Thursday, June 29, 2006

Google Checkout... US only for now

Google Checkout is out. Both the merchant and buyers have to reside in US for now. The cost is 2% and 20 cents by transaction. Cheaper than PayPal, but you can't use Checkout to transfer money from one account to another one. May be soon.

Checkout have a nice integration with Adwords users too. For every $1 the merchant spend on AdWords, they process $10 in sales for free.

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Huckabuck : An Search Engine Equalizer

Nice new (2.0 ;-) generation of an meta search engine who query the old folks like Google, Yahoo and MSN and also the new generation like Technorati, and... Digg.

The search tuner of Huckabuck give you the same twist as the Search Builder of MSN but with more sources it can give you more accurate results.

  • The six sources of data with the equalizer can give you nice or fresher results better than any other metasearch for now
  • The control of the six sources the equalizer give us
Less Good
  • Stemming and the too much consideration of the stop words like; on, the... in the results ?
  • Many results from the same domains without duplication control
Like to see
  • Possibility to save our own equalizing preference
  • Adding new sources
Great new tool. Hope the speed will be faster and they will found fund to enhance this promising tools !!!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Google will test Cost-Per-Action ads model

Google seem to go on the Affiliate Network Market. It will bring a lot of new customers who where afraid of the clicks fraud problem. Nice move and it will be easier for both publishers and merchants to see what make a good ROI between CPC (cost-per-click), CPM (cost per 1,000 impressions) and CPA (cost-per-action).

A lot of them will have huge surprise !!! Hope Google analytic will implement the CPA in his product soon.

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Friday, June 16, 2006

PayPal on GBuy

PayPal President Jeff Jordan have said it will "compete rigorously" if Google launch a similar service in two weeks. That's not very a pro-active way to keep their market !

If Google can launch a good product here it can be a huge step in the diversification of their business model. A Google 2.0 ;-)

We gonna see it in the next couple of weeks.

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Google Analytics get his blog

Google Analytics have his own blog. Hope they will post a lot there because Analytics is a huge product.

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

GBuy to come at the end of june

Since february we didn't heared much about the PayPal competitor GBuy also named Google Wallet or Google Purchase. Now, the Forbes web site tell us it should come at the end of the month. Hope we will see it soon.

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Google open up it's News in XHTML

A new line in the robots.txt of Google open up its news to crawlers and others scraping utilities.
Allow: /news?output=xhtml

Here how it's look like.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Big Brother Strike Again

Two years of Web records from search engines for the US government !!! And no more social networking for youth ! Really crazy, the next two years of the republican will be so long and crucial for the planet.