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Google Gives Tips On Best Ways To Incorporate Flash

Jul 6, 2007 | 1,965 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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flashimages Google Gives Tips On Best Ways To Incorporate Flash Absolutely useful is Google's Search Quality Team's Mark Berghausen's “Best uses of Flash” post on incorporating Adobe flash into your website in a way that the Googlebot does not miss it.

The only hard and fast rule is to show Googlebot the exact same thing as your users. If you don't, your site risks appearing suspicious to our search algorithms. This simple rule covers a lot of cases including cloaking, JavaScript redirects, hidden text, and doorway pages. The engineers at Google came up with practical suggestions to help you overcome this dilemma:

Google Code Search Mods

Jul 6, 2007 | 1,869 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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codesearch logo.thumbnail Google Code Search ModsAt the official Google Code Search blog, Aleksander Fedorynski, Google Software Engineer writes about the gradual growth of Google Code Search and the latest alterations and improvements.

We've expanded our crawl to include not just complete archives and repositories, but individual code files and sample code snippets from webpages as well. Now when you search for things like [LfractalCanvas] or [nph-refresh], you'll have a better chance of finding what you want.

Google Anniversary

Jul 4, 2007 | 1,405 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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It was seven years ago on this day when Google's fortunes took a turn. On this day back in 2000, Google took over the secondary search results from Inktomi for Yahoo! and the exposure that this virtually unknown search engine received, forever changed the landscape of search.

Google Search URL Parameters Demystified

Jul 4, 2007 | 4,271 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Adding specific search URL parameters can alter the results and give us a more customized search. Based on these parameters, Joost de Valk has a PDF cheat sheet file which includes links to the documentation for the values some of these parameters can hold.

Previously, Joost de Valk created a Depersonalized Search Browser Plug-in where users can search without logging out of Google and still receive depersonalized SERPs.

Google files appeal for lost Belgian copyright case while also discussing case with Copiepresse

Jul 4, 2007 | 1,524 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Just months after Google Inc lost a copyright lawsuit to Copiepresse, an association of Belgian French- and German-language publishers, in a Brussels Court of First Instance where it had to cough up a 25,000 Euros ($32,500) per day penalty for everyday it carried links (which Google never paid), the search giant is back to appealing the court's verdict that “it (Google) violated Belgian copyright law”, Marketwatch reports.

Google Appeals For Formal Participation In Microsoft Anti-Trust Case

Jul 4, 2007 | 2,853 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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msn 20060828google.thumbnail Google Appeals For Formal Participation In Microsoft Anti Trust CaseNot one to quietly simmer down, Google has now appealed to Federal Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to participate as Amicus Curiae meaning friend of the court in Microsoft's anti-trust issue, reports Seattle pi. The appeal is 5 page long and titled “Reply Brief for Google Inc in support of motion for leave to participate as Amicus Curiae”.

FeedBurner TotalStats and MyBrand Free For All!

Jul 4, 2007 | 2,255 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 | 2,430 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 | 2,476 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 | 1,412 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.