Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Make money from your blogger account

AdSense is a great way to get paid for doing what you love to do: blogging! AdSense allows you to show targeted ads on your blog and earn revenue from your traffic. It also helps your visitors find things they may be interested in, based on the content of your blog posts. Best of all, AdSense is free and you have the option to remove the ads at any time.

The AdSense system shows ads relevant to the content of your blog and you can easily customize the look and feel of the ads to match your blog. If your blog is about fashion, you may show ads for shoe designers or clothing stores. If your blog is about cars, you may see ads for car dealerships or auto shops. Using filters, you can have control over the content of the ads you display by choosing to block categories of ads or even specific advertisers.

With the free suite of powerful AdSense reporting tools, you can pull detailed reports that will help you track your revenue and identify opportunities to earn more money. You can see earnings by day, page, domain or specific ad unit and can also use Google Analytics to see the source of your traffic and earnings.

Adding AdSense to your blog is easy. Just follow these steps:
  1. Log in to Blogger, choose your blog, and go to the "Monetize | Set up AdSense" tab.
  2. Choose where you want to show your ads on your blog and hit "Next."
  3. If you're new to AdSense, follow the easy online steps to sign up for a new AdSense account. If you already use AdSense, you can log in to AdSense and link your Blog to your AdSense account.

If you're using a Classic template, you can add AdSense to your blog by following the steps outlined here.

To learn even more, come take a tour with Google AdSense.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

View MS Word Documents in your browser

If you receive Microsoft® Word files as attachments in Gmail, you can now view them with a single click — no need to download, save, and open files with a desktop application when you just want read them. The Google Docs viewer that allows you to view .pdf, .ppt, and .tiff files in your browser now supports .doc and .docx formats too.

Just click the "View" link at the bottom of a Gmail message and the viewer will take it from there. If you decide you want to edit the file, clicking "Edit online" will open it in Google Docs, or you can download it to your desktop from there.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

More flexible to check gmails on IPad

 Craig Wilkinson (Software Engineer) Say's

If you've been using the web-based version of Gmail on the iPad, you may have noticed that yesterday you started to have a big, full screen compose window for writing messages. Instead of splitting the screen between your inbox and the compose view, we updated the interface to hide the inbox messages on the side and make more of the text you're working on visible at once.

To try out Gmail on the iPad, just go to gmail.com in Safari. Please note that the new interface is only available in US English for now.

For more info, check out this post on the Mobile blog.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Orkut celebrating World Music Day

It's the longest day of the year, and time to prepare your ears. Not quite sure what I'm talking about? Allow me to explain: in countries all over the world, today is the World Music Day.

Created in France in 1982, the World Music Day (or "Fête de la Musique") was envisioned as a way to encourage the people to pick up their abandoned instruments and start playing music again. The festival has taken place on the summer solstice of each year since then, and has spread to a number of different countries.

Never ones to be the left out of the fun, we created a special doodle to commemorate:

Concerts, shows, musicians jamming in the streets– all of these are core elements of what the Fête de la Musique is all about. While orkut may not be able to fly you to France so that you can join in the fun in person, we can certainly help you create your own personal music day at home:
  • Join a music community and talk with other enthusiasts about your favorite genres, artists and songs
  • Check out the Music iLike app and show off your favorite songs and artists
  • If you play an instrument, join a related community (here are a few popular ones: guitar, piano, violin) to get advice and support from other musicians
  • Use orkut promote to share videos that highlight your musical prowess with the orkut community. Just be sure to thank us when you get famous ;-)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Easy to Share...

When using applications to collaborate with others, it's important to have control over your data and how it's shared. With Google Docs, you've always been able to share documents with individuals and groups. Today, we're making it even easier with a new simplified interface that make it even easier to share and see who has access to your files.

Documents, spreadsheets and presentations can now be identified as "Private," "Anyone with a link" or "Public on the web." As before, all docs start out as private by default.

These new visibility options appear as a link next to the title of every doc. Clicking this link or the "Share" button takes you straight to the new interface where you can see who has access, manage sharing access and invite others to share the doc.

These improvements have started to roll out and should be available to everyone in the next week. If you're interested in learning more about these changes and other new sharing features, check out our post on the Google Docs blog. If you're using Google Apps for your school or business, our post on the Enterprise Blog covers how you can share docs more easily within your organization.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Five things about attaching files

Arielle Reinstein, (Product Marketing Manager) Say's

The more I use Google Docs, the less I have to deal with sending attachments back and forth. While attachments' days may be waning, they're still very much a part of most people's email experience. Here are five things you may not know you can do with Gmail to make sending, receiving, viewing, and finding attachments easier:

1. Drag attachments in
Simply drag files from your desktop right into the message you're composing and they'll upload from there. (Make sure you're using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox 3.6 for this to work.)

