Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New About Google - 25 January 2011

  • Tune in tonight: The State of the Union, and your questions
    January 24, 2011
    Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his second State of the Union address - and for the second year in a row, you can submit your follow-up questions for him right here on YouTube. Tune in to youtube.com/askobama and be sure to submit a question for the President (video questions preferred) and vote on your favorites. On Thursday January 27, at 2:30 p.m. ET, we’ll bring a selection of your top-voted questions to the President at the White House in an exclusive, live YouTube Interview.



    Just as interested in the
  • How to deal with planned site downtime
    January 24, 2011
    Webmaster level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Once in a while we get asked whether a site’s visibility in Google’s search results can be impacted in a negative way if it’s unavailable when Googlebot tries to crawl it. Sometimes downtime is unavoidable: a webmaster might decide to take a site down due to ongoing site maintenance, or legal or cultural requirements. Outages that are not clearly marked as such can negatively affect a site’s reputation. While we cannot guarantee any crawling, indexing or ranking, there are methods to deal with planned

  • 127 new dimensions and metrics through the Google Analytics API
    January 24, 2011
    One of our aims of the Google Analytics Data Export API is to provide access to all the data you find in our reporting UI. To that end, we are releasing 127 new dimensions and metrics via the API today!
    Some of the powerful new data points are:
    • Unique visitors - ga:visitors metric has been updated to support the true number of unique visitors for any date range (instead of the daily unique visitors). It also supports significantly more valid combinations.
    • Organic Searches - The number of organic searches within a session.
    • 10 new

  • Google Summer of Code 2011 announced at LCA
    January 24, 2011
    (Cross-posted from the Google Open Source Blog)
    Despite the recent devastating floods in Australia, the open source community is converging on Brisbane this week for the annual linux.conf.au (LCA). The LCA team “encourages everyone to still come to Brisbane and support local business and the community - we need your support.” Monday during the introductory session at LCA, Carol Smith, member of the Google Open Source Programs Office, proudly announced Google Summer of Code 2011.
    This will be the 7th year for Google Summer

  • Print from your phone with Gmail for mobile and Google Cloud Print
    January 24, 2011


    Let’s say you need to print an important email attachment on your way to work so that it’s waiting for you when you walk in the door. With Gmail for mobile and Google Cloud Print — a service that allows printing from any app on any device, OS or browser without the need to install drivers — you can.

    To get started, you’ll first need to connect your printer to Google Cloud Print. For now, this step requires a Windows PC but Linux and Mac support are coming soon. Once you’re set up
  • Cloud printing on the go
    January 24, 2011
    Cross posted on the the Gmail Blog and the Google Mobile Blog

    Back in April 2010 we announced Google Cloud Print, a service in beta that allows printing from any app on any device, OS or browser without the need to install any software. Just last month we opened Google Cloud Print to users in the Chrome notebook pilot program. Today we are very pleased to announce the beta launch of Google Cloud Print for mobile documents and Gmail for mobile, which we will be rolling out to users throughout the next few days.

    Imagine printing an important
  • Google Summer of Code Announced at LCA
    January 24, 2011

    Despite the recent devastating floods in Australia, the open source community is converging on Brisbane this week for the annual linux.conf.au (LCA). The LCA team “encourages everyone to still come to Brisbane and support local business and the community - we need your support.” Monday during the introductory session at LCA, Carol Smith, member of the Google Open Source Programs Office, proudly announced Google Summer of Code 2011.

    This will be the 7th year for Google Summer of Code, an innovative program dedicated to introducing

  • Keep your opt-outs
    January 24, 2011


    Today we’re making available Keep My Opt-Outs, which enables you to opt out permanently from ad tracking cookies. It’s available as an extension for download in Chrome.

    Why have we developed this feature?

    Recently, the Federal Trade Commission and others have expressed interest in a “Do Not Track” mechanism that could offer users a simple way to opt out of personalized advertising. Advertising companies that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) already
  • Understanding your Opportunities with AdSense
    January 24, 2011
    Webmaster Level: Beginner to Intermediate

    As you’re working to increase your traffic with Webmaster Tools, did you know that you’re also able to monetize this traffic with Google AdSense?

    Google AdSense is a program that enables webmasters like you to display relevant ads on your websites and earn revenue. It’s free to use and gives you access to Google’s vast network of advertisers. After a quick and easy set up, AdSense is designed to help you start showing ads on your site that fit in with your audience, while allowing you to earn money
  • When Consumers Were Blanketed in White, Retailers Should Have Been Seeing Green
    January 24, 2011
    Hindsight is 20/20. At least that is what I think Northeastern retailers were thinking when record snowstorms hit this holiday season. Retailers of all sizes were unable to meet the customer demand for snow blowers this year; query trends indicate that purchase intent for snow blowers has been increasing steadily year over year.















    Applying this year over year increase toward the future, retailers may consult consumer trends on Insights for Search to guide inventory selection of seasonal tools. Last year, there was
  • Orkut is turning 7 today
    January 24, 2011
    Today marks orkut’s 7th birthday, so to celebrate, we released a new doodle in orkut.

    We’d like to thank our users, and to let you know we are here working hard on making orkut better for you.

    Join our official orkut community to hear about news and updates.

    Posted by the orkut team

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