Saturday, August 29, 2009

[G] Publishers-Get Found

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Google Affiliate Network: Publishers-Get Found

One of the common phrases you hear in Affiliate Marketing is that this is "a relationship business." That's a broad statement; and at Google Affiliate Network we ask what does that actually mean? We believe it's our job to help both publishers and advertisers create effective relationships through highly productive partnerships. We take our role in facilitating these relationships seriously. As the holiday shopping season approaches, I want to alert our publishers to a tool in the Google Affiliate Network interface that can help you establish more and better relationships with our advertisers.

Earlier this summer we launched the "Opportunity Center." Advertisers use this tool to find new publishers and to identify opportunities for growth.
Google Affiliate Network advertisers have the ability to view a report that highlights two things:

  • Publishers who are under-performing in their program but are performing well in the advertiser's category

  • High potential publishers who have not joined the advertiser's program.


Advertisers are constantly looking for ways to improve the productivity of their affiliate programs, and this feature will help you "get found" by engaged advertisers.
To appear to advertisers looking for new publishers, visit your Communications Preferences in our interface and opt-in to "Non-Joined Advertiser Opportunities." Publishers are identified as opportunities for existing advertiser programs when you opt in to receive promotional communication for specific advertisers.

If you want to "get found" by advertisers who want to add you to their programs or do more business with you, we recommend you update your communication preferences. We wish you a successful holiday shopping season.


On behalf of the Google Affiliate Network Team,

Tony Nelan
Manager, Publisher Services
URL: http://googleaffiliatenetwork-blog.blogspot.com/2009/08/publishers-get-found.html

[G] Vote on the No. 1 Video Vaccine

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YouTube Blog: Vote on the No. 1 Video Vaccine

A month ago, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Katherine Sebelius put out a call asking you to raise awareness about how citizens can steel themselves against the H1N1 (aka, "swine flu") virus. Today, the HHS announced the 10 best citizen-created PSAs -- and you get to vote on the winner.

Take a look at the finalists' videos on the HHS YouTube channel or spin through this playlist:



Have your say about which ad you think is most effective in increasing knowledge and prevention of H1N1. The winner will receive $2500 and have his/her PSA aired on live television. Voting ends at midnight on September 8.

Ramya Raghavan, YouTube News & Politics, recently watched "Ask the Chairman: A Virtual Townhall."


URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/youtube/PKJx/~3/zGP0ouvbtoM/vote-on-no-1-video-vaccine.html

Friday, August 28, 2009

[G] Find great stuff to read in Google Reader

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Official Gmail Blog: Find great stuff to read in Google Reader

Posted by Zach Yeskel, Product Marketing Manager

Have you ever clicked the "Reader" link at the top of your Gmail inbox and ended up in Google Reader, kind of unsure about what to do next?

We realize this happens from time to time, so to help people get started with Reader, we asked a bunch of prominent journalists, techies, fashion critics, and foodies for their lists of favorite sites and blogs. We compiled their reading lists and made them accessible to everyone at google.com/powerreaders, where you can explore and subscribe to lists from Thomas Friedman, Arianna Huffington, Paul Krugman, the editors of Lifehacker, Boing Boing, Kottke.org, and many more.


Whether you're new to Google Reader or already have an extensive reading list, we hope this will be a good place to find great stuff to read. And if you want to create your own reading list to share with others, you can do that too.
URL: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/find-great-stuff-to-read-in-google.html

[G] Share from Nav Bar

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Blogger Buzz: Share from Nav Bar

by Talin, Software Engineer, Blogger (Mountain View, CA)

It's fitting that our newest birthday present was announced first on Twitter. Starting yesterday, the Blogger Navbar includes a new button: "Share."




When your readers are on your blog's home page, they can click "Share" to post the blog's URL to Twitter, Facebook, or Google Reader. If they navigate directly to an individual blog post, clicking "Share" in the navbar also lets them share the post by email.




We've already seen some nice adoption of this new feature and hope this helps you build out your audience and share your story with the world. Here's a fun hack: each URL that gets shared has a specific parameter appended (?spref=nn, where fb=Facebook, tw=Twitter, and gr=Google Reader). If you're using Google Analytics to measure traffic on your blog, you can search for those strings to see how much traffic you're getting from each source.

