Chapter 18. Buying and Selling—Online and Locally—with Google Base

Google Base is a Google service that’s not entirely easy to describe. Some have described it as a site for online classified ads, like the increasingly popular Craigslist. Others have described it as an online marketplace, kind of like eBay without the auctions. Still others view Google Base as a giant database of products and information—and it’s this description that’s probably the most accurate.

Google describes Google Base as “a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content that we’ll host and make searchable online.” That sounds a lot like a big database to me—which is, presumably, where Google got the Google Base name. You can use Google Base to ...

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