Google Base may
offer Content including Classified Ads
October 26th 2005
There is a multitude of services
that Google offers including translating documents, news searches, a
photo sharing service, Blogs and oh yah, Internet searches. Now it
appears Google will offer classified ads.
Isnít that similar to what eBay
does? Yes, but how will Google compete against the well established
auction site? According to Google they will not be competing. Ebay
is a major advertiser on Google.
Most believe the new Google
Base, as it appears to be called, will allow various types of
content, not just classified ads. It appears that Google will likely
offer the service for free, but insert their advertisements in the
So if you place an ad for you
broken toaster in the Google classifieds the company will also place
ads next to yours for broken toasters at eBay and Amazon. What a
concept. Google would generate advertising revenue from your
Eileen Rodriguez told the San
Jose Mercury News in an email that the company was testing ``a new
way for content owners to submit their content to Google.''
Google already offers a free advertising service
for businesses called Froogle. Google generates revenue with this
service by posting text ads along side the free Froogle ads.
According to the International Tribune, Google
Base was discovered on Monday by Tony Ruscoe, a British programmer.
Tony has created an automatic program to search for sub-domains
accessible at Google.com.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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