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Google Base Launches

Discussion in 'Google' started by Eadz, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. #1
    Almost to the second that they get their previous launch ( analytics ) working, they launch google base.

    Google Base: http://base.google.com/base/

    Announcement on the Google Blog http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/11/first-base.html

    From the google base about page

    It does look like it has taken at least one thing from craigslist - the anon email addresses e.g. anon-pjw36xxxxxxxxx *at* base.google.com

    Also note that you can submit a URL for the item to redirect to.

    What are you going to put in the google base?
     
    Eadz, Nov 15, 2005 IP
  2. Olney

    Olney Berserker

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    #2
    I'm going to put in all our relevent info on the IDN market....

    redirected to our site of course...
     
    Olney, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  3. spring

    spring Peon

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    #3
    All your google base are belong to us :D
     
    spring, Nov 16, 2005 IP
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    onedollar SEO Consultant for Hire

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  5. onedollar

    onedollar SEO Consultant for Hire

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    #5
    attributes - another name for tagging ?
     
    onedollar, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  6. Eadz

    Eadz Peon

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    #6
    no, they are more like custom database fields, which are sortable and searchable.
     
    Eadz, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  7. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    #7
    I have read the description 5 times, but still have no idea of what this thing is meant for... any clues? :confused:
     
    fryman, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  8. jlawrence

    jlawrence Peon

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    #8
    Join the club Fryman, I thought it was just me.
    I just don't get it. What's the point ?
    hmmm, wonder if we can use it for creating backlinks directly from a google url ?
     
    jlawrence, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  9. Liminal

    Liminal Peon

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    #9
    If you are a webmaster you can drive traffic to your site by posting content with a backlink. If your content changes frequently, the service is a good way to make it findable immediately.

    The average Joe can post all kinds of classifieds or share anything else
     
    Liminal, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  10. aeiouy

    aeiouy Peon

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    #10
    Somehow I doubt Google is going to allow it to be used as a backlink factory...

    So there must be some other intended use in mind.

    I must join the club of saying what is this good for..

    Of course after looking at it, it seems exactly like what is going to happen.. Seems like a big giant directory.
     
    aeiouy, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  11. Liminal

    Liminal Peon

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    #11
    Well, postings expire after a maximum of 31 days. So it's not backlink the way we know it but sure can drive traffic and help your links get crawled within the time period the posting is active. There is no "nofollow".

    Plus, I imagine Google will take a note of sites that frequently share content via the Google Base and give them somewhat higher rank.
     
    Liminal, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  12. jestep

    jestep Prominent Member Premium Member

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    I just posted a classified ad for the tickets that I am selling. I doubt that google base will generate much traffic if any yet. I imagine that it will take a while for people to start using it.
     
    jestep, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  13. aeiouy

    aeiouy Peon

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    #13
    Yeah but you don't even share content.. All you give them is keywords and description... So they are not even hosting the actual content. Like I said, it seems like a giant directory. Of course maybe I am not understanding it. I guess they want people to dump all their content in the description field.

    Edit: double edit:

    What keeps me from just providing teaser descriptions to links back to my site for all my content?

    The whole idea of googlebase makes my head spin... I envision billions of pages of duplicate content with no real purpose... Why did they make this? It even accepts datafeeds.... ARGH
     
    aeiouy, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  14. Dekker

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    #14
    Woo, more ad space for google! I think they're going to extend this in to their 'ebay' program.
     
    Dekker, Nov 16, 2005 IP
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    #15
    Just posted my car for sale out there. It's free, heck, so lets see what happens.
     
    mopacfan, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  16. jestep

    jestep Prominent Member Premium Member

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    #16
    I agree.

    Just after making one post and browsing through the few posts that have been made so far, the whole system seems to be a confusing mess. There isn't any real organization to the whole thing, and t looks like it is going to spur a whole new 'optimize for google base' rush. Browsing isn't particularly easy, and unlike ebay there isn't a simple graphical way to sift through all of the listings.

    I searched for paintball, and I got a bunch of ads relating to things other than paintball. Maybe it will take some time for it to populate and make more sense, but I cant imagine a rush of people leaving ebay for this. It offers potential for sellers in that its free, but getting the buyers to switch is going to be more complicated.
     
    jestep, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  17. ResaleBroker

    ResaleBroker Active Member

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    #17
    I published a couple submissions this morning and it appears that the ads do not expire after a certain period of time.

    In the "Active items in Google Base" page under "Expires" it shows "Item does not expire".

    Maybe it depends on the type of ad?
     
    ResaleBroker, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  18. clickhandbags

    clickhandbags Peon

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    #18
    I recently uploaded the same .txt file I use for Froogle, one hour later, it's there and appears to be fine. I'm getting traffic already, for totally unrelated keyword searches, but it is Beta. Actually, so is Froogle!

    ---(One minute later.) Edit that,

    Here comes some traffic for related.
     
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    Infiniterb Peon

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    #19
    Product ads seem to have a max of 31 days of life while data/articles last forever.
     
    Infiniterb, Nov 16, 2005 IP
  20. obiztek

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    #20
    It seems to be interesting .Let us use it to see it gravity
     
    obiztek, Nov 16, 2005 IP