Archive for March, 2008

Google Street View: Google Maps API
Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I am sure you are aware of those Street View data (those detailed panorama photos available for some US cities) is now also available as part of the Google Maps API. The samples utilizing the GStreetviewPanorama object look interesting; for instance, you can embed an animated street view rotation in your blog, or (as the [...]

YouTube Video Editor: Online video editing
Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Omnisio is an amazing tool which lets you paste in the URL of a YouTube video (among other video sites) and then crop the time slider to a specific part. You can then add more videos if you like, and publish the result to show to others – without even registering at the site, a [...]

Google China: New Home Page
Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Google China has a brand new homepage, as per the screen shot it shows more discoverable icons very similar to other Google homepages in Asia, such as Google Japan. However, I am not sure if this new one is the default for Chinese users at google.cn, or if Chinese users need to visit google.cn/webhp?hl=zh-CN (where [...]

Google Spam: Spam inside Google Caldender
Friday, March 28th, 2008

I’m sure many of you have received spam in your Google Calendar. That’s right – an event, which was automatically added to the calendar, which contains a description starting with the usual spammy lines like “Dear Beloved, I am Mrs Katarzyna Stanislava … I am married to Mr.Fred Chec who worked with Kuwait Embassy in [...]

Compare Search: Compare results from different SE
Friday, March 28th, 2008

Even though there was once a huge possibility that two or more search engines will partner together to compete with google, it is still good to track and compare your progress in all of the existing search engines.
By comparing different Search Engine’s results you will:
– Get clear idea of how each [...]

Youtube Stats: Video Statistics for Youtube
Thursday, March 27th, 2008

YouTube now allows you to view some statistics for your videos. You can use this feature (called “YouTube Insight”) by signing in to your My Videos page, and then clicking the “About this video” buttons. As the official Google blog explains, video uploaders can see “how often their videos are viewed in different geographic regions, [...]

Organic Listing: from SES NewYork
Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Loren Baker of SEJ writes live from SES New York on Organic Listing Forums moderated by Mike Grehan along with Greg Boser, Dave Naylor and Jill Whalen on the panel. Some important questions were raised and the answers has been summarized below:
How Relevant is Google PageRank?
- PageRank is not as important as it used [...]

Optimize Meta Description: for Humans!
Thursday, March 27th, 2008

I have heard a lot of people to talk about – “How to optimize Meta description for Search engines”, How to do this & that for “Search engines”…. But do we ever think of “human beings”? (e.g. People who are searching for you online).
I think its important to optimize your site for both “search engines” [...]

Jessica Bowman: Yahoo's SEO Manager Laid off
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

As you probably have heard, Yahoo has laid off over 1,000 employees to help it focus on its search and advertising businesses. This happened after yahoo posted higher fourth-quarter revenue than a year ago but a lower net profit.
And surprisingly, the lady with beauty and talent, Jessica Bowman, who had the dual role of Senior [...]

Google Japan Logo: New Logo for Japan
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Google Japan has put up a special logo today. The logo probably celebrates some anniversary of some very old Japanese computer which used logic units called parametrons (discovered by a Japanese). It contains a customized parametron schema … and the ’box’ on the right is probably the computer.
The Googlified blog has a Google logo category [...]