Category Archives: Google

Yahoo vs. Google and Directory vs. Search

While Yahoo moved away from Directory oriented, Google has a Directory now. 🙂

RSS Google Reader

Have not go excited for a while. But today I got one: from Scoble’s Bits from my RSS Reader.  I signed up for Google Reader for a while but have not used it since I did not see big advatage against bloglines.  Today I see it! See my shared items:

Google and Personalization

Following is copied from  From search perspective, I have not experienced any personalization yet from Goolge.

In Google’s Q3 2006 earnings call, Google CEO Eric Schmidt emphasized personalization of information in Google’s mission and future plans.

Some excerpts:

We believe that people’s information and the information they want to receive … needs to be accessible when and where they want it for them in a very personalized way.

The interesting thing is that this approach to having your information personalized is a benefit not only for the user who can continue to refine and target information … but also for businesses who want to know they are spending their money in an effective and targeted way.

As we continue to innovate and bring out … new products, we’ll also continue to … improve the experiences, bringing the most personalized and targeted information to people, which is ultimately our mission.

[We] provide access to the world’s information … [and] organize it in a very personalized and targeted way. That benefit drives the entire cycle of Google, and it’s fundamental.

Google vs Yahoo, Search vs Directory

As we know, Google is a search company and Yahoo is a directory company, at least at their begining.  And we also know search wins the war against the directory since people found directories are overwelmed.  And then Yahoo simplified its directory-oriented home page to emphasize search.  Interestingly enough, Google has a “directory” of services now. 🙂 

RSS: Bloglines vs Google Reader

Another comparision: A different view on Google Reader

Google Search Browser Dependent?

Seached “new product” from google at the same time and got different results:

Strange New Products” is the number one result when using Firefox, but not in the first page.

Google search using Firefox

Google search using IE 


AdSense Keywords Statistics


Google Web Toolkit very nice example.

PageRank Assassination

Web is a game place. See more from Tom Foremski

Some search engine watch sites: