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vitaplease

6:09 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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[base.google.com...]

[nytimes.com...]

During an interview at Google headquarters last week, Salar Kamangar, Google's vice president for product management, said the new service was experimental and cautioned against viewing it as a imminent assault on the classified advertising business because it could be used in far broader ways.

Still, several industry executives and analysts said they believed that Google Base was an aggressive first step in a series of maneuvers that would position the company as a powerful player in the $100 billion annual market for classified advertising

seems like items have been uploaded since oct 28?

hell of a job to keep this clean..

G_Smitty

8:07 pm on Nov 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Since Google Base went live I have noticed a 20% loss in traffic coming from Google. I have a popular classifieds web site and feel that my site will lose quite a bit of revenue from G Base. Has anyone else noticed a drop in traffic?

JoaoJose

9:10 pm on Nov 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Since Google Base went live I have noticed a 20% loss in traffic coming from Google.

Why don't you take advantage and also list your ads on google base?

Atticus

2:21 am on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)



financialhost,

I added 14 items (informational pages), the index from one site and the index plus 12 subject pages for another site.

Only two pages remain -- the indexes for the two sites.

My "inactive items" link shows a count of 12, but when I click the link I get a page that says "oops -- can't find the page."

financialhost

10:02 am on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Nothing shows in my inactive links... my items just dissapear.. well atleast around 99% of them.

StreetSurfer

11:59 am on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Why don't you take advantage and also list your ads on google base?

is there an API to auto dump listings into Gbase? we have a classifieds site as well - and that is almost a good selling point...

JoaoJose

2:47 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't think there's an API but there are other ways of doing it without to much trouble.

For example you can use a little script do make a daily xml file with all the new items you have on your website. Then you just have to dump it on google base once a day.

Karolyn21

8:36 am on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)



I've looked and played around on this and I don't think it's anything to write home about yet.

I started using google years ago, because I "trusted" the results that came from it as a search tool. (I'm sure the average user doesn't know or think about the science behind search engine optimisation)

If big players just dump content on it, it will be like the worlds biggest and most boring classifieds and difficult to search through. Don't know how they're going to make it user friendly.

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