Is Google starting to take Europe more seriously?

Wed 3 June 2009 10:04, Bas van den Beld

Is Google starting to take Europe more seriously?

Google is the biggest search engine in Europe by far. And they really don't have to put much effort in that. Still Google believes the European market is a very interesting one, and not just for search.

Google is therefore giving Europe more attention so it seems. Last week they appointed the company’s director of marketing for the UK, Ireland and Benelux Dan Cobley as director of marketing Europe. At the same time former head of EMEA marketing Lorraine Twohill was promoted to Google’s global marketing vice president.... read more



SES "ist ein Berliner"

Tue 2 June 2009 20:07, Bas van den Beld

The German edition of Search Engine Strategies has until now been organized in Hamburg. In New York Matt McGowan, publicist and organizer of SES, already hinted this year it might be in a different place. I just got word from Matt that at the end of November SES will be hosted in Berlin.

It took a little while before Incisive Media got things arranged, but now it's official. On November 24th and 25th the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Berlin will host the seventh German SES.

It is too early to say anything about the Speakers line up, but without a doubt the big German speakers will be present, as will some other European and maybe US-names. Pitching for speaking sessions is open to anyone.

SES "ist ein Berliner"


It's all in the (Google) name...

Tue 2 June 2009 09:34, Bas van den Beld

It's all in the (Google) name...

We know that Google is big. Too big maybe. Even they themselves (sometimes) tell us that a bit of competition would be nice. But why the big gap between Google and the others? Are their search results really that much better?

In a way maybe yes, but more important is the way men's brain works. If people are happy with the product they are using they generally tend to stick with it. And more importantly: if the name of a product is trustworthy, it must be good.

Google's name is worldwide a very trustworthy name. "If its Google, it must be good" is something many people will recognize and underscribe.

Internal research at Google revealed by Adage now confirms this. And to be honest, it's a bit scary.... read more



Prepare to ride the Google Waves

Fri 29 May 2009 15:13, Bas van den Beld

Prepare to ride the Google Waves

At the same day Microsoft revealed the name of the new search engine Bing, its biggest competitor decided to tell the world they are taking online communication to the next level.

It was as if Google knew exactly what Microsoft was doing when they planned the time and date to announce Google Wave. We probably are article 10.000 about the subject in the last 24 hours, but we would like to give you a short update on what Wave is and when we can expect this new way of communication.

So what is Google Wave? Wave is a 'real time communication platform'. Now there are many of those, but none like Wave. Instant messaging or Twitter for example are real time communication platforms and so are social networking, wikis and projectmanagement tools. Google Wave combines them all.... read more



Forget Kumo, here's Bing

Fri 29 May 2009 12:56, Bas van den Beld

Forget Kumo, here's Bing

So we just got used to the name "Kumo", we can now forget all about it. Today Microsoft revealed the new name: Bing. We've been waiting for this release for a while now and will have to wait a little bit more, but only a little. It will launch

Earlier this week we discussed Kumo and the new features. And we will be doing more on that later on when the search engine really launches. But for now, take a look at some screenshots and videos.... read more



Yahoo smart ads getting smarter

Thu 28 May 2009 09:05, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Search using the barcode

Wed 27 May 2009 14:29, Bas van den Beld, 3 comments

Did you see the new Google logos?

Wed 27 May 2009 09:26, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

"Chrome 2" gets a speed injection

Tue 26 May 2009 14:00, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

A peek at Kumo

Tue 26 May 2009 08:59, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

Looking back at SMX London

Mon 25 May 2009 14:00, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

Google putting ads in the search box

Mon 25 May 2009 08:57, Bas van den Beld, 2 comments

Yandex improves image search

Fri 22 May 2009 10:02, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Googlers cycling Europe

Thu 21 May 2009 17:37, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Try out "Google Squared"

Tue 19 May 2009 14:58, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Looking at SMX London - day 1

Mon 18 May 2009 18:09, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Brian Fetherstonhaugh: seize the opportunity

Mon 18 May 2009 16:30, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

LIVE Twitter coverage of SEMSEO Hannover

Fri 15 May 2009 09:41, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Google Streetview stopped in Greece

Thu 14 May 2009 11:01, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

New looks for Google Webmasters

Thu 14 May 2009 09:02, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

Jim Sterne about the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit

Wed 13 May 2009 16:06, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Translate comments with Google Friend Connect

Wed 13 May 2009 14:06, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Google Searchology event: more search options

Wed 13 May 2009 09:02, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

Yahoo testing favicons in PPC ads

Tue 12 May 2009 14:01, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

Scoopler: real time search (sort of)

Tue 12 May 2009 10:45, Bas van den Beld, 2 comments

Europes' boss of travel search engine Kayak resigns

Tue 12 May 2009 09:02, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

SEO Roadshow: SMX keynote speaker Brian Fetherstonhaugh

Mon 11 May 2009 15:45, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

Did you spot the Chrome commercial?

Mon 11 May 2009 10:50, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Search engines now part of browser war

Mon 11 May 2009 09:10, Bas van den Beld, 2 comments

Norway favorite for Eurovision, says Google

Fri 8 May 2009 11:03, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

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