Friday, October 10, 2008

Google AdSense Site maintenance on Saturday, October 11 at 10am PDT

Google AdSense: Site maintenance on Saturday, October 11 at 10am PDT

As per Google Adsense's official blog , Google engineers will be performing routine site maintenance this Saturday, October 11th from 10am to 2pm PDT.

Bellow is the start time of the maintenance in a few cities in their local time:

London - 6pm Saturday
Cairo - 7pm Saturday
Kolkata - 10:30pm Saturday
Jakarta - 12am Sunday
Brisbane - 3am Sunday

Thanks to Adsense Team for their notification.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blogger Buzz: Introducing Knol

Blogger Buzz: Introducing Knol

Introducing Knol

A few months ago, we announced a new web authoring tool called Knol.

Well, today we've announced its public launch, and we wanted to tell you a little bit more about it and how you might use it to complement your blog. Blogs are great for quickly and easily getting your latest writing out to your readers, while knols are better for when you want to write an authoritative article on a single topic. The tone is more formal, and, while it's easy to update the content and keep it fresh, knols aren't designed for continuously posting new content or threading. Know how to fix a leaky toilet, but don't want to write a blog about fixing up your house? In that case, Knol is for you.

Except for the different format, you'll get all the things you've come to expect from Blogger in Knol. Like Blogger, Knol has simple web authoring tools that make it easy to collaborate, co-author, and publish. It has community features as well: Your readers will be able to add comments and rate your article, and, if you want, they'll be able to suggest edits that you can then either accept or reject. And, just like in Blogger, you can also choose to include ads from AdSense in your knols to perhaps make a little money.

One other important difference between Knol and Blogger is that Knol encourages you to reveal your true identity. Knols are meant to be authoritative articles, and, therefore, they have a strong focus on authors and their credentials. We feel that this focus will help ensure that authors get credit for their work, make the content more credible.

All in all, we think Knol will be a great new way for you to share what you know, inform people about an issue that is important to you, raise your profile as an expert in your field, and maybe even make some money from ads. Create your Knol right now for free.

Blogger Buzz: Blogger Following for All

Blogger Buzz: Blogger Following for All: "Blogger Following for All
A few posts ago we let you know about Blogger Following. The feature lets readers publicly subscribe to your blog (so you know who's reading) and adds a Reading List to your Blogger Dashboard so readers can stay updated with the blogs they follow.

Now it's available to all users in English. We'll keep you updated about when we launch it in Blogger's other languages.

To learn more about Following, read the Blogger Buzz Post or the Google Blog Post."