Google accounts on Twitter

Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Google |

Everyone loves Twitter. Even Google. While browsing the Google blog on blogspot I came across a list compiled by Google on their active Twitter accounts. Follow the accounts below related to Google Services. Taken from: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/google-accounts-on-twitter.html twitter.com/Google – our central account twitter.com/Blogger – for Blogger fans twitter.com/GoogleCalendar – user tips & updates twitter.com/GoogleImages – news, tips, tricks on our visual image search twitter.com/GoogleNews – latest headlines via Google News twitter.com/GoogleReader – from our feed reader team twitter.com/iGoogle – news & notes from Google’s personalized homepage twitter.com/GoogleStudents – news of interest to students using Google twitter.com/YouTube – for YouTube fans twitter.com/YouTubeES – en Espanol twitter.com/GoogleAtWork – solutions for IT and workplace productivity Geo-related twitter.com/SketchUp – Google SketchUp news twitter.com/3DWH – SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse twitter.com/Modelyourtown – 3D modeling to build your favorite places twitter.com/EarthOutreach – Earth & Maps tools for nonprofits & orgs twitter.com/GoogleEarth – updates from the Google Earth team* twitter.com/GoogleMaps – uses, tips, mashups twitter.com/GoogleSkyMap -Android app for the night sky Ads-related twitter.com/AdSense – for online publishers twitter.com/AdWordsHelper – looking out for AdWords questions and tech issues twitter.com/AdWordsProSarah – Google Guide for AdWords Help Forum twitter.com/GoogleAnalytics – insights for website effectiveness twitter.com/GoogleAdBuilder – re building display ads twitter.com/GoogleRetail – for retail advertisers twitter.com/GoogleTVAds – info on our digital system for more measurable TV advertising* twitter.com/TechnologyUK – for U.K. tech advertisers twitter.com/InsideAdWordsDE – for German AdWords customers twitter.com/GoogleAgencyDE – for German ad agencies twitter.com/AdSensePT – info for Portuguese-language publishers twitter.com/AdWordsRussia – AdWords news & tips in Russian twitter.com/DentroDeAdWords – Spanish updates from the Inside AdWords blog twitter.com/AdWordsAPI – AdWords API tips Developer & technical twitter.com/GoogleResearch – from our research scientists twitter.com/GoogleWMC – Google Webmaster Central twitter.com/GoogleCode – latest updates for Google developer products twitter.com/GoogleData – Data APIs provide a standard protocol for reading and writing web data twitter.com/app_engine – web apps run on Google infrastructure twitter.com/DataLiberation – our initiative for complete import/export of all data twitter.com/GoogleMapsAPI – about using Google Maps embedded in websites twitter.com/GoogleIO – Google’s largest annual developer event Culture, People twitter.com/googletalks – notes from our @Google speaker series twitter.com/googlejobs – the voice of Google recruiters Country or Region twitter.com/googlearabia – news from the Google Arabia Blog twitter.com/googledownunder – Google activities in Australia & New Zealand twitter.com/googlebrasil – News & info for Brasil* twitter.com/GoogleDE – Google in Germany twitter.com/GoogleKorea – News & notes in Korean* twitter.com/GoogleLatAm – Latin America (en Espanol) twitter.com/GooglePolicyIt – Notes on Google policy issues in...

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Host your blog on your own domain

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010 in Blogging | 2 comments

Many bloggers makes a major mistake with their blogs.  They use a free blogging service like WordPress.com or Blogger (blogspot.com) and they don’t use their own domain name or a dedicated domain for the blog. This is all well and fine but they lose the branding that comes from owning their own domain name.  After all, the objective of blog marketing is to brand yourself or your company as the experts in your niche industry. Your blog options from best to worst are: Host your blog on your primary domain together with your website such as http://blog.yoursite.com or http://www.yoursite.com/blog. Host your blog on a seperate domain such as http://yourblog.com. Use a free blogging service like WordPress.com or Blogger for your blog – http://yourblog.wordpress.com. Even though point 1 and 2 is mentioned, by having your blog on your main website brings value to the whole domain. If you host your blog on  a dedicated domain, you gain the value of powerful backlinks to your website from a different domain. Your blog visitors will be attracted if they find your blog posts which are broadcasted online with RSS (Real Simple Syndication). Search engines and blog aggregators will list your new content within minutes of publishing your new content. Many visitors that reads your blog will explore your website to see what you do and who you are. Overall, your blog is a natural link magnet. If you write informative, original and interesting content, other bloggers and visitors will link to your blog as they reference to what your writing as they write about the same topic. These powerful links will not just help your blog rankings, it will help your primary website. There’s ways tha tyou can add your Blogspot blog onto your website.  You can also display your WordPress.com blog on your website using RSS tools and iframes. If you really want to use these free tools, at least purchase your own domain.  You can forward (and mask) the domain to your blog.  This way visitors will see only your domain name when they visit your...

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