Archives Tag: Blogger

How to Verify Blogger in Google Webmaster Tools

A great tutorial written on the Webmaster Central blog, about how to verify your Blogger blog in the Webmaster Tools. Here are the step-by-step instructions to authenticate your site: In Webmaster Tools Click the “Add a site” button on the Webmaster Tools Home page Enter your blog’s URL (for example, googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com) and click the “Continue” […]

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Blogger Hits Some Hard Times, then Recovers

This past week, Blogger has had some hard times. Rick Klau, a friend of mine and the primary Blogger Product Manager — who used to be with Feedburner, writes a lengthy blog post about the issues and what Google has done to recover from it. One very interesting thing I noticed about this blog post […]

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Mobile Posting to Blogger

Blogger announced the graduation of its most recent testing ground product. Mobile posting. The Blogger blog has the full tutorial on how to use it, but something I found of interest was that they were able to claim the text number for BLOGGR (256447). Good for Google on that.

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Can We Continue to Trust Google?

Google offers a wide variety of services. Gmail, Search, online office collaboration, and a number of other services that are commonly used by millions of people around the world. Is it becoming to much for Google to handle? Despite having 20,000+ employees still, even after the “let goes” of 10,000 temporary employees, Google is still […]

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Blogger and Reader Prepare for SXSW

This year will be the first year I am able to attend SXSW in Austin, TX. I am super stoked for it! I am also super stoked to see a number of my friends, including Matt Cutts, Todd Friesen, Tony Adam, Tamar Weingberg, Pete Cashmore and the list goes on. Needless to say, it’s going […]

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Google Integrates Blogger & Google Friend Connect

Today, Google announced the integration between Blogger and Google Friend Connect. Google still has a long way to go before Friend Connect is even close to the usefullness of Facebook Connect, but it’s one step at a time. I’ve been overhearing from Googlers that inside the Googleplex, they call it “Friend Sense” more than they […]

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Adding Your Blog to Facebook

…is a BAD THING! I personally do not recommend adding your blog’s feed to Facebook. Both Typepad and Google suggest otherwise, but let me explain. There is one reason and one reason only why you want to feed your content somewhere else: more revenue. Pros and Cons of Feeding Your Blog to Facebook Pros You […]

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Google Lost Your Revenue

Here’s where you a Google engineer hits his forehead on the table and thinks, “stupid, stupid, stupid.” If you have a Blogger site, some of you may have noticed that your ad units began showing public service announcements (PSAs) in the last nine hours. This was due to a technical issue that we’ve now identified […]

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Blogger Joins Twitter

Recently, Google’s blogging platform, Blogger, joined the Twitter micro-blogging-craze. There’s been rave after rave about Twitter; Twitter-this, Twitter-that. Blogger finally joined Twitter. “We will be posting status updates, major feature announcements, and pointers to cool uses of Blogger will all show up in our Twitter account.” There are already other well-known Googlers on Twitter though, […]

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Google APIs

Google offers a lot of APIs to developers. So what are some of the APIs available to developers right now? Google Apps APIs Google Base Data API Blogger Data API Google Calendar Data API Google Code Search Data API Google Contacts Data API Google Health Data API Google Notebook Data API Google Spreadsheets Data API […]

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