June 21st, 2006
New product from Google (yes, another one) – cost-per-action [Beta] – a direct competitor of affiliate networks like Commision Junction, Shareasale, LinkShare, etc. Google wants to become everywhere on the Internet.
Some webmasters report they have got an invitation from Google AdSense team:
The Google AdSense team would like to invite you to test a feature that provides you with a new way to earn revenue from your website by hosting ads that are compensated based on a Cost-Per-Action [CPA] basis. These ads are very different in that you will be able to choose amongst a selection and you will also have more flexibility in promoting them…
The attachment is sort of FAQ. The key Q/ A:
How do I get paid?
You get paid whenever a site visitor clicks on the ad on your site AND performs a specified action, such as generating a lead or purchasing a product.
Summary: yes, Google is a great company that offers a wide range of great services to webmasters and ordinary Internet users. But they irritate with their desire to cover all niche on the Internet, to be in control of all online services.
[tags]google, stock, money, investment, internet, search, AdSense, cpst-per-action, cost-per-click[/tags]
June 21st, 2006
A number of investment advisors recommend not to buy Google stock. Former mutual fund manager Fred Kobrick says: Google is a great search engine but not a good stock.
He lists the reasons. The top one: wars in the search industry are not yet over. Google is a young company, the industry changes dynamically – it is hard to make a strategy forecast for years to come.
Google introduces a great amount of new products – some are useful and successful, others are failures. The impression is that in this way they simply test if some mud sticks. They are also a new kind of company – they can’t borrow the experience of other companies, their business models. For instance, they experiment with the work process arrangement when the employees spend about 20% time working at the projects they want. The impression is that Google experiments with everything and in every aspect.
People buy and hold the stock because Google is some sort of buzzword: everyone hears it, but nobody knows what they own and where they go to.
[tags]google, stock, money, investment, internet, search[/tags]
June 20th, 2006
If you are considering over a profession to choose for yourself or your kids what makes you prefer this or that career path? Certainly, you listen to your guts and select something you like and can do properly.
But do not trust your heart solely, use your mind. Look around, research. What jobs are top paying jobs now? What jobs are likely to last? What jobs are just emerging and promising? I do not doubt that the combination of your heart feel and sober mind thoughts will make your decision better. FastCompany.com makes a list of top jobs annually. It is based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Top Jobs 2006 List
- Personal financial advisor
- Sales manager
- Management analyst
- Computer and information systems manager
- Financial manager
- Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agent
- Marketing manager
- Computer software engineer
- Postsecondary education administrator
- Medical scientist
- Market research analyst
- Medical and health services manager
See the entire list of top jobs 2006
Also check our other posts on this topic:
Top paying jobs to pursue
List Of The Top 100 Companies
Summary: try to approach the issue of future career from miscellaneous angles. Have a talk with your friends, parents, relatives. Ask for advice your professors. Consider the above list and other research data you can get on the Internet or library. Listen to your heart. In my opinion, the final result will be much better than a decision made on the basis of one or two of the above factors.
[tags]top jobs 2005, top jobs 2006, top paying jobs, career, employment, business[/tags]