Have you noticed those small colorful icons on the top of the browser page, when ever you visit a popular website? Yeah, those are called as favicons. These are small icons which can be used on every websites (to signify the website).
These images are available at google.com/images/icons/product/blogger-128.png
[Replace blogger with other google products & you can also tweak the size such as 16,32,48 etc]
If you see the Google products page you will see different smaller icons. These icons are relatively smaller in size about 5px. There are larger versions of the same available (up to 128px wide).
After Google launched its new real-time search, one thing the interface missed was the style. The real-time results from twitter & Facebook were in the middle of the search results and looked ugly. Now the Google team has come up with a new-nicer look for the real-time searches.
We all love Google and we also know that Google doesn’t like people who sell links and penalizes the sites which do. So I’ve figured out way of selling links and still NOT be penalized by Google .
Of course, as Jeremy Sussman, Google’s Product Manager replies to a question saying:
“I can assure you that the last thing we (Google) want is for the business who hires the best SEO to win a better slot. But, the SEOs are, unfortunately, pretty good at what they do, and so sometimes they out smart us (hopefully, only temporarily).
Keeping that in mind, these are only ideas and do not mean that Google will not penalize you, but it makes it more difficult to identify:
* Always check the text and the URL of the link manually (without using scripts)
* Link to related content Sites only
* Link to sites that do not seem to get banned
* Prohibit links in the footer or sidebar
Google tracks code to identify linking schemes and penalizes and filters accordingly. It’s more sophisticated and continues. Oh well, just my opinion of seo tricks
YouTube has announced a new version of embedding code for Youtube videos . The new code will use an iframe that lets you watch both embedded videos in Flash and in HTML5, according to the users’ browser settings.
The default is to show HTML5 , and it automatically switches to Flash if HTML5 is not available.
According to YouTube, “another benefit of the new code is that in the future Youtube will play videos on mobile devices, which typically use players’ built-in” instead of Flash or HTML5. Android and iPhone phones and others use a special application to display the videos on YouTube, while the mobile browser using a plugin that detects the YouTube code and replace it by its built-in app. The new code will use the tag in HTML5 browsers that support it.
While sandboxing and HTML5 adds functionality to transfer messages, Flash is only used practically to embed content from other websites.
Here is an example video, feel free to view source:
To embed the above video, I simple entered the following code in HTML.
One of the questions that I had been asking is ‘why Google does not have a cloud-based program to edit and modify videos on YouTube’. And now, YouTube Now (finally) has a new simple, video editor online.
With the editor you can easily create new videos with pieces from your videos you’ve uploaded on the youtube channels. You drag the desired video programs in the timeline and for each video separately, you can edit certain parts of the video and cut\copy and edit instantly!
As for the audio, you can choose from a number of standard songs of famous and lesser known artists.
Here is a video, on how to edit videos on the cloud:
Google has launched a new website dedicated to the development of HTML5, called HTML5Rocks.com , which bring together all the resources, themes, developing APIs and functionality for anyone interested in this language.
Everyone has a Google Account, but just in case, if you do not have a Google account, the company has just launched a new site for anyone who wants to try Google Docs can do so without having an account. The exact address would docs.google.com/demo.
On opening the demo site, we would find a document that will give us some guidelines on how to start writing with Google docs. What needs to be clear is that there is an option to share or collaborate with others in Real time. The document would be available for 24 hours after its creation.
The new document comes with a link that enables you to invite others to collaborate on the issue (these users will NOT be invited to have a Google account).
I’ve always had this question in my mind. Which search engine do people use if Google fails?. According to the latest study of Chitika , Google users do not find what you seek try again first on Yahoo and Ask.com and then Bing.
The following graph, we can see the percentages of search engines that Google users use when they find something wrong with the Google Search:
The study took 40,000 users who searched the same and looked at where they went when the result on Google was not satisfactory or when Google was down (although that never happens). Surprisingly, the data showed that very few Google users, used Bing as first alternate, and the high regard they have to Ask, and Yahoo.
49.5% of the people searched Yahoo, the 30.29% in Ask, and only 16.4% in Bing. Numbers do look strange eh?
The latest study by Chitika, the first search result on Google receives twice the clicks than the second result and three times the third.
According to data gathered in searches of Google, the first results received for 35% of clicks, the second gets 17% and third 12%. But above all that the biggest leap of visits to appear on the first page of results. The pages at # 10, the end of the first page of results, were 143% more visits than the first result of the second page # 11.
These data confirmed that SEO is most important to be on the top of the web search results.