Some interesting changes happening in the Google world lately. First comes news that Google Analytics has updated the list of default search engines curated by Google. The update has included the following search engines in the default list:
Google has also fixed an issue with the way search engines are recognized. Previously, URLs with the word “search” and a query parameter “q” were attributed to the search engine search.com. The fix will lead to more accurate reports.
Nine New Languages for Google Analytics
Meanwhile, Google Analytics has added functionality for nine new languages: Arabic, Croatian, Hebrew, Hindi, Latvian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, and Ukrainian. These additions bring the total number of languages available in Google Analytics to 40.
This is what the company had to say:
We are confident this will improve the usage of Google Analytics across the world, and help website owners and AdWords advertisers get even more out of their internet marketing efforts. Happy data mining!
Googleplex’s Experience Center
Possibly the most exciting news out of Google, however, involves the company’s vaunted Googleplex, the company’s Mountain View headquarters. According to reports, the company is developing a 120,000 square foot “Google Experience Center”. This center will house a private museum and labs for “secret projects” and Google’s @Home automation development.
The Experience Center will likely end up serving as a place for the company to present and share new ideas with the industry players, and to demo products for enterprise and government customers.
Click here to see a gallery of the Googlepex offices.
What do you think about these developments?