18 Şubat 2010 Perşembe

Creating software and superheroes: Google waving with Lyn And Line

When we heard that Caroline Dahllöf and Carolyn Uy, Lyn And Line founders and creators of The Rescue of Ginger, use Google Wave almost exclusively for their business, we asked them to write a post about it. Here's how they use waves to create educational story apps (about superheroes, no less!) for kids between the ages of 2 and 5 for the Android and iPhone platforms.



We're a small software company -- just two people. But we live in two different countries, on two different continents, more than 8500 kilometers apart with a time difference of nine hours. Communication for us is a little more complicated than just yelling across the room whenever we need to discuss something. Since a good part of our working day takes place while the other is sleeping, we have to put in a little extra effort to keep each other informed.

We started using Google Wave to organize our conversations. We set up waves for all the things that we need to discuss. For example, to keep each other informed of source code changes, we created a wave where we add blips for what we changed in our code. We have another wave for tracking our bugs. And we even added our testers to that wave, so they could add bugs they found. This made it easy for everyone to see what needed to be fixed. We have a wave for the next story we are writing, where we can add, edit, or comment on each other’s ideas. We have a wave for people we need to contact. This list goes on and on. For anything that is on-going that we need to keep each other up to date on, we set up a wave.

Because we can have mini conversations inside of our waves, we can keep all of the information pertaining to a particular subject contained inside a single wave. And unlike the clutter of emails that gets saved in some folder, blips of information can be added to a particular wave wherever we need them to keep the conversation flowing and organized.



The beauty of this organization is that every morning, we can look at our inboxes and get a quick overview of what the other person has been doing. Because Google Wave notifies us when there is a change, there is no need for an extra email summarizing what has happened. And there is no need tell the other person, “Make sure you look at XYZ.” Having all of our conversations in different waves has made it easy for us to stay informed despite the distance and time difference.


Contact us at lynandline@googlewave.com .

Introducing Google Buzz

We've blogged before about our thoughts on the social web, steps we've taken to add social features to our products, and efforts like OpenSocial that propose common tools for building social apps. With more and more communication happening online, the social web has exploded as the primary way to share interesting stuff, tell the world what you're up to in real-time and stay more connected to more people. In today's world of status messages, tweets and update streams, it's increasingly tough to sort through it all, much less engage in meaningful conversations.

Our belief is that organising the social information on the web — finding relevance in the noise — has become a large-scale challenge, one that Google's experience in organising information can help solve. We've recently launched innovations like real-time search and social search, and today we're taking another big step with the introduction of a new product, Google Buzz.

Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It's built right into Gmail, so you don't have to build up an entirely new set of friends from scratch — it just works. If you think about it, there's always been a big social network underlying Gmail. Buzz brings this network to the surface by automatically setting you up to follow the people you email and chat with the most. We focused on building an easy-to-use sharing experience that richly integrates photos, videos and links, and makes it easy to share publicly or privately (so you don't have to use different tools to share with different audiences). Plus, Buzz integrates tightly with your existing Gmail inbox, so you're sure to see the stuff that matters most as it happens in real time.



We're rolling out Buzz to all Gmail accounts over the next few days, so if you don't see it in your account yet, check back soon. We also plan to make Google Buzz available to businesses and schools using Google Apps, with added features for sharing within organisations.

On your phone, Google Buzz is much more than just a small screen version of the desktop experience. Mobile devices add an important component to sharing: location. Posts tagged with geographical information have an extra dimension of context — the answer to the question "where were you when you shared this?" can communicate so much. And when viewed in aggregate, the posts about a particular location can paint an extremely rich picture of that place. Check out the Mobile Blog for more info about all of the ways to use Buzz on your phone, from a new mobile web app to a Buzz layer in Google Maps for mobile.



We've relied on other services' openness in order to build Buzz (you can connect Flickr and Twitter from Buzz in Gmail), and Buzz itself is not designed to be a closed system. Our goal is to make Buzz a fully open and distributed platform for conversations. We're building on a suite of open protocols to create a complete read/write developer API, and we invite developers to join us on Google Code to see what is available today and to learn more about how to participate.

We really hope you enjoy the experiences we've built within Gmail and for mobile phones. If you want to learn more, visit buzz.google.com. We look forward to continuing to evolve and improve Google Buzz based on your feedback.

Site maintenance on

Our engineers will be performing routine site maintenance this Saturday from 10am to 2pm PDT. Although you won't be able to access your AdSense or Ad Manager accounts during this time, your clicks, impressions, and earnings will continue to be recorded as normal. In addition, ad serving and ad targeting on your pages won't be affected.

For our international readers, here's the maintenance start time converted for a few cities around the world:

London - 6pm Saturday
Athens - 8pm Saturday
Mumbai - 10:30pm Saturday
Kuala Lumpur - 1am Sunday
Melbourne - 3am Sunday

News about our Search Alliance with Microsoft

Today we issued a press release announcing that we’ve received clearance from both the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission for our search agreement with Microsoft. Now that we’re full steam ahead, I’d like to share what we at Yahoo! see as an exciting opportunity to focus on creating new ways for people to search online.

Today’s Yahoo! Search:

First, let’s take a step back and explain what this alliance means for people who search with Yahoo! Most of the things you see on the typical Yahoo! Search results page below will not immediately change as a result of this alliance. What will change is that the basic search listings and ads will be provided by Microsoft instead of our own back-end platform – those are the text and links that you see in the left-hand image.

search-alliance

However, as you can see highlighted in the right-hand image, Yahoo! will continue to enhance the search result listings as we do for people today. A few examples of this are:

1) Providing you with rich results that display the most relevant information from Yahoo!’s rich content properties, as well as other great product, local, entertainment, reference, social and tech sites.

2) Showing specific results from vertical search products, like Yahoo! News.

3) Providing handy tools on the left-side of the page, such as our Search Pad and Search Scan apps, site filters that help you refine and explore the search results more easily, and related search term suggestions to help you refine your search further if the results aren’t quite what you were looking for.

