Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Perhaps this is a sign that Google Base is close to becoming a reality? Here is a link to Google Base's Help Center. Lots of information here. Shares a lot in common with the Help Center for Froogle Merchants. Upon visiting some answers, then hitting refresh repeatedly, a 404 error such as "The requested URL /support/bin/answer.py?answer=25290&topic=2904 was not found on this server." is given. Perhaps this is simply because it is not ready yet? Or, perhaps it is actually being replicated throughout their massive server farm as I type this. Close? Let's hope. In the meantime, at least there are positive signs of real progress here.

*** UPDATE: Looks like I was discovering Google Base while it was being pushed live. Just moments ago, I stumbled onto the fact that the Google Base website is now live. http://base.google.com.

Monday, November 14, 2005

It may be worth mentioning (or not) that there is a new entry to Google's robots.txt file.


Although this may have something to do with the release of Google Analytics (for free,) so far there is nothing that resolves to "/chart". In other words, even if this is going to be nothing more than something tied to Google Analytics, this seems to be something new in the works and likely to be released soon.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

There seems to be a lot of buzz today about "Google Base". Has nobody else noticed the "Video Blog" link at the bottom of the search results page of the Google Video website? Above are some screenshots. As you can see, the video blogger needs special access. Perhaps this is yet another upcoming release? Let's see... Google Calendar... Google Purchases... Google Base... Google Video Blog... It looks like Google has been pretty busy these days. Just for kicks, on the standard Google Search website, enter the name of any two cities as your search. For instance, search for San Jose to Denver in Google Search. Ok, look... it seems to be a relatively new feature not yet documented anywhere on Google's website.