Most of my friends ask me for a better way to get indexed in the Google. Usually we have to do nothing until Google fetch our new website and get indexed automatically. Now Google has provided a better way to get new websites, URLs indexed in Google search results usually within 24 hours. The new URL can be submitted to the Google via Google Webmasters tool. Fetch as Googlebot feature in Webmaster Tools is used for this purpose.
Fetch as Googlebot feature in Webmaster Tools now provides a way to submit new and updated URLs to Google for indexing. After you fetch a URL as Googlebot, if the fetch is successful, you’ll now see the option to submit that URL to Google index. When you submit a URL in this way Googlebot will crawl the URL, usually within a day. Google will then consider it for inclusion in its search index.
This new feature is very usefull in several situations, if you’ve just launched a new site, or added some key new pages, you can ask Googlebot to find and crawl them immediately rather than waiting for Googlebot to discover them naturally.
How to submit a URL to Google
First, use Diagnostics > Fetch As Googlebot to fetch the URL you want to submit to Google. If the URL is successfully fetched you’ll see a new “Submit to index” link appear next to the fetched URL.
Once you click “Submit to index” you’ll see a dialog box that allows you to choose whether you want to submit only the one URL, or that URL and all its linked pages.
All of you might be excited to use the latest social networking site from Google called Google Plus. Those who are familiar with Facebook will find it easy to get a grip on the new platform. Experts says Google + as a cross-breed of Facebook & Twitter. You will find several similarities between the Facebook and Google +.
But when you are intending to send a private message to a friend, you may look for a message button or link on their profile. But you will never find one. That doesn’t mean you can sent a message to your friend.
You can send a private message to any of your friends in Google + just by posting the message to you Stream but be careful to choose the friend from the box below you message. For a clear idea check out the following screenshot.
Also you can add a person to your share list by just mentioning them using ‘@’ before there name. See screenshot below.
Also you can send a private message to a list of friends or to any particular circle of friends. When you share the message it will be displayed in you stream.
Seeing the private message on your stream may have disturbed you. Anyway I didn’t find it cool. But relax, its just visible to you and the friend(s) you mention in the share list.
Anyhow this messaging system doesn’t work as well organized system. Its just like you updated something which is visible to the friends you mentioned. The cons of this system is you cannot recover the whole conversation history with any of you friends as we can do in Facebook or any messaging system. Also the recipient cannot replay to your message as it is actually not a message but an update. So what the recipient can do is comment on your update to respond.
Google has published a note about the latest Bom Sabado Virus attack happened on Orkut last saturday. The note says “we’ve contained the “Bom Sabado” virus and have identified the bug that allowed this and have fixed it.” So now its safe to head back to your favorite orkut profiles.
The Google has also given some tips for affected profiles even though they are working on restoring the affected profiles.
However, please remember that in any case, if you ever find any suspicious activities on your Orkut profile, please clear your cookies and cache and change your password immediately :
DO NOT OPEN YOUR ORKUT ACCOUNT TEMPORARILY AND IF YOU HAVE THEN IMMEDIATELY CLEAR COOKIES AND CACHE OF YOUR BROWSER IMMEDIATELY.
Orkut is affected by scraps titled Bom Sabado!. Heard it is a bug/virus and affecting profiles of many.
I suggest everyone to close your orkut tab for this time until this script get disabled from orkut. Bom Sabado (means Good Friday) is an orkut virus. The same virus has hit Orkut last Feb also. When the a user is affected by this virus it automatically send scraps to user’s friends titled Bom Sabado!
Bom Sabado is a cookie stealing virus. Those who are affected by this virus try to change their password as soon as possible and also clean your browser cookies.
Orkut officials havn’t given out any details of the scrap virus. Its safe to keep away from opening your orkut until orkut official give out the status of the attack.
Google Adsense expanded Western Union Quick Cash as an AdSense payment method to 10 new countries: Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Iceland, United Arab Emirates, Latvia, Lebanon, Slovenia, Tunisia, Moldova and Malta. If you live in any of these locations, you can now sign up to receive your AdSense payments from your local Western Union agent. With Western Union, you’ll receive your earnings sooner, since you won’t have to wait for checks to arrive in the mail or clear at the bank. Plus, AdSense won’t charge you a fee to use this payment method.
Please keep in mind these important points:
Payments will continue to follow the normal payment schedule and will be available for pickup at your local Western Union agent the day after they’re issued.