Tomorrow’s Yahoo! Search:

And what you’re seeing today is just the tip of the iceberg. With Microsoft providing us the underlying list of search results, our Yahoo! team can now focus on making the overall experience of finding stuff online and getting things done easier for you – whether you’re searching at yahoo.com or just looking for specific information in the moment while using our many great products and properties on any device. We have lots of ideas for things we can do to help you with three main aspects of searching:

• Ways to find things faster when you’re just starting your search – by continuing to enhance our great Search Assist technology and also weaving search more deeply and conveniently into other Yahoo! products.

• New ways to help you explore the things that matter most – whether that’s with more rich results and options for organizing the search results page, or by showing you interesting Search topics that you might want to browse through in other relevant places that you spend your time on Yahoo!

• More apps and other tools to help you get things done as quickly as possible. We know that people don’t want to search per se – you want to complete tasks in your day, and we’ll be inventing new ways to help you do that.

I’m very excited about the opportunities ahead and hope all of you will come along with us for the ride. Go to Yahoo! Search today, try out a few searches, and give us feedback. If you have questions about the alliance, we’ve posted more information at the official search alliance Website, on our Yahoo! Search Marketing blog, and on the Yahoo! Developer’s Network blog.

Shashi Seth
Senior Vice President, Yahoo! Search Products

Yahoo! Search on the Airwaves

By now you’ve seen our global ad campaign that shows how Yahoo! is focused on YOU like never before. And at Yahoo! Search, we continue to deliver what you need in just one search. We’ve launched a new national ad campaign covering radio and the Web. Our new campaign looks directly at the Yahoo! Search experience, where we continue to bring you all the information you need in one place.

If you haven’t heard our ads on your favorite radio station, you can listen to them here:

Our radio spot, “Forever Lovers”:


Our radio spot, “Sushi Kaiju”:


Whether you’re looking for local information, your favorite sports team, or the latest on entertainment, music, or movies, Yahoo! Search brings you the information you need at your fingertips. So if you haven’t visited us lately, visit Yahoo! Search and give us a try. And let us know what you think about our new ad campaign in the comments section below.

Colleen Jansen
VP, Global Consumer Marketing

google

GoogLe
7 yıl önce iki doktora öğrencisinin garajda kurdukları internet arama motoru Google'ın değeri 80.82 milyar dolara ulaşarak Time Warner'i geçti.

İnternet arama motoru Google’ın piyasa değeri 80.82 milyar dolara ulaşarak Time Warner’ı geçti. Yedi yıl önce Stanford Üniversitesi’nde doktora eğitimi alan iki öğrenci tarafından sıfır sermaye ile bir garajda kurulan Google’ın başarısının arkasında kullandığı teknoloji bulunuyor.

INTERNET arama motoru Google’ın piyasa değerinin, dünyanın en büyük medya kuruluşu olan Time Warner’ı geçtiği bildirildi. Capital IQ isimli kuruluş tarafından sağlanan mali istatistiklere göre, bünyesinde CNN, Time Dergisi, American Online, HBO, Warner Bros Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Turner Broadcasting System ve diğer bir çok şirketi barındıran Time Warner’ın piyasa değeri, şu an 79,75 milyar doları buluyor. Henüz yedi yaşındaki Internet arama motoru Google’ın piyasa değeri ise Time Warner’ı geçerek 80,82 milyar dolara ulaşıyor.

GARAJDA KURULDU:

Stanford’da doktora yapan Larry Page ve Sergey Brin adlı iki öğrenci, tarafından 1998 yılında garajda kurulan şirket, Haziran 1999’da aldığı risk sermayesi ile 25 milyon dolar yasal sermayeye sahip olmuştu. Şirketin sermaye ortakları, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers ve Sequoia Capital’i kapsıyor. Google, servislerini kendi sitesinden veriyor, şirket ayrıca, içerik sağlayıcı firmalara özel web arama çözümleri de sunuyor.

REKLAM ANLAYIŞI FARKLI:

Düyanın en etkin arama motorlarından birisi olan Google gelirini reklamlardan sağlıyor. Google reklam aldığı kuruluşların tanıtımlarını ilgili internet sitelerine ve linklere koyarak yapıyor. Böylece, reklamverenler doğrudan kendi konuları ile yakından ilgilenen kesime ulaşıyor. Reklamların hangi internet sitelerine yönlendirileceği Google programı tarafından otomatik olarak yapılan ölçümleme ile sağlanıyor. Google’da etkin bir şekilde işleyen bu sisteme AdWord ve ADSense adı veriliyor. Google şirket reklamlarını yönelendirdiği internet sitelerine de ödeme yapıyor.

ÇOK HIZLI BÜYÜYOR:

Son 5 yılda en hızlı büyüyen şirketler arasında yer alan Google’un geliri 1 milyar doları, kárı ise 100 milyon doları aşıyor. Yaklaşık 2 bin kişinin çalıştığı Google halk açık bir şirket. New York Borsa’sın da kayıtlı olan Google Nasdaq endeksinin en gözde şirketlerinden birisi. Geçtiğimiz yıl Nisan ayında 2.7 milyar dolarlık bir halka arz gerçekleştiren şirket aynı zamanda dünyanın en hızlı değer kazanan şirketleri arasında bulunuyor.

REKLAM VEREN TAKİPTE:

Google’da sayfaların önemi oylama ile belirleniyor. Google arama motorunu ziyaret edenlerin kurduğu sayfa bağlantıları bir oy olarak kabul ediliyor. Google bir sayfanın önemini aldığı oylarla belirliyor. Google’ın kullandığı arama metodları, insan müdahalesine kapalı olduğu için, ortaya çıkan ticari sonuçlar güvenilir oluyor. Google’a reklam verenler arama motorunun kullandığı teknoloji sayesinde reklamlarının ne kadar izlendiğini her saniye izleyebiliyor.

75 milyon kullanıcısı var

GOOGLE’ın sürekli kullanıcı sayısının 75 milyonun üzerinde olduğu belirtiliyor. Her yıl sürekli kullanıcı sayısını yüzde 25 oranında arttıran Google’ı kullananların toplam sayısının 100 milyonun üzerinde olduğu tahmin ediliyor. Google’da arama motoru hizmeti dışında Blog (Günlük) ve Gmail adlı internet servis sağlama hizmetleri bulunuyor. Google hizmetlerini Linux işletim sistemine sahip 10 bin sunucu üzerinden veriyor. Uzmanlar 4 milyon sayfayı bulan Google kütüphanesinin 10 bin değil 100 bin sunucu ile hizmet verebileceğini iddia ediyor. Grid teknolojisini kullanan Google’ın dünyanın en büyük Grid ağ yapısına sahip kuruluşu olduğu belirtiliyor. Google altyapısı sadece bilgisayarlar aracılığıyla değil, cep telefonları ve diğer dijital araçlarla da arama yapılmasına olanak veriyor.

