Thursday, April 20, 2006

List of Google services and tools - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's pretty amazing when you think about how many Google Services exist for users, everything from finance to specialized services to email and travel planning. The wikipedia page referenced goes more in depth into these services (80+% of them in beta), and gives you a complete picture of Google's masterplan, as of yet.

I do find many of there services incredibly useful and relevant, and many others redundant or quite trivial for advanced use. I think it's Google covering their bases when it comes to a variety of their users and human behaviors online. Obviously, Blogger is one of my favorit tools and gmail is quite smooth. The Google Base Beta is becoming a favorite of mine, but still has quite a few bugs and it's patterns of use (in terms of SEO) are not well known, making this a bit of an enigma...

Monday, April 17, 2006

Google Calendar

Yet another Google application setting itself up to become an important appliance for Google's users. It is actually quite useful in the fact that it may be generated by buckets so you can have multiple calendars for different functions or just one for all. I am poised to take a more indepth look at this tool to see it if it integrates into Outlook or allows direct integration with Gmail, Google Base and other Google specific tools.

Look out folks, next might be Google's own personalized E-shop... perhaps Google and Amazon really will be close fitting for this endeavor...

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

GoogleBase Integrated With Google SERPs-- Frog Blog Search Marketing Guru

What was interesting about this whole topic is that Google is testing its Google Base offering in the SERP and that the pattern by which it posts specific search terms is not known or even discussed on forums or blogs related to SEO. I know I've been using the Google Base interface for submitting real estate, events and even services. The listings look great, are easy to modify and do come up rather well in Google Base searches. The only thing I would like to and intend on studying is how Google or Google Base determines a search term should be utilized for the SERP results. For instance as is mentioned in this article, "houses for sale", "apartment for sale", and "los angeles real estate" all show the Google Base form on the SERP at top, however when you search for other locations or offerings that would be in Google, they don't necessarily come up in the results.

In time it will become clear, and perhaps they might also be simply testing out a few chosen terms, thus making it relatively impossible to be sure that a theory can be applied. Check me up in a later date when I will be discussing my findings on this matter and how it can be applied to SEO related efforts.