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February, 2010

  • 1 February

    Speed up Google Analytics on your server

    The Problem: You have a frequently visited website and use Google Analytics to gather important statistical information about your users. Unfortunately, every time a user accesses your main page, it takes longer load whenever they have to download the urchin.js file that Google’s server sends. The essentially technical problem is …

January, 2010

  • 28 January

    Google proposes changes to DNS system

    Yesterday, Google proposed several changes it would like to see made to the DNS system. Chief among them is an adjustment to the protocol that would give authoritative DNS servers the ability to see your IP address. Currently, these name servers can only see the address of your ISP. The …

  • 26 January

    Create an XML sitemap for your website

    A site map is a single document that links to all other documents within a website. Essentially, it provides an overview of all of the site’s content. Over the years, as website sizes have increased, sitemaps have become instrument in search engine optimization (SEO). Google introduced a tool called Google …

  • 25 January

    WIPO rules against cybersquatter

    In yet another domain dispute victory for Google, the WIPO has ruled against a cybersquatter and in favour of theMountain View company in a case involving the domain googlenetbiz.com. As is generally the norm, Google contended that the domain violated its trademark and that it was being used in bad …

  • 13 January

    Google wins domain dispute

    Google recently won a complaint it filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain googlemapsrealestate.com. The search giant claims the owner was using the name to operate a Google Maps knock-off and that it violates Google trademarks. The domain hasn’t be transferred yet and the site is still live. …

  • 12 January

    Google Caffeine

    Webmasters, take note! Google is now in the process of launching Caffeine, a new search algorithm that will introduce some big adjustments. Among them is a new ranking feature that will change which sites get the top ranking. Google will now put a great deal more emphasis on how often …

December, 2009

  • 30 December

    Google loses dispute over Groovle.com

    Google has lost a complaint it filed with the National Arbitration Forum requesting ownership of Groovle.com. The Mountain View company argued the domain was confusingly similar to “Google,” but the three-person panel thought otherwise. Out of 65 cases filed with the forum, this is only one out of two the …

  • 15 December

    Google launches URL shortener on .gl domain

    Most people have heard of Greenland, but few ever think about it’s .gl domain extension. Apparently Google does, however, because the Mountain View firm just launched a URL shortener under the ccTLD called goo.gl. The tool is not intended for direct public use, but is instead only available via Google …

  • 11 December

    Diagnose website slowdowns with Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer is a new extension released by Google for its Chrome web browser that can identify and help fix website performance issues. It’s easy-to-use and best of all, free. If you ever experience poor performance at your web host, take advantage of this tool. It and others can give …

  • 4 December

    DNS service

    Google announced this week that it is now offering free public DNS. The service is designed is to replace the DNS servers set up by ISPs for their end users. In simplest terms, DNS converts domain names into resolvable IP addresses. Google claims its service is faster than anything provided …