Was ist SEO

Was ist SEO?

Definition SEO:
SEO ist die Abkürzung für Search Engine Optimization, also Suchmaschinen-Optimierung.

Das ist SEO:
- Websites technisch für Suchmaschinen erfassbar machen (u.a. Enfernung von Session-IDs, statische URLs, Hinzufügen einer Sitemap, Textlinks statt Flash- oder JavaScript-Links benutzen, entfernen von Frames)
- Texte verbessern (u.a. präzise Titel, gute Strukturierung)
- Usability für Besucher erhöhen (durch die technischen Änderungen können Bookmarks besser gesetzt, Barrierefreiheit geschaffen, Browserprobleme beseitigt werden)

Das ist SEO nicht:
- Spam (Cloaking, doppelter Content, unsichtbarer Text, Doorway-Pages, sinnlose Anordnung von massenhaft Keywords)
- Hexerei (SEO ist kein Hokuspokus, sondern die Anwendung des gesunden Menschenverstandes und der Schaffung von Mehrwert für Besucher)
- Gratis (SEO kann sehr arbeits-, also auch kostenintensiv werden; bei grösseren Projekten ist eine Kosten/Nutzen-Analyse Pflicht)

Post Scriptum im weniger ernsten Sinne:
Meine persönliche Lieblingsdefinition:
SEO ist die Umkehrfunktion der Rankingfunktion eines IRS.

pictures-worth-thousand-translated

Imagine being in a foreign country staring at a restaurant menu you can't understand, a waiter impatiently tapping his foot at your tableside. You, a vegetarian, have no idea whether you're about to order spaghetti with meatballs or veggie pesto. What would you do? Well, eventually you might be able to take out your mobile phone, snap a photo with Google Goggles, and instantly view that menu translated into your language. Of course, that's not possible today — but yesterday at the Mobile World Congress we demonstrated a prototype of Google Goggles that has the power to do just that. It's still in an extremely early stage, but we thought we'd share this demo with you because it shows just how powerful a smartphone can be when it's connected to our translation technologies. For more information and to watch the demo, check out our brand-new Google Translate blog.

what-to-expect-at-google-io-2010

ack in January, we announced the start of early registration for Google I/O (our annual developer conference), and our team was excited to publish our new website for this year's event. Today, we're excited to give you a quick update on what's in store for this year's Google I/O and a brief look at what we've announced in the past five weeks.
  • 63 sessions to be led by the engineering teams behind all the products to be featured at I/O, including Android, Google Chrome, Google Web Toolkit and Google Wave. We'll have over 80 sessions listed by May.
  • 58 companies are listed on the Developer Sandbox page, and we expect over 150 companies to participate in the Sandbox at I/O.
  • 99 speakers, including Google engineers and prominent web development experts from other companies.
  • We introduced our very first I/O BootCamp, which sold out in just two days.
Of course, some things will stay under wraps until the event itself, but we're excited to share some Google I/O planning details with you in advance.

We'll be teaming up with Maker Faire again this year for our After Hours evening party. Google I/O attendees will get to preview some of the amazing DIY projects that will be showcased at Maker Faire in San Mateo just a couple of days after I/O, and discounted Maker Faire tickets will be available during After Hours. We've also invited the organizers of Gadgetoff. They'll be bringing along exciting, interactive gadgets, robots and vehicles.

Whether you're already developing apps using products like App Engine, or wondering how to get started on your first Android app, we hope to see you at Google I/O in May. To learn more and to sign up, visit code.google.com/io.

google-voice-explained

Google Voice is about giving you more control over your communications, through dozens of features — ranging from call screening to voicemail transcription to the ability to send and receive SMS by email.

While we've heard from users that they love our growing list of features, we're conscious of the fact that Google Voice can seem overwhelming to people trying it for the first time.

So we've created a short video that gives an overview of what Google Voice can do.



In addition, we've created a set of short videos that dive into more detail about ten features of Google Voice:
  1. Voicemail transcription
  2. One number
  3. Personalized greetings
  4. International calling
  5. SMS to email
  6. Share voicemails
  7. Block callers
  8. Screen callers
  9. Mobile app
  10. Conference calls
The videos show why you might want to use each feature and basic instructions for getting started. And each video focuses on just one topic so you can learn about the features that matter to you.

FFinally, we just launched our own YouTube channel at youtube.com/googlevoice. You can view all of the videos mentioned above in a custom video gadget we built for this channel, which will help you keep track of which videos you've already watched.


We hope these videos help you get the most out of Google Voice.

27 DoFollow .EDU and .GOV Backlinks Resources

useful and relevant comments if you really want to keep that links.
  1. JiscDigitalMedia PR6
  2. Scri PR6 – Create an account.In your account you can add a link in your signature with an anchor text after that just go and reply to published posts.
  3. BuToday PR6 – DoFollow links only in comments so if you have related posts on your blog you can get a link by showing it and give your opinion if not, write an article related to that topic and get a quality permanent link. Don’t Spam, you’re wasting your own time!
  4. eLearning PR5 – You must create an account to be able to comment, add your link to profile.
  5. SheilaMacneill PR5
  6. KnightCenter PR5 – Really nice blog, keep it clean!
  7. UCSB PR5
  8. GamingPSU PR5 – Same steps as number #2.
  9. InvestPromo PR5 – Same steps as number #2.
  10. Boykin PR4
  11. Asimong PR4
  12. Pah1 PR4
  13. Humboldt PR4 – Same steps as number #2.
  14. WomenSpeak PR3
  15. DavisNY PR3
  16. MySole PR2
  17. Title3 PR2

