Google Top 12 in 2006

Google Top 12 in 2006

Summary: What did Google target in 2006? The Google Year in Review, in Google's own words. PLUS, links to Digital Markets' coverage and analysis.

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In “Google Top Five: Googley things I admire” I put forth kudos to Google for its tirelessness and suggest: Google’s unwavering dedication to “winning” at everything it undertakes should be inspiring to everyone.

 

In “Google: Monopolist in the making” and “Should Google rule the world’s information?” I underscore how much Google wants to win: Google wants to win big in everything it does and it wants to do everything big: print advertising, radio advertising, TV, video, payment processing, software applications…

 

What did Google target in 2006?

 

The Google Year in Review: Month by month highlights, in Google's own words, PLUS links to Digital Markets' coverage and analysis.

 

JANUARY: ACQUISITION OF DMARC BROADCASTING, BIG MOVE OFFLINE

 

Google is committed to exploring new ways to extend targeted, measurable advertising to other forms of media. dMarc connects advertisers directly to radio stations through its automated advertising platform.

 

Google Ad Creation Marketplace auditioning radio talent: Exclusive First Look

 

FEBRUARY: GOOGLE DESKTOP 3, INROADS ON THE DESKTOP

 

The Google Desktop home page is your command center for managing your computer's information; It makes searching your computer as easy as searching the web with Google.

 

Google extends reach on desktop via toolbar distribution deal with Adobe

 

MARCH: LOCAL BUSINESS ADS IN ADWORDS, $31 BILLION OPPORTUNITY

 

Location-based ads in an enhanced map component on Google Local and in text on Google.com and the Google network, based on the localized search query instead of the user IP address.

 

Google: $31 billion local winner?

 

APRIL: GOOGLE CALENDAR, FREE APPLICATION IN THE GOOGLE CLOUD

 

In line with Google's mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful, Google Calendar helps users organize and access information related to how they spend their time.

 

Is Google’s ‘free’ cloud an illusion?

 

MAY: GOOGLE CO-OP, NOTEBOOK & TRENDS, GOOGLEY SOCIAL SEARCH

 

The products all incorporate new capabilities that leverage user communities, to either share more information with others or benefit from other users' expertise to improve the accuracy of search results.

 

Google Trends: ‘real economic phenomenon’, or entertainment?

 

JUNE: GOOGLE SPREADSHEETS, MORE FROM THE GOOGLE CLOUD

 

Google Spreadsheets is a free, secure service that enables users to quickly and easily create, store and share basic spreadsheets on the web.

 

Trying out Google’s newest playground project: a Google spreadsheet

 

JUNE: GOOGLE CHECKOUT, ECOMMERCE TO DRIVE ADWORDS

 

Enables shoppers to purchase from participating stores with a single Google login; It also works with Google's search advertising program, AdWords, to help merchants acquire new customers and process all or a portion of their Checkout sales for free.

 

Google Checkout: Free in 2007, still flawed

 

AUGUST: GOOGLE APPS FOR YOUR DOMAIN, GOOGLE (ALMOST) OFFICE?

 

Set of hosted applications: Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Page Creator.

 

Google to Microsoft: Wolf in sheep’s clothing?

 

SEPTEMBER: INTUIT QUICKBOOKS ENHANCED BY GOOGLE, SME CHANNEL

 

Small businesses can use QuickBooks to market themselves online by listing their businesses on Google Maps, creating and managing advertising campaigns with Google AdWords and posting their products for sale on Google through Google Base.

 

Google QuickBooks 2007: Death of Yellow Pages, local newspapers?

 

OCTOBER: $1.65B YOUTUBE ACQUISITION, CLIP-CULTURE MONETIZATION

 

The acquisition combines one of the largest and fastest growing online video entertainment communities with Google's expertise in organizing information and creating new models for advertising on the Internet.

 

Google: YouTube won’t cannibalize TV

 

NOVEMBER: GOOGLE ENTERPRISE AIMS AT MICROSOFT OFFICE, ‘DEATH TO THE HIERARCHY’

 

A fee-for-services online alternative to Microsoft Office for corporate, government and not-for-profit organizations around the world.

 

Google: Who needs advertising?

 

DECEMBER: SKY & GOOGLE BROADBAND ALLIANCE, TV TARGETED

 

British Sky Broadcasting is Google's first partner globally to deploy Google's suite of search, advertising, communications and video services.

 

Google targets every country, every operator

 

MORE GOOGLE 2006-2007 ANALYSIS:

GOOGLE MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR RISKS IN 2007

GOOGLE MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR BETS IN 2007

GOOGLE 2007: MORE GOOGLERS BLOGGING?

GOOGLE PRODUCT HITS & MISSES IN 2006

MICROSOFT VS. GOOGLE: THE GREAT DEBATE

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