What’s up with Google?
Gee.. it has been 18 days since I posted an article for GM. My bad… but I was busy doing some offline work. Anyways, since you haven’t heard from me for a long time–with just one post within a month–I guess I owe you updates. So, here’s a wrap-up of what’s interesting about Google last month.
April 1 – Loads of April Fool Jokes
- AdSense for Conversations
- Blogger “Google Weblogs (beta)”
- Dajare in Japan
- gDay in Australia
- Gmail custom time – Well, this was the only one among this list that I had experienced or had read on that day. Only after reading a paragraph I thought this could be a joke. I laughed at myself after realizing I was fooled.
- Scratch and Sniff on Book Search
- Feeling Lucky button in Calendar
- Dialect Translation for Google Korea
- Make an Airplane with Docs
- Manpower Search in Google China
- Google Talk and Global Warming
- Project Virgle
- Orkut to Yogurt
- YouTube prank
- A 12 year old kid taught SketchUp on his Dad’s class.
- Graphs by week and by month become available in Analytics. You can also make comparisons for better analysis and presentation.
- Publish a blog post through Docs.
April 23 – Geographic Targeting
- If you have a site that is only focused to the users of a specific region, then use the Geographic Target tool on Webmaster Tools. Choose a search domain where you want your site to be optimized.
- Start inserting speaker notes and YouTube videos into your Presentations
- Offline access for Google Spreadsheets, and Presentations
- PageRank Update – Just before the month ended, Google made a lot of site owners happy after seeing their site’s new PageRank, and the update is still taking place.
- Google Ocean?