Google blog posts
Google +1. Recommendations, really?
Some quick thoughts from Clearlefties on the new Google +1 button.
Google buys Measure Map
Well I didn’t really see that coming. Jeff Veen, Product Director for Measure Map, reports that Measure Map has been acquired by Google, and according to Adaptive Path, he’s going there with it.
Website analysis tools
In recent commentary, people have lumped together Google Analytics, Mint and Measure Map as three new traffic analysis tools all competing with each other. The reality is somewhat different.
Google’s Smart Tags
Remember the brou ha ha when Microsoft announced its Smart Tags? Smart Tags would automatically add links into your documents, whether you liked it or not. Well Zeldman reports that the latest Google toolbar does exactly that, for example a street address will link to Google…
Google Print and Google Suggest
There’s a couple of new (to me) features on Google that I wasn’t aware of.
So Keith asks ‘anyone want to clue me in as to why all I’ve been seeing around of late is Gmail, Gmail and more Gmail?’. Because, as far as I can gather, Gmail is one of the most successful and innovative viral campaigns ever.
TouchGraph GoogleBrowser is a fantastic Java-based tool for visualising Google:related results. The automatic labelling is impressive in itself (the algorithm appears to work in realtime) and all the nodes are clickable to provide more information. Nice to see Clagnut has…
Googlerank feedback loop
I recently started listing Google search terms with each blog post. This was done as a matter of interest, but it had an unintentional effect: the search terms fed back into Google and boosted my page rank. I explain the feedback process.
Googlewhacking may well be the latest time-wasting trend for Googlenauts, and it’s even more pointless than Googlefight. It is mildly addictive though. One locates a whack by finding two (and only two) words which, when entered into Google , receive a single result.…
Give ’em what they want
The vote for clagnut link is up. Zeldman has stopped his third party links opening in a named window. And about time too. 37 Signals have designed a better Google.
No mention of mark-up
Breeze is an elegant new minimalist theme for Mozilla. Googlebar is another great add-in from mozdev (source of the afore-mentioned Checky). It’s just like the IE Google toolbar, but for Mozilla. I’m a bit of a foodie, so it won’t come as much…
Good stuff on design, usability and elegant coding from Adrian Holovaty and Tantek Çelik. And Dean has introduced a great Google highlighting tool which highlights your Google search terms. See it in action here (click the top link to clagnut). Update: Cal Henderson…
A while ago I pointed that more and more, Yahoo is relying on Google for it’s search results. Tim Parkin pointed out that a Yahoo listing will give a higher Google ranking, so from that point of view being on Yahoo does still have some importance. In fact, the reason a…
Yahoo! is becoming less and less relevant by the day, as it relies more and more on Google. From the Yahoo! Help pages: You may have noticed that the Yahoo! Search results look a little different. As part of our ongoing efforts to offer you the easiest and most rewarding…
I’ve added a crude referrers page, showing the last fifty pages to send traffic to clagnut. Seems most of you get here from Google (not a big surprise really). Talking of such things, El Reg reports that Google has changed its page ranking algorithm, allegedly (although…
Google has just released a new News service into beta, and very clever it is too. Its news items are culled from 4,000 news sources worldwide and automatically arranged to present the most relevant news first. Individual stories are identified and links to the reporting…
When good lists go bad
First off, the css-discuss mailing list now has a searchable online archive. It’s high traffic, extremely high quality and will almost certainly already contain an answer to your CSS problems. Here are a few gems I discovered there regarding the problems with styling…
The end to war
Over in MacCentral there’s a few interesting thoughts from Marc Andreessen on why he thinks the browser wars are long gone and how divergence of browsing applications across different platforms is inevitable. Although quite how both the interviewer and Andreessen manage…
Google has 136 references to the phrase “ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long”. 137 by the time it gets around to indexing this page, assuming it ever does. [and 12 hours later it’s indexed] Oh, and someone should ban the use of spray deodorants,…