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Google's Public Relations firm into high gear

No mention of sandbox, though,`

     
5:34 am on Jan 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In the past three days, we've had three newspaper articles in our state gushing over what Google has promised. Librarians, in particular, seem enamored over what G has promised to do.

The third article, pubished today, was positively gloating about the idea that The Tiny Google could beat Bill Gates.

That article can be found here: [jsonline.com...]

(If this link violates the TOS, I'll figure out a way to get it on WW legimitately).

Nobody---and I mean nobody--in the press has mentioned the sandbox. Nobody in the press talks about how Google has held back quality sites for over a year.

I'm more than steamed at Google. The SERPS over the past few months absolutely stink.

I'm also a veteran of many political grassroots fights. Want to get Google to improve? Write the editorial and finance editors at the largest newspaper in your area. Bitch, and #*$! often. Get others to complain. Explain to the public how badly Google has screwed up.

What the Big Dogs at Google are doing is nothing less than what other insider traders have been indicted upon. When the buyers of Google stock realized they got bamGoogled, will the government come down as hard as they did on Martha Stewart?

7:36 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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As far as the general public and their awareness. Every sale I make results in a phone conversation with buyer. Can't help but ask where they found site and for what search terms.

Most recall search terms but that is all.

75% have no idea what search engine they were on.

95% can't tell you the domain name of one site they visited including mine.

I don't think the gen public pays much attention to or cares even remotely about the same things we do.

8:18 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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this could explain things with the recent Google bugs and them not addressing them. They fired techies and hired more PR people.
8:20 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Then its true - Google as we knew it is er.....dead
8:23 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yea walkman -- Y is doing pretty good for Tsunami too. Personally i like the Red Cross Credit Card Contribution page in the top 10 on Google -- nice touch!
8:30 pm on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Well if i wanted to get a site on Tsunami in the top 10 here's what i would do -- I would spend hours and hours, (days) doing searches and analyzing the results, downloading sites and analysing them.

Then I would put up a site along with the others. I would look at my research and try different things on different sites, document everything, and watch what happens. Once I see some movement, I would apply that technique to the other sites, document what I did, wait and watch. Then do more research, more testing, more documentation, more watching. And I would keep doing that until i got onto the first page!

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75% have no idea what search engine they were on.

Exactly :(

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Powdork, the google query you mention is about MSN sandbox!
You'll have to look past the first result. This is Google, after all. There are several articles about the sandbox by Danny Sullivan. The sandbox is the dominant newsworthy feature of Google search in 2004. Any search engine authority that doesn't mention it is shying away from something they can't explain. Maybe Google is a search engine authority.;)
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