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: – our central account – for Blogger fans – user tips & updates – news, tips, tricks on our visual image search – latest headlines via Google News – from our feed reader team – news & notes from Google’s personalized homepage – news of interest to students using Google – for YouTube fans – en Espanol – solutions for IT and workplace productivity Geo-related – Google SketchUp news – SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse – 3D modeling to build your favorite places – Earth & Maps tools for nonprofits & orgs – updates from the Google Earth team* – uses, tips, mashups -Android app for the night sky Ads-related – for online publishers – looking out for AdWords questions and tech issues – Google Guide for AdWords Help Forum – insights for website effectiveness – re building display ads – for retail advertisers – info on our digital system for more measurable TV advertising* – for U.K. tech advertisers – for German AdWords customers – for German ad agencies – info for Portuguese-language publishers – AdWords news & tips in Russian – Spanish updates from the Inside AdWords blog – AdWords API tips Developer & technical – from our research scientists – Google Webmaster Central – latest updates for Google developer products – Data APIs provide a standard protocol for reading and writing web data – web apps run on Google infrastructure – our initiative for complete import/export of all data – about using Google Maps embedded in websites – Google’s largest annual developer event Culture, People – notes from our @Google speaker series – the voice of Google recruiters Country or Region – news from the Google Arabia Blog – Google activities in Australia & New Zealand – News & info for Brasil* – Google in Germany – News & notes in Korean* – Latin America (en Espanol) – 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 or Blogger ( 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 or Host your blog on a seperate domain such as Use a free blogging service like or Blogger for your blog – 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 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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