Google buys Feedburner, which means we’re one giant leap closer to a solid AdSense for RSS feeds.
Google is just on a tear this week. Somebody made a speech or something. Lots of new stuff rolling out.
“There was a weird, semi-celebratory jitter going around the China blogosphere for much of the past two days. Sometime Wednesday, BlogSpot came back from the Net Nanny’s netherworld and into the off-blue light of the free-ish Internet.”
Gobs of potential here. Google spreadsheets search Google for information to fill out your cells. Talk about cutting out the middleman. Makes sense though, right? Structured information easily translates into structured information.
Get your news site spidered more thoroughly.
Google is making it very very easy to embed a map on your web page these days.
Google sitemaps info.
Switching aggregators again.
I always feel compelled to explain myself when I do this, as if all the people I talk to about RSS are looking over my shoulder while I read my feeds.
NewsGator Online has been slow on and off, well, forever, and a couple weeks ago, when I saw them testing AdSense in my feeds, that pretty much soured the deal, as impressive and contextual as it was.
So I finally updated my subscriptions in Google Reader and made the switch, just now. If it sucks, I’ll let you know.
Oh, and if you have no idea what I’m talking about when it comes to RSS feeds and ways to subscribe to and read them, check out How to explain RSS the Oprah way.
Google's roll-your-own search engine for your site.
Good fresh info here.