Archive for October, 2006

Google asking for feedback on Adsense / Google Analytics

Google is soliciting feedback on how Google Analytics can help webmasters be successful in AdSense. The feedback is running on Google Groups, so you’ll need a Google account (if you are using Google Analytics, you already have one), and your comment will be public. Back in SES San Jose, I asked some of the Google […]

Snapshot: Alexa Competitor

Compete.com released Snapshot, which like Alexa offers free web site traffic report. There are several differences between Snapshot and Alexa: 1. Alexa shows data down to the daily level, while Snapshot shows data at the monthly level.

Business Objects and MicroStrategy report Q3 Earnings

On Wednesday, Business Objects reported Q3 earnings of 41 cents per share after adjustment of one-time charges, beating the consensus estimate of 34 cents. Revenue was $310.4 M, ahead of the consensus estimate of $295 M. License revenue was $132 M (up 9% YoY), while service revenue was $179 M (up 27% YoY). Yesterday, MicroStrategy […]

Danny Sullivan announces his plans for 2007

Danny Sullivan announced his plans for 2007 in his blog today. In short, he will participate in next year’s SES conferences, although in a decreasing role with each one (chair of SES NY in April 2007, co-chair of SES SJ in August 2007, and consulting for SES Chicago in December 2007). For Search Engine Watch, […]

Depository of Mashup programs

I came across a website called ProgrammableWeb, which lists mashups available on the web, as well as the API’s and tags related to these mashups. What is a mashup? According to Wikipedia, a mashup is a website or web application that combines content from more than one source. Say, for example, you create an application […]

Comparing Personalized Homepages

I have tried out the personalized home page option for the 3 major sites: Google, MSN (My MSN), and Yahoo (My Yahoo). All three do a good job to allow you to set up page(s) where you can see the information you care on a single page, and users can easily add/modify/delete content on all […]

Hyperion and Informatica Quarterly Earnings

Two key players in the data warehousing world, Hyperion and Informatica, both posted quarterly earning yesterday. The market gave the two companies very different receptions. Hyperion posted revenue of $198.5M during the quarter, higher than the consensus estimate of $191M. Both licensing revenue and services revenue were strong. Earnings excluding items were 34 cents, two […]

Microsoft introduces LinkfromDomain operator on live.com

Microsoft has introduced the LinkfromDomain operator on live.com.¬ This operator allows users to see all¬ outgoing links from a¬ top-level domain.¬ This is basically the opposite of the LinkDomain¬ operator, which allows users to see all¬ incoming links to a domain. Whlie test driving this command, I noticed the following: 1.¬ LinkfromDomain is not available […]