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Woz

12:47 pm on Nov 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Transcript [abc.net.au] of ABC (Aus) interview between Alan Kohler and Richard Kimber, MD Operations, Google SE Asia.

ALAN KOHLER: Do you regard yourself as a media company?

RICHARD KIMBER: No, ~ we are really focused on advertising and using technology as a way of bringing information to all participants in the internet.

Interesting ordering in the answer.

Onya
Woz

1:08 pm on Nov 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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we are really focused on advertising

maybe someday soon this will be expanded to reflect the true situation and become ..

we are really focused on selling advertising and the "search" and "information" is now secondary ..and this situation was always where we were going ..

5:36 am on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps he could also explain why our English language websites from SE Asia fare so poorly in .com results!
Even when searching .au there are so few SE Asia sites showing for SE asia search queries, and yet I am sure many of these would be of far more interest to people searching from Australia.

It was a great shame that many of those Australian / NZ based search engines would not accept submissions from outside the area, if they had accepted at least good quality SE Asia websites relevant to users from A / NZ we could have had a great regional search engine.
I wish someone somewhere could set up a search engine for the extended region to include Australia, NZ and Asia together.

We do very well on Y7 and ninemsn but when it comes to any of the main .com we are buried in the hundreds. It is not just us, I can do local searches and find prime local business websites buried in the 400-700's range behind 'we all know what!'

 

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