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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
14 years ago7,796 views

Am I alone to think that this device is useless?
- Webmaster isn't paid.
- visitor, if he is not completely stupid, goes directly on Google to find what he wants.

JonZ [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I think it's pretty cool.

I just added it to my site, and it takes the place of links to related articles and news stories that I would have to manually find and link to for my visitors.

It's not supposed to pay webmaster, that's what ads are for. Great job, Google!

Ashman [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

Stupid Google Pages dosent support it. Just like with Google Video!

Whats the point to have Google Pages if they dont allow their own products to work on it.

OREO [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

TOMHTML: I agree with you. I don't see this device as extremely useful.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ashman: You can create the html offline and then upload it to Google Pages.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<"if you have over 10,000 hits per day, Google asks you to contact them"

So, Philipp, have you contacted Google?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

The box is still showing, but that'll be my plan b :)

Josh Meyer [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I don't think it's useless. It's very effective at driving people away from your site...

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Just guessing, but I think to have read, if you have more thant 10'000 hits a day, you have to pay for it (not officially)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Interresting : related links contaminated by adsense :
inlogicalbearer.blogspot.com/2 ...

How can someone think this device is good for webmasters or for visitors ?
Good for other websites, maybe...

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Is a "hit" a unique visit, a page view, or what? Someone I was talking to said it is for each object.. like if a page with three images were loaded it would count as four hits, one for each images and one for the page.

My websites usually have over 10,000 pages views, but usually only 1,000 or so unique visitors. Sure, I am anti-advertising, but I would like to see what it looks like.

Luka [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

The best way to make visitors leaving your site for maybe one more pertinent according to Google...

CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Very interesting, but I too wonder why anyone would want to use it. It looks cool, but it doesn't provide anything for the webmaster.

John Z is the only person so far who has said why he uses it:

"I just added it to my site, and it takes the place of links to related articles and news stories that I would have to manually find and link to for my visitors."

What site do you run where you have to manually find and link to related articles and news stories for your visitors? Is it some kind of news aggregate site and now this new Google feature does the work for you?

I still don't understand why anyone would want this.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

It's similar to Findory's related news. And I know some people that use it.

Look at Greg Linden's blog glinden.blogspot.com (he is Findory's co-founder).

Yatooweb [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I don' understand why you find it interesting ?
We advertise free for Google.
We lose visitors by proposing them rival sites.
News has nothing to do with my contents.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yatooweb,
Yeah, maybe you are right...
And, I just found that Google Related Links spell "Engine" wrong... Spelled "Search Engin"

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

"Google related links" is not mature enough. They should have thought about that before to launch it...

No news about that on the official googleblog. Are they ashamed? (-:

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Well, Google made a business out of "losing" its visitors... they go to search, and then seconds later they're gone off to another site :)
But by providing good value because of filtering *where* you sent people, people keep coming back naturally.

Mark-007 [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I love how it lists "search engins" under searches :-)
Here's a comparison of Adsense vs Related Links: seside.net/google/2006/04/04/g ...

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> "Google related links" is not mature enough. They should have
> thought about that before to launch it...

> No news about that on the official googleblog. Are they
> ashamed? (-:

It's only in Labs...

jobert [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

It does add content to the site.

What I did was to incorporate it with Google's Links and make it as one unit. I think it looks cooler for my link ads. Check it out at jobert.blogspot.com.

The way I see it, it does give a bit more relevance to the link unit. watchatink?

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Anyone else noticed the strange URL for this?

services.google.com/setup.html

services.google.com is the strange blue/gold page that was unearthed a while ago.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

There are many interesting links under services.google.com:
google.com/search?hs=go9&h ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ionut (is it your first name?), you're right. But Sam is right too : it's strange that this page is not in a subfolder like the others.

oh with your SERP link I find that : services.google.com/event/alum ...
We missed that.
And I found that too
services.google.com/earth/kmz/ ... :-S

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

hey ToM the last linky kinda jumpstated Earth and then I got a message about Katrina.. can anyone else confirm this too ??

I also notice a new (c) 2006 w/Terra Metrics – whats w/this ?? I have note noticed this for img's fr the North Americas..

Lennart from Hallstavik Sweden [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I love it because i am traveling with my computer and a chair on 4 wheels.
The program Google Earth is among the nicest thing that happened to
me since the "Commodor days" in the 80:s There is more interactive pro-
grammes in the Cyber Space, but sorry to say this < "The concentrates
mostly on USA and Canada">. A short notis: My son was in that rescue
team from Sweden that worked with transport and home sending of the
scandinavian tourists stranded in Lebanon. They used Google Earth
(the fully paid version) and had acording to him a very good use of the
Program. We spoke some days ago. I live in Hallstavik and Thomas live
in Uppsala.

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