DoFollow Forum List – DoFollow Signatures

your friend to find about it.
  1. http://forums.digitalpoint.com
  2. http://www.vuju.com/
  3. http://checkthisup.com
  4. http://www.sitepoint.com/forums
  5. http://www.thewebmasterforum.net
  6. http://www.webmasterforums.com
  7. http://www.allcoolforum.com
  8. http://www.warriorforum.com
  9. http://forums.webicy.com
  10. http://thehyipforum.com
  11. http://www.webmasterforumsonline.com
  12. http://www.webmasters.am/forum
  13. http://www.webmasterforums.net
  14. http://www.devhunters.com
  15. http://www.webmaster-forum.net
  16. http://www.geekvillage.com/forums
  17. http://www.zymic.com/forum
  18. http://www.webmastershelp.com
  19. http://www.webmasterdesk.org
  20. http://www.webmasterground.com
  21. http://developers.evrsoft.com/forum
  22. http://www.websitebabble.com
  23. http://www.elancetalk.com
  24. http://www.talkingcity.com
  25. http://www.australianwebmaster.com
  26. http://www.wtricks.com
  27. http://www.forums.webzonetalk.com
  28. http://www.htmlforums.com
  29. http://www.searchbliss.com/forum
  30. http://www.webmasterize.com
  31. http://www.webmasterserve.com
  32. http://www.freehostforum.com
  33. http://www.seorefugee.com/forums
  34. http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/forums
  35. http://forums.seo.ph
  36. http://forums.delphiforums.com
  37. http://www.web-mastery.net
  38. http://www.webworkshop.net/seoforum/index.php
  39. http://www.webproworld.com
  40. http://www.bzimage.org
  41. http://www.v7n.com/forums
  42. http://www.dnforum.com
  43. http://www.webcosmoforums.com
  44. http://forums.webicy.com
  45. http://forum.hittail.com/phpbb2/index.php
  46. http://www.affiliateseeking.com/forums
  47. http://siteownersforums.com/index.php
  48. http://www.webmaster-forums.net
  49. http://www.geekpoint.net
  50. http://www.smallbusinessforums.org
  51. http://forums.ukwebmasterworld.com
  52. http://www.experienceadvertising.com/forum
  53. http://opensourcephoto.net/forum
  54. http://forums.seochat.com
  55. http://forums.searchenginewatch.com
  56. http://www.ihelpyou.com/forums
  57. http://dishnews.medianetwork.co.in/yabb2/YaBB.pl
  58. http://www.businesss-forum.com
  59. http://www.9mb.com
  60. http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums
  61. http://forums.seroundtable.com
  62. http://www.submitexpress.com/bbs
  63. http://www.startups.co.uk/6678842908486596004/forums.html
  64. http://www.webmaster-talk.com
  65. http://forums.comicbookresources.com
  66. http://www.clicks.ws/forum/index.php
  67. http://www.acorndomains.co.uk
  68. http://forums.onlinebookclub.org
  69. http://www.ableton.com/forum
  70. http://www.davidcastle.org/BB
  71. http://www.webtalkforums.com
  72. http://www.bloggapedia.com/forum
  73. http://www.bloggertalk.com/forum.php
  74. http://paymentprocessing.cc
  75. http://www.directoryjunction.com/forums
  76. http://www.internetmarketingforums.net
  77. http://www.lex224.com/forums/index.php
  78. http://forum.joomla.org
  79. http://forum.mambo-foundation.org/index.php
  80. http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php
  81. http://www.namepros.com/index.php
  82. http://loanofficerforum.com/forum
  83. http://iq69.com/forums
  84. http://forum.hot4s.com.au
  85. http://forums.mysql.com
  86. http://forums.amd.com/forum
  87. http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/isn/Community/en-us/Forums
  88. http://forums.cnet.com
  89. http://seotalk.medianetwork.co.in
  90. https://www.computerbb.org
  91. http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
  92. http://www.irishwebmasterforum.com
  93. http://www.app-developers.com
  94. http://forums.stuffdaily.com
  95. http://forums.seo.com
  96. http://www.webdigity.com
  97. http://www.inboundlinksforum.com
  98. http://forums.gentoo.org
  99. http://ubuntuforums.org
  100. http://forum.textpattern.com
  101. http://talk.iwebtool.com
  102. http://www.frogengine.com/forum
  103. http://www.capitaltheory.com
  104. http://www.smsbucket.com/forums/
  105. http://www.seoin.info
  106. http://vidberry.com
  107. http://www.teamaguilar.com/forum/
  108. http://www.discuss4fun.com
  109. http://www.fightagainstrecession.com
  110. http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/
  111. http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/
  112. http://forums.seroundtable.com/
  113. http://www.submitexpress.com/bbs/
  114. http://www.startups.co.uk/
  115. http://www.v7n.com/forums/
  116. http://www.webmaster-talk.com/
  117. http://forums.comicbookresources.com/
  118. http://bzimage.org/
  119. http://www.clicks.ws/
  120. http://www.earnersforum.com/forumsindex.php
  121. http://www.acorndomains.co.uk/
  122. http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/
  123. http://www.ableton.com/forum/
  124. http://www.davidcastle.org/BB/
  125. http://iq69.com/forums/
  126. http://forum.hot4s.com.au/
  127. http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/categories
  128. http://forums.mysql.com/
  129. http://forums.amd.com/forum/
  130. http://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/
  131. http://forums.cnet.com/
  132. http://forums.oracle.com/forums/
  133. http://paymentprocessing.cc/
  134. http://www.warriorforum.com/forum/default.asp
  135. http://www.dnforum.com/
  136. http://forums.seochat.com/
  137. http://forums.seo.com/
  138. http://www.siteownersforums.com/index.php
  139. http://www.v7n.com/
  140. http://w3seo.org/
  141. http://www.webmasterforumsonline.com/
  142. http://www.webproworld.com/
  143. http://forums.windowsforum.org/
  144. http://www.seo-guy.com/forum/
  145. http://talk.iwebtool.com/
  146. http://www.clicks.ws/forum/index.php
  147. http://www.dnforum.com/
  148. http://www.dnlodge.com/forums/
  149. http://freewebspace.net/forums/index.php
  150. http://freeadvertisingforum.com/index.php
  151. http://www.affiliateseeking.com/forums/

