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Google’s Blog Search Passes Technorati in a Photo Finish

Posted by rexdixon on December 28, 2006

Some are saying “Google Eats Technorati For Lunch“. It seems like it’s the talk of the internet this evening, but I can not really say “eating Technorati for lunch” is exactly the term to be used here.

Just as when MySpace passed up Yahoo, it wasn’t by much. Eating for lunch in my mind is stomping another site in overall stats. If you look at the stats that HitWise’s LeeAnn Prescott has compiled for the article that is the talk of the evening, I do not think it’s exactly a stomp, see ya and so long Technorati.

Technically Speaking, if I wasn’t so busy this evening with other items I may have used the attention grabbing headline also. I do confess that much. What I can’t confess is that it’s “lights out for Technorati”. Folks, .0025% and .0023% is very very close. It’s more like the title should be – “Google’s Blog Search Passes Technorati in a Photo Finish” – and that’s what I’m running it as here on this blog.


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Google’s 2006 Zeitgeist

Posted by rexdixon on December 28, 2006

You are probably saying to yourself “9googleblog.gifHuh? WTF?“. Maybe you already viewed it like many of my readers and enjoyed the pure statistics of the data that Google was able to compile this year. If you read the above Google Blog explanation (linked above), I think you will understand it a bit more.
I personally enjoy viewing data like this. One of the things I miss big time about not working in the IT consulting area, is databases. That and the cool reports and statistics that all that data could produce. Data is really cool thing, and you have to enjoy it to put together such a huge Zeitgeist for 2006 as Google can only do.

Technically Speaking, I would like to see other sites put together something like this for a year end blog or year end statistic compilation.

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Google to invest in Shenzhen Xunlei Network Technology Ltd.,

Posted by rexdixon on December 28, 2006

You are saying “What?!?”? I know. I’m not even going to try a verbal on that company’s name. Let’s just say the “YouTube” like network technology mentioned in the above title was just picked up by Google. Why say that?

Because basically it’s China’s answer to video delivery systems. Google paid $1.65 billion for YouTube earlier this year, and I’m sure with China’s huge audience potential, there will be some money exchanged. Currently, Xunlei include IDG Venture Capital and Morningside Asia Advisory Ltd. The Chinese Web site also has partnership agreements with companies such as Motorola Inc., Sina Corp. and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd., according to its Web site.

According to Deutsche Securities Ltd., which is based out of Hong Kong, China had 123 million internet and they are 2nd only to the United States. They are due to pass the USA within the next 2 years according to projections.

Technically Speaking, if that doesn’t make you want to invest in China soon, nothing will. Well I take that all back for a second, maybe earthquakes and no internet? Yeah, I’ll wait til all that is fixed up pronto! )

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Posted by rexdixon on December 27, 2006

As always, right after midnight there is always something new going on in the world. read the restTechnically Speaking -

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Google Quality Score Christmas Present

Posted by rexdixon on December 25, 2006

Google implements a quality score link for their Christmas present to the users of AdWords. All that you can find out about it now is:

The Quality Score column displays your keyword’s Quality Score to help you monitor your keyword relevance. This is a customizable column that is disabled by default for new accounts. It can be enabled at any time.

Here is a screenshot of the new add to their service.

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Google’s $750 million secret facility

Posted by rexdixon on December 23, 2006

I love National Enquirer type of headlines. Why would Google go to South Carolina? Are they getting sick of paying the high prices of SV? Are they actually doing something super secret that they can’t do it in peace and quiet in SV? I guess we will all find out next week or maybe sooner. It could be later, but hey, with good quick posts like this – your guess is as good as mine.

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Google passes Yahoo

Posted by rexdixon on December 23, 2006

Yahoo is just having a heck of the end of they year! First they are passed up by MySpace and now they are what – 3rd place? Who would have thought that Yahoo would be one day pushed to third place. Very interesting, but 2007 should bring some more interesting web developments. You can count on it. Google passed Yahoo, MySpace passed Yahoo, and soon Google and MySpace will be passed by ?

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Nice Interview to read

Posted by rexdixon on December 22, 2006

My interviews are short and sweet. Now if I had time to sit down with Vint Cerf the father of the internet (sorry, Al Gore, he really IS the father!), I think it would have to expand somewhat. For now, Technically Speaking does the “5 questions and a cloud of data bytes” and on to the next article.

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Google has 5% stake of AOL so say GOOOG!

Posted by rexdixon on December 21, 2006

Google made it’s move today with a $1 billion stake in AOL. It was only a matter of time. We all knew it was coming. AOL is on it’s last legs, and Google today has moved to take a 5% stake in the company.

This bodes well for AOL, and it’s user base. It won’t be dying in 2007. I would just be prepared to say GOOOG! I was thinking that it could have been a nice YAHHHOOOO! But looks like it will be GOOOOOG. The new chant of the AOL diehards.

Technically Speaking, I have been waiting and watching, and Google made a good move before someone else did.

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Google Tells Us how To Link

Posted by rexdixon on December 18, 2006

When you are the number one company on the internet, I guess you can tell “who and what” and “when” you can do it. There is now a standard that came out from Google.

Basically if you are trying to enhance your page rank (who isn’t trying to do that?), you are screwed. My question is – if you can’t link to enhance your page rank, then guess what?

You guessed it. Rampant stealing and plagerism. I think it’s great that Google has now helped the non-writing people (such as myself) basically copy and paste and claim it as my own. If Google says it, it must be the truth and the gospel of the internet. I guess you have to earn every piece of traffic you have come to your site now?

Technically Speaking, for those that didn’t learn from Napster – let me repeat the phrase for you — “You can’t shut pandora’s box after you have already opened it!” Google, you might all be billionaires, but go innovate or buy something new such as your “new” iPhone. Gee, how original is that!?!?!

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