Since this is my first Fortune 500 blogs review, I’ll just type anything and everything I do and observed as I make my journey to unravel any blogging business in Capital One or the lack of.
Capital One Website. Front page – no sign of the word blog. Searched “blog” … The reply was “There were no results for blog. Here are the results for log.” (Nice. They check for misspellings in their searches)
Googled site:capitalone.com blog and the variants – web log, weblog, blogs, web logs, weblogs… Nothing.
Googled “Capital One” Blog and the variants. Ooooh… Lots of other sites, but nothing official.
On to Technorati. One blog! Its by an employee, more of a personal one, talking about life at work. Six posts, started on February 24th, 2006.
I learnt one thing from the blog.
There’s (apparently) long been a tradition in Cap One’s IT department of giving a Lava Lamp to anyone who makes a particularly memorable schoolboy error.
Google Finance and Google Blog Search! Lots of blogs, all talking about their experience with the service and the credit cards and selling and buying of their shares… and hey! I found my previous post! Oh… I took 57 mins already.
Nothing on Yahoo Directory too!
Most sites that turned out under the search were either regular bloggers talking about issues related to Capital One like phishing and interest rates, or just regular blogs with Capital One ads in their Yahoo! Search Marketing or Google Ads.
Do you think Capital One get started with a blog? From my hour of search experience, I have a feeling they are gonna get a good number of comments on their blog when they start one (if they ever do).
So, what’s in your wallet? Now, there are credit cards, loans and financing, direct banking… anything and everything but blogs.