangers. Zabasearch and Spokeo just make information a lot easier to get than it did just a few months ago even.

Spokeo: New Wave Everything

The world wide web has grown by leaps and bounds in just a few years. Various search engines and new tracking methods show up any day. Social media has moved higher and higher up the marketing chain with each and every new movement. Spokeo is the newest aggregator site on the block.

The new social network aggregator that takes data from various online and offline sources putting it together in one spot and easier to find. This includes phone directories, social networks, photo albums along with business websites, government census information and more. This one site makes it possible to put in a name and city to get real time information such as a person’s address and even other family members that live in that house. Spokeo has even pulled information such as what people do in their free time into the picture making privacy basically impossible.

Since the site hasn’t garnered a lot of attention yet, the folks who have used it are amazed at the wealth of information meshed into one place. The search engine basically takes information from individuals networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and mailing lists. While security has been an issue for many people for quite some time regarding information that is available online, others have just figured it was a sign of the times moving forward. Spokeo knows about you and may very well be the next sign of Big Brother’s arrival.

Yahoo Down: Yahoo Accounts

The various online search engines often grow in size at rapid rate and then decline slowly over time. New search engines come and go and people give those a try before returning to their old faithful. For now, Google seems to be one of the biggest online search engines and email companies in action. Unfortunately for those who don’t use Google, news that Yahoo down in the second quarter may indicate big changes to come.

Google managed to continue with a 24 percent growth in the second quarter while other search engines were experiencing a down turn. CEO indicates that they are still pleased to see the operating income and margin expansion moving forward although they were low overall in the big picture. The biggest growth came from market share and advertising but even that wasn’t enough to meet the expectations of the company. With Yahoo down and experiencing an 8 percent decline in the quarter, the company has to be concerned.

If the company executives are being forthright, the growth of the company is strong and stabilizing. However, a lot of research has shown that the trade was down 7% to $14.11 but did manage to close on Tuesday at $15.20. According to the CEO, the pattern of decline has started to reverse in July and they remain hopeful as they work to improve the overall company brand. A rise thus far in July has to make it more promising to those experiencing the Yahoo down fall in the second quarter.