26 Aug '11, 6pm

Tracking Hurricane Irene on Google, Bing, Mobile

Tracking Hurricane Irene on Google, Bing, Mobile

As the potentially devastating Hurricane Irene bears down on the east coast of the United States, millions are turning to Google and its new tracking tools introduced earlier this summer to search for the latest storm path information. Research firm Experian Hitwise reported via Twitter that visits to weather sites such as The Weather Channel were up 120 percent on Aug. 24 compared to the same day the previous week, and was the 18th most trafficed day in the past three years. Aug. 23 was the 29th most trafficked day (the top ranked day for U.S. visits to weather site was during the 2011 Groundhog Day blizzard). Already, hurricane related queries are populating Google’s Hot Searches, including “storm tracker,” “hurricane names,” “hurricane tracker,” “generators,” “suffolk county,” and “fema.” Meanwhile on Yahoo , searches for "latest on hurricane irene" are up 433 percent, ...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2104950/Tracking-Hur...

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Hurricane Irene weakens

Hurricane Irene weakens

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Aug '11, 12pm

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mnn.com 26 Aug '11, 3pm

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channelnewsasia.com 25 Aug '11, 2pm

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