Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Feed: Bring you raw XML or ATOM feed that contain your query terms.
Very impressive results where only Blogline and Findory can compete with it ! Blogpulse and Gigablast give you not so good results and Technorati is too slow to be an useful search tool.
You can combine with the [site:] operator to get all the feeds a site have.
HasFeed: Return any page* that links to an RSS or ATOM feed and returns for your query terms.
*Even if it's not appearing the page, ie an "link href" in the code will bring it : link href="http://site.com/feed.xml" rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="XML Feed of that page"
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Here is the picture of Search Status who appears unobtrusively at the bottom of the browser on the status bar.
This is the Menu picture when you click on the Quirk logo in the status bar.
Here is the Meta Tags windows :
Finally the Keywords Density windows
Also haved you notice CNN was using Google Earth - a new version have been released yesterday- in some of their TV presentations this morning !
Update: They now clearly label it !
In particular, Baidu has a 43.9% share in Shanghai compared to 38.2% for Google. In Beijing, Baidu is also the leader with 51.5%, while Google owns only 32.9% of all searches. In Guangzhou, Google has a 28.7% market share while Baidu is the leader with 48%.
That's give 47,8% for Baidu and leave Google with the third (33,26% )of the China search market pie. That's a bit better (+3,5%) for Google compare to last year according to market research firm iResearch Inc in Shanghai.
Monday, August 29, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Like Loren Baker say in his post, I wonder what pizazz Google will add to Google Talk to make us switch from Skype or Yahoo IM ?
Here a pre-alpha version of Google Talk.
Monday, August 22, 2005
Google executives say they plan to unveil on Wednesday a "communications tool" that is potentially a clear step beyond the company's search-related business focus.
While executives would not disclose what the new software tool might be, Google has long been expected to introduce an instant messaging service to compete with services offered by America Online, Yahoo and MSN from Microsoft.
To put more weight in the balance here is an alpha screen shot of it who use the Jabber platform. Will Google lauch an application for Mac and PC for the first time ?
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
- Q4 2004 : -672 000$US
- Q1 2005 : -890 000$US
- Q2 2005 : -2 400 000$US
Last December, the judge in the case ruled decisively in our favor on the issue of keywords. In her oral ruling, she stated that GEICO had failed to prove that using "GEICO" as a keyword to trigger ads was likely to confuse consumers. Then, earlier this month, she issued a written ruling explaining the reasoning behind the December ruling.
In her written ruling, she stated that GEICO's own evidence "refutes the allegation that the use of the trademark as a keyword, without more, causes a likelihood of confusion." That is a clear signal that Google's policy on trademarks and keywords is lawful.
What has generated the confusion is another part of the ruling, of little significance to Google, that relates to the use of "GEICO" in ad text. Google already has a policy that prohibits advertisers from using someone else's trademark in their ad text when the trademark owner objects. Our policy on that is here.
If I understand this, it's ok to use hidden trademark keywords - to trigger your ad - if the trademark owner don't know or object. But you should never use trademark in the text copy of your ad.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
... My post title should also be : Please, leave the geek guys far away for a new technology definition term. Here is why I wrote that post !
It's start with RSS, XML/RSS, and after Atom ! To confuse your mother more and more, RSS has two meanings; Really Simple Syndication and Rich Site Summary. Wow ! Go in a cab and ask your taxi driver to tell you what that mean ?
Now we got two new term to confuse everyone : Live bookmarks and Web Feeds !
The first one is still not so bad because it's use the term "bookmarks" who is now almost a common word for internet users, but in my mind it should be called "dynamic bookmarks". The "feeds" terms doesn't represent a concrete image in my mind.
If the first guy have called the Really Simple Syndication (sic) an "Dynamic Bookmarks", I'm almost sure the more than 9% of the americans know about it !
The same appends all the time with acronyms, when we work with big companies or even worst with government sites. It's full of acronyms who can have a lot of diferents meanings in other state/province of your country and even worst outside it! Thoses acronyms are use in domain names, directories and file names. Don't use them and use two or three words to describe to users the meaning of your URL !
Please stay away from that, if you want to be found on the Web !
Inspired by : Greg, Martin , Bruno and Sylvain
Jean Veronis have done an analyze of it and his conclusion are totally oppose !
Monday, August 15, 2005
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
How to find the real size of the index of a search engine ? Don't try, it's impossible !
The best way to figure out is to use a word who will give you less than a thousand results, because you never can see more than a thousand in SERPs.
Let see what we got here with a word with less than 1,000 SERPs:
Bleuetiers (Blueberries plants in french)
Google : First digits on Bleuetiers:
|Web||Results 1 - 84 of about 441 for bleuetiers. (0.99 seconds)|
repeat the search with the omitted results included.
|Web||Results 1 - 100 of about 405 for bleuetiers. (0.19 seconds)|
|Web||Results 101 - 182 of about 200 for bleuetiers. (0.25 seconds)|
Now we got the real number of 182 results
Same exercice with Yahoo
244 results or 77 ? Let see with a click on :
repeat the search with the omitted results included.
234 results is the real digit. That 50 more than Google and with that we can saw that Yahoo have around 25% more results than Google for the first time.
Second try with "st-joseph-de-la-rive" (a small town of Quebec province)
First estimation for Google : 811 results
Real digit for Google : 384 results
|Web||Results 301 - 384 of about 809 for "st-joseph-de-la-rive". (0.39 seconds)|
First estimation for Yahoo : 6,010 results
100 more results for Yahoo who give us again about 25% more results.
Third try with "ste-catherine-de-la-jacques-cartier"
First estimation for Google : 3,980 results
Results 301 - 387 of about 3,970 for "ste-catherine-de-la-jacques-cartier". (0.20 seconds)
First estimation for Yahoo : 5,880 results
Results 501 - 556 of about 1,490 for "ste-catherine-de-la-jacques-cartier" - 0.58 sec.
Again 169 more pages for Yahoo !
The second one is the lawsuit against Google last week. I don't like to see Stern in this, but at fisrt thought I agree that lawsuit. Specially when your add this in the balance !