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FeedBurner TotalStats and MyBrand Free For All!

Jul 4, 2007 | 2,246 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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feed logo images FeedBurner TotalStats and MyBrand Free For All!Just a month ago, Google made big news when they purchased FeedBurner for a cool $100 million.

The bigger news, after Google's acquisition of FeedBurner, is announcement that FeedBurner TotalStats and MyBrand is absolutely free for all its users. Initially, the applications were partially free as users who took advantage of some of its advanced features paid a monthly package of $3-$14. Old users need to re-activate these services so as to take advantage of its free services.

Google Book Search: Text versions Of Romeo & Juliet To Kurt Cobain

Jul 4, 2007 | 2,419 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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shakefpeare.thumbnail Google Book Search: Text versions Of Romeo & Juliet To Kurt CobainGoogle Research Scientist, T. V. Raman has a post on an improved Google Book Search where you can read text versions of everything from Romeo & Juliet to Kurt Cobain biographies.Now there is no excuse for not reading.

Google Book Search, in T.V. Raman's words, opens up “thousands of books to people who use adaptive technologies such as speech output, screen readers, and Braille displays.” It provides access to public domain works. The content can be used for anything you choose, be it commercial or non-commercial.

The New Official GMail Blog, Fresh From The Oven!

Jul 4, 2007 | 2,472 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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images1 The New Official GMail Blog, Fresh From The Oven!   Just launched is the new Official GMail blog which will include “updates, productivity tips, and some insights into the people and the technology behind Gmail .”

The blog's first tip, for the uninitiated, is to incorporate Gmail with Google Calendar and Docs & Spreadsheets, you'll find posts from folks on these teams as well.

Matt Cutts' Preaching On Company Blogging 101!

Jul 3, 2007 | 1,409 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As recently seen, there was a lot of backlash and reaction to Google's Lauren Turner's post on “Does negative press make you Sicko?”. Lauren Turner came to her own rescue again saying that the opinion s she raised about the movie was hers and not her corporation.

Based on this event, here is Matt Cutts who in his official blog gives some evergreen pointers when one is blogging on his or her company's behalf.

Google: Over 1 Million Servers And Counting!

Jul 3, 2007 | 10,472 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has over 1 million servers informs Gartner. This information came up after Gartner ran a research after which Simon Mingay submitted a report called "Look Beyond Google's Plan to Become Carbon Neutral."

Based on this report, Pandia came up with a simple description explaining :

Google Webmaster Cental Advice On Ways To Creating Valuable Startpages

Jul 3, 2007 | 1,274 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As obvious as it sounds, Google's official webmaster central blog has an article on “How to create valuable startpages,” on how to create startpages.

Startpage is a webpage with a lot of links about a specific topic. Besides hyperlinks, startpages often contain text, animations and pictures. The whole startpage concept began in September 1998 with the launch of Startpagina.nl, which was set up to be an online linkbook for the inexperienced Internet user. Since then, Startpagina.nl has become a huge success, mainly because an enormous number of volunteers created and maintained the different startpages covering lots of interesting and diverse topics.

Google Has Acquired Grand Central Communications

Jul 3, 2007 | 2,248 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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grandcentral brand tn.thumbnail Google Has Acquired Grand Central CommunicationsFollowing the reports by TechCrunch on whether Google would be buying telephone management startup company, GrandCentral, the official Google blog announces that they have acquired GrandCentral Communications.

Google's Sicko Bad Press!

Jul 2, 2007 | 2,017 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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imagessicko Googles Sicko Bad Press!When Lauren Turner in Google's official Health Advertising blog took on Michael Moore's “Sicko” and said, “Whatever the problem, Google can act as a platform for educating the public and promoting your message” in the post, “Does negative press make you Sicko?” , little did she know what was in for her.

Customize And Personalize Even More Of Google Maps!

Jul 2, 2007 | 2,303 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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drag to change route Customize And Personalize Even More Of Google Maps!With Google Maps now anyone can get step-by-step driving directions, Plan a trip with multiple stops, Check live traffic conditions (select cities) and now Drag 'n drop points to customize your route reports Ryan Sturgell and Barry Brumitt at the official Google Lat Long Blog.

You can customize our driving directions to follow the route of your choice. Simply click on the route, drag it around, and the purple line follows you. When you've found the route you want,

Matt Cutts' Wants Feedback For Webmaster Central

Jul 2, 2007 | 2,423 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Recently Google Webmaster Central got an overhaul and more members. Matt Cutts in his official blog announces.

Suggestions include:

  1. Part of the page creation includes a hidden link (via css) that only shows if you print the page, or view it in print preview and whether this be considered outside the Google guidelines.
  2. Updated guidelines are worded less ambiguously than the old.