Google users will soon be able to display news, photos, lists and tools on their personal iGoogle home page, meaning the famously minimalist search page could evolve into something like that pictured above. It’s sort of like NetVibes, but with an abundance of widgets to help users add Google products including YouTube, GMail, Maps, and […]
Keith McArthur writes in today’s Globe & Mail about the use of paid search results (i.e. Google AdWords) to advertise media coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings, and quotes from a post I wrote on Wednesday. April 25 update: For more, from a search engine marketer’s perspective, see Rob Garner’s column at MediaPost.
As a little experiment yesterday afternoon, I put the words “shooting at virginia tech” into the Google search engine. And I wasn’t surprised to see that three paid search results (based on Google’s AdWords system) popped up on top. You can see the results above (I have edited the image slightly in order to make […]
Google keeps getting bigger, today buying ad-serving company DoubleClick for US$3.1 billion. Microsoft had been reported to be interested in DoubleClick too – all the more reason for Google to do the deal.
It must be a wonderful time to be a copyright lawyer. Just a week after Viacom began suing YouTube and its parent Google, alleging copyright infringment, two activist groups have launched a suit against Viacom, claiming that the cable network had no right to ask YouTube to remove a parody video which used portions of […]
NBC and News Corp say they’ll supply video content, with commercials, to be distributed by MySpace, Yahoo, MSN and AOL. The new service is to be launched in a few months. Apparently people will prefer this to watching the same content, without commercials, on YouTube. Or, if Viacom succeeds in its lawsuit, YouTube will be prevented from carrying the […]
The creator of the “1984” mash-up video, which promotes US presidential hopeful Sen Barack Obama by attacking his rival Sen Hillary Clinton, was an employee of the firm that designed the Obama website. Philip de Vellis, a strategist with Blue State Digital had his employment “terminated” after learning he was about to be unmasked by the Huffington Post. […]
Search engine Google is the most popular website among New Zealanders, and by a healthy margin, according to the latest data from web tracking service Hitwise. Google has three sites in the top 20 list, based on market share of visits by New Zealanders, giving it a combined share of almost eleven per cent of all website visits […]
Is Google serious about protecting your privacy? Mark Simon at Search Insider points out that Google’s announcement last week – that it will edit user records within two years of each search to remove the last eight bits of each user’s IP address – isn’t quite the same as full anonymity. It just narrows down […]
Just six weeks after it demanded that Google remove all Viacom content from its YouTube video sharing site, Viacom has decided to take the dispute to court. The company behind such hit TV shows as The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has filed a lawsuit against YouTube and Google, alleging deliberate copyright infringement and seeking […]