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Japanese SEO Market Grew 18.6% in 2010

Aun Consulting announced that Japanese SEO industry grew to 194 billion yen market in 2010, which was a 18.6% growth from 2009. According to the report, SEO outsourcing category grew 22%, SEO In-house category grew 19% and SEO Tool industry … Read More

The Latest On Yahoo-Google Partnership In Japan

When Yahoo Japan and Google Japan announced its plan for search service tie-up (both organic search and PPC services) in July, Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) gave a statement that they didn’t think it would violate the Antitrust (or Competition) … Read More

Social gaming site, Yahoo-Mobaga now open!

DeNA and Yahoo’s social gaming platform for PC, “Yahoo! Mobage” launched its β version. It is available for free of charge. “Yahoo! Mobage” is a social gaming platform, which lets users play games that are linked PCs and mobile. It … Read More

Yahoo Japan will soon be powered by Google

Yahoo and Google have come to the agreement on the partnership in Japanese market. It was officially announced on each blog on July 27th. While the effective date is yet to be decided, according to the announcements, we can expect … Read More

Japan's Rakuten to Acquire Buy.com for $250mil

Japan’s biggest e-commerce site Rakuten announced that it will acquire Buy.com Inc for $250 million, foraying into the U.S. market for the first time as it steps up its push to expand overseas. Earlier this year, Rakuten announced a joint … Read More

Yahoo Japan president says Google isn't so great

During the interview with Nikkei Business, Yahoo Japan’s president Inoue said that he wasn’t impressed by some of the popular Google services such as Street View, Book Search and AdWords. He thinks that those services are either in the “gray … Read More

ISS – Search in Japan

Motoko Hunt – AJPR 94 million users 4% using devices other than PC or mobile, such as TV and Playstation 90% 14-49 are on the internet 99% of business with 50% of them on Ecommece Country code in japanese characters … Read More

SEMPO expands the reach to APAC region

Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) announced its launch of SEMPO APAC Committee. SEMPO APAC plans and organizes SEMPO activities in the Asia-Pacific region to educate the market, grow membership and awareness of the Online & Search Marketing Industry, as … Read More

ad:tech Tokyo was full of innovation

The first ad:tech in Japan was held on 2 and 3 September in Tokyo. The agenda had four keynotes invited from overseas and a keynote panel by three Creative Directors and a CEO from Japanese corporations including Dentsu. Innovation was … Read More

ComScore reveals Google share by market

Via Adage, ComScore has revealed the Google share by market showing the Google domination in many markets alongside discrepancies such as Korea where Google has a dismal share of the market. Western Europe has stronger Google shares than the US … Read More