Montreal SEO - Local Search Engine Optimization

by Montreal's SEO specialist, Gabriel Goldenberg aka Bookworm-SEO.

Montreal city skyline graphic Montreal translucent city skyline graphic Montreal SEO's city skyline graphic part 3
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Search Engine News: Google SketchUp
In search engine news, Google has released a new product, and it isn't targeting search! Presenting Google SketchUp.

Actually, the product doesn't seem to have been Google's own development, but rather a purchase of a pre-existing product (and the company that built it). The product is entitled SketchUp.

Google SketchUp is a 3d modeling program. You can design houses, buildings, video game graphics and more. It also works with lighting effects, so you can see where shadows are going and such. It's also got a nice little demo of two models created with, namely a city, and a playground set; when you hover the mouse over them, the image zooms and moves around.

My deep thoughts on this development in the search engine industry:
1) It would be funny if someone called themselves Tomato and made some Tomato' Sketchup forums... Google already has forums, but it's still pretty cool.
2) The forums have a weekly challenge which is going to be a massive marketing success, because the challenge lets people get really interactive with the product and build a community around SketchUp. I already see 43 replies to the first weekly challenge, which is to design a chess board. If I participated, my King would be a tomato, and the other pieces would be other vegetables/fruit. The pawns would be sliced olives like those on a pizza. The queen would be one of those plants that eat insects, though.
3) Google is looking to diversify its revenue beyond the world of search. A "pro" version of the software is being sold, as are hard copies of the freely available PDF guide.
4) This is going to help Google index new formats of information and stay ahead of its competitors. They'll have access to the product's coding and to its file format in particular, so...
5) This is bad news for companies already in the graphical modeling business!

Take 30 seconds to subscribe to our free newsletter.

Related articles are archived in the topical categories , .
Search Engine News: Google SketchUp posted by Bookworm SEO @ 6:52 PM  
0 Comments on this SEO article:
Post a Comment
<< Home

Montreal SEO Newsletter

SEO Montreal RSS

The Montreal SEO newsletter and RSS feed share great SEO tips!

SEO - Search Engine Optimization:

Bringing search engine traffic to a website by making it rank high in the engines (Google etc.) for its keywords.

Publications, Citations etc.

Quoted in Marketing Sherpa's Marketing Wisdom for 2007? (PDF)
Look at tip #27.

Published on Sitepoint: The 5 Most Common SEO Mistakes

Published by Pandia: Linkbait's Characteristics

Published on BrandCurve: Best Practices in Search Engine Reputation Management

Optimized and Ranking: Montreal SEO Archives

Related Specialists:

1. Freelance copywriting specialist Bill Hilton

2. Politics and the Web by La Presse's Tristan Peloquin

3. Google Maps and Yahoo Local by Mike Blumenthal, local search specialists

4. Legal Marketing Blawg by popular speaker Larry Bodine

5. SEO by the Sea by patent guru Bill Slawski

6. Brand Curve and Marketing Blurb by marketing expert Susan Gunelius

7. Mike the Internet Guy by Denver local SEO pro Mike Belasco

8. Here's What I Think by professional socialite Paris H Muhammad Saleem

9. Phil's Blogservations by blogosphere expert Phil Gomes

10. SEO Specialist Brent David Payne.

11. Gabriel Goldenberg

12. Gab Goldenberg

Best of Montreal SEO:

Google Maps Ranking Factors
Google Sucks
Political Campaigns: Slacker Marketing
Local Search Engine Submission

Google Maps and Local SEO:

Google Maps Mania
Google Maps API blog
Google Maps Advertising
Bill Slawski on Local SEO
Sharon Fling, Local SEO

Resources for SEO specialists:

1. Aaron Wall's SEO research extension for firefox.

2. Google Adwords keyword research tool.

3. Nichebot Multi-Engine Keyword Research Tool

4. SEOMoz's PageStrength Tool

5. The 80/20 of SEO - my first readings on the topic.


Request a Quote!
Visit my new site, SEO ROI Services to hire me.
About Gab, aka Bookworm-SEO
Qualifications, prices, services...

View Gabriel Goldenberg's profile on LinkedIn
About SEO Montreal

SEO Montreal is a Montreal-based local Search Engine Optimization consulting company. Nous sommes une agence spécialisée dans le référencement. It is part of the SEO ROI family.

Le blogue partage des conseils sur le référencement et surtout sur le Local SEO.

My SEO Consulting
1. Established Websites For Sale

#7 Google, #5 Yahoo: Established Websites for Sale.
#11 Google: Websites for Sale.

SEO Consultant in Summer '06.

2. Montreal Hotel

#1 Yahoo: Downtown Montreal Hotel #3 Google, #8 Yahoo: Hotel Montreal.
SEO Consultant Since November 06.

3. Montreal SEO Specialist

#1 on Google, Yahoo and MSN: Montreal SEO.
#2 Google, #1 MSN, #3 Yahoo: SEO Montreal.
#1 MSN, #5 Yahoo: SEO specialist.

SEO Consultant since May 06.

4. Dogs for Sale - October 2007 1 Hour SEO Consultation

5. Dental Seminars - My dad's dental CE site.

Previous SEO writing
1. Montreal Local Search Engine
2. Find it in Canada Search Engine
3. Google Canada
4. US Local Search
5. Google Local Search
6. SEOmoz Pro Membership Review

SEO Montreal is part SEO ROI Services; consider its seo services offering.

City SEO template by Isnaini's Free Blogger Templates