Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Google Gadgets unleashed at Google Press day!
More updates as them come in...
Friday, May 05, 2006
Google Health: Probably coming next week
Google Health: Probably coming next week
Marissa Mayer, Google's VP of search products and user experience, mentioned that there would be a couple of big announcements next Wednesday at the annual Google Press Day
"Health is an interesting one -- keep your eye out for that next week." But that was about it. Considering that hint, though, an announcement of a Google Health site seems a good bet. Rumors about just such a site have been bouncing around the Web on sites such as SearchEngineWatch
-- Later this year, Google will start integrating video into its results in Google News.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Google related links
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
D'oh! Google deletes its own Blog.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Yet another product hitting public Beta way too soon. The home page of finance itself is a useless tool, but a search of any stock, provided that you even want to look up a specific stock, will provide you with some new and a slightly (very slight) innovative layout of more information. Things that are of use that are not on most financial sites are Blog posts, Discussions, & related companies. The chart itself is the one feature that is quite cool. Yahoo Finance still has them beat hands down. Keep working G.
Sunday, March 19, 2006
March 18th, 2006
We'll this could set a benchmark and open doors for other companies getting hit with lower page ranks.
A parental advice Internet site has sued Google Inc., charging it unfairly deprived the company of customers by downgrading its search-result ranking without reason or warning.
The civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California, on Friday by KinderStart.com seeks financial damages along with information on how Google ranks Internet sites when users conduct a Web-based search.
Google could not immediately be reached for comment but the company aggressively defends the secrecy of its patented search ranking system and asserts its right to adapt it to give customers what it determines to be the best results.
KinderStart charges that Google without warning in March 2005 penalized the site in its search rankings, sparking a "cataclysmic" 70 percent fall in its audience -- and a resulting 80 percent decline in revenue.
At its height, KinderStart counted 10 million page views per month, the lawsuit said. Web site page views are a basic way of measuring audience and are used to set advertising rates.
"Google does not generally inform Web sites that they have been penalized nor does it explain in detail why the Web site was penalized," the lawsuit said.
While an entire sub-industry exists to help Web sites feature prominently in Google results, the company is known to punish those who try to trick the system into boosting their search rankings.
The lawsuit notes that rival search systems from Microsoft Corp.'s MSN and Yahoo Inc. feature Kinderstart.com at the top of their rankings when the name "Kinderstart" is typed in.
The complaint accuses Google, as the dominant provider of Web searches, of violating KinderStart's constitutional right to free speech by blocking search engine results showing Web site content and other communications.
KinderStart contends that once a company has been penalized, it is difficult to contact Google to regain good standing and impossible to get a report on whether or why the search leader took such action.
The suit was filed the same day a federal judge denied a U.S. government request that Google be ordered to hand over a sample of keywords customers use to search the Internet while requiring the company to produce some Web addresses indexed in its system.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Google faces pressure from 'impression fraud'
Peter Kang, Forbes.com 16 Mar 2006
Impression fraud, which has reportedly increased over the last few years, involves a competitor who repeatedly searches for certain terms which displays a company's advertisement but does not click on the ad. This is intended to lower the click-thru rate for the ad and drive down the cost of certain search words.
"This will have a negative effect on sponsored search rankings in Google which uses a combination of the bid price and the click-thru rate to determine placement," wrote analyst Robert Peck.
"Impression fraud does not currently affect Yahoo! which uses a pure auction format to determine sponsored placement. This will be important to monitor as we look at Google's click-thru rates going forward."
Meanwhile, recent industry data released by comScore indicated that the click-thru rate on Google.com declined to 13% in January from 14% in the previous month, according to Bear Stearns. Yahoo's click-thru rate remained flat at 12%.
"While this may appear negative for Google, we note that searches on Google.com increased 8% from December 2005 to January 2006 while Yahoo's increased 2% and at the same time sponsored clicks on Google.com was flat compared to a 1% decline for Yahoo," he said.
Monday, March 13, 2006
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
CL2 - Google calendar
Screenshots and whispers of the new google calendar have been popping up in various Blogs for a while and now it seems official. The new Google calendar, code names CL2, will be tightly integrated with Gmail and promises to make organizing your life, easy and effortless. Around 200 lucky Beta testers are tight lipped about this new product, and not supposed to talk about it. Yah, right.
I'm sure Bill and the boys at Microsoft are not happy to hear this, I can imaging Steve Ballmer's veins bulging out of his neck yelling at everyone on why they have not crushed Big G yet.
Apparently it is a long way off from going public Beta, but I'm sure we'll see a whole bunch of 'accidental' leaks over the next few months.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Well is it fact or just a hoax? Rumors are whirling that soon you will be able to store anything and everything that you want on your Google G-drive. My guess; Fact. Storage space gets cheaper by the day & Google has so many servers with millions of left over Gigs, why not? Just one more step towards ultimate world domination.
Details about the GDrive product leaked onto the Web after Google accidentally posted notes online from a slide presentation given by executives during the company's analyst presentation day.
Bloggers quickly picked up on the notes, which stated that "with infinite storage, we can house all user files, including e-mails, Web history, pictures, bookmarks, etc., and make it accessible from anywhere (any device, any platform, etc.)." Google subsequently took the original presentation, and the notes, offline.
While bloggers were excited about the possible new product, the prospect of people trusting 100 percent of their data with Google raised recurring privacy concerns
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Google Mobile news
Get the news you want when your on the go...
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Not very likely that it is just someone pulling a prank, as it would be a very expensive joke by the vast amount of useless clicks that it would receive.
This is the ad that shows up in the search results for googletestad:
This is a family safe ad.
All systems are go!
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Google Page Creator
Ouch, this is the first stumble that I have seen from the behemoth in a while. These horrible designs are right out of the 90's. Talk about retro. Not much of an innovation, more like a trip down memory lane.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Google Radio ads
Friday, January 13, 2006
Google mobile gets personal
Monday, January 09, 2006
Google to Launch Video Marketplace
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Google Stock Crashes!
Google Extensions for Firefox
New! Google Safe Browsing (BETA) - December 14, 2005
New! Blogger Web Comments (BETA) - December 14, 2005
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Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Well it is official. Google is NOT going to produce $200 PC's.
It is officially a rumour.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Well another stab at the most popular thing to search. MUSIC! Everyone listens to it, and everyone searches for it.
This is one of the most recent lack luster product releases from Google and I'm not too impressed. I think they need to spend a little more time in hidden Beta and try not to release something everyday.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005