Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New About Google - 26 october 2010

  • Trip report: Google and YouTube in Iraq

    October 26, 2010

    (Cross-posted from the YouTube Blog)

    Earlier this month, a small team from Google and YouTube spent a week in Iraq on a trip arranged by the Department of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO). Our goals were to explore opportunities for Google in Iraq, to understand the landscape of Internet access and connectivity in the country during this critical transition period and to bring top-voted questions from YouTube to Iraqi leaders in a series of interviews. We met with students, private sector companies, NGOs


  • Trip Report: Google and YouTube in Iraq

    October 26, 2010

    Earlier this month, a small team from Google and YouTube spent a week in Iraq on a trip arranged by the Department of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO). Our goals were to explore opportunities for Google in Iraq, to understand the landscape of Internet access and connectivity in the country during this critical transition period, and to bring top-voted questions from YouTube to Iraqi leaders in a series of interviews. We met with students, private sector companies, NGOs and Iraqi leadership in the Kurdish city


  • Giving users the best answer, and competing fair and square in travel search

    October 26, 2010



    Since we announced our plans to acquire ITA Software in July, we’ve spent a lot of time talking with players in the online travel industry -- airlines, travel agents, and search sites -- about our plans to build better flight search tools for users, and our commitment to competition in this space.

    We’ve been encouraged by the travel industry support we’ve seen for this acquisition -- from airlines, online travel agencies, and also ITA’s competitors. Even longtime travel guru Arthur


  • How Disney Living engages consumers with YouTube for the Holidays

    October 26, 2010

    Disney’s Consumer Products division uses its Disney Living Channel on YouTube to showcase everything from bridal fashion shows featuring gowns inspired by its Disney Princesses to sneak peeks of its latest toys, and tech gadgets.




    They turned to YouTube because it has broad reach and because video allows the company to tell stories that couldn’t be conveyed in print or other online media. Learn more about how the Disney Living channel creates content specifically for YouTube and uses both social media and paid advertising to


  • Website clinic: Call for submissions

    October 25, 2010

    Webmaster Level: Beginner

    Cross-posted on the Google Grants Blog

    Googlers often participate in live site clinics at conferences, giving advice about real-world sites and allowing webmasters to learn by example. Now Google’s Search Quality team is excited to host an online site clinic right here on this blog. In future posts, we’ll be looking at some user-submitted examples and offering broad advice that you can apply to your site.

    This site clinic will focus on non-profit organizations, but chances are that our advice will benefit


  • Your stats, right away

    October 25, 2010

    Do you hate delays? Do you think being told to “Please wait…” by websites, cash machines, call centers, and the doughnut stand drive-thru guy in the year 2010 is a sure sign modern living isn’t quite meeting our collective expectations as a planet?

    Good news! Today, we will be rolling out a new, experimental interface for Google FeedBurner. The real story is what’s new under the hood, however: the new interface provides real time stats for clicks, views, and podcast downloads, which means you can start seeing what content is drawing traffic


  • AFI Fest 2010

    October 25, 2010

    The American Film Institute's AFI Fest, featuring a world class selection of short and feature films, is only a week away. In this guest blog post, AFI's Bob Jennings and Lane Kneedler discuss the festival and the treasure trove of short films they find online.

    Any festival can tell you programming short films is very hard. At AFI Fest, we only have space for about 30 shorts and over 3,000 submissions to choose from. However, this year we didn’t limit ourselves to just submissions. We also travelled to other festivals and looked increasingly


  • ‘Tis the season for placement targeting: Display advertising

    October 25, 2010


    Over the past several weeks, we’ve given you tips about how to take advantage of placement targeting as advertiser spend increases during the holiday season. In this final post of our “‘Tis the season for placement targeting” series, we’ll take a step back to talk about a popular topic that's generated buzz around Google and the online advertising industry: display advertising. This is especially relevant to this series, as the goal of placement targeting is to offer premium space to advertisers so they can effectively reach their audiences

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