http://groups-beta.google.com/ is now http://groups.google.com/!!!
Google has officially announced the removal of Beta from the Google Groups. Try Google Groups and get more out of it. To help you on this, I have briefed on all the features that was available in Google Groups, please take a look!
1. Search / Browse
Search in the groups for your required information and you can find everything you need with the latest information about the topic you search for.
2. Create a Group
If you are not satisfied with the results, then don’t worry, go ahead and create a group for your self and invite all of your friends to it. All you need to have is a "Google Account". Don’t have a Google account, get it from here.
3. Join a Group
If you find a useful group, join the group with a click or two. Else send a request to the group administrator to add you as their group member.
4. Discuss at Your Ease
Just add a comment or put a question in any discussion thread. You can also answer their question if you know it. The main feature is, if you don’t want to enter the discussion board, just do the conversation through your Gmail. This is really cool!
5. Webpage and Knowledge Base
Create your own webpage inside your group and publish it. You can also create your knowledge base which you can use if for your future reference.
6. Customize Your Group
Give a new look and feel to your group, put a picture, color and add more graphics. This new option will help you to make a distinct group from others.
7. Share Files
Now you can upload a file and share it with your group members. Hereafter no need to worry about sending multiple files to your friends, upload as much you want and share it with your group members.
8. Personalize Profile
Create your profile with graphics and share it with all. You can also find other members though this and share your thoughts to them.
Hope this small tour will help you to get it touch with Google groups.
Join! Have Fun!! And of-course more Information!!!
To my surprise Google has made a 302 temporary redirect from their beta version to the new version of Groups. Why it is so?
http://groups-beta.google.com/ a 302 temporary redirect pointing to http://groups.google.com/
Don't know why! Only Google knows!
Recently Google has released their Italian versions of AdSense Blog for the Italian users. So, people from Italy can know more about AdSense issues and latest happenings. It was said in the Google official AdSense blog that, regular posting will be done on all the things that are happening in Google AdSense (Italy) by the experienced programmers, members, editors, product specialist, marketing managers and who are all have update regarding Google Italy AdSense.
Hope this New Year 2007 had brought some good news for the Italy people. Thanks to Google for continues effort!
Some useful link for the above post,
Google AdSense Italy Blog - http://it-adsense.blogspot.com/
Subscribe to Italy Google AdSense Group - http://groups.google.com/group/Inside-AdSense-it/subscribe
Google has updated their Google AdSense program policies. AdSense users please go through it carefully and do the necessary update to your AdSense account to escape from Google banning your Google AdSense account. I will try to put a posting on the changes that was done to it, later tomorrow.
Ohh... what an update from Google!
I went through many SEO forums / articles, and everywhere they are more concerned about the new Google 2007 infrastructure update that is happening right now. I don’t think that, it is just a PageRank update, it is more than that. Here are the few points that I wanted to share with you regarding the new Google update. Most of the points are gathered from Matt's blog and I have also given my view on each of the issue discussed below!
Before I go into the actual thing, I wanted to share with you some of the useful tool to check your PR in many Google Data Center at a time. You can get from my previous posting (I don’t give you trouble in searching my blog, just click here to go to my previous posting :-).
Google Infrastructure Update 2007:
1. PageRank Update
It is not the actual PageRank update, we should call it as the "PageRank Export", because, the update happening here is just the EXPORT of the PR values from the Google database to the Google toolbar (for all the data centers). Still you will find many datacenters showing the old and incorrect PR and you no need to worry about it, as some of the datacenters were not updated with the new infrastructure update.
2. Ranking and Traffic
This update is very clear that, it will not affect the "rankings" and "traffic" of the website. As I told you in the previous point, it is just the export of PageRank values. So webmasters just relax and try to concentrate on all you legal SEO activities to improve your website's rankings. But try to follow the webmaster guidelines in promoting the website in search engine (Google).
3. Update in "link:" query
To be clear, this query will show only SOME of the back-links that a website has. Even though Google indexes all the quality back-links added to a website, the link: query will show only some of them; so, do not panic by seeing your number of back-links in Google. In the 2007 infrastructure update, Google has updated the link: query and you can see the changes for your website.
4. Update in "site:" query
Many webmasters complain that most of their website pages are in supplemental result. Do not afraid of supplemental result, as it is not a penalty for your website. Supplemental will be given less preference by the Google search engine than the normal pages. But in the 2007 infrastructure update, Google has started considering the supplemental pages also. So you may get some of your supplemental pages in Google rankings and thereby getting some traffic through it. The best way to get out of supplemental result is to add more quality back-links and put unique SEO tags for each and every page in the website.
5. "Search the web" Update (a bug removed)
If some one put a search query "site:sample.com" in UK search engine and searching for the entire web, he will get the home page listed in the SERP. But if you do the same search only for "pages from UK" then you will not see the home page in the SERP. It was already fixed in December, but it is happening now again and now it was completely fixed in this new 2007 infrastructure update.
Google is taking care in providing the apt result to by doing all kind of updates like this. Many update will come in the coming months. Soon we will get a ranking update... wait for it!
Check my previous posting on Google PR update; also use this tool to check your website's PR update!
Google has introduced the new version of the 3D design tool (free). Check out the latest version here!
An excellent and timely update from Google! They have released their new version of GTalk which will now work on Windows Vista. Now, Vista users don't need to worry about instant messenger, GTalk is here for you! Get Google Talk (GTalk) free for you now!
Have a look at the list of top searched keywords collected from Google database in the year 2006. Hope you really enjoy this; some of them will be funny!
Google Zeitgeist 2006
This is very interesting! I got this tip from my friend.
You can now integrate Google Calendar to your Outlook! Just follow these few easy steps…
1. Click on your Calendar (below your mail folder list)
2. Right click on the Calendar Icon and go to properties
3. Go to the home page tab (probably the second one)
4. Put http://www.google.com/calendar/ in the "Address:" box
5. Click on the check box "Show home page by default for this folder"
6. Apply and OK!
Here you go now! Login and enjoy the benefits of Google Calendar through your Outlook!
Hope this is a great tip for this New Year!!!