“Google” Google for Help

May 31st, 2010 |

PhotobucketDespite both reading and writing innumerable words about Google, the company, it dawned on me that I didn’t have a ton of insight on the search capabilities offered on the site. This revelation came as I searched for a specific print ad created at a former agency. Perhaps more frustrating than not being able to find it was the fact that I it was to help someone else. Which is why I had to keep going long after I should have stopped. I can quit on my own stuff, but feel compelled to deliver for someone else.

Ridiculous considering that the ad had not, to my knowledge, been displayed online. Google can’t find something that doesn’t exist. In the end, I didn’t find it, leading me to search Google about conducting better Google searches. I felt a little better due to the number of returns (206,000,000) but I wasn’t going to look through all that crap. At this point, I decided to see what Google said about searching on Google. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yahoo! Tells Google to Diversify…?!

April 30th, 2010 |

Yahoo.LogoYahoo! suggesting business strategies to Google is like Goldman Sachs advising Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway) on how to invest successfully. Not only is Yahoo! behind Google in nearly every category (email, search engine capabilities, online apps, etc.), but even their name sounds like a joke when compared to competitors.

Don’t get me wrong. I think that Yahoo! has some great offerings; their small business site hosting is fantastic, and their analytics are simple to understand and use. Yet, other than those two products, I don’t tend to use Yahoo! very often. Google, for me, has pretty much invaded my online world.

GOOGLE.LOGLThus, when I read that Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz has spurned Google for their “lack of diversity,” I was a bit taken aback. I then thought that maybe Bartz was just being tricky, trying to throw Google off their game. The reason I say this is because the criticism stemmed from her opinion that the search engine giant was too focused on search. Huh? Read the rest of this entry »

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