On the other hand, if you're interested in seeing which blogs people are sharing, head on over to Twitter search and you can watch as people share blogs and posts that they like. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter while you're there!

This is one of many features announced as part of Blogger's 10th birthday. Happy Birthday!
URL: http://buzz.blogger.com/2009/08/share-from-nav-bar.html

[G] An API Integration To Measure Significant Change

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Google Analytics Blog: An API Integration To Measure Significant Change

Sophisticated, useful and cool applications are being developed everyday through the open Google Analytics API. We're loving what we're seeing. Basically, developers are grabbing their data from Google Analytics and slicing and dicing it, mixing it and mashing it with other data and applications, creating dashboards and widgets, and innovating some of the coolest stuff a data driven person could hope for. For example, we're really impressed with an app called Trendly which makes it easier to find important movers and shakers among your data via an innovative new interface, cutting down on the time you need to monitor your profiles. The team who built Trendly is using it as their one stop Google Analytics dashboard. We asked the team to share how this application came about, and here's what they wrote:
How many of you can afford to pay someone to monitor your analytics full time? We can't. We're a small startup, and we just don't have the resources to make that happen.

We use Google Analytics to track visits to our website, www.dabbledb.com. We'd love to have someone watching the hundreds of keywords, referrers, and campaigns that drive traffic to our site, someone who would send us a quick email whenever something really interesting happened: "Hey guys, thought you'd like to know that your average visitors from 'online database' doubled last week, and it's staying there - guess that SEO is working!"
So, using the Google Analytics API, we created Trendly, a monitoring and visualization tool which you can look at anytime and easily see what's changed. In short, Trendly uses mathematical models to take noisy data like this:

and figure out when significant changes have happened, marking it like this:

According to Trendly, our average daily visitors from the search words "online database" went up from 18 to 32 in mid-January, and then up again to 50 in early February. Also, Trendly sends us periodic emails to let us know about changes like these, saving us a lot of time. It also prepares a news feed with attractive charts that put the changes into perspective relative to everything else that's going on. Take a look at this - it calls out significant changes and makes them easy to notice with a timeline on the right.


When we first built Trendly for our internal use, we cobbled it together by screen-scraping and downloading exports from Google Analytics. But part of what made this tool exciting to us is that it solves a pretty universal problem. Trendly is your analyst until you can afford to hire a full time analyst. Heck, it probably keeps a clearer log of important changes than an analyst would! And with Trendly, you can delay this much longer since it cuts down your worflow by hours per week.

The new GA Data API allowed us to share it! With no signup and a couple of clicks, anyone can authenticate with Google and authorize us to grab their data and generate the reports. Suddenly our internal tool became a new product offering which can help any Google Analytics user. Give it a try and see for yourself.

What the guys at DabbleDB built is amazing.
If you have developed a useful new tool or integration on top of Google Analytics, drop us an email at analytics-api@google.com. If it's innovative and useful we'll highlight it to our readers on this blog.


Nick Mihailovski, The Google Analytics API Team
URL: http://analytics.blogspot.com/2009/08/api-integration-to-measure-significant.html

[G] More High Quality Templates and New Premium Fonts in Display Ad Builder

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Inside AdWords: More High Quality Templates and New Premium Fonts in Display Ad Builder

Last week we announced new high-end "Elegant" ad templates that can help you build great looking ads in minutes. Today we're releasing additional "Elegant" templates in the "General" category, as well as templates in a brand new "People" category. This new category enables advertisers to use templates that have professional images featuring people

In addition to these new templates, we also added 13 premium fonts that you can use to make ads with maximum visual appeal. They include: News Gothic, Gill Sans, Futura and Nimbus Sans. Here are some examples of the new ad templates and fonts:


With some of the new templates, you don't even need to upload any logos or images. With just a little bit of text you can create an appealing display ad in seconds.

To start creating your ads, visit the "Ads" tab in any campaign, click "New Ad," and select "Display Ad Builder' from the drop down." If you want to learn more about creating and running display ads, visit the Display Ads 101 tutorial.

