Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New About Google -09 Nov 2010

  • Beyond Instant results: Instant Previews

    November 8, 2010

    With Google Instant you get results as fast as you type, but your search doesn’t stop there. Once you get results back, you choose a site to visit based on the information in each result—like the title, a snippet of text and the URL. Over time we’ve made steady improvements to our search results and snippets to help you pick a great page. Now we’re making a leap to image-based snapshots—a new kind of visual search result we call “Instant Previews” which makes it even faster to choose the right result.

  • A Chrome extension for reporting webspam

    November 8, 2010

    Webmaster Level: All

    At Google, we continually strive to improve our algorithms to keep search results relevant and clean. You have been supporting us on this mission by sending spam reports for websites that violate our Webmaster Guidelines, using the spam report form in Google Webmaster Tools. While you might not see changes right away, we take your reports seriously and use them to fine-tune our algorithms -- the feedback is much appreciated and helps us to protect the integrity of our search results. We also take manual action on many

  • The Early Shopper Gets the Gifts

    November 8, 2010

    Holiday researching is starting earlier and earlier. We've been surveying shoppers every 2 weeks to track progress of their holiday shopping and as of October 19:

    Source: Google/Ipsos OTX Consumer Pulse Check.

    The biggest takeway is that researching/shopping started even earlier than last year. By October 19, 73% of consumers had started researching/shopping vs. 59% in 2009. Purchasing remains more consistent: 51% in 2010 vs. 46% in 2009. Although retailers will see a bulk of their sales in December, consumers are beginning to make decisions

  • Introducing Project Hosting comments by email

    November 8, 2010

    Google Project Hosting is all about helping software developers work together on source code, code reviews, issues, and wiki pages for technical documentation. In fact, the projects we host have collectively accumulated several million issue comments. Working together means that, from time to time, the ball is in your court and you need to respond to other users.

    We send out notification emails to let the appropriate users know when an issue has been entered or a comment has been added to an issue, wiki page, or code review. These emails contain

  • Discover v201008: Remove incomplete BulkMutateJobs

    November 8, 2010

    The v201008 release of the AdWords API added a new feature to the BulkMutateJobService: the ability to remove incomplete jobs. This allows you to clean out your job queue after an application crash or other failure. In this post we’ll demonstrate how to use the feature and discuss some of its limitations.

    When a BulkMutateJob is created the field numRequestParts is set, which determines how many BulkMutateRequest objects will be added to the job. Once the final request part has been added, the job enters into the account’s job queue

  • Tips & Tricks: Our favorite shade of beige, the ruler

    November 8, 2010

    Recently, we launched a rebuilt document editor from the ground up. Just like some colors stand out more than others, there are some features in the new editor that are particularly shiny. While features like real-time collaboration, more fonts, and an advanced revision history tool are like neon green, crimson red, and ultramarine, the ruler tends to be viewed more like a beige.

    But the ruler, like beige, can certainly have its charms. You can use the ruler to position your text anywhere on the page. And that makes it a powerful tool.

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