Here is a look at what's been going on this week in the world of Internet Marketing. For the most part, everyone seems to be focused on innovation and creating new toys to make our day-to-day lives faster and easier. No complaints here!
Internet Marketing News – 2010 05 03
Google Acquires 3D Desktop Maker BumpTop
Google is continuing it’s acquisition frenzy by adding BumpTop to the list. BumpTop is an interactive desktop application which simulates the action of moving items around on an actual real life desktop. Google hasn’t told the world just what they plan to do with BumpTop yet, but I for one hope that they’ll be taking the usual Google path and bringing it back bigger and badder than ever. Check out the video of BumpTop in action, this thing is very cool!
Google Talks Site Performance
Perhaps the biggest message that Google has been pushing this year is that website performance is key. Site speed has now become a major component of Google’s ranking algorithms and the ‘Big G’ wants to make sure we’re all on board! Maile Ohye, the Developer Programs Tech Lead at Google, has put together a video presentation giving the world a quick a lesson in site performance. We’ve always put a lot of weight on website speed, so we’re happy to see that Google is willing to reward us for those efforts!
Manage Your Starbucks Card On Facebook
Starbucks has always been heavily involved in their own social media efforts but now, they have actually expanded their services directly into Facebook. Starbucks has launched a new Facebook application which will let visitors manage their Starbucks coffee cards and all related activities. Now, I can stay social and sufficiently caffeinated all from one convenient location!
Search For Restaurants By Menu Item
You know those days when you’re sitting at home and suddenly that little voice inside your head says, “I could really go for tuna sashimi right now”. Well Yahoo! product developers have taken the time to develop a quick and easy solution! By extracting menu items from websites and, Yahoo! Search can give you a list of restaurants near you who can satisfy that craving! Simply type in the food and location and Yahoo! Search will take care of the rest!
More Internet Marketing news
Here are a few other articles that we highly recommend you check out released in the past week or so:
Optimizing product pages to increase conversion
Why the long tail approach is important to SEO
LinkedIn gives users the ability to follow companies