Posted by Dan Friedman, Inside AdWords crew
URL: http://adwords.blogspot.com/2009/08/more-high-quality-templates-and-new.html

[G] Calling all Canadians

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Inside AdSense: Calling all Canadians

Are you a Canadian AdSense publisher? We'll be hosting a small AdSense event featuring optimization and product seminars in Toronto in early October, and we have a few additional spaces available. If you're located in the Toronto area and would like to attend, fill out our interest form, telling us a little about yourself, your site, and your history with AdSense. There are a limited number of spots left, so if you're interested, let us know as soon as possible. We'll let you know by email if you've been selected to take part in the event.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted by Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo - AdSense Optimization Team
URL: http://adsense.blogspot.com/2009/08/calling-all-canadians.html

[G] Live from the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival!

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YouTube Blog: Live from the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival!

We're pleased to present YouTube's first live-streamed concert, featuring selected performances from the Outside Lands Music & Arts festival happening this weekend in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Beginning at 2pm today and running through 10pm on Sunday, tune in to www.youtube.com/outsidelands for the chance to experience a summer music festival without getting tussled by crowds or waiting on line for the Port-O-Potty:



Expect to see live performances from a variety of acts, ranging from the jam rock of Dave Matthews Band to Bettye Lavette's classic soul, from the emerging punk funk of Cage the Elephant to the scuzzed-up blues rock of the Dead Weather, Jack White's latest project. (Sorry, this content is only viewable in the U.S.) We'll be featuring the choicest moments from the event on our homepage starting on Saturday at 2pm and Tweeting from the festival, too (so follow us on Twitter if you don't already: http://twitter.com/youtube).

In the meantime, check YouTube's Outside Lands channel for the most up-to-date schedule of performances, playlists of bands playing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and a neat-o Twitter gadget that displays a real-time feed of what people are saying about the festival.

Michele Flannery, Music Manager, recently watched "The Dodos Take Away Show."


URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/youtube/PKJx/~3/bb1f3g-PWrg/live-from-outside-lands-music-arts.html

[G] Europe's Viviane Reding on Google Books

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Google Public Policy Blog: Europe's Viviane Reding on Google Books

Posted by Johanna Shelton, Senior Policy Counsel

I was encouraged this morning to read the comments of Viviane Reding, the European Union's media commissioner, about the Google Books project and settlement:

"Google Books is a commercial project developed by an important player. It is good to see that new business models are evolving which could allow bringing more content to an increasing number of consumers."

My Brussels colleague Antoine has more to say on this over at our European Public Policy Blog.
URL: http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2009/08/europes-viviane-reding-on-google-books.html

Thursday, August 27, 2009

[G] Who Would Win in a Fight?

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YouTube Blog: Who Would Win in a Fight?

Today, we're wondering who would emerge victorious in a battle royale between two ninja warriors, both of whom are currently starring in movies on YouTube. One is the greatest martial artist of all time; one is YouTube's most subscribed user. Two men enter, one man leaves.

vs.

Who do you think would win in a match between these titans? Would Bruce Lee dazzle Nigahiga with his speed or would the YouTube phenom overwhelm with his legion of 1 million plus followers? Check out the poll at the top right of the blog to cast your vote, and remember what Lee once said: "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times."

Nate Weinstein, YouTube Film, recently watched "Off the Wall Street Art."


URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/youtube/PKJx/~3/r2UXmjvKRDw/who-would-win-in-fight.html

[G] New Interface Thursdays: Tips for keyword management

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Inside AdWords: New Interface Thursdays: Tips for keyword management

Now that most advertisers are using the new interface exclusively, we want to share some efficiency tips to really unlock the potential of the new interface.

Focusing on what's important
In the Keywords tab you have several tools that help you focus on what matters to you.

First, you can customize columns to show only the metrics you care about and in the order you want. You can then use filters to focus on keywords that match a certain criteria. For example, you might only want to look at keywords that aren't converting well. Filters let you hone on what's important. You can find examples of good filters to try in this Help Center article.

And once you know what you're looking for, you can put AdWords on the look out. Using custom alerts you can tell AdWords what changes are important to you and be alerted when they happen both in your account and via email. For example, using filters you identify your best converting high volume keywords. You could create an alert to be notified if the conversion rate on those keywords drops compared to last week.

If you're working through a My Client Center account, note that you'll need to log in directly to an individual AdWords account to set custom alerts for now.

Changing many things at once
Once you've found what's important, the new interface makes it easier to make bulk changes to your keywords. First off you can select many keywords at once and click Edit to open up all fields for editing. To save time, you can do this all with your keyboard: select keywords with X, move up and down rows using J and K, and press E to get into edit mode. If you want to select a consecutive list of keywords, select the first keyword then hold the Shift key, and then click the last keyword you want selected.

