It is often said that all things have a funny edge to them. World War II had Hitler’s moustache, Indian Cinema has Chunkey Pandey. Examples are many, but so are the jokes. The internet is no exception. While on the face of it there are memes and comics online, there are also certain facts, statements, webpages even, that may raise a few eyebrows. Search Engine Optimizers are a fundamental part of the world of wide web. So there ought to be some things interesting about them too. This article brings to light some of the many. Please read with insisted interest.
Google comes first to mind when one thinks of what an SEO truly does, that is, browse pages, list results and provide answers to a search. Google after all, is the largest SEO, with a largely dominating impact on this industry. So it is of no surprise that approximately 70% of the search engine market is of Google, directly or indirectly. A hugely large figure has just been read by you.
While there are many figures and stats that may stall one’s reacting process, SEO development involves usage of terms such as spider, web, crawling and cloning. That brings together Spiderman and Star Wars, in a neighborhood, far, far away…
In fact, with over 14 billion searches being made in an average hour, daily, Google is the epitome of online search. Now read that again, and again, and now blink your eyes. Thrice. With that amount of searches being made online, it seems astonishing as to how a program scans terabytes of data and information, for over 14 billion users, on an hourly basis. All for data unique and spread over an immense network, Google’s SEO perhaps dons a cape, with leather tights and a mask maybe. Or it simply says ‘enna Rascala’, much like that man does.
It may also be noted that more than 4 people out of 5 have never viewed the second page of a search result. Those who have are those who are looking for their own page perhaps in a web search result’s list. This not only brings to light the importance making it to page one, but of how lazy people are when it comes to something as simple as searching on the internet!
And it is not just e-commerce and online business development that an SEO must deal with. With the unfathomable expansion of social websites, an SEO must be ready to search through another thousand terabytes to obtain information and valid data, for a search that is made. Just one in 14 billion, on an hourly basis, for ten years now. And to read all the tweets on Twitter, it would take us 2912 years.
So like all things astounding, hilarious and mind-clogging, SEO’s have their share of stats and facts that may cause one to lose track of zeroes. And this is hugely commendable, for they only make our life simpler, 14 billion per hour.