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Old 10-22-2005   #1
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Google Base: Google's Project To Take Listings Of Anything

Google Base is Google’s latest project in an effort to organize the world’s information. It isn’t in Beta or Alpha yet. They are still developing it. I wasn’t able to get much information from my sources at Google, but I’ll tell you what they told me. Basically, Google Base will present feed results on the results page. The feeds will probably be anywhere from 1-3 results, and either presented above or below the horizontal sponsored ads. I asked if the feeds will include podcast feeds, or just RSS feeds. My source wasn’t sure. I asked if they be sponsored ads for feeds, or just what Google considers relevant? Answer not known. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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Old 10-24-2005   #2
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http://base.google.com delivers a 403 forbidden error.

I don´t really understand about what you are speaking shimsand. A feed search would be the same as the Blogsearch already is. At the moment the Blogsearch is a feed search and not a real Blogsearch. Or are you speaking about mixing Blogsearch with the normale Web Search? But either way I don´t see why to name it "Base". Don´t make sense to me.
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Old 10-25-2005   #3
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Michel posted at http://www.threadwatch.org/node/4373 an interesting Screenshot: http://telendro.com.es/imagenes/base.gif

For me base.google.com delivers now a 502 server error ...
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Old 10-25-2005   #5
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I've compiled some more info on Google Base over at Google Blogoscoped.
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Old 10-25-2005   #6
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Lightbulb base.google.com

saw it a few hours ago - now getting a 403 message

It seems like a cross between ebay and craigslist
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Old 10-26-2005   #7
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Gary's also got some more info and round-ups of stories here:
http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/051025-130423
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Google put out a fantastically informative Blog on this: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/...or-of-day.html

I was gonna post a snippet, but there is just so much information I better post it all.. wait, that might be infringement, I'll ditch word or two:
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You may have seen stories today ... on a new product that we're testing... Here's what's really going on. We are testing a new way for content owners to submit their content to Google, which we hope will complement existing methods such as our web crawl and Google Sitemaps. We think it's an exciting product, and we'll let you know when there's more news.
Wow. So that is what is "really going on". We should get these people into Iraq, so they can tell us what is "really going on" with the war, or maybe they can tell us what is "really going on" with global warming.

IMHO, if they want to Blog this stuff, and write so little, then at least make it a Haiku:

Google base was seen
It was not a real product
Sitemaps made better

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What an interesting coincidence! I started a thread last Saturday 10-22-2005, 10:52 AM on Who will be the 1st Classifieds Search Engine? and this seemed to happened at the same time. Great minds think alike!

Great finding shimsand!
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http://www.googlebaseforum.com/ looks like the word is spreading..
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I just signed in!! http://base.google.com/base/welcome
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http://blogs.siliconvalley.com/gmsv/...w_did_goo.html

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Sounds great. Where do I upload eBay's business plan?

So how did Google become the world's single largest marketplace? Paul Ford posed that question back in 2002 in a seminal essay entitled "August 2009: How Google beat Amazon and Ebay to the Semantic Web," and answered it by describing four services he saw Google naturally evolving toward: Google Marketplace Search, Google Personal Agent, Google Verification Manager, and Google Marketplace Manager. At the time it was written, Ford's essay seemed a well-reasoned bit of prognostication; reading it again last night, in light of Google's latest effort -- Google Base -- it seems so uncannily prescient, it might pass for the latest iteration of Google's business plan.
August 2009: How Google beat Amazon and Ebay to the Semantic Web
Friday, July 26, 2002
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http://www.ftrain.com/google_takes_all.html
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Old 10-26-2005   #13
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Thanks Danny and Gary.

I think the introduction of a service like Google Base will change the web forever. This is the first step in enabling search engines to *understand* content, not just pattern-match it.

In a way Google is slowly saying Bye to text search, and Hello to structured search. This will give search relevancy a huge boost.

See also ROR (http://www.rorweb.com), a similar concept.

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Old 10-27-2005   #14
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Affiliate Marketing and Google/eBay?

As an affiliate marketer – this will really take away from from my eBay commission business. Why? There are thousands of people like myself who target certain keywords using Google Adwords and make commission by linking to eBay to make a commission. Now I have a feeling those ads will be replaced with the Google Base Ads.

This can be an interesting turn – perhaps Google will have some affiliate program?!

I started a new forum where we can all discuss Google Base. I hope that you all join me in this!

Google Base Talk
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Old 10-28-2005   #15
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There's an excellent article on Google Base in BusinessWeek online, which raises a bunch of important points...

Big Waves from "Google Base"
http://www.businessweek.com/technolo...027_587849.htm

With regard to using Google Base to generate classified ads, the article asks whether Google's spidering, indexing, and ranking system could react fast enough to classified ads to be meaningful in this very fast-paced segment of the advertising market.

The article also brings up eBay's reputation system, which Google thus far lacks, and also the question of what happens to Google's relationship with publishers and partners if Google crosses the line and itself becomes a content provider, which is effectively what Google Base would do.
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Old 10-31-2005   #16
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IMO, the sooner webmasters starting seeing Google as their competition (the same way Google sees everyone else) the better it will be for webmasters. This company aims to get into pretty much every business where they can find information (for organizing, pun intended).
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Old 11-02-2005   #17
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With regard to using Google Base to generate classified ads, the article asks whether Google's spidering, indexing, and ranking system could react fast enough to classified ads to be meaningful in this very fast-paced segment of the advertising market.
No sandboxing of Google Base items? Why, this would surely lead to a deluge of spam! What would Google do then?
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Old 11-03-2005   #18
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Whaddya think? Google...or Froogle Data Feed??

The Terms & Conditions for Google Base are a Froogle Data Feed Agreement.
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Old 11-04-2005   #19
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Well one things for sure; as usuall this industry changes faster then most if not all i have witnessed. What works and pays the bill today, can get the torpedo tomorrow. As usual those of us that can figure out ways to exploit the system to our advantage will thrive.
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Old 05-20-2006   #20
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Google's IE7 Browser Complaint

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The issue is a search box built into the new ie7 browser, which enables users to search without opening a search engine directly in the browser. The function is already available as a plug-in for existing browsers. For instance, the Google toolbar will modify Firefox browsers to enable Google to be accessed in a single click.Ability to change the search providers default setting could create another wars, with ie7 search providers working on partnerships with the Dells and HPs to convince them to ship machines with the search box set to their site. IE7 users can easily add or remove providers from http://ieproviders.com/ or http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/...fault_new.mspx.
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