Tag Archives: Infographics

Followings

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Who doesn’t love Google? No really? If you don’t i’d love to know why or the specifics. I myself find their services extremely helpful and interesting. I mean what can’t they do? They pretty much have an answer for everything and even coined a phrase; “Google it.” I genuinely hope the best is yet to come and they still got plenty more in store. So here’s to you Goggle and your profitability.

With this in mind, I’ve always been somewhat curious as to how Google was so successful and profitable as I thought of them as simply getting their start as a search engine and expanding accordingly. Upon researching it, the answer was actually quite simple and not at all surprising. They were using a simple and timeless strategy to drive revenue and allow themselves to expand their reach and services.

Below is an infographic all about Google and an in depth look at their profitability and the major source of revenue driving their success. This is simply advertising and the revenues they generate from allowing other companies to market through their websites or services. As is generally the case Goggle has the answer and I think that someone could easily use Googles techniques for success to make themselves or their corporation extremely profitable.

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As Google As It Gets

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In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 50 years, there’s a little company known as Google that’s been changing the way the world uses the internet and constantly expanding its services seemingly by the second. Having just recently thrown its hat into the ring of available social media/networking sites. I wanted to take a look at the service Google became known for and what exactly it is that happens when you use Google’s search engine. Even though Google is somewhat secretive about the whole process.

I mean how in the world would someone find this blog when i’m done writing it? How does Google decide what information goes to the top of their searches? What do they consider relevant or reliable search results?  There’s so many questions that arise in relation to the way Google works it occurred to me…

What better place to find information on Google than Google!

This video is included in Google’s about section and attempts to relay just exactly what it is that happens when you search something on their site. As is this quote, “Search is how Google began, and it’s still at the heart of what we do today. We devote more engineering time to search than to any other product, because search can always get better and faster at helping you find what you want, when you want it, where you want it.”

But just in case the video straight from Google’s about section wasn’t enough!! Below I’ve included a cool infographic I came across with additional information about how a Google search works! I would love to know how everyone uses Google and its many applications. Thoughts about this colossal search engine and its future. Feel free to share anything relative to this discussion and if your not sure where to start, Google it!

Close Encounters of the Online Kind

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An interesting and increasingly effective online business model or strategy is that of online fantasy sports. Somewhat ludicrously, I can’t attest to the appeal of fantasy sports as I am currently partaking in five fantasy football leagues. A few of which are admittedly for a small of sum of money. But to begin here’s a blog post on the history of fantasy sports and it’s adoption by sports journalists. 

So what exactly is it about fantasy sports that makes them increasingly relevant? What are their online marketing or techniques for success? Do you think it’s possible to manipulate their models for your own organization’s or individual success? Are their other successful online strategies I should be researching?

Fantasy sports seemingly offers a unique blend of offline and online application in certain circles. Assuming you do a live draft with friends and regularly discuss the leagues goings-on but also manage your squad on one of the many online fantasy sports services like ESPN or Yahoo. Furthermore, fantasy sports capitalizes on the mobile market as well as the numerous social media/networking avenues and continues to strive to be more user friendly. Fantasy sports services also continue to find ways to expand their services and offer complementary products like insights you can purchase from “fantasy experts” on how to manage your squad.

Below is an interesting infographic with a little information on the economics of fantasy sports and some surprising figures associated with the profitability or spending on fantasy sports and sports sites. Certainly in assessing the approach of other successful online business models like fantasy sports, there are online marketing tactics or online  techniques that can be applied to your own organization’s success or personal branding. Don’t be afraid to research and analyze profitable online markets as a means of  adapting to the changing modern business climate.