Dofollow Part 2

  1. Focus Organic PR5
  2. Profitsfinancesite PR5
  3. Stephan Miller PR4 (Minimum 3 comments)
  4. Nickoo Shore PR4
  5. BlueVerse PR4
  6. BlogChef PR4
  7. DearDrMoz PR4
  8. TechGeeze PR4
  9. Colloquium PR4 (Minimum 2 comments)
  10. TheCroniclesOfR PR4
  11. PhpCafe PR4
  12. FreeBieShark PR4
  13. MissNexus PR4
  14. ZigPress PR4
  15. Qwertyweb PR3
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  18. Cisco – PR8
  19. Grokdotcom – PR6
  20. Seo by the Sea – PR5
  21. About boulevart – PR4
  22. Sufehmi – PR 5

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Re-Updated Today January 12 2010

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  2. Grokdotcom PR6
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  21. Pintini PR6 French
  22. MarlenesCorner PR6 French
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  27. Rumahabi PR5 PR4
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12 Şubat 2010 Cuma

Featured gadget: Task List and Timer


Name: Task List and TimerAuthor: Adam HotzDescription: Allows you to track tasks and the time spent on them.More information Download gadgetEach week this blog features a recently added Google Desktop gadget that looks promising. If you'd like to see all new Desktop gadgets as they're published, subscribe to the

The Reader gadget

Google Reader has finally come to Google Desktop, as announced on the Google Reader blog. This gadget is a convenient way to check your subscriptions and fits right in with the Gmail, Calendar, and Docs gadgets. Please give it a try and tell us what you think. And a big thanks to Arindam Sharma, who created this gadget during his internship at Google Bangalore.

When you speak, we listen

Here in Google Desktop land, we value two things: 1) feedback from people who use Google Desktop and 2) chocolate malt balls (good to eat, good to throw). While we love hearing how much you enjoy Google Desktop, we also want to know what we can do better.
As our Tech Lead pointed out on the official Google blog, one thing you really stressed to us was performance. So what did we work on? A really cool comic. (Just kidding.) No, we doubled down and cranked out our latest release of Google Desktop 5.8, which focuses primarily on — you guessed it — performance.Although performance was our main focus, we also wanted to release some features and fixes in response to your other requests. Many of you still rely on Outlook, so we made our search cover more Outlook folders, with better speed and stability. We also made a number of additions to the Desktop APIs, including support for Flash in gadgets!So if you use Google Desktop, please download the latest version. If you've never tried Google Desktop (or are a "former GD user"), why not give it a try? And remember, we love to hear feedback!

/google-desktop-58-for-windows-increased

We love getting your feedback, and one of the themes that has cropped up in the Google Desktop Help group is that you want a lighter, faster product. We heard the message loud and clear and decided that the Google Desktop 5.8 for Windows release would be based entirely on performance.

In true Google fashion, we took a data-driven approach: Measure, then analyze, fix the most important issues and lowest hanging fruit, then rinse, lather and repeat.

First, we built performance tests that simulate a typical user's behavior when using Google Desktop and measure the time spent on actions such as starting up, shutting down, searching, adding a gadget, adding a new document to the search index, and so forth. We then took a page from the Google Chrome playbook by running the performance tests automatically for every single change we made to the software, on dozens of machines each time so that an average of the time measurements from all of them would give us a reliable comparison against previous versions.

Next, we refined an option that helps us improve the product, with your agreement. To send us information about problems you might experience, you can opt in to our error reporting system. If you have opted in, the system will send us anonymous diagnostic information about such events as crashes. In the new version, we improved this system to also detect and report situations where our product could be making your computer slow to respond.

We've learned a lot from these two new sources of data. The performance measurement system enabled us to discover some seemingly small changes that had a major impact on performance. We've been able to immediately fix changes that decreased performance, and learn from changes that improved performance. For example:
We found a way to cut memory usage during startup by about 50%.
Shutdown now happens five times faster, and we were able to avoid a seemingly innocuous state that would have almost doubled startup time.
From automated error reports sent by our beta testers, we learned that while Google Desktop generally performs very well, certain types of usage and some interactions with 3rd party software can trigger problems. We've made dozens of improvements based on this data. Here are some examples of what we've been able to fix:


A few obscure cases where interaction with third party software could slow the computer down when certain types of files were being added to the search index.
A rare issue that could cause slower computers to become temporarily unresponsive during Google Desktop startup.


We still weren't satisfied, so we analyzed the design of our software to find ways to improve it. This led us to make a few more changes:
We realized that with the hundreds of Google Desktop Gadgets available from third parties, there is always the possibility that one of them performs badly. To help you deal with this, we added a system that detects when a gadget is causing your computer to perform poorly, and asks you whether to remove the gadget. While we were at it, we added proactive security measures that prevent malicious gadgets from stealing information from other gadgets, and we made changes that allow Flash programs such as interactive games to be embedded in gadgets; for certain types of gadgets this can be a lighter weight approach than previously possible.
To reduce memory usage, increase stability and reduce memory fragmentation, we reduced the number of different processes that Google Desktop runs, and we now recycle some of our processes frequently (just like Google Chrome).
Microsoft Outlook users will be glad to hear that we've reduced memory usage while at the same time improving the coverage and increasing the stability of our Outlook support.
We've had a fun and rewarding time improving performance, because at every step of the way we were sure that you would enjoy our product even more. Please give our new lighter, faster version a try. We hope you'll enjoy it.

Google Desktop now supports 64 bit Windows

Last September we released Google Desktop version 5.8, which was lighter, faster and free of trans-fats. We also asked for any feedback, and users responded with "how about 64 bit support?" Well, as of today Google Desktop supports 64 bit Windows - go ahead, give it a try.In addition to supporting 64 bit Windows systems, Google Desktop now supports the latest browsers as well (Google Chrome, Firefox 3, & Internet Explorer 8). Most browsers now integrate safe browsing solutions to protect users from malware and phishing. This is similar to what the Google Desktop Safebrowsing feature accomplishes. To ensure that Google Desktop offers an efficient, optimal experience we will be removing the Safebrowsing feature on July 31. We encourage everyone to make sure they are upgrading to a browser that protects them from malware and phishing. We hope you enjoy using Google Desktop on 64 bit Windows systems

11 Şubat 2010 Perşembe

Getting to know Google Docs: Cost

Google Docs is free! If you use Google Apps, Google Docs is included as part of the suite of products.

