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Google Analytics and why Google is giving away thousands of dollars

Google has just launched its new service “Google Analytics”. Its an evolved version of the Urchin analytics system that you once had to pay up to $2500 a year to use. So why has Google bought a business just to turn its thousand dollars a year service into a free service? I think Google says it best themselves: Google Analytics Google Analytics tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site. You’ll be able to focus your marketing resources

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Search Engine video lectures

Seems like interesting lectures. Search Engine Watch writes: Sergey Brin: The Video Lecture Google execs are all over the place talking all things Google these days. Several weeks ago Danny blogged about Professor Marti Hearst’s “awesome” UC Berkeley class featuring many presentations by some of the biggest names in the search biz including Battelle, Pedersen, Norvig, Dumais, Horowitz and MANY others. Even more exciting, all of the lectures are on the web and archived. This past week it was Sergey Brin’s turn to speak to SIMS 141: Search Engines: Technology,

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Search TV with Google

This is an interesting announcement through the Google Blog: Google Video is a new product that enables you to search an index of transcripts from recent TV programs. It’s just an early-stage beta product at this point; you’ll only see stills and text snippets from shows that match your search terms, and you can only search shows from a few channels, dating back to December, 2004, when we started compiling the index. Google promises to keep improving this early version of “video search”. As far as I can tell all

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How to get thrown out of Google

Virtuelvis writes about Googles decision to remove Radisson SAS (major hotel chain) from their search engine after intentionally spamming Googles database. Spam and be punished Norwegian is reporting as their main headline of the day that the Radisson SAS chain of hotels were thrown out of Google for Search Engine Spam. The most interesting thing here is that the CEO of SAS Radisson knew about the spamming, and said the following (thank you to Virtuelvis for translating the norwegian quote): We take this critique seriously, and will run this

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The official Google blog

Its been interesting to follow the Google Blog since its birth the 10th of may. Its still early days and just a few posts out. But when a large company like Google releases an official blog, its bound to be reactions. Today Doug Edwards addresses some of the feedback this way: Well, we managed to break rules with our very first couple of posts here. We started our blog with a post about recruiting and didn’t sign it. Then we changed it once it was up. You just don’t do

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Google knowledge

I’ve been fascinated with Google since they first started offering their service. When they first started all the other available search engines was full of spam and it was almost impossible to find anything useful with them. Google revolutionised search engines with their new approach to search. So ever since I first saw them I have been curious to know how it all works. Thought I would share some of the resources I have found that speaks about Google and how it works. If you have any good links, I

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