__/ [John Bokma] on Thursday 17 November 2005 22:30 \__
> "Google is now offering a new glimpse at exactly how their spider views
> your Website."
> "So what exactly can you find out?
> * The most popular queries that your Website shows up for
> * The top queries from which you get clickthroughs
> * Crawl statistics: Pages succesfully crawled, pages blocked by
> robots.txt, pages that generated HTTP errors or were unreachable
> * The PageRank distribution within your site
> * Various indexing stats (pages indexed, etc.)
So there is potential 'added value', which lures Webmasters into joining
What is next? Open a Google Mail account to take advantage of Analytics?
An integration between Urchin (Analytics) and Google Maps so as to see
where visitors come from exactly (their back yard...)? Simultaneous search
of GMail, the Web, and your desktop?
I foresee entanglements...
All information will soon be available in dozens of Linux datacentres,
which is a bit scary. Think of the amount of mail these datacentres have
accumulated over time. If AJAX office suites became a reality, then all
your bases will definitely belong to Google. Google Wallet, anyone?
I foresee exposure...
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