Google Analytics just upgraded the interface we were all getting used to, with a new enhanced BETA version.
From the FAQ Section:
Many accounts already have access to the new version. If your account does not yet have access, you won’t have to wait long. Over the next several weeks, we will be migrating all existing Analytics accounts to the new Google Analytics interface.
Any insights ? How do you guys find the new interface ?
Update: The official Analytics blog published the news just now.
Google just bought DoubleClick for $3.1 billion in CASH. That’s double the amount paid for YouTube.
Here is the FAQ. From the document we learn that :
- DoubleClick has 1200 employees
- It will operate independently for some time, and then it will be integrated in Google’s services
Techcrunch also reports the news.
If this is indeed a hack, apparently, it’s a Romanian hacking team :(.
Still, the move seems pretty prepared.
Thanks for the tip Michael M..
Update: Matt now “hacked” the “hacking team’s website”. Way to go Matt :)
Of course I’m lying when I make everyone believe that content is King.
Of course black hat SEO and spamdexing are the only Kings.
Google is just a stupid algorithm relying on spammy backlinks.
But you guys had no right to let everyone know. That’s why I defaced your bloody DST site. To show the entire world how evil a white hat can be.
In fact, I’m as evil as my employer ;-)
All your backlinks are belong to us !
Update, thanks to Eric.
God, it’s final. Google has release Google TiSP, the new FREE in-home wireless broadband service.
Google TiSP is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines.
As far as I can see, Google is starting to send messages to searchers, when an already indexed URL found in the Google Serps is redirecting to another URL. This happens only when you are logged in your Google account (because otherwise, the redirect URL doesn’t show up).
Optimized for Google with:
Google homepage you can personalize
Google Search as your default
When will the pain end ?
Later edit: Apparently, Jeremy noticed that Google’s Internet Explorer 7 optimized page was designed in a copy/paste manner with Yahoo’s previous one. Google has now changed the page to look different then Yahoo’s.
I wonder why does Google put a link on it’s frontpage, to a website that he KNOWS it can’t handle the traffic ?
I think the Join Red website (now offline), can’t even handle 2% of the traffic that Google is sending it now:
Ken Moss, General Manager, Live Search announced:
Today, we are excited to announce that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! are coming together in support of the SiteMaps protocol. The goal of this effort is to improve search results for customers around the world. This protocol enables site owners everywhere to tell search engines about the content on their site instead of having to rely solely on crawl algorithms to find it.
What are they after ? Cetainly not involving having electrodes attached to your body. They will just research the data you send them, might ask you for an interview or even send you a prototype to try it out and give them feedback on it.
Jeff Gillis just posted the feedback request in the Analytics Blog. After offering EFT payments to three more countries (Israel beeing the latest), it seems to me that Google is working hard to integrate the two services and to better offer Adsense publishers, the tools they need to succeed:
Do you use both Google Analytics and Google AdSense? If so, we’d like to get your feedback on two questions: Which Google Analytics reports do you use most often in conjunction with your AdSense account? And which reports or metrics would you most like to see added to Google Analytics?
They have created a special Google Groups thread for you to post your feedback.
This is your chance to suggest new features to Adsense’s team. Make it count.
If we think of all the other copyright infringement situations that people are predicting, should Google really NOT be concerned ? We all know that this was a pretty easily recognizable situation. When a bigger company buys a smaller company, lawsuits can appear simply because the larger company has more money to settle with, thus the increased likelyhood for the complainters to receive some cashflow.