Happy Birthday Google Base: 1 Year Old

Google Base is one of the dozens of Google tools that businesses can use beyond Google’s popular search engine.
According to Google Base’s web site Google Base is a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content, which we’ll make searchable on Google (if your content isn’t online yet, we’ll put it there). You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they do related searches. In fact, based on your items’ relevance, users may find them in their results for searches on Froogle, Google Maps and even our main Google web search.
If you have a list of things (products for sale?) that you want others to know about Google Base is one place you can list them. Maybe you have an inventory of books you want to sell or just list so others can view – consider Google Base.
Of course there’s many other ways to do this, like posting the document online and simply pointing it to a selection of users. But Google Base is for products that you want the public to know about.
In many ways it competes with eBay, except eBay facilitates the transaction so much better of course.