2. Select multiple attachments
Attaching multiple files one by one is no fun. Instead, just multi-select the files you want to attach by holding down the Ctrl key (or Command on a Mac) and clicking on each file you want to attach. Holding down the Shift key will select a continuous list of files.

3. Never forget an attachment again
Gmail looks for phrases in your email that suggest you meant to attach a file (things like "I've attached" or "see attachment") and warns you if it looks like you forgot to do so. Every day, this saves tons of people the embarrassment of having to send a follow up email with the file actually attached.

4. View attachments online
When you receive an attachment, sometimes you just want to view it and there's no need to download or save to your desktop. The Google Docs viewer allows you to view .pdf, .ppt, and .tiff files in your browser. Just click the "View" link at the bottom of the message.

5. Find that long lost attachment via search
If you're looking for an attachment someone has sent to you, Gmail's advanced search operators can help you find what you're looking for quickly and accurately.

A couple examples:
  • To find all messages that contain attachments: has:attachment
  • To find all messages from your friend David that contain attachments: from:david has:attachment
  • To find all messages that have .pdf attachments: has:attachment pdf
  • To find a specific attachment named physicshomework.txt: filename:physicshomework.txt
Source: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/tip-5-things-you-may-not-know-you-can.html

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The world biggest kick starts

Ariel, on behalf of the entire orkut team say's

After four long years, it's finally the day the whole world has been waiting for- the beginning of the biggest football event in the world! The 32 national teams have already been selected and are all primed for a fierce competition. No matter who wins in the end, it's guaranteed to be an incredible spectacle to watch.

So join in the fun, slap on your country's jersey and organize a football party to cheer on your team during their key games. If you really want to make sure that all of your friends know who you're rooting for, try using orkut's promote featureto get your message out there. If you get really creative, you can also addphotos and videos.

Since there's no way the orkut team could ever agree on a single team to support, we put together a doodle that we hope everyone can enjoy:

We've decorated our sign-in page, but don't forget that you can decorate your home page as well. Use new themes and post new photos to make it clear who you'll be cheering for this football season.

May the best team win (and may the rest of us enjoying watching)!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

So its easy to voice /videos / group chat in Gmail

Josh Teague, (User Experience Designer) Say's

Video chat, voice chat, and group chat have all been available for some time within Gmail, but they've been curiously tucked away. Getting them up and running required fidgeting with a little menu at the bottom of each chat window. Starting today, all of these features will be just a single click away.

One of the more subtle benefits to surfacing these chat options is that it's easier for people to get started who don't yet have the voice and video chat plugin.
If your chat buddy doesn't have the plugin, clicking on this icon in the chat window will invite them to install it. As soon as they're done, you can carry on with a face-to-face video chat. Since we launched a similar feature on iGoogle and orkut a little while ago, we've seen a dramatic uptick in people using video chat.

Finally, you'll find oldie but goodie features such as "Go off the record," "Block", and "Send SMS" in a more aptly named "Actions" menu of each chat window.

Source: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/making-it-easier-to-video-chat-voice.html

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Maps on GMail / Buzz

Mark Knichel, (Software Engineer) Say's

I often receive emails containing addresses in them &mdash where to meet for dinner, the location of my friend's new apartment, etc. To find out where these places actually are, I have to copy the address, open up Google Maps, and paste it in. Today, we're making it easier to see maps of all the addresses you receive in Gmail and Google Buzz.

Enable "Google Maps previews in mail" from the Gmail Labs tab under Settings, and any time you receive an address or a Google Maps link in an email, a preview will appear containing an interactive Google Map of that location. Any Google Maps URL will work, but we currently only extract US addresses (we're working on making addresses around the world work).

Additionally, when you paste a Google Maps link into the post box in Google Buzz, it'll automatically fetch an image preview of that location that you can associate with your post.

Source : http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/google-maps-previews-in-gmail-and.html

Friday, June 4, 2010

Blogger needs help. can you?

Chang Kim Say's

We're working hard to make Blogger better and need your help. Sign up for a usability study and give us feedback on some exciting new ideas currently in development. These study results will help us better understand your needs and refine our features before they launch.

Interested? Sign up here

Sweetshirts from Gmail...

Arielle Reinstein, (Product Marketing Manager) Say's

When Gmail came out of beta, we embroidered the Gmail logo onto sweatshirts for the team. Any given day in the office, a couple of people are wearing them. When other people asked us where they too could get their very own Gmail sweatshirt, we didn't like replying with "Oh...they're not really available, it was just something we did for the team," so we made them available in the Google Store.

Source: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/gmail-sweatshirts.html