The Green Party just sent out another press release:
Green Party awaits Fianna FÃ¡il response on viability of new negotiations
Fianna FÃ¡il has contacted the Green Party to investigate whether there is a basis for new negotiations on agreeing a Programme for Government. Further to those contacts, the Green Party has sent Fianna FÃ¡il a document. The Green Party awaits Fianna FÃ¡il’s response.
Almost small enough for a Twitter. Just as transparent and honest enough too for Twitter.
I think I need some of the Google experts to explain this to me. After reading the interview John Battelle did with Udi Manber -the guy looking after Google Universal Search I remembered I had an email from Dave Davis to answer. I’d asked him some of his thoughts on this whole area. I’m actually getting bad at emails these days and if they are not answered right away I forget about them quite quickly. Anyways, back to the main topic of this post.
Jeff Jarvis talked a bit about universal search here and said:
Until now, you structured your pages and metadata in certain magical ways and â€” if you were hip â€” got yourself linked a lot by linking out a lot and â€” voila â€” you rose into Google heaven. Now you have to figure out how to put some Google helium into your videos and photos and news headlines â€” all of which can now appear on the blessed search-result page.
And you also have to figure out what people get when they click on those things: where are your brand, your ads, your links? If you distribute your stuff onto more sites out there â€” if your video becomes a hit on YouTube and on bloggers’ embeds â€” does that get it higher on Google? What does this do to destination and portal strategies?
Right. That got me thinking. So if you’re doing stuff now, it might well worth be considering working harder on your videos and photos and so forth and they will show up in the main result pages? Or begin to start doing videos. Would a video with a few tags get to the front page above a well SEOd page? Anyone know how well videos ranked compared to pages?
My biggie though is this: Say you are 9th on Google for the search “banana in pyjamas”. Now with universal search, they find some videos that match that and stick them in 4th or 5th position. I assume you are going to get bumped down the list and your coveted 9th place is now 11th or 12th and with it a big drop in traffic. Is this how it will work, or will you still remain in 9th spot and the vids are stuck on the page too but not in an actual placing? Are they packing the pages more into the same page?
If not, how in the feck are you going to climb that ladder once again, especially if you have to get back on the first page with 10 other ultra-competitive sites?
Actually “banana in pyjamas” turns out to be a good example as a YouTube video is 3rd above the Wiki and IMDB entry. Would have thought they’d rank WAY higher than the vid. So what are the opinions of my well-educated readership?
I’ve registered IWillNotHold.com as a way of documenting poor customer service and ill-treatment by telcos, airlines, shop, rail companies and all the rest. It isn’t quite the Irish Customer Care portal that was previously mentioned since to start with it will just be gripes about services. The design uses some standard fugly theme which needs to be modified to make it look a bit purdy.
Any Irish blogger that wants an account on this blog, let me know and I’ll give you access. Terms and conditions apply to lessen (but not remove) the risk of me getting my ass sued and there’ll be a writing standard too.
Have I mentioned lately I am a little miffed with SAS and Sky Handling Partners? 🙂
My first time seeing it anyway. Both the below videos now automatically suggest other videos to watch, as you watch it, compared to the old choice at the end. Very iTunes looking too the way they are displayed. Also you can copy and paste the embed code direct from the video. Even more reasons not to go to YouTube and a way to make the videos more viral again.
Another weird music selling model. Stream for free, buy to transport on your iPod. I can see them run out of money quickly if they are paying royalties for every stream and not passing the cost on to the customer.
I want. Headphones with a slot for an iPod Shuffle.
Via Blogorrah. Cos it’s not like there’s any kind of crime problem in the country. Enda is promising us 2000 more of these pups? These are the same people who bitched about wasting Garda time when someone pranked them? Offline copy made, in case it gets taken down.
Update: Noted Blogorrah nemesis Ray D’Arcy said the video was highly edited and suggested there was no wrong-doing by the Garda. In fact he referred to him as that “poor Garda” because cameraphones are so dangerous. One would have thought Ray realised that sometimes what you see is what you get. Remember those “doctored” O’Gara photos which proved to be real our Rayness?