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Google eBooks eBookstore Launches In U.S.
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Msg#: 4239352 posted 5:01 pm on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Google eBooks eBookstore Launches In U.S. [booksearch.blogspot.com]
Today is the first page in a new chapter of our mission to improve access to the cultural and educational treasures we know as books. Google eBooks will be available in the U.S. from a new Google eBookstore. You can browse and search through the largest ebooks collection in the world with more than three million titles
Many devices are compatible with Google eBooks—everything from laptops to netbooks to tablets to smartphones to e-readers. With the new Google eBooks Web Reader, you can buy, store and read Google eBooks in the cloud. That means you can access your ebooks like you would messages in Gmail or photos in Picasa—using a free, password-protected Google account with unlimited ebooks storage.

In addition to a full-featured web reader, free apps for Android and Apple devices will make it possible to shop and read on the go. For many books you can select which font, font size, day/night reading mode and line spacing suits you—and pick up on the page where you left off when switching devices.


 

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Msg#: 4239352 posted 1:01 am on Dec 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

Well I guess we will now see a load of Google ebook links in the search results.

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Msg#: 4239352 posted 2:20 pm on Dec 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

1) Google claim, "We do not manipulate search results".

2) Google deletes Amazon affiliate book links from search results.

3) Google replaces the book links with their own.

Example: the book by James Patterson "Cross Fire".

Google Search Results: [google.com...]

Google now ranks as the top 8 search results despite just launching the program.

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Msg#: 4239352 posted 6:22 pm on Dec 7, 2010 (gmt 0)


Google now ranks as the top 8 search results despite just launching the program.


And Amazon is #1.

And plenty of relevant links in between them.


Google now ranks as the top 8 search results despite just launching the program.


The program may be new but google and thier domains are not.

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Msg#: 4239352 posted 7:24 pm on Dec 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

The program may be new but google and thier domains are not.


Yet, we are to believe that the Google link in the top 8 results is organic?

There is not a single link to the URL I provided by another website. The store just went live today. Is google spidering their own E-Book store now?

The point is that the results are artificially manipulated to shoehorn Google links to a product they sell -- not through their alleged 'natural ranking algorithm'.

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Msg#: 4239352 posted 7:40 pm on Dec 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

shoehorn Google links to a product they sell


I think we all need to get used to this across a very very wide range of products.... if they have any brain cells between them, they will go after all the products that make them money where they know there's high search volumes and low volume (comparitively) competition.

Who better to have all the actual stats to enable them to pick millions of products out in a matter of days where they know they can filch affiliate rev.

They don't seem to be able to come up with any other killer ideas - so why not go back to their very very profitable and world dominating search and simply make it more and more profitable in different ways... rock on Y and M$ - talking of which this is interesting :

M$ and Y! deal working better than expected! [businessweek.com]

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Msg#: 4239352 posted 4:26 am on Dec 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

I found this funny.

The ebooks site displays "It's time to set your reading free" right next to a "shop for books" button, lol.

I tried it out and their relevance targeting leaves a lot to be desired.

I tried to find "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton and it's buried on page 17 no matter what I type. "Turkish legalese" returns before the exact match for the title ?

andyll

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Msg#: 4239352 posted 10:53 pm on Dec 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yet, we are to believe that the Google link in the top 8 results is organic?


If my website was linked to by goggle.com (plus a ton of other google pages) I would expect to be on the 1st page of results for any relevent search.


There is not a single link to the URL I provided by another website. The store just went live today. Is google spidering their own E-Book store now?


Why wouldn't they be spidering it? Did you think Google would give itself a +30 ban or something?


The point is that the results are artificially manipulated to shoehorn Google links to a product they sell -- not through their alleged 'natural ranking algorithm'.


Your opinion. I would guess they avoid the sandbox but I'm not surprised they rank on the 1st page with the links they have.

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Msg#: 4239352 posted 5:33 am on Dec 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

The program may be new but google and thier domains are not.


Trying hard not to see this as an abuse of power of some sort. They should rank for anything they want to -- and should do so?

MWpro

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Msg#: 4239352 posted 1:20 pm on Dec 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Bad. I will never buy a book from Google. Amazon all the way.

scotland

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Msg#: 4239352 posted 7:28 pm on Dec 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

About 5 days ago Google removed all Amazon aStores from search results and now just list the first 7-8 links to Amazon main stores. Sour grapes on my behalf - sure. It certainly looks like manual manipulation to me by Google and is hurting a lot of Amazon associates.

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