Google launched its finance service today to compete with Yahoo and MSN‘s offerings. From the WSJ: Google Finance follows the traditional recipe for such offerings, providing a mix of stock quotes and charts, company news and corporate data. It is too early to know whether Google Finance will steal users from existing offerings, but the […]
Category: Search Engines
Yahoo! acquires del.icio.us
Yahoo! has acquired del.icio.us today (via Om Malik) No financial details were released. Not sure what this will mean for the service. I recently started using del.icio.us more frequently as I’m finding additional uses for the service. A great example can be seen in this RSS News page I’m experimenting with for the EvolvePoint web […]
Ultimate Guide to Google Services
TipMonkies has a great list entitled The Ultimate Guide to Google Services (via LifeHacker). Google watchers will be familiar with most of these, but the sheer number of services that Google is now offering is impressive.
Google Analytics released
Google launched its Analytics service today. I’m pretty excited about this service as we’re a big user of Google AdWords as well as Google AdSense at EvolvePoint. This seems to be the first public offering of web analytics from Google since their acquisition of Urchin. Although I’m very interested to see how Google Analytics integrates […]
Google aquires Urchin
InsideGoogle reports that Google is purchasing the web analytics company Urchin for somewhere in the order of $30 million. It looks like Google could integrate Urchin into its advertising programs as well as Blogger.
Blog Business World has a detailed article on search engine optimization, specifically on the possibility of Google filters.
As Google is still the 800-lb gorilla of search engines, I always take the time to read up on Google developments. Any process they implement typically affects all our sites, both business and personal.
Interesting Google facts
Reading Frank Barnako’s latest Internet Daily column, I saw an interesting mention of a recent interview with Google’s Product Manager, Marissa Mayer. This is a highly recommended read as it provides some fascinating insights into the founders and culture of Google. The interview specifically underscores the importance of focusing on and managing to the user experience.
SearchEngineWatch also has some additional stories on Google from Mayer.