While in edit mode, you can pause keywords, adjust your Max CPC, change the destination URL, and switch the match type. You can also copy bids and destination URLs to all rows. We've also recently added the ability to raise all applicable keyword bids to their first page CPC. From edit mode, just click Prefill all CPCs to first page bid.

You can also use spreadsheet editing to make bulk changes. Spreadsheet editing lets you work with your keywords as if you were using a spreadsheet. You can use formulas, copy and paste, and even find and replace. You'll find spreadsheet editing by clicking More actions then Spreadsheet edit. Remember that spreadsheet editing can only be done within an ad group.

Moving things around
Maintaining a good account structure is one of the keys to successful AdWords campaigns. So, from time to time, you may want to move things around a bit to create more refined, relevant sets of keywords and ads. This is where the copy feature comes in handy. Like spreadsheet editing, you'll also find copy under More actions.You can copy keywords to another ad group or campaign. When copying keywords, you have the option to also copy the bid and destination URL.

We hope these tips help you manage your keywords more effectively and improve your AdWords campaigns.

Posted by Trevor Claiborne, Inside AdWords crew
URL: http://adwords.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-interface-thursdays-tips-for.html

[G] Euro reporting for more European countries

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Inside AdSense: Euro reporting for more European countries

If you're a publisher located in Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, Slovenia, or Vatican City, you can now switch to local currency reports to view your earnings in Euros. Once you make this change, any earnings generated from advertisers paying on other currencies will be converted to Euros each day. This also means that if you're receiving payments in Euros, there won't be any additional conversions at the end of the month when payments are issued.

Before you switch to local currency reports, we suggest you download and save copies of your past reports in U.S. dollars for your records. Once you've done that, look for the green prompt in the upper right hand corner of your Reports Overview page. Click the link in the prompt, and you'll be asked to agree to a new set of Terms and Conditions. If you have questions or need legal advice on interpreting the new Terms, please don't hesitate to contact your attorney.

We encourage you to switch to local currency reports soon, since we'll be requiring this update in the future. You can learn more about these new reports in our Help Center, and we also recommend reviewing answers to a few FAQs we covered on the blog before.

Posted by Arlene Lee - Inside AdSense Team
URL: http://adsense.blogspot.com/2009/08/euro-reporting-for-more-european.html

[G] Street View gets down to business

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Google LatLong: Street View gets down to business


Finding a business with Street View just became easier. For example, if you search for "thai restaurants near mountain view" on Google Maps, and click on a search result, a bubble pops up with various links, including a link to "Street View".


You can click on the "Street View" link to see the restaurant marked directly in Street View with a 3D marker just like the one you'd find on the map. Clicking the marker displays more details about the restaurant without leaving Street View.


If you move along the street, you will continue to see the marker in front of the restaurant, letting you see a business in the context of what else is around it. Double-clicking the marker will jump you back to the closest view.


While you are in Street View, you can also click on another search result in the left panel to jump to the closest view for that result. Take a look at this video for a quick overview:


We use the position of the business on the map to approximately display it as a 3D marker in Street View. We are continuously working on improving the quality of the underlying map, and this will result in more and more businesses being positioned with high accuracy in Street View over time.


Posted by Abhijit Ogale and Andrea Frome, Street View engineers
URL: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2009/08/street-view-gets-down-to-businesses.html

[G] Where in the world is ...

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Google LatLong: Where in the world is ...


What time is it? That's right, it's new imagery time! In between bites of fruit snacks and orange chicken, we've been working hard to add the newest available imagery in Google Earth and Maps. Here's a quiz showing you just a small sample of the new imagery that has been posted. To make things a little more interesting this month, here's a disclaimer: One of these facts is false and will lead you nowhere.

1) This city hosted Stage 4 and was the starting point of Stage 5 in the 2008 Tour De France.
2) Unscramble this D-E-E-R-B-A-G-O

3) This port city in the Piura Region was the home of a United States air base during World War II.

4) Every October, this city hosts an International Balloon Fiesta. With over 1,000 hot air balloons each year, it's the largest hot air balloon gathering in the world.


5) The siege of this city was the longest siege in the history of modern warfare, lasting from April 5, 1992 to February 29, 1996.

