Your new home page

Tony Hirst has made the interesting observation that an organization's real home page is the first page of its Google results.

One of the several announcements made by Google last week was one about the integration of real-time feeds in its search results.

First, we're introducing new features that bring your search results to life with a dynamic stream of real-time content from across the web. Now, immediately after conducting a search, you can see live updates from people on popular sites like Twitter and FriendFeed, as well as headlines from news and blog posts published just seconds before. When they are relevant, we'll rank these latest results to show the freshest information right on the search results page. [Relevance meets the real-time web]

Google still seems to be experimenting on how to incorporate these results: it is not clear yet what it will look like. Clicking on 'latest' results in the 'Options' shows you results, but they are also being shown sometimes on the main Google results page in a rolling window.

What happens when Twitter or Facebook feeds begin to show up on the first page of Google results?

You may end up with all sorts of comment on your home page ....

Comments: 1

Dec 12, 2009
Tony Hirst

"You may end up with all sorts of comment on your home page ...."

Do you remember the Skittles promotion?

Hmm - that site isn't loading for me at the mo? Ho hum, some old screenshots here...

http://ouseful.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/time-for-a-widget-guide-learning-environment-a-wiggle-aka-the-obligatory-but-very-late-skittles-blog-post/