You’ll need to present a government-issued ID that matches your AdSense payee name when picking up your payment. If you need to update or correct the payee name listed in your account, please follow the instructions in the Help Center.
Right now, only individual payee names can receive payments by Western Union, not businesses.
Payments must be picked up within 60 days of issue, or they’ll expire and be credited back to your account.
Payments will be made in US dollars, but depending on your local Western Union agent, they may be picked up in your local currency.
At Google Atmosphere, a CIO event about cloud computing held in London, Eric Schmidt explained why Chrome OS is meaningful:
The promise of Chrome and Chrome OS is that the devices that you give to your employees will have a 2-second boot time, will be completely disposable and the price will be incredibly low.
Chrome OS computers will no longer be personal because it doesn’t matter which computer you use. After logging to your Google account, Chrome OS will retrieve your bookmarks, themes, settings, web history from Google’s servers. Your data is stored in a central location and you can access it from all your devices.
Computers will boot almost instantly, so you no longer have to wait. They’ll be cheap, easy to replace and to maintain.
You can already use Chrome on your computer, but a Chrome OS computer is optimized for running a browser, doesn’t have extraneous software and it’s inherently more secure.
Google docs made a few small changes to make lots of things easier, faster, and more intuitive. To give it a try, click the New version link in the top-right corner of any spreadsheet (learn more about switching versions).
Here’s some information about what’s new.
The formula bar, which lets you view long formulas on a single line, is now a place where you can edit formulas too. Just place your cursor in the formula bar, and make whatever changes you need.
Typed something before? With the addition of autofill, duplicating an entry is as easy as pressing Enter. Just type the first few characters of your entry, and the rest should show up right away.
Need to move a column? You can drag it using your mouse. Want to sort a column? Click the drop-down menu on the column header. No need to right-click.
Brand new buttons. They re-designed the buttons on the bottom so that they’re clearer and easier to use. Sheet titles are bigger and easier to click. And for those of you with a lot of sheets in one doc, we added a quick way to view a list of all your sheets.
In this revised version of Google spreadsheets, Google docs team tried to make everything a lot faster. Initial loading, cell freezing, scrolling, and edits from collaborators are all improved. And getting where you want in a spreadsheet is faster too: you can provide direct links to any sheet in a spreadsheet.
Google Chrome provides a feature for create application shortcuts for out favorite websites. Using this feature we can create desktop shortcuts or quick launch or start menu shortcuts with a few mouse clicks. By creating application shortcuts, you can open these web applications as standalone windows. With this feature application shortcuts are created either on desktop or start menu or quick launch and this shortcut opens the web application in an independent window.
To create an application shortcut, open the web page for which you want to create shortcut. Once the page is loaded, click on the page control options button next to settings.
Once you click on the Create application shortcuts a Gears dialog window appears. In the Gears dialog, select the checkboxes for the locations where you want shortcuts to be placed.
Done. That’s all. You had created shortcut for the specified website in the selected location. Next time you want to open that site just use the shortcut you created.
Here is a video tutorial for making the application shortcuts for you websites using Google Chrome.
In a nutshell :
Follow these steps (for Windows):
Click the Page menu.
Select Create application shortcuts.
In the Gears dialog, select the checkboxes for the locations where you want shortcuts to be placed.
Here is a video released by Google to explain how the Google search actualy do the job of searching. When we hit the search button on the Google we are not not searching the web, instead it is searchin the index of the web stored in the servers of Google. Google creates an index of the web pages it can find and it returns the most relevant results by evaluating more than 200 quality factors. Google’s search results are impartial, they’re clearly separated from ads and they’re returned in less than half a second.
Indexing is done by a software called spiders. Spiders analyze a web page and index everything on that particular page to the Google’s servers. Then it fetches other pages linked from that page and do the same job in those pages. This process is called crawling. As the spider crawls the web, the more and more web pages get indexed by the Google.
All the activity involved in a searching is beautifully illustrated on this video.
Here is a video on how to embed a wave into a blog.
The Google Wave Embed API allows you to easily (and quickly) add communication and collaboration tools to your web applications. The Embed API allows you to embed waves on third party websites, anywhere in the web, for easy discussion and collaboration using wave’s cutting-edge user interface. Any conversations on those waves also show up in your Wave client, making Wave an easy way to aggregate conversations you care about all over the web in one place.
An embedded wave acts and behaves the same as a wave within the Google Wave application. An embedded wave even supports drag-and-drop functionality, allowing you to provide your users with a truly interactive collaboration tool.