What Happened At The Google Factory Tour

May 21, 2008 • 10:28 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

In a three hour video (but thankfully, there's a slides-only version that only features 162 slides), Google takes us through a walk of its search factory and the various components of the big search engine, from Alerts to Book Search to Experimental Products (Google Labs) and more. In the slides, you can see that Google looks to expound upon image search (and reflects upon its growth), especially with regards to image ads which are on the horizon. Google also talks about Google News (specifically how it's geotargeted) and Google Finance (how the data is visualized). Additionally, geographic targeting is important. Specifically, Google aims to use user generated content to annotate the planet. The video also talks about Universal Search and the importance of mixed results, particularly due to the growth of video.

There's a lot more, and the information is comprehensive and informative. With Google's predominance on the Internet, forum members are questioning whether Google will acquire any broadcast companies in the future (especially due to its emphasis on video and visual elements). Forum members are also interested in knowing about Google's interest in geotagging.

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums.

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