I was just submerged into my weekly dose of new info on my portfolio of stocks on Goggle Finance when I noted a few things:
1.When I am watching trends or reading info on my airlines' stocks Google AdSense is displaying advertisements for an online travel ticket portal. Obviously, if someone is interested in airlines stock that doesn’t mean that he is interested in traveling. This space can be used for more effective Ads.
2.When I am on the Portfolio-related news page, Google finance shows me my portfolio stocks by their stock exchange numbers (like 530073) and not stock names (like xyz Ltd). This is not user-friendly. I can’t map any company news to action on that company’s stock as they are just numbers and like many other mortals am bad at remembering so many 6 digits company stock exchange numbers. If I have some news about company xyz then I have to go to my portfolio and check what happened to company xyz stock post that news. Instead of these vanilla numbers, Google should display company names here.
3.The info displayed on the Portfolio-related news page is redundant. ‘Recent quotes’ and ‘my portfolio’ section is showing the same quotes as I just visited my portfolio. As people generally focus on their portfolio only, the info shown in these 2 sections will nearly always be redundant. Of-course Google can check if the info for both these sections is the same it can eliminate the info from the ‘Recent quotes’ section and use that space for something more fruitful, maybe some more space for one more ad.
Am sure that Google folks are intelligent enough to mine the web for feedback\ideas related to their products and soon they will give consideration to my tuppence as well.
PS: This post was originally posted on hoodasaurabh.blogspot.com