Google Search Redesigns Stock Quotes “Card,” Drops Competitor Links, Then Brings Them Back

old-google-stock-quotes Yesterday, Google launched a new design of the stock quotes "card" at the top of its search results. The new card dropped links to competing financial websites, something Google previously had in place since 2000. But after attention was drawn to the fact, Google quietly restored the links. Google Operating System noted the change and the drop of competitor links yesterday, as did TechCrunch. And that's what we saw when we first posted this story at 9:22am ET today: Compare the new card above to the old one below, and you can see how the links to competitors were removed: Goog [...]

Google Giving Stock Tips With Domestic Trends

The Google Blog announced a new trends project named within Google Finance named Google Domestic Trends. In short, Google tracks searches on and then groups those search volume metrics into industry sectors. Google will then plot the search volume by several industry sectors on a trends graph and allow you to then overall stocks and indices on top of those search volume trends. For example, I plotted Continental Airlines stock price on Google's domestic trends index for airline travel: Google thinks there may be some useful insight into search volume for economic forecas [...]

Google Search, Video & Finance Testing Interface Changes

It appears that Google is testing new user interfaces for Google Web Search, Google Video Search and Google Finance. On Google Web Search, Google is testing showing "Review This Site" as a link, as opposed to a graphical comments icon. On Google Video Search, Google is testing additional search filters on the left hand side. And on Google Finance, Google is testing a new side bar. Let's dig deeper into each Google test. As reported at the Search Engine Roundtable, Sam from Oh Nuts noticed Google testing what appears to look a lot like the Google Wonder Wheel in the video search results. [...]

Drill, Baby, Drill: Google Finance Gets Ads; Google News Testing Them

In my Ad Age column last month, I joked about Google taking a "drill, baby, drill" approach in rolling out more ads everywhere on its properties. Now the latest ad reservoir to be tapped: Google Finance, as announced today on the Google Blog. You'll find a new box as shown above sporting ads on the Google Finance home page, as well as ads that are running along the sides of internal pages: Google also notes that Google News will be getting ads: In the very near future, we will start testing text ads on a small number of news refinements within Goog [...]

Google Adds News Blog & Finance Blog

Google frequently adds new blogs, most are for international translation of their other blogs now - but recently Google added two new blogs. The Google News Blog was launched yesterday and the Google Finance Blog was launched Wednesday. Hat tip to Googlified. [...]

Google Finance Integrates Google Calendar, News & Reader While Adding New Features

The Google Blog announced new features for Google Finance. The features include: Events section now lists earnings calls, analyst meetings and other scheduled events relating to a company Add those events to your Google Calendar right from that page View and download historical prices (example for AAPL) You can download the latest portfolio performance and transaction details from your portfolio Links to the news RSS feeds for each stock ticker Google News now links to Google Finance if the company is listed Here is an example of Google Calendar integration with Google Finance for Apple' [...]

Google Finance Plus Signs In Google Search Results

Threadwatch spotted plus signs within Google search results that contain Google Finance information. A search at one Google data center on computers brings back the follow results: Clicking on the plus sign, opens a Google Finance preview. This is similar to Google Maps plus sign in the Google search results. Hat tip to Google Operating Systems also. [...]

Google: Free Real-Time Quotes Here To Stay

Many financial web sites, including Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Forbes and others were offering free real-time quotes to users until last fall, when the New York Stock Exchange increased the fees it charged for displaying market data. In response, many of these firms teamed up to form, a Washington trade group that petitioned the SEC to halt recent fee increases. Today, according to the Official Google Blog, the NYSE issued a proposal to the SEC which if approved, keep fees at a level that would allow Google to display real-time, last-sale prices across all Google properti [...]

Google Updates Google Finance Home Page

The Google Finance home page has a new look this morning. All the details of what is new is currently at What's new on Google Finance page. The new features include: Market Summary Sector summary Top movers Category pages Enhanced portfolios 40 years of historical stock data (launched a week or so ago) And more... Postscript: The Google Blog just posted an announcement on Google Finance, with a link to a YouTube video. [...]

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