Came across Google Experimental Search in the Google Labs which allows for anyone with a Google account to try out new search features via the Google search engine. They have 4 experiments running at the moment but you can only join one at a time and whenever you join an experiment and you’ll see that feature when you do a Google search.
Which is your favortie search engine to use when looking up information online? Notice there are several engines missing but none of them do I use for anything but if you do use any of the ones not listed then please put them in your comments and the keywords you use so I can do a comparision.
Google Voice Local Search
Search for local businesses using your voice, from any phone, for free.
Using this service, you can:
search for a local business by name or category.You can say “Giovanni’s Pizzeria” or just “pizza”.
get connected to the business, free of charge.
get the details by SMS if you are using a mobile phone. Just say “text message”.
And it’s free. Google doesnt charge you a thing for the call or for connecting you to the business. Regular phone charges may apply, based on your telephone service provider.
Found this new service in Google labs and thought it was worth a blog post.
Me and some friends had a great conversation about what makes a billion dollar company and we noted some recent companies that were all Billion dollar companies and all they did was give away free space. First example is delicious it let people have a place to store there text link bookmarks. Then Flickr which allowed people to store there photos freeley. Then YouTube which allows people to store videos freely. Myspace which allowed people to store all sorts of personal information. So all these sites have one thing in common for sure and that is they allow people to store information freely on there server. And my last example but favorite one is Google which stores a snap shot of everything on the internet that it can see, then sells ads on the sides of the information it sorts. All of these companies have another thing in common, they all got rich off others people stuff.
Well since Google and the other search engines do not want companies to sell text links, and with Apollo soon to come out and the mobile internet on the rise I think we will start to see alot of advertisiong companies switching to Flash based or AJAX based ads in order not to upset the search engines and lose the traffic from them. Not to say that other people in companies now and in the future will not sell text links ads but why would you want to upset any of the search engines by selling text link ads if your relying on them to bring you traffic and money. Me and a couple of friends are thinking of putting together a company called Flashtising which would sell Flash ads for high traffic websites at first but then plan to offer lower traffic sites advertising oppurtunities as we progress.The thing that makes Apollo so great is that even if the server is down on our end the ads can keep running on the clients end one thing I had hoped for when Macromedia was around and every once and awhile heard a rumor about it coming out, but when Adobe bought them out I knew it was going to be sometime before it was released so I put plans on the backburner for quite sometime but thanks to the great people over at Adobe it looks like I will be able to start another company. Any web designers out there with Flash skills looking for a job please contact me A.S.A.P I looking to hire four of five designers and you can work from home just need a web camera.