TI Quick Hits: December 4th

Enhancements add to the research value of Google Trends

Google trends provides great data to see fluctuations within a topical category but had certain semantic limitations. New capabilities enhance data and intelligence for related queries.

http://searchengineland.com/google-trends-topic-reports-updated-to-deliver-more-accurate-results-offer-search-term-predictions-178782

Google lead engineer gives details into algorithm changes and webmaster reactions

A google engineer provides a public response to ranking changes experienced by a webmaster.

http://www.seroundtable.com/google-algorithms-fluctuating-17755.html

USPS testing same day service for eCommerce deliveries in NYC and San Francisco

With all the buzz about “same day delivery” in eCommerce, the postal service is piloting new programs to assist retailers in getting packages to customers faster.

http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y13/m12/i03/s01

China and Asian Pacific eCommerce to exceed North America

With a compound growth rate of 16% until 2018, China is expected to dwarf the U.S. in total eCommerce sales

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/23/chinese-retail-sales-are-set-dwarf-us-sales-this-year/

Google’s entry into the cloud

Google is taking on Microsoft and Amazon head on in the race for cloud supremacy and to power the backbone of the web.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/technology/google-joins-a-heavyweight-competition-in-cloud-computing.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0