Archive for September, 2009

Bigger and bigger

September 28, 2009

More and more everyday Google is becoming a major corporate entity. At some point Microsoft stopped growing but Google just keeps on going. Here’s some recent activity from the big guy.

Google expands search meta data. Call it “fine tuning”. The new and improved search allows for users to pinpoint exact locations within pages that contain the information they are looking for. Instead of just arriving at a page, Google search with take you to the location on the page even the paragraph. Very helpful indeed. Can it get any better?

AT&T not happy with Google. So perhaps it was AT&T that had Google Voice the thumbs down for the app store? Hmm, this story gets more interesting all the time. AT&T complains that Google is ignoring the rules while Google says the rules don’t apply to them. Sounds like someone is just whining because they aren’t making money off long distance calls.

Yahoo makes one more attempt

September 23, 2009

Yahoo is spending $100 million to try and save their advertising business but is it already too late? This time they are taking the message directly to consumers through their tvs, online, newspapers, billboards, everywhere or until the money runs out. Yahoo’s advertising has been on a steady decline from stiff competition with Google and Microsoft and never really recovered.

Just some numbers:
Market value: Yahoo $24 billion (Google $160 billion)
Share value: Yahoo $16-17 (Google $500)

Links and no follows

September 9, 2009

So you’ve been building links slowly and safely. Great. You’ve been building great content, articles, social networking, great! So why are you still not ranking? Google can be funny like that. Simply copying the formula of getting links won’t always work. Sometimes the keywords are simply too competitive for new entrants to make a dent. Thus ranking well can be very difficult. And there’s no shortage of “free” advice experts are willing to offer you, but it’s always the same: links, content, networking. Results may vary. All I can say is don’t give up. Try some podcasting. Heck, try some new radical approach. Perhaps you will start a new trend. It’s not easy but then again success has never been easy either. Anyways that’s my rant for the day.