Getting to know Google Docs: Size limits

In a nutshell
•Docs: Each doc can have a maximum size of 500K, plus up to 2MB per embedded image to be converted to Google Docs format.
•Spreadsheets: Each spreadsheet can be up to 256 columns, 200,000 cells, or 100 sheets, whichever is reached first, to be converted to Google Docs format. There's no limit on rows.
•Presentations: Files in .ppt and .pps formats can have a maximum size of 10MB or 200 slides to be converted to Google Docs format; files uploaded from the Web can be up to 2MB.
•Stored files: Files that you store but don't convert to Google Docs can be up to 1 GB each.

Documents
•Each document you upload and convert can be up to 500K, plus up to 2MB per embedded image.
•You can upload documents from any of the following file formats:
◦HTML
◦Plain text (.txt)
◦Microsoft Word
◦RTF
◦Open Office (.odt)
◦StarOffice Writer (.sxw)


•You have a combined limit of 5000 documents and presentations and 5000 images.
*Please note that when importing files into Google Documents, the content will be converted into HTML. After conversion, the content can sometimes be larger (in some cases significantly larger), and the 500k limit applies to this post-conversion size. As a result, certain documents that are under 500K in their original format may still still be too large to upload.

Spreadsheets
•Each spreadsheet you upload and convert can be up to 256 columns, or up to 200,000 cells, or up to 100 sheets -- whichever limit is reached first. There's no limit on number of rows.
•Each spreadsheet can have up to 20,000 cells with formulas. Of this total, the following limits apply:
◦Up to 1,000 GoogleFinance formulas
◦Up to 1,000 GoogleLookup formulas
◦Up to 50 Import formulas
•You have a limit of 1000 spreadsheets. The spreadsheets that are shared with you do not count against 1000 limit.
•The limit on spreadsheets open at one time is 11.
•You can import and convert spreadsheets up to approximately 1MB in xls, xlsx, csv, ods, txt, tsv, or tsb format.
To determine the number of responses that a form can take, you need to take into account the number of questions in your form and the number of other cells of data within your spreadsheet.
Presentations
•Presentations in both .ppt and .pps file formats from your local computer can be up to 10MB in size or 200 slides.
•By entering the URL of a file on the Web, you can upload presentations up to 2MB.
•You have a combined limit of 5000 documents and presentations and 5000 images.

Getting to know Google Docs: System requirements

Note: There's a chance that other browsers will work with Google Docs. However, we can't guarantee that features will work as expected.

* Google Gears only works with OSX 10.4 and higher. Offline support is not offered for Safari when using Mac OS X 10.6.

No matter what browser you use, here's what you need to do:

•Enable cookies
•Enable JavaScript
To use Google Gears, you'll need one of the following:

•Microsoft Windows XP or Vista with Firefox 3+ or Internet Explorer 7+
•Apple Mac OS X (10.4+) with Firefox 3+

Getting to know Google Docs: Google Docs basics

Here's what you can do with documents:
•Upload and convert Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML, text (.txt), Open Office (.odt), and StarOffice Writer (.sxw) files (or create documents from scratch).
•Easily format your documents, spell-check them, etc.
•Invite others by email to edit or view your documents.
•Edit documents online with whomever you choose.
•View your documents' revision history and roll back to any version.
•Publish documents online to the world, as webpages or post documents to your blog.
•Download documents to your desktop as Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF, HTML or zip.
•Email your documents out as attachments.
Check out the Google documents Getting Started Guide
Here's what you can do with spreadsheets:
•Import and convert .xls, .csv, .txt and .ods formatted data.
•Export .xls, .csv, .txt and .ods formatted data and PDF and HTML files.
•Use formatting and formula editing so you can calculate results and make your data look the way you want it.
•Chat in real time with others who are editing your spreadsheet.
•Embed a spreadsheet, or individual sheets of your spreadsheet, in your blog or website.
Check out the Google spreadsheets Getting Started Guide
Here's what you can do with presentations:
•Share and edit presentations with your friends and coworkers.
•Import and convert existing presentations in .ppt and .pps file types.
•Download your presentations as a PDF, a PPT, or a TXT file.
•Easily edit your presentations.
•Insert images and videos, and format your slides to fit your preferences.
•Allow real-time viewing of presentations, online, from separate remote locations.
•Publish and embed your presentations in a website, allowing access to a wide audience.

Your Google Account: Changing your language setting

If Google Docs is appearing in a language you don't understand or don't want to use, you can change the language by following these steps:

1.On your Docs homepage, click the Settings link.
2.On the Settings page, click the drop-down menu beside Language.
3.Select the language you want to use.
4.Click Save.
5.To go back to your document, click the link called Back to Google Docs.
Note: You may need to enable cookies to ensure that your language selection doesn't change. You can enable cookies by following these browser-specific instructions:

In Internet Explorer:

1.Go to Tools > Internet Options.
2.Click the Privacy tab in the Internet Options window.
3.Click the Advanced button.
4.Select the checkbox beside 'Override automatic cookie handling.'
5.Choose which cookies you want to accept, or select the checkbox beside 'Always allow session cookies.'
6.Click OK.
7.Click OK again to close the Internet Options window.
In Mozilla Firefox:

1.Go to Tools > Options.
2.Click Privacy at the top of the Options window.
3.In the Cookies section, make sure the checkbox is selected beside 'Accept cookies from sites.' If there's no checkmark, you'll need to select the box.
4.Click OK.
In Safari:

1.Go to Safari > Preferences.
2.Select Security at the top of the window.
3.Select the radio button beside 'Always' or 'Only to sites you navigate to.' Tip: Click the question mark for more information.
4.Close the Preferences window.

