Google OneBox for Enterprise

Google’s upgrading their enterprise search solution to include advanced search capabilities, according to Reuters.

The new feature, known by the mouthful “Google OneBox for Enterprise,” is built into boxes Google sells to businesses. They help create custom search systems for employees inside organizations or for consumers on the company’s own Web site.

Over at the Google Enterprise Blog, they reveal more details. And at the Official Google blog, Dave Girouard explains how the new feature will help corporate employees.

…employees already know how to get movie listings, weather forecasts, and flight information through simple Google queries. So it won’t surprise them (in fact it may delight them) to learn that they can get real-time contact info, sales forecasts, and customer information the very same way. We launched an initial set of OneBox modules with Oracle, Cognos, SAS and Salesforce.com; some of these partners talk about that here.

Yahoo Releases In-Line Quarterly Results

TheStreet.com reports Yahoo has released Q1 financials that pretty much match Wall Street expectations.

Gross revenue rose 34% from a year ago to $1.57 billion, with marketing services revenue rising 35% to $1.38 billion and fees revenue adding 25% to $186 million.

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Get the Facts on Interactive Marketing

Rubel points to Media 2.0 who have a summary of interesting marketing facts from a Ad Age’s 2006 Interactive Fact Pack (pdf). Enjoy!

Monitor Blogs or Die

I don’t think I’ve ever used “or Die” in a blog post before, but CNET has a warning from JupiterResearch for all marketers…

…JupiterResearch tells marketing professionals to keep their eye on blogs, where opinions that can harm brands can be easily and quickly circulated…so few of us actually make our opinions known online, those who do–typically, young men–are exerting a disproportionate influence across the blogosphere.

JupiterResearch advises businesses to use “buzz monitoring tools” to see how widely the thoughts of disgruntled customers have spread.

Either monitor your online reputation yourself or use the services of a reputation monitoring consultant. Either way, don’t ignore bloggers.

Google Changed the Web from Sites to Pages

I don’t link to Seth Godin too often, but he does have an interesting observation on how Google changed the way businesses should look at their web content.

It’s no longer an organic web filled with organisms or even a molecular one. It’s atomic. Each page on its own, each RSS drip its own entity.

He contends that Google et al removed the focus on web “sites” and turned our attention instead to web “pages”.

Yahoo Names New Search Marketing Chief

InternetRetailer has news that Qi Lu has been promoted to senior vice president of engineering for search and search marketing for Yahoo Inc. Ash Patel was also promoted to chief product officer.

Danny Sullivan, the First Ten Years

Ok, so you’ve heard (a lot) about Danny Sullivan, the godfather of search, but if you’re not familiar with his history in this industry, you should check out his look back over the past ten years.

Congrats Danny, here’s to another ten!