google_sm.gifIf you’ve been on the Internet at anytime at all over the past 18 months, no doubt you’ve heard about the on going battle between Google and MSN. Sure maybe not publicly, but there is no doubt in my mind that MSN is definately in fear of Google. I was thinking about this while looking at a recent issue of Fortune Magazine and how Microsoft has recently brought in new blood to spearhead the development in order to combat Google’s dominance in online search. It’s a lesson I think we all can learn from.

As I was reading… I thought… It’s simple, MSN is WAY OVER THERE!

What am I referring to?

Well Google has placed themselves in front of us all the time. Think about it.

With Google you can…

  • Get a date
  • Find a phone number
  • Send an SMS message
  • Check your email
  • Place a classified ad
  • Creat your own Calendar
  • Make a webpage
  • Create a blog
  • Search for blogs
  • Upload videos
  • Get alerts
  • Search Catalogs
  • Search from your desktop
  • Search the earth
  • View the earth
  • Check your stocks
  • Comparative shop
  • Search images
  • View maps and get directions
  • View your news online
  • Search newsgroups
  • Create your own group
  • Find,edit and share photos
  • Create 3d models
  • Instant message
  • Translate webpages
  • Speed up webpages
  • And last but not least… search the Internet

You see, Google has surrounded us with their tools and technology. We can’t help but use them. It’s not just a company, but it has grown into our everyday culture.

Do you say MSN it? or Yahoo it?

No, you say I Googled them. Or I Googled it? That’s power.


What I mean is MSN is not at my finger tips like Google is. Even though all I have to do is type mentally in my mind I feel like IT’S WAY OVER THERE.

Google is right here. I don’t have to go anywhere. I just open up my browser.

How can we learn from this?

Think of ways you can surround your customers with your products or services. If you are in front of your customers all the time, it makes it quite easy for them to buy one of your products. It takes less work. YOU ARE RIGHT HERE!

Don’t make your customers work to find you again. Give them reminders. Heck, just start a blog like this or something. So you can keep in front of them as much as you possibly can.


Ok, I’m growing it back. 🙂 Thanks for the input. My wife likes it. So you know how that goes. 🙂


  1. Home based business opportunity on July 11, 2006 at 10:36 am


    Comparing Microsoft to Google is not the smartest thing to do.

    It is not where Google is now that matters, but where they will be in a few yrs from today.

    Home based business opportunity

  2. robby on August 18, 2006 at 1:51 pm

    I have always said that Google is the Internet god. The others are just angels.