Some of you may have noticed that, our Twitter pages are superseding our blogs in Google search results for your name. Tech journalist Marshall Kirkpatrick has an easy HTML workaround to keep Twitter from becoming your primary online identity.
All of you surely want your blog or website to come first in the search result. Well its ok if its not first. But we dont want these social community profiles to come before our Websites or Blogs. Kirkpatrick discovered a small HTML tag that was missing from his own blog, yet present in Twitter, that could make all the difference.
So the long and short of this story is that if you want to make sure that Google understands your blog to be your primary beacon on the web, then you should add the words rel=”me” to a relevant link on your blog. I’ve added that tag to the link on my sidebar that goes to my feedback page, because that’s a good page for me. It’s as simple as making the link text read a href=”http://marshallk.com/feedback” rel=”me”.
Google says they may start giving uncensored search for the people in china as they released the information about a “highly sophisticated and targeted attack” on their corporate infrastructure that occurred last month. The attack originated in China and resulted in the “theft of intellectual property from Google.” In light of the attack Google is making sweeping changes to its Chinese operations.
“The company (Google) says that a minimal amount of user information was compromised, but has come to the alarming conclusion that the attacks were targeting the information of Chinese human rights activists. Google found that these attacks were not just going after Google’s data, but were also targeting at least twenty other major companies spanning sectors including Internet, finance, chemicals, and more. Google has also discovered that phishing attacks have been used to compromise the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists around the world.”
China Government is continuously attempting to deploy further restrictions for free speech on the web. Till now google offered a censored (and highly controversial) version of its search engine at Google.cn as January 2006, Google has made concessions to the Chinese government. Now google is going to stop it. Google has decided it will deploy a fully uncensored version of its search engine in China. If Chinese government decide that an uncensored engine is illegal, then Google may cease operations in China entirely.
Recently Google launched its own URL Shortening Service “goo.le” .Now it gives youtube also another URL Shortening Service. The domain is “youtu.be”.
To use youtu.be manually, simply take a URL like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdeioVndUhs and replace the “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=” with “http://youtu.be/” to get: http://youtu.be/FdeioVndUhs Plug that shorter URL into a browser, and you’ll see it redirects to that video.
The shortener is exclusive to YouTube links (no surprise, less spam). Its primary function is to share YouTube videos and channels with friends, mostly through YouTube’s AutoShare feature, which syndicates your activity on YouTube to Twitter (Twitter), Facebook (Facebook), and elsewhere.
As per google wave blog, the top most feature request is more invitations. Everyone s eager to try it out. So now google is doing something about it. More and more people are getting invited to google wave.
We’ve been working to increase the capacity of our preview setup and have sent invitations to everyone who requested an invite through our online form. If you’d like to request an invitation, you can still sign up here.
Also more invitations are added to the existing users, so that they too can invite their friends. Google wave here says something about the number 1 Million, and that means atleast for me, it is going to reach 1 Million users for Wave. The headline of th blog post is “A million stamps licked … and counting”. So it is going to reach 1 Million.
Also if any one you need Google wave invites, Contact Me. I can give you as of now..
Google strikes again. Now this time with a real time search feature. And the good thing is, this is available for mobiles also.
This real time search made a huge wave in the internet world, when twitter announced it. And from that day everyone just love it.
Google blog post regarding the same says,
First, we’re introducing new features that bring your search results to life with a dynamic stream of real-time content from across the web. Now, immediately after conducting a search, you can see live updates from people on popular sites like Twitter and FriendFeed, as well as headlines from news and blog posts published just seconds before. When they are relevant, we’ll rank these latest results to show the freshest information right on the search results page.
This is how it looks,
Here is a video from the google.
This real-time search updates as stuff is happening around the Web — for example, live tweets, Yahoo Answers, news articles and Web pages now stream in on the actual result pages for your query.
Google says the features aren’t available to everyone yet, but will be within the next few days.