Google vs Microsoft

Posted on May 1, 2006 09:49 PM by Joel Comm

Whenever I do teleseminars and publicly speak, I tell people that we are entering a new age of the Internet. Internet v1.0 was the beginning of the web. Money was tossed about like confetti as venture capitalist waved millions of Benjamins at anything with a dotcom for a suffix.

Then the bubble burst.

Enter Internet v2.0.

Consolidation. Bankruptcy. Layoffs. Out with the much of the old... in with the new.

It took several years, but during this period (2001-2003), the Internet began getting back on its feet.

Good business models survived and became better. New business models surfaced.

Google launched the AdSense contextual advertising program and revolutionized opportunities to generate revenue online.

In the meantime, MSN (Microsoft's search site), struggled along as a distant third to Google and Yahoo!

That's about the change.

The gauntlet was tossed down today as ditched Google for their search site in favor of MSN search.

Game on, ladies and gentlemen.

Internet v3.0 has arrived...

See Also

Google AdSense Forums - Aug 23, 2005
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Joel Comm is an Internet entrepreneur who has been online for over 20 years. In 1995, Joel launched, a family-friendly portal to the web which enjoys thousands of visitors each day. Joel is the co-creator of, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 1997, and now goes by the name Yahoo! Games. Since then, Joel's company, InfoMedia, Inc., has launched dozens of web sites which offer online shopping, free stuff, website reviews and more. Joel is the author of many popular books, including the NY Times Best-Seller, The AdSense Code. He regularly makes appearances at Internet marketing conferences and seminars.