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post Aug 29 2004, 03:09 AM [ Post #1 ]

Christopher Paige

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there is a discussion on searchenginewatch.com about Google buying Monster.com, below is my feelings on why I think Google would be interested in About.com or creating a Guide System similar to about.com

Isn't Monster.com and the job boards THE major advertisers on Google (and everywhere else on the net)?

If Google buys Monster.com, would not the other job boards see this as a threat to their businesses and think twice about advertising with a competitor?

Also, I think that there is more "friendship" between google and yahoo.com than seems apparent (I noticed for certain search terms that they don't duplicate each others results).

I see Google and Yahoo.com deciding to SHARE the search market (to keep others out) and not duplicate each other's strategies. Yahoo already owns hotjobs.com and has substantial stock in Google.

I don't know why, but ALL of the major media seems determined to ignore the fact that the government is offering employers job posting for free. At some point, the fact that every city will have a job board where employers in those cities can post jobs for free will have an impact on the major jobs board. I don't see MASS oriented job sites as having a great future since, (as one guy said to me), employment is LOCAL.

Google already has a RELATIONSHIP with about.com and it seems to me that it would be consistent with Google's strategy if it either bought about.com or created some kind of similar GUIDE system.

What has always bothered me about google is that it seems to be a company of very technical people, yet its database is based entirely on POP knowledge (I don't think the average person in American is an engineer).

Google has to see a need to have, let's say, more educated guides/filters that can direct businesses and technical people to more TECHNICAL information on the net.
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post Aug 29 2004, 03:57 AM [ Post #2 ]

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in re our position that craigslist is looking to charge real estate brokers a fee to post on craigslist (to make up for the job posting revenue stream which seems to have a very limited lifespan), we thought it interesting to see Primedia's listing of the Apartment Publications that it produces around the country

Primedia's Apartment Listings Publications

Greater Albuquerque/Rio Rancho/Santa Fe Apartment Guide
Greater Amarillo/Canyon Apartment Guide
Atlanta Area Apartment Guide
Greater Augusta Apartment Guide
Greater Austin Apartment Guide
Metropolitan Baltimore Apartment Shoppers Guide
Greater Bay Area Apartment Guide
Birmingham Apartment Guide
Bloomington Apartment Shoppers Guide
The Brevard/Volusia Apartment Guide
Broward/Palm Beach Apartment Guide
Charleston Apartment Guide
Greater Charlotte Apartment Guide
Chicagoland Apartment Guide
Coastal Georgia and South Carolina Apartment Guide
Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Apartment Guide
Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Apartment Guide
Greater Colorado Springs/Pueblo Apartment Shoppers Guide
Greater Columbia Apartment Guide
Greater Columbus & Central Ohio Apartment Guide
The Connecticut Apartment Guide
Greater Corpus Christi Apartment Guide
Metroplex Dallas/Ft.Worth Apartment Guide
Greater Dayton Apartment Guide
Denver/Boulder/Ft. Collins Apartment Shoppers Guide
Metropolitan Detroit/Ann Arbor Apartment Guide
Metropolitan Detroit/Ann Arbor Apartment Shoppers Guide
The Greater East Bay Apartment Guide (Oakland)
Greater El Paso Apartment Guide
Greater Evansville Apartment Shoppers Guide
Ft. Myers/Naples Apartment Shoppers Guide
Metro Houston Apartment Guide
Greater Huntsville Area Apartment Guide
Greater Indianapolis Apartment Guide
Greater Indianapolis Apartment Shoppers Guide
Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley Apartment Guide
Greater Kansas City Apartment Guide
Lafayette/W. Lafayette Apartment Shoppers Guide
Las Cruces Apartment Guide
Greater Las Vegas Apartment Guide
Greater Little Rock Apartment Guide
Greater Los Angeles Apartment Guide
Greater Louisville/Southern Indiana Apartment Guide
Greater Lubbock Apartment Guide
Greater Macon/Warner Robins Apartment Guide
Greater Memphis Area Apartment Guide
Greater Miami Apartment Guide
Greater Michiana/Northwest Indiana Apartment Shoppers Guide
Mississippi Gulf Coast Apartment Guide
Nashville Apartment Guide
The New England Apartment Guide
New Jersey and New York Apartment Guide
Northwest Florida Apartment Guide
Greater Oklahoma City Apartment Guide
Greater Omaha/Lincoln Apartment Guide
Orange County, Long Beach & So. L.A. County Apartment Guide
Greater Orlando Apartment Guide
Philadelphia/Delaware/New Jersey Apartment Guide
Metropolitan Philadelphia, Delaware & So. New Jersey Apartment Shoppers Guide
Greater Phoenix Apartment Guide
Greater Puget Sound Apartment Guide (Seattle)
Greater Reno Apartment Guide
Greater Richmond Apartment Guide
The Greater Sacramento Apartment Guide
Greater St. Louis/Metro Illinois Apartment Guide
Greater Salt Lake City Apartment Guide
Greater San Antonio Apartment Guide
Greater San Diego Apartment Guide
The Greater San Francisco/Silicon Valley Apartment Guide
Greater Shoals Area Apartment Guide
Greater Tidewater/Peninsula Apartment Guide
Greater Toledo/NW Ohio/SE Michigan Apartment Guide
Greater Triad Area Apartment Guide
Triangle Area Apartment Guide
Research Triangle Area Apartment Shoppers Guide
Greater Tucson/Sierra Vista Apartment Guide
Greater Tulsa Apartment Guide
Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia Apartment Shoppers Guide
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