Archive for October, 2008

Google Maps UK:
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Google Maps UK has recently added live traffic data feed to the major roads in England. As with other areas in Google Maps that have traffic data enabled, you can also let Google predict what the traffic situation will be like on any day at a specific time. This is an extremely important feature when [...]

Addictomatic Review: Create Instant News Pages
Sunday, October 19th, 2008

A new news aggregation service called Addictomatic has been released. You can enter any topic in addictomatic such as “google” or “comic book” or everything else and it shows you a customizable instant news overview of those topics from a lot of different sources. The news bits are shown as little widget boxes and pulled [...]

Google Minus Google: Search Without Google
Sunday, October 19th, 2008

I am sure you will agree with me that Google really pushes its own properties too much in their search results. So somebody just created an unofficial clone of Google that looks just like the real thing… except, as the homepage disclaims, you’ll search Google “without getting results from Google sites such as Knol, Blogger [...]

Check For Broken Backlinks: in Webmaster Central
Saturday, October 18th, 2008

The Google webmaster tools has recently added a brand new feature that lets all webmasters see the sources of links which trigger a “file not found” or 404 error on your server. To try this, click on your site name in the Google Webmaster Central Dashboard and then click on view Diagnostics -> Web crawl [...]

Google’s New iGoogle: is now Live
Friday, October 17th, 2008

Google has been recently testing a new layout for their personalized homepage iGoogle. It’s now rolled out by default at igoogle.com. Basically in the new interface the tabs has been moved from the top to the left-hand side. New Gadgets can now be opened in their own maximized view within iGoogle by clicking the [...]

Footnotes in Google Docs: Live
Thursday, October 16th, 2008

You can now easily add footnotes in Google Docs documents, as the Google help center explains. Just click anywhere in your google document and then go to Insert -> Footnote from the menu. The resulting document can display as shown in the above screenshot, with a collapsable gray box next to the text, but when [...]

Google Street View France: Is Now Live
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Google Street View has been recently enabled for France. There used to be different panorama photos from the Tour de France route, but now there are regular pictures, from Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Marseille, Nice and Lille. Now it provided you with four zoom levels, and as usual for recent Street View imagery, Google tries to [...]

Broken links: in Google Webmaster Tools
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The Google webmaster tools has recently added a brand new feature which lets users to see the sources of links which trigger a “file not found” on your site. In order to test this new feature, simply click on your site in the dashboard (provided you have already completed their verification process) and view Diagnostics [...]

Start Youtube Videos: at a Specific Time
Monday, October 13th, 2008

When you are trying to embed a YouTube video, you can add a “start” pointer to define the number of seconds at which the video should start, as SEM blog explains. Here’s a sample code:
<object width=”425″ height=”344″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/11Fl9ZVJ7B8&hl=en&fs=1&start=15″></par am><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/11Fl9ZVJ7B8&hl=en&fs=1&start=15″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”425″ height=”344″></embed></object>
This parameter will only work if you are trying [...]

Warch CBS Series Online: On YouTube
Sunday, October 12th, 2008

YouTube has slowly started to add full-length content from the CBS network for all US users. For instance, MacGyver and episodes from the original Star Trek are supposed to be part of the mix. You can easily check out the latest addition by visiting the CBS YouTube channel. I tried to open a video here [...]