Your Google Account: Changing your language setting

If Google Docs is appearing in a language you don't understand or don't want to use, you can change the language by following these steps:

1.On your Docs homepage, click the Settings link.
2.On the Settings page, click the drop-down menu beside Language.
3.Select the language you want to use.
4.Click Save.
5.To go back to your document, click the link called Back to Google Docs.
Note: You may need to enable cookies to ensure that your language selection doesn't change. You can enable cookies by following these browser-specific instructions:

In Internet Explorer:

1.Go to Tools > Internet Options.
2.Click the Privacy tab in the Internet Options window.
3.Click the Advanced button.
4.Select the checkbox beside 'Override automatic cookie handling.'
5.Choose which cookies you want to accept, or select the checkbox beside 'Always allow session cookies.'
6.Click OK.
7.Click OK again to close the Internet Options window.
In Mozilla Firefox:

1.Go to Tools > Options.
2.Click Privacy at the top of the Options window.
3.In the Cookies section, make sure the checkbox is selected beside 'Accept cookies from sites.' If there's no checkmark, you'll need to select the box.
4.Click OK.
In Safari:

1.Go to Safari > Preferences.
2.Select Security at the top of the window.
3.Select the radio button beside 'Always' or 'Only to sites you navigate to.' Tip: Click the question mark for more information.
4.Close the Preferences window.

Your Google Account: Deleting your account

If you delete your Google Account, you'll no longer have access to Google Docs. You'll also lose any preferences associated with your Google Account for other services, such as Google Groups or Google Alerts. If the account is associated with a Gmail address, you'll also no longer be able to access that email account.

Instructions for deleting a Google Account are posted in the Google Accounts help center.

Your Google Account: Changing your account settings

Google Apps users can only change the default language, timezone, the right -to-left direction, and display name. All other options are currently unavailable with Google Apps accounts

Your Google Account: Signing up

Google Account. Once you have a Google Account, just go to the Google Docs homepage and sign in.

The Google Account acts as a secure authentication method to keep your online accounts private while also allowing you to access numerous Google services with a single sign-in. Note that while it's possible to view a document, spreadsheet or presentation without a Google Account (via an invitation), you'll need to create a Google Account to edit the document, spreadsheet or presentation, and to continue accessing Google Docs.

While a Gmail Account is a Google Account, a Google Account is not necessarily a Gmail account.

Google Apps users, your administrator provisions accounts for your domain. In this case, you will access Google Docs using your Google Apps account at 'http://docs.google.com/a/yourdomain.com', please be sure to replace 'yourdomain.com' with your domain name.

Getting started guide

With Google documents, you can easily create, share, and edit documents online. Here are a few specific things you can do:

•Upload Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or plain text documents, create documents from scratch, and download your online ones.
•Edit documents online simultaneously with anyone you choose, and invite others to view them.
•Keep track of who made changes to a document and when, and roll back to any version.
•Publish documents online to the world, as webpages or post documents to your blog.
•Email your documents out as attachments.

Read this guide to familiarize yourself with the main features of Google documents and get started creating your own.

I cannot access my account

We apologize for any inconvenience you're experiencing by not being able to access Gmail. To resolve this issue as quickly as possible, please follow the troubleshooting steps below. Following the instructions exactly will help ensure the best results.

Gmail help - Changing your password

Here's how to change your password:

1.Sign in to Gmail.
2.Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page, and open the Accounts and Import tab.
3.Click Google Account settings.
4.In the new window, click Change password under the Personal information option.
5.Enter your current password and your new password.
Make sure you create a unique password to help keep someone from breaking in to your account. Here are a few tips for creating your password, and keeping it safe:

•Never tell anyone your password.
•It should be easy for you to remember without being obvious for someone else to guess.
•Never write down your password. Even though your password will look random to others, think of a way to remember it so that you don't have to write it down.
•Change your password periodically.
•Don't choose a dictionary word as your password. Be creative.
•Include punctuation marks. Mix capital and lowercase letters. Use numbers. A variety of characters makes it harder to guess a password.
If your password isn't working, you'll need to go through our password recovery process. Google Apps users, please contact your organization's IT admin for help with password recovery.

Stopping an experiment

You can temporarily stop your experiment from displaying combinations and collecting data by clicking the Pause link on your Experiment Page.

If you'd like to stop the experiment entirely, you can do so at any time, regardless of whether or not Website Optimizer has identified a clear winner. The experiment will continue as long as you want it to

Starting your first A/B experiment

This section of the guide covers designing and implementing an A/B experiment. If you're creating a multivariate experiment, review the multivariate section of the guide.

•Step 1: Identify experiment pages
•Step 2: Add tags to experiment pages
•Step 3: Preview and start experiment
•View your reports
•Stop the experiment
Before you can do anything, you'll need to access Website Optimizer. You can do so by following the steps below.

1.If you're using Website Optimizer within AdWords, sign in to your AdWords account and visit the Campaign Management tab, then choose the Website Optimizer subtab. If you're using Website Optimizer through the standalone site, just sign in there.
2.If this is your first time accessing the tool, you'll see an opening page with links to some useful resources. Click the Get started button to continue.
3.You'll reach the Experiment List page, which displays a summary of all your experiments. If this is your first experiment, your list will be empty. Click Create new experiment to proceed with setting up your experiment. Since we'll be creating an A/B experiment in this section of the guide, click the Create link next to A/B experiment.
The Website Optimizer tool presents a four-step work flow for setting up a new experiment. As you finish each step, this page will track your progress and display basic information about the new experiment. To begin, click on the Step 1 "Continue" button.

Step 1: Identify experiment pages


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You need to supply three pieces of information here:

Experiment name: For your first experiment, names aren't quite so important, so just enter something simple like "My first experiment". For future experiments, you'll want to choose something more meaningful that will help you easily distinguish between all your experiments on the Experiment List page.

Test pages: Enter the URL of the original test page you chose during Step 0. As shown in the example on the Step 1 page, the URL you enter should not contain any information after the page's file name (such as index.htm or productpage.html). If you include query parameters, they will be ignored. Please also enter the URLs for each alternate page you have created. Remember, each alternate page you create, needs to be saved at a unique URL in order to be used in an A/B test.

Conversion page: Enter the URL of the conversion page you chose during Step 0. Again, the URL should not have any extra information after the page's file name.

When you're finished entering this information, you're ready to move on. When you click "Continue", Website Optimizer will try to validate the URLs you entered. If you leave either the test page or conversion page field blank, or if Website Optimizer got an error trying to access either page, it will generate an error message. In most cases, public web pages will not cause any validation problems; if it is, however, you will be given the option of continuing the experiment setup without URL validation.

