"For example, if you search for 'Personal Loan' on Google.ae
, you will find the likes of HSBC and Citibank advertising," much like the usual online personal finance suspects.
A search on google.ae
for "hotels in Singapore or Australia or London" failed to bring up Joob.com at all.
The two key markets of the Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been quick to embrace Facebook -- some 33 per cent of the UAE's population uses Facebook and it also now stands as the country's second most visited website after google.ae
(according to websites ranked by Alexa.com).
is celebrating National Day with a patriotic Google doodle.
* Google is the preferred search engine in the UAE with (58 per cent preferring google.com and 38 per cent preferring google.ae
) * In general, as a mean average across the 20 products listed in the survey, 11 per cent of all product purchases were researched and purchased online; 28 per cent were researched online but purchased offline; 5 per cent were researched offline but purchased online; and 56 per cent were researched and purchased offline.
* a user typing in a trademarked keyword into the search box will now be presented with more relevant ads in the sponsored links section, giving them greater choice * a company advertising on Google.ae
or google.com.eg for example will now be able to select trademarked terms as keywords * Mena will be brought into line with the US, Canada, UK and Ireland who have already adopted this policy.
A[cedilla] Google is the preferred search engine in the UAE with (58% preferring google.com and 38% preferring google.ae