Thursday, December 02, 2004

Will Gmail dominate?

I recently came across an article on Gmail titled, "Gmail won't take over the world just yet." by Nettie Hartsock. In the article, Nettie makes a very good point when stating, "... [email] users are vested so to speak in their [current] e-mail addresses... That’s why it’s going to take a lot longer for Gmail to take accounts away." This can be very true. I too recieve and send emails on my old hotmail account, that doesn't mean I'll continue to open new relations and sign up for new things using the old account. I didn't hesitate to get a Gmail account. Gmail's ingenious marketing strategy makes it seem like it's almost a deal to switch over. And it really is. My Gmail account gives me a chance to start fresh with much better features and filters to help keep them organized.

Once people figure out all the features and learn how to use them, there's no stopping Gmail. And by the time Hotmail and Yahoo! include great features list this, it'll be too late. Gmail is growing rapidly with over 2.5 million accounts created already. You can average that out to over 10,000 sign-ups a day since April 1, 2004. This huge client base is only going to explode once Gmail has finished beta testing. I really think Yahoo! and MSN better step it up and get with the program real soon or Gmail will own the free web-based email world.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. What is the source for the claim that Gmail had 2.5 million accounts in 12/04 and do you know what the latest estimate is?
Thanks!

October 11, 2005 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger trollswagen said...

exactly what i thought a year ago... now i realize that gmail got it very very right with their email. Yahoo Mail sucks!

January 27, 2006 at 5:41 AM  

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