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Google Swot Analysis

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Google Swot Analysis

SWOT Analysis:

SWOT analysis is used to strategically plan and identify a company’s internal strengths and weaknesses and the external environment that creates opportunities and threats. Company’s use their external opportunities to reinforce internal strengths and improve internal weaknesses in an attempt to achieve organization goals.

The internal factors of strengths and weaknesses are measured by its impact on the goals and objectives of the organization. A company's strengths are its resources and any other developments that can create a competitive advantage. Some of the internal factors are part of the marketing mix - product, price, plan, and promotion. The non existence of specific strengths may also be categorized as a weakness.

The external factors of opportunities and threats present themselves from the external environment. Some external factors are new technology, change in regulations, and competing products and firms. A matrix is usually used to express the results of the analysis (David).

Strengths

• Simple design and level of ease

• Patent for ranking tool

• Revenue from advertising programs

• 2007 Fortune #1 Best company to work for list

Weaknesses

• Google's tendency to solve engineering problems instead of user problems

• Google's contextual ads continuously targeted by click fraud

• Google's failed efforts offline

Opportunities

• Advertising partnership with Yahoo

• Experimental

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