Chinavasion on the World Wide Web, Search Engine Madness

Author xlxmarketing 19.4.2008. | 08:42

Have you wondered what’s been happening on the internet lately? We here at Chinavasion have wondered the same thing and on taking a closer look we’ve found what with the perpetual Microsoft, Yahoo dance it was a week of search engine news.

a serving of search engines

“Search Engine News anyone?”

Will they, won’t they? That’s the question that most people are asking of Microsoft’s well-publicized bid to buy Yahoo. Time Magazine revealed recently (time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1732051,00.html?xid=rss-topstories) that Microsoft hired lobbyist company Bryan Cave Strategies to help convince Yahoo bosses that the US$40 billion it was offering was indeed a good deal.

While analysts think the deal should go through you can’t be so certain, with Yahoo executives making advances to everyone including Google.

Google appeared high up on the Digg page again last week when its vice president in charge of search quality, Udi Manber, talked to geek stalwart Popular Mechanics (popularmechanics.com/blogs/technology_news/4259137.html?nav=RSS2).

He said that Google had altered its search algorithm 450 times in the last year. When asked what he thought about gaming and how much easier sites were to find, the only thing he said was that some sites were too vague and too hard to search. So it looks like it’s game on for all e-0commerce sites out there trying to improve their rankings.

While everything on the internet seems to be split between only a couple of search engines, there are an increasing number of smaller, more targeted, players rising through the ranks. Technorati.com and Icerocket.com have always been good places to look for blog information, but a number of others are on their way up too.

One, calling itself the alternative to algorithm-based search, is Youlicit.com, a cross between a search engine and a social bookmarking site where the owners use end user recommendations to find sites. As it is reference-based it is a good place to check if you are using one site, or reading one blog and want to see what else is similar. We typed in Chinavasion and found no equal listed on the site, which goes to show we provide a service no other company can.

Another search engine that had some of the people around the office excited was Songza.com, a streaming music search. Basically you type in the band or song you want to hear and instantly playable songs appear in the results section which can be played, purchased or added to your online jukebox.

Chinavasion sourcing staff did a little searching of their own last week, while the Chinavasion marketing staff pressed the flesh at the Chinavasion booth.

Chinavasion Hong Kong Sourcing Fair Poster

If you went in to say Hi and liked something you saw there, you don’t need to search the entire site to find it, just click here and you’ll be taken directly to a list of all the hot products featured at the show.

super cool mobile phone wrist watch

The mobile phone wrist watch An item on the Christmas wish list for everybody at Chinavasion too.

Even if you weren’t at the trade fair you won’t have to search for the greatest gadgets on Chinavasion’s site. We recently got staff together, asked them and what they liked.

The result?

The Chinavasion Hot Product list.

Chinavasion on the World Wide Web

  • Engadget, amongst other gadget blogs were moved by our portable wii screen:
nintendo wii lcd monitor, 7 inch
  • Gizmo Diva (gizmodiva.com/music/tune_in_to_music_while_you_write_with_a_moq_mp3_pen.php) Took a look at one of our MP3 Pens and found it to be spytastic.
mp3 pen with rubber grip and fm tuner

Author xlxmarketing 19.4.2008. | 08:42
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