Once Website Optimizer successfully validates your page URLs, it'll send you back to the experiment work flow page. As you will see, Step 1 has been successfully checked off and your test and conversion pages are listed. This work flow page is an important tool to help you track your progress through the setup and keep track of scope of your experiment. Before you launch the experiment, you will be able to revise any of the setup information from the work flow page.

Step 2: Add tags to experiment pages


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Who will install the tags?


The first decision you need to make in this step is whether you'll install the HTML script tags or whether you'll hand that task off to someone else. This task needs to be done by someone familiar with HTML and with the structure of your webpages. If you choose to hand the task off, you'll need to communicate some specific information to that person.

Regardless of who installs the tags, Website Optimizer provides specific script to be installed, as well as detailed instructions available in our Installation Guide. Be aware that this script sets a cookie, so you may wish to ensure that your site's privacy policy covers the setting of cookies.

Install the tags

If someone else will install the tags, Website Optimizer will give you a link to that you'll need to send to the person who'll be installing the tags. Stay in touch with the colleague who's installing the tags. They'll need you to provide the following information:

•Exactly which elements on the test page will be varied. They need to mark these elements with "page section" tags.
•A page section name for each element. Later, these names will help you identify the element in question. For this experiment, the names "Headline" and "Image" should be sufficient.
Make sure your colleague notifies you once they've installed the tags.

If you will install the tags, follow the Installation Guide, which provides complete instructions. That guide goes into more detail, but we've given you a brief overview of the task below.

There are two types of script that needs to installed on your pages. Although it looks complicated, each set of script serves a purpose:

•First, there's the control script. Among other things, the control script makes sure that the experiment variations are switched randomly and that all variations are displayed an equal number of times. For this experiment (and in most cases), place the control script immediately after the tag. You'll need to install the control script just on your original test page. For this experiment (and in most cases), place the tracking script immediately before the closing tag in each page.
•The second set of script is the tracking script. It ensures that visits to both the test page and the conversion page are tracked by Website Optimizer for the experiment. For this experiment (and in most cases), place the tracking script immediately before the closing tag in each page. You'll need to add the tracking script to your original test page, each of the alternate variation pages you've created, and your conversion page.
Validate tag installation.

Once you've installed all the tags, validate the tags within Website Optimizer. Our validation tool examines your pages and verifies that the tags have been installed properly. If the validation tool detects any problems with the installation, you'll need to fix these before continuing. Website Optimizer won't let you go on to the next step without validation.

The validation tool will check for the following potential errors, which you will need to fix before continuing:

•Was any javascript found on the test page?
•Were any page sections defined on the test page? The tool looks for beginning and ending tags.
•Was tracking code found on the test page?
•Was tracking code found on the conversion page?
There are two methods of validating your pages. The first is to provide the URLs for your test and conversion pages. If your pages are externally visible, Website Optimizer will access them and provide any errors as described above.

Alternatively, if Website Optimizer can't access the pages on your live site, you can also upload HTML source files for your test and conversion pages. This is helpful if your pages are part of a purchase process, behind a login, or inaccessible for some other reason. Simply save the HTML source of your pages, upload the files, and Website Optimizer will validate them.

If you're unable to validate the tags using either method -- for example, if you're using a dynamic webpage that Website Optimizer cannot view -- you can opt out of the validation step. However, please be sure that the tags have been installed correctly on your own if this is the case.

Once your pages pass validation, select the Tags have been added to the pages option, and click Continue to finish this step.

Step 3: Preview and start experiment


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At this point, the hard work is done. You've tagged your pages and created new variations. Now it's time to set the experiment off and running. But before you do, make one final check of your experiment settings. Once you start the experiment, you won't be able to change the parameters of the experiment, so be certain they are as you intend.

If you do find you need to update your settings, though, click the "Back" button to return to the experiment work flow page, and click the "view or edit" link on Step 1. Keep in mind that if you change the page URLs now, you will need to go back through Step 2, reinstall the code on the new pages, and re-validate.

Percentage traffic. Remember earlier in the experiment preparation you were supposed to decide how much of your traffic to include in the experiment? Here's where you enter that value. The more traffic is included, the faster the experiment will run.

Variations. Here you get one last chance to preview the alternate page variations that will be displayed to visitors during the experiment. If you need to change any variation, return to the experiment work flow page (click the "Back" button) and click the "view or edit" link.

Ready, set, start your experiment!

Once you click "Start", you'll return to the experiment work flow page. Step 3 is checked off, and now there's an additional section describing the progress of this experiment, including estimated duration and the number of impressions and conversions tracked during the experiment. Though your test page will start showing different variations immediately, there's a delay of about an hour before your reports will begin displaying data. The progress of the experiment, and the estimated duration, depends entirely on the amount of traffic seen on your test and conversion pages.

Once you start seeing some impressions and conversions recorded, the reports will start to have some preliminary results. Click "View report" to see the experiment results.

View your reports


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Once the experiment is launched, impressions and conversions will be recorded almost immediately. You can view this data on the reports page as soon as it's recorded. Plan to check that impressions and conversions are being recorded soon after starting; there are some tagging errors that are not revealed until an experiment is actually running. If you're not getting any impressions or conversions, check the troubleshooting guide for some suggestions on what might be causing this error.

Until a minimum amount of data has been collected, you'll likely get a message like: "We have not gathered enough data yet to produce a complete report with analysis. Please check back in a day or so."

This message may be accompanied by a table/graph combination showing the performance for the individual performance of each variation, showing which variations are most effective. For more information on how to read this report, see What do my reports mean? If you love numbers and want to learn specifics about how we derive results, see the Technical Overview.



As the experiment progresses, the Website Optimizer will identify a "winning" variation. How long this takes depends mainly on how much traffic the experiment pages receive, as well as how similar the variations are. For example, if your experiment has run beyond the estimated duration, it's getting lots of impressions and conversions, but no variation is emerging as a clear winner, it's likely that visitors are not experiencing strong reactions to any of the alternate variations you created. It's probably time to stop the experiment and try some bolder variations.