Where’s Google Photos in this drop-down menu?

If you use FeedBurner (which has been part of Google for a good number of years now), you probably know about the Photo Splicer feature, which allows you to merge your photo feed from services like Flickr, BuzzNet or Webshots into your site feed, providing extra content for your readers. It's a great little option … Continue reading Where’s Google Photos in this drop-down menu?

Ligia was chosen for YouTube’s Next Chef program!

A little while ago, we heard about a contest Google had announced, called the YouTube Next Chef Program. We immediately thought about Ligia's cooking show, Ligia's Kitchen, and what a great fit that would be for the contest. Ligia applied, but didn't think she'd win, particularly because the field of applicants was global, and the … Continue reading Ligia was chosen for YouTube’s Next Chef program!

Do not use iMovie sounds for YouTube videos

Updated 4/24/12: YouTube has greatly improved the copyright claim dispute process in recent weeks, and it seems that even copyright holders have gotten much more responsive and willing to relinquish claims falsely flagged by YouTube's Copyright ID engine. These are all good steps in the right direction!  Are you a YouTube Partner? Great! Then don't … Continue reading Do not use iMovie sounds for YouTube videos

Google+ gets social networking right

On June 28 at 10:17 PM UTC, I got an invite to Google+ from Brian Rose (a Googler). I was in for a treat! 🙂 Here's what the home screen looks like: After multiple previous tries, I think Google's finally got it with Google+. I've used both Wave and Buzz, and while they were interesting … Continue reading Google+ gets social networking right

Apple Pages documents now supported in Google Docs Viewer

Google has announced 12 new file formats are supported by the Google Document Viewer. Among them we find Apple Pages (hooray): 12 new file formats in the Google Docs Viewer - Official Gmail Blog Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX) Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX) Apple Pages (.PAGES) Adobe Illustrator (.AI) Adobe Photoshop (.PSD) Autodesk … Continue reading Apple Pages documents now supported in Google Docs Viewer

Site optimization — the order of your scripts and styles

I watched this video yesterday, where a Googler talks about the importance of ordering your scripts and styles correctly in order to speed up the rendering of your website, made a quick change to my header file, then ran the Page Speed extension for Firefox to see how I was doing. While there still some … Continue reading Site optimization — the order of your scripts and styles

Googling from different countries

I was watching this video on the Google Webmaster Central Channel, where Matt Cutts answers a question about the impact of server location on Google's rankings, and he touched on an important point, which I hadn't noticed until I spent a few months in Romania. In the video, he says that Google will return different … Continue reading Googling from different countries