6) During WWII, this city was converted to the capital of Germany's General Government.

7) This city was founded after a civil war in 1578 and is named after the infamous bridge battle that decided the outcome of the war.

8)This city houses Russia's biggest nuclear submarine base.


9) This city is approximately 244 kilometres (152 mi) from Ankara, 255 kilometres (158 mi) from Adana, 222 kilometres (138 mi) from Izmir, and 300 kilometres (186 mi) from Istanbul.

10) This city was founded after the Port Royal earthquake in the 17th century.

Posted by Wayne Thai, GIS Specialist
URL: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2009/08/where-in-world-is_27.html

[G] Translate documents: sharing across languages and generations

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Official Google Blog: Translate documents: sharing across languages and generations

My cousin is in first grade and sometimes she writes short stories for class. I try to share the stories with her grandparents, but because Japanese is their first language and they don't speak English very well, it's been tough. Today we're releasing a feature for Google Docs to make this kind of multi-lingual sharing easier — you can now automatically translate documents into 42 different languages.

So for my cousin's latest story, I helped her type it up in Google Docs and then clicked "Translate document" from the "Tools" menu. In a matter of seconds, Google Docs has translated the whole story into Japanese using Google Translate's technology.



You can replace the original document with the translation or make a new translated version. I like keeping an English version for friends here and creating a separate Japanese version for her grandparents. All the formatting and layout is preserved no matter what language it's in — translations aren't perfect, but we are continuously working on improving translation quality over time. We hope this new feature helps you more easily share information without worrying about language barriers.

Posted by Rita Chen, Associate Product Manager Intern, Google Docs
URL: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/translate-documents-sharing-across.html

[G] Google Docs and college life

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Official Google Docs Blog: Google Docs and college life

As the start of the academic year draws close, students are always looking for new ways to make life at school run more smoothly, whether it's working on group projects or keeping track of dorm budgets.

With that in mind, we're launching a new Google Docs page for college students. This page has new Google Docs tips including some templates designed specifically for resident assistants, teaching assistants, and student leaders. We've also made a video showcasing how a lovestruck student collaborates with friends using Docs.



To learn more about how Google Docs can help college students, check out our new page.

Posted by: Stephanie Vezich, Summer Intern, Google Docs
URL: http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2009/08/google-docs-and-college-life.html

[G] Translate documents: sharing across languages and generations

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Official Google Docs Blog: Translate documents: sharing across languages and generations

(Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)

My cousin is in first grade and sometimes she writes short stories for class. I try to share the stories with her grandparents, but because Japanese is their first language and they don't speak English very well, it's been tough. Today we're releasing a feature for Google Docs to make this kind of multi-lingual sharing easier — you can now automatically translate documents into 42 different languages.

So for my cousin's latest story, I helped her type it up in Google Docs and then clicked "Translate document" from the "Tools" menu. In a matter of seconds, Google Docs has translated the whole story into Japanese using Google Translate's technology.




You can replace the original document with the translation or make a new translated version. I like keeping an English version for friends here and creating a separate Japanese version for her grandparents. All the formatting and layout is preserved no matter what language it's in — translations aren't perfect, but we are continuously working on improving translation quality over time. We hope this new feature helps you more easily share information without worrying about language barriers.

Posted by: Rita Chen, Associate Product Manager Intern, Google Docs
URL: http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2009/08/translate-documents-sharing-across.html

[G] Google Docs: now with translation

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Official Google Enterprise Blog: Google Docs: now with translation

At Google, I often collaborate with colleagues around the world, so it's quite common to be working with someone whose native language is different from my own. To make sharing content easier, we just added the ability to translate documents into Google Docs.

With this feature you can write a doc once, and with a few clicks make it available in any of 42 supported languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croation, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Here is an example of an interview feedback form being translated from English to Russian.




When you combine this new feature with the template gallery, things get more interesting. Anyone in your domain can make a template, and put it in your organization's own gallery. From there, colleagues from around the world will be able to grab a copy of the template and with a couple of clicks, localize it into the language that they're most comfortable with. All of the document's original formatting and layout will be preserved.

You can find the Translate option under the Tools menu.

