Saturday, June 21, 2008

Google Adds API To Webmaster Tools

Google Adds API To Webmaster Tools

The Google Webmaster Central Blog announced that they now have APIs for developers and webmasters to tap into. You can now access some of the data you see in Google Webmaster Tools through an API.

API features currently include:
-- Managing Sites
-- Retrieve a list of your sites in Webmaster Tools
-- Add your sites to Webmaster Tools
-- Verify your sites in Webmaster Tools
-- Remove your sites from Webmaster Tools
- Working with Sitemaps
-- Retrieve a list of your submitted Sitemaps
-- Add Sitemaps to Webmaster Tools
-- Remove Sitemaps from Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools AP Developer's Guide.

Official Google Video Blog: Suggestions on Your Search

Official Google Video Blog: Suggestions on Your Search

Google Video has introduced related searches and suggestions in a horizontal layer just below the search box. These suggestions broaden or alter the scope of the original search query. It's a way to drive additional volume and page views on Google video. However, YouTube accounts for 98 percent of video viewing on Google-owned properties according to comScore.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Web 2.0 scores success in the enterprise

Web 2.0 scores success in the enterprise

Incorporating Web 2.0 social networking concepts into enterprises offers great benefits but also challenges, said implementers of these technologies such as Best Buy, Serena Software and Oracle during an industry event Tuesday evening in Silicon Valley.

Social networking in corporate environments, also referred to as Enterprise 2.0, increases collaboration and idea-sharing among employees as well as customers and can even lower employee turnover, panelists said at a Churchill Club presentation entitled "From 'Dilbert' to Dude: Succeeding with Web 2.0 Within the Enterprise," given in Santa Clara, Calif.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Get Ready For A New Platform War. Google Gears Drives Straight At Microsoft’s Profits.

Get Ready For A New Platform War. Google Gears Drives Straight At Microsoft’s Profits.

Google launched Gears last May, and for the first year of its release it was considered a minor, niche product that a few developers and users may take advantage of to allow offline access to web applications. You can probably recall the arguments at the time: who needs offline access, connectivity is everywhere anyway, not enough apps will support this etc. It wasn’t until a year later and only a few weeks ago, that Google revealed its ace card: Gears-powered messaging for MySpace that is super-accelerated. Google had entered the race to provide the new web API, and for a year almost nobody had noticed.

Google prepping broadband-monitoring tools | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

Google prepping broadband-monitoring tools | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

"We're trying to develop tools, software tools...that allow people to detect what's happening with their broadband connections, so they can let (ISPs) know that they're not happy with what they're getting--that they think certain services are being tampered with," Google Senior Policy Director Richard Whitt said Friday morning during a panel discussion at the Innovation '08 conference in Santa Clara, Calif. "If the broadband providers aren't going to tell you exactly what's happening on their networks, we want to give users the power to find out for themselves."

Sunday, June 15, 2008

From O.J.V at internet marketing Articles

Changes are on the way for MySpace.
Later this month, the social networking powerhouse will roll out new features such as a new home page and new profile-building tools. The result could turn MySpace into a significant threat to portals like Yahoo. But first, MySpace will have to get over its own past.

If all goes to plan, MySpace would go beyond being a site where people build personalized profile pages and hang out online with friends, and become more of a gateway to the Web, where users can read news headlines, listen to music, watch videos, and more easily communicate with pals.

MySpace embarks on this makeover with five new features. On June 18, the company will relaunch its homepage. Instead of seeing a few boxes for "cool new videos" and "cool new people," users will see items such as news stories, ways to call up local weather, links to entertainment portions of the site, and images of top MySpace bloggers.