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Re: Google, MSN... and Linux

  • Subject: Re: Google, MSN... and Linux
  • From: Els <els.aNOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 20:03:55 +0200
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: LocusMeus.com
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> Els wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> They (Google) already have the technology and news as feeds is the
>>> proof. They probably want people to continue checking SERP's and
>>> have adverts at the top or right-hand-side of the SERP's.
>> Makes sense.
>>> By providing feeds, they would 'kill' some Web traffic and they
>>> don't appear to have feeds in ads yet.
>> Or even ads in feeds ;-)
> I spent a few seconds trying to defend my typo... so here are my
> lame excuses: 
> 1) Some adverts will promote aggregators software/tools and will
> provide sample feeds. 
> 2) Google will deliver a little 'RSS' icon at the side of the SERP.
> If you really, _really_ want to read some adverts, you can
> subscribe the feeds and enjoy yourself on a cold winter's day. 

Well defended <g>
>>> They are patenting it at the moment IIRC.
>>>> MSN does that. You can get an RSS feed on any search term, and
>>>> when it's in the SERPs you get a new item in the feed.
>>> I know. I have done that for many months, but never clicked through for
>>> obvious reasons.
>> I'll probably come off as lacking some kind of intelligence, but
>> which obvious reasons? It's not like you're clicking on ads when
>> you click on those feed items?
> I am thinking about target sites who will absorb this illusion that
> MSN are gaining strength. 

Well, if lots of people /would/ use MSN because of their SERPs feeds,
it wouldn't be an illusion ;-)

> I already feel guilty about increasing
> MSN's brag-about statistics as regards total number of requests for
> SERP's. 

I don't ever use MSN really. Only have feeds for the SERPs for my own
sites :-)

>>> I am waiting for Google to follow suit. A leader is less
>>> likely to bend than the tenacious monkey.
>> Wondering which of the two you'd say is the leader. Do leaders
>> follow suit? Or is Google a tenacious monkey? :-)
> Good point. I had the search engines market in mind, not the O/S.

Me too. Why did you bring up the O/S now?

> Either way: 
> 1) Microsoft offer lots of wasted traffic 
> 2) Linux offers free software 

I only know the second point is true. Not sure what you mean with the
first one :-)

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