Posted by Jeff Harris, Associate Product Manager, Google Docs team

Get timely updates on new features in Google Apps by subscribing to our RSS feed or email alerts.
URL: http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2009/08/google-docs-now-with-translation.html

[G] iGoogle goes social

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Social Web Blog: iGoogle goes social

Recently, the web became a little more social with the introduction of social gadgets for iGoogle. With several new social gadgets, iGoogle users can now collaborate via a social To-Do list, read and post movie reviews with the Flixster Movies gadget, and share media with the YouTube and NPR gadgets. Playing games with friends has also been popular, with over 120,000 people already adding Chess, Scrabble, or Who has the biggest brain? to their homepage.

Watch this video to learn more:


If you're a developer using the OpenSocial API, this is great news. You can now reach tens of millions of iGoogle users in Australia and the US, with more countries to follow. To learn more about creating a social gadget for iGoogle, check out the iGoogle Developer Blog and Google Code.

Posted by Mendel Chuang, Product Marketing Manager
URL: http://googlesocialweb.blogspot.com/2009/08/igoogle-goes-social.html

[G] BuzzBoost currently rendering HTML instead of JavaScript widgets

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The FeedBurner Status Blog: BuzzBoost currently rendering HTML instead of JavaScript widgets

Issue: BuzzBoost is currently rendering the raw HTML on pages instead of the correct JavaScript widgets. We will update this post with an ETA for a fix as soon as possible.

Workaround: None at this time


URL: http://feedburnerstatus.blogspot.com/2009/08/buzzboost-currently-rendering-html.html

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

[G] New DDD Series: Bottlenecks To Implementation

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Google Analytics Blog: New DDD Series: Bottlenecks To Implementation



Last October, Google Analytics introduced a handful of powerful new features that enterprise-class organizations had been asking for. It was a major upgrade that made Google Analytics even more powerful while remaining easy to use and free.

However, no matter what the analytics tool, there are still bottlenecks, often at an organizational level, that can prevent a company from even getting started using any type of web analytics. Nick Mihailovski, our Google Analytics Developer Relations Manager, and Avinash Kaushik, Analytics Evangelist at Google, both expert web analytics practitioners, have worked in the trenches, consulted with and had implementation discussions with scores of companies. Each website has different requirements, and each company has a different culture.

In this 3 part series of "Data Driven Discussion" videos, Nick and Avinash spend a few minutes talking about bottlenecks to implementing analytics. This first video is specifically about the obstacles that they see enterprise-class organizations confronting on the way to creating an analytics-driven online presence.

Posted by Jeff Gillis, Google Analytics Team
URL: http://analytics.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-ddd-series-bottlenecks-to.html

[G] Google Search results optimized for feature phones in Arabic and Hebrew -- 40 languages now supported

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Official Google Mobile Blog: Google Search results optimized for feature phones in Arabic and Hebrew -- 40 languages now supported

Forty-language support is an important milestone for a product at Google. We are very excited that by adding support for Hebrew and Arabic, our new optimized mobile Search experience is now available in 40 languages for feature phones.

We launched in 38 left-to-right languages in July, bringing the comprehensiveness of Google's web search to mobile users around the world. Now Arabic and Hebrew speakers will also be able to benefit from universal search results on their mobile devices.

As a reminder, the new search results format provides more complete support for the universal search results you're familiar with on your computer. This means that News, Image, Blog, Video and Product Search results blend right into your results pages when available and relevant to your query. Also, many of your favorite Google Search features now appear in the first result in order to provide direct answers to your searches.



Posted by Zhen Wang, Software Engineer, Google Mobile Team
URL: http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009/08/google-search-results-optimized-for.html

[G] YouTube Mobile App Expands to Five New Languages

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YouTube Blog: YouTube Mobile App Expands to Five New Languages

We're happy to announce that the YouTube Mobile Application for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 devices is now available in five new languages. We now support users with localized content in Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Swedish, and Czech. This brings the total number of languages the app supports to 12.

YouTube's Mobile Application makes it easy to quickly load and watch high-quality YouTube videos on your mobile phone, even in weak coverage areas. To get the update or to try the app for the first time, simply visit m.youtube.com/app in your phone's browser.

We'd love to get your feedback, so visit our forum if you have questions or want to chat about YouTube mobile.

Robin Norvell, Mobile Consumer Operations, recently watched "Zombies TAKE OVER YOUTUBE!!!"


URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/youtube/PKJx/~3/IvHY7SYIUXk/youtube-mobile-app-expands-to-five-new.html