Who knew how much that little search box on the homepage of Google would change our culture. From new directions in business, to the most basic way that you perceive your friends and colleagues, a simple web query can have sweeping affects. Jeff Jarvs has uncovered some statistics about Google that illustrate its power and… Continue reading How “Search” is Destroying Our Privacy
Google: The Biggest Social Network of Them All
How much traffic does Google get? I would imagine its more than MySpace, the current biggest social network out there. Google announced some new features this week that, increasingly, turns the web into one big social network, all centered around Google. Google Knol This is essentially a competitor to Wikipedia, with two huge differences: a… Continue reading Google: The Biggest Social Network of Them All
Giving Google Your Life
It is amazing how we treat Google with the innocence of a child, increasingly giving them trust and power over our information that we would never consider giving another company, or even a government or agency. As if Google doesn’t already control enough of the web, and enough of our personal information, they are about… Continue reading Giving Google Your Life
Everything a Blogger Needs to Know About Search Engine Optimization
Aaron & Giovanna Wall have just released an outstanding piece: “The Bloggers Guide to SEO.” It starts off explaining why search engine optimization is so crytical, and why no one who wants their blog to be read, can ignore Google: Consider that Google owns… the #1 search portal a leading email service a leading customized… Continue reading Everything a Blogger Needs to Know About Search Engine Optimization
Google Shares the Love on Innovative Cell Phone Partnerships
Google avoids creating their own cell phone, but may reap greater success than a single moble device ever could: “…the Internet giant has cemented an alliance with 33 partners, the question is whether they will follow through on its attempt to change the rules of the game.” “After months of anticipation, a group including Google… Continue reading Google Shares the Love on Innovative Cell Phone Partnerships
OpenSocial. Explained Simply.
Jeremiah Owyang breaks down Google’s OpenSocial announcement for the common person to understand: “Since there’s standardization in the code use (APIs) If you develop an application for OpenSocial, it should be easily re-used on all the social networks that are particiating. This greatly reduced development time, you no longer need a ‘myspace strategy’ or ‘bebo… Continue reading OpenSocial. Explained Simply.
Google’s Affect on Bloggers
With three recent updates to Google’s PageRank system, Duncan Riley looks at how it can affect the traffic to a blog, and how there are elements of a double-standard in how Google punishes some websites. “EnjoyPerth.net is a fairly innocuous blog that posts on events in the capital of Western Australia. The site is a… Continue reading Google’s Affect on Bloggers
The Randomness of Google PageRank
Darren Rowse over at Problogger.net, as well as others, are experiencing the whims of Google PageRank. In a single day, he dropped from a 6 to a 4. Lots of discussion in the comments – an interesting look at how the whims of Google can affect online success.
Google to Take on Facebook and Second Life
Google is working on two new services that take on some of the biggest players out there: Google vs Facebook “Google will announce a new set of APIs on November 5 that will allow developers to leverage Google’s social graph data. They’ll start with Orkut and iGoogle (Google’s personalized home page), and expand from there… Continue reading Google to Take on Facebook and Second Life
Google Makes it Harder for Vertical Search Engines
Jeremy Liew takes a brief look at how Google is penalizing some vertical search engines within Google search results, and making it harder for them to survive: “When you combine this move to send less traffic to vertical search engines with Google’s more aggressive inclusion of “One Box” search results from Froogle and their other… Continue reading Google Makes it Harder for Vertical Search Engines