Google Street View goes indoors

Google Inc will bring indoor business photos into its Street View service. The pilot project will allow users to view inside various businesses from around the world.

Businesses, including shops, hotels and restaurants, can be involved with the process, although big-brand chains such as hospitals and lawyer’s offices have been excluded for the time-being.

The new extension will invite businesses with high search hits to participate and submit images,...

By Dani Millward, 31 October 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Search Marketing.

Google Search Getting Much More Secure

Making It Safe to Search

We live in a world where digital interaction is the number 1 form of communication. With that speed, quickness and convenience comes certain security issue that always linger in the back of people’s minds. With infinite digital lines tieing...

By Maciej Fita, 19 October 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Search Marketing.

What do Google, Facebook, Twitter employees get?

I’ve read many posts over the years that discuss the perks of working at some of the leading technology corporations, but it’s not often that this information is compiled into a visual representation, in this case, an infographic. I thoroughly enjoyed looking through this infographic, but then felt a little jealous afterwards ;)

Just click the image below to enlarge it:

 

By imod.co.za, 17 October 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Commerce, Search Marketing.

Google rant proves potential social media risk for businesses

A Google engineer has nicely highlighted the risks social media can pose for employers by accidently posted a rant about Google+ on the social network.

Steve Yegge posted the long rant publicly instead of privately, making his thoughts on the platform known to the world. "That's one last thing that Google doesn't do well is Platforms," he wrote. "We don't understand platforms. We don't "get" platforms.[...]The Google+ platform is a pathetic afterthought." This has come out at a bad time for Google, as a report by Chitika Insights revealed that Google+ is losing traffic. With more than 40...

By Dani Millward, 17 October 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Branding, Search Marketing, Social Media Marketing.

Google Plus reaches 40 million users

Google’s new social networking platform, Google+, now has 40 million users, according to the company’s Q4 results, released today.

The company opened Google+ to the public on 20th September, offering the latest challenge to Facebook.

Over 3.4 billion photos have already been uploaded to the social network since its launch.

Chief executive Larry Page said: “People are flocking to Google+ at an incredible rate and we are just getting started.”

Page also revealed that Google’s web...

By Dani Millward, 14 October 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Search Marketing, Social Media Marketing.