Friday, December 01, 2006

Censorship, Pressure or what?

As from Techcrunch: Sometimes it isn’t until a blog post gets deleted for one reason or another that it grabs people’s attention. That happened today when a relatively new blogger named “Kevin” deleted a blog post titled “The JotSpot Google Merger,” where he complained that JotSpot left them stranded as a partner after Google acquired the company last month.

Many people commented on this story, some negatively others in doubts but it is obvious that here we are witnessing some form of censorship, pressure, corporate influence or dictatorship or what? We just decided to post this story on our blog since it outlines an important trend on the web lately, and namely Google's tend to become the web's authority (we just assume that Google stays behind this story removal)

More from the story, the original blog posting and lots of comments over here...

Google Properties - which is most porpular?

It seems the Google's main web site dominates with 78.42% visitors share toward the rest of Google's web properties.

This morning I had the pleasure of filming a segment with Bambi Francisco about, among other things, the holiday season, and the dominant role search plays in the online retail sector. Specifically we talked about the holiday season and the continued dominance of Google as the #1 referrer of traffic, sending over 15% of the traffic to the 19,000+ retail sites that we track.

Graph plus more from the story at