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Google opens ofiice in Oslo
Finally they are moving into the outskirts of Europe
Tor




msg:494723
 6:05 pm on May 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Last week Google opened their new office in Oslo. In the beginning the Norwegian office will only have one employee but he will get support from the 3 Norwegian staff in the Dublin office when needed.

Digi.no [digi.no]

(This article is in Norwegian and can most likely only be read by Scandinavians... ;))

 

Rumbas




msg:494724
 8:41 am on May 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

Intersting and re-freshing that they actually see the Scandinavian countries being different countries and there needs local guys to manage them.

One thing I noticed was the numbers they quoute. Search is accounting for (only) 6-7% in Norway, 9% in Sweden and 42%(!) in the UK on total online advertising budgets. However I'd like to know the source on that ;)

Good find Tor, thanks!

Blackie




msg:494725
 8:09 am on Jun 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Lets wait and see if there will be more tech people employed here in Oslo. So far it's just the media work...

Tor




msg:494726
 11:39 am on Jun 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

The most important tasks for the Google "staff" in Norway, in my opinion, is to educate the market about the power in Search Marketing. There is a really huge potential here as Rumbas pointed out before we reach the UK and US level.

We can see a sharp increase in demand for Search Marketing in 2005, compared to last year. ;)

Blackie




msg:494727
 10:57 am on Jun 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

This is more or less what they will get by hiring a media guy here :-)

From the other side, it's ok to be somewhat forgotten here on the outskirts of Europe. We talked about it in New Orleans last week, that we are a little bit out of radar range here and can use some black/grey-hat tricks withour being penalized :-)

kgun




msg:494728
 2:45 pm on Jun 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Tor

“The most important tasks for the Google "staff" in Norway, in my opinion, is to educate the market about the power in Search Marketing. There is a really huge potential here as Rumbas pointed out before we reach the UK and US level.
We can see a sharp increase in demand for Search Marketing in 2005, compared to last year. ;)”

I have a lot of info on digital marketing on my Norwegian page, and it is fairly well known in Norway, especially for people working in financial institutions.

Blackie
“From the other side, it's ok to be somewhat forgotten here on the outskirts of Europe. We talked about it in New Orleans last week, that we are a little bit out of radar range here and can use some black/grey-hat tricks withour being penalized :-)”

Interesting, you think so?

KBleivik
Make it simple, as simple as possible, but no simpler.

Blackie




msg:494729
 7:30 am on Jun 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Interesting, you think so?

I do. I talked to at least three guys in New Orleans last week confirming the case. This was also mentioned by Kim from Addvisors, Copenhagen on the European SE session second day.

But this is of cause no green light for blackhat from my side. Or at least you should very well know what you are doing :-).

kgun




msg:494730
 11:28 am on Jun 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Interesting in the following respect:

1. I thought people at kvasir.no used white hats.
2. I try to hold my hat white.

You may know this [tryggkatalog.no...] link. I talked to the owners when the site was launced, and in my view it is a safe PAID catalogue. Eniro, the owner of Kvasir is listed there. Yet another attempt to control content on the web with money.

"While search engines may have mapped a large portion of the content found on the hidden web (content is considered hidden because users normally have to pay to see it), bringing this information to users is usually not allowed. The bulk of the content found in the hidden web is usually reserved for paying subscribers, hence the moniker. Unless you pay the subscription fee, the content remains hidden from the average users’ eyes".

Cut from another web forum with the heading:
"Yahoo Search Subscription Provides Glimpses Into Hidden Web."

Today it is nearly impossible to contact a company by email for the first time. :-) :-)

KBleivik
Make it simple as simple as possible, but no simpler.

[edited by: kgun at 11:47 am (utc) on June 28, 2005]

rj87uk




msg:494731
 11:35 am on Jun 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

So much for Googles page translation tool...
Det har lenge ligget i kortene at den svært populære søkemotoren Google var på vei til Norge. Konkurrentene i Eniro, som eier Kvasir, har allerede forberedt seg på det lenge.

This page has been automatically translated.
I can't read it so I think my english is a little off...

Blackie




msg:494732
 12:46 pm on Jun 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

1. I thought people at kvasir.no used white hats.

- Well, we do wear white hats at kvasir. I never said anything else.

When I said "we" in my previous post I meant webmasters in Scandinavia in general. And that many people think that there is little focus on this part of the world from the big search engines so far. Though at least Google promised some more attention to the "outside of US".

Keeping your hat white is a good thing and there was many voices at the conference saying that SEM/SEO will be easier and not any harder then simply wearing a white hat: delivering fresh, relevant content to the users.

Blackie




msg:494733
 1:02 pm on Jun 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yet another attempt to control content on the web with money.

I didn't understand this line. Do you really think its possible to controll the content of the web? They've tried this in China without any luck :-)

As I see it, tryggkatalog is an attempt to make the market of internet catalogs more safe for the consumers. So that they can be sure they are paying for something which has real value rather then just throwing their money out of the window.

It takes one week to set up a new internet catalog nowadays. And there already are plenty of those. But do they have users? Why should I pay to be listed on those? Who can I trust?

This questions come to my mind when I think of cataloges.

kgun




msg:494734
 3:00 pm on Jun 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

"As I see it, tryggkatalog is an attempt to make the market of internet catalogs more safe for the consumers. So that they can be sure they are paying for something which has real value rather then just throwing their money out of the window.

It takes one week to set up a new internet catalog nowadays. And there already are plenty of those. But do they have users? Why should I pay to be listed on those? Who can I trust?

This questions come to my mind when I think of cataloges".

I have a different view. It is an attempt to drive traffic to the paid subscibers? Was it free for eniro.no (kvasir.no)?

And tryggkatalog.no is intimately connected to Varslingslisten (the alert list). That list is a result of cooperation between NHO,...

"Here we list catalogue companies which the organizations mean one should be utmost careful towards".

My translation: Fair enough.

I only reacted to what you wrote in that post about grey / black hats.

I have my private uncleared, list with 10 cathegories.

KBLeivik
If you loose money for the company, that may be accepted. If you destroy the brand ....

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