What is Google Base? It appears to be a dead-easy online database creation capability within Google that popped its head up today, briefly, and then just as quickly went away. (As of this writing, the site is giving us "Forbidden: Error 403" messages).
Here's what one snapshot of the text from the site (source: http://telendro.com.es/imagenes/base.gif)
"Google Base is Google's database into which you can add all types of content. We'll host your content and make it searchable online for free. Examples of items you can find in Google Base:
- Description of your party planning service
- Articles on current events from your website
- Listing of your used car for sale
- Database of protein structures
You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they search Google Base. In fact, based on the relevance of your items, they may also be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle and Google Local."
More thoughts and analysis on Google Base, and Google's response to the rumor, after the jump. (Would that be a "base jump?")