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Google's $600 Million Iowa Project!

Jun 20, 2007 | 1,123 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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AP reports Google is to construct a a $600 million data center in western Iowa.

Gov. Chet Culver said, "In making its decision, Google recognized what we in Iowa have known all along — our workforce and quality of life is second-to-none." In a statement about the project at Iowa, Paul Froutan, Google's director of operations said, "We look forward to joining the community and are grateful for the support from the state and local governments throughout our evaluation process”.

Google Gets Internet License For China!

Jun 20, 2007 | 1,622 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Wall Street Journal has news that Google “received preliminary regulatory approval to provide Internet content in China, allowing the search-engine firm to offer new services as it tries to gain a larger share of the world's second-largest Internet market.”

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This is a big hurdle crossed as Google's attempts to advertise its services and also to introduce Gmail service, its very popular Web applications which earlier had many problems. Google Inc does not have their very own Internet Content Provider as it uses ganji.com.

Google YouTube In 9 More Countries!

Jun 20, 2007 | 1,746 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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YouTube in 9 more domains announces Sakina Arsiwala, YouTube's International Manager in the official Google blog.

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"Each new site is fully translated and localized for each country including content (Featured Videos, Director Videos, Promotions), as well as the interfaces, search, user support, and such community features as video ratings, sharing, and content flagging. And these new localized versions are built using Google search technology, so you can quickly find more of what you want to see. Perhaps best of all, you can continue to use youtube.com, or move to one of these localized sites — and switch seamlessly between the two. "

Expect Makeover In Google's Webmaster Tools

Jun 19, 2007 | 2,773 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The official Google Webmaster Central Blog says within 6 weeks, an overall overhauled Webmaster central – both its Content and Organization will be unveiled.

On June 5, Google Webmaster Central blog announced its plans to restructure Webmaster Tools help and on the next day, it released new Webmaster guidelines like hidden text or hidden links, cloaking or sneaky redirects and automated queries to Google, to name a few.

Matt Cutts' Daterange Power Searcher Tip

Jun 19, 2007 | 1,972 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Matt Cutts in his official Blog entry gives a shout out to Researchbuzz.com for an article called “Google Makes Change to Daterange Syntax”.

New Cool Feature: Depersonalized Search Browser Plug-in

Jun 18, 2007 | 2,394 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Joost De Valk created a Google de-Personalized Search plug-in which can can be used in both Firefox and Internet Explorer 7. Meaning, now you can search without logging out of Google and still receive depersonalized SERPs.

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One webmaster writes, "Seriously cool work, Joost! Thanks for providing the community with a practical tool. It may be a simple tool, but its the simple things that sometimes don't appreciated enough. (plus, I don't have to enter &pws=0 after each search either.) "

Google Public Policy Blog Launched!

Jun 18, 2007 | 1,807 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Andrew McLaughlin, Google's Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs finally makes it public that their official Google Public Policy Blog is now open for public use. However, this is not a new release as the Google Public Policy Blog has been working in the sly for about 2 months.

Google China Stops Using Cache Feature

Jun 18, 2007 | 2,425 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Over a month ago, Pacific Epoch announced that Google China was sued as it stopped using its feature of Cache. Cache stores webpages and the removal caused many websites to lose traffic and drop in rankings.

Finally, Google Video Search Engine Is Here!

Jun 15, 2007 | 1,901 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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After refreshing and revamping itself a time too many, Google Operating System Blog announces that Google video in its latest avatar has become Google video Search Engine.

This new video search engine shows results from other sites like YouTube, MySpace, Metacafe, BBC, Yahoo Video, Break.com, Daily Motion, Vimeo, Veoh, iFilm, Grouper, AOL Video, Jumpcut, Revver and Guba. Among the video portals YouTube has the highest with 42.5 million videos, followed by Yahoo Video (3 million), Google video (2.3 million) and MySpace with 2 million.

Google Simplifies Custom Search Engines!

Jun 15, 2007 | 1,522 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The official Google Custom Search blog announces a new feature that simplifies Custom Search Engines (CSEs) by simply placing a small piece of tailored code on a page on your site.