Google Disrupt Yellow Pages

Google offers discount coupons to Google Maps users: “Google will offer printable discount coupons to local shoppers, in a promotional bid that aims to drive U.S. online shoppers using its Google Maps service to visit stores….Google is taking advantage of the marketing tool, which is traditionally used by small businesses, to entice U.S. consumers to seek out savings from local …

Read More

Search Marketing: The World Is Waking Up

Good overview of the SES conference from someone outside the SEM world. I find the phrase “Search Marketing Has Come Of Age” amusing. You see it a lot. Translation: “the technorati are late to this party”. We’ve known the value all along, eh. If anything, I think the golden age of search marketing has passed. The search engines, Google in …

Read More

Disturbing Search Queries In AOLs Data

Amusing post about “curious” search patterns found in the AOL data set. I should warn you that much of the content is adult oriented. Including: killing voyeur neighbours who are satanic cult members feces coming out without control test to see if you are a serial killer …and the truly disturbing: cheap seo provider

Read More

Google Video: The Future

Searchengine journal has an excellent post about the rise and rise of Google Video. Strange to think Google Video is only a year old. “Replacing Froogle on the preferred Google Channel link list, Google Video visits dwarfed those recently enjoyed by the Google Froogle shopping portal. Which leads to the end result of Google Video being more branded and more …

Read More

Google Hire Key Linux Programmer

From News.com: “Andrew Morton, a key deputy to Linux leader Linus Torvalds, has taken a job at search engine powerhouse Google, a major user of Linux and other open-source software” No doubt the Google operating system rumours will start flying again. Or perhaps he’s working on Googles own infrastructure. Far more likely, methinks…. “Google is a major user of open-source …

Read More