Google, after acquiring Doubleclick, has started offering new ways for publishers to maximize their ad revenue. In continuing efforts to provide publishers of all sizes with tools to improve revenue opportunities and productivity, today announced a new tool with the beta launch of Google Ad Manager. Google Ad Manager is a hosted ad management solution that can help publishers sell, schedule, deliver, and measure all of directly-sold and network-based inventory. It offers an intuitive and simple user experience with Google speed and a tagging process so publishers can spend more time working with their advertisers and less time on their ad management solution.
Recently Google introduced its’ new offering by the name of Google Sites as part of Google Apps. Google Sites makes creating a team web site as easy as editing a document. Variety of information can be gathered in one place easily including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and gadgets. It can also be shared as easily for viewing or editing with a small group, entire organization, or the world.
Recently Google made changes in verification process for Adsense publishers. To make sure that the AdSense account details, publishers provide to Google are valid and correct, it uses two methods of verification. First one is using PIN (Personal Identification Number) and second is Phone Number verification. Google uses one or both of these verification methods in order to ensure the security and accuracy of adsense publisher’s information so that payments from AdSense account can be released in favour of the publisher.
Gmail is about to touch 6GB storage space and it’s still couting. Perhaps a time will come when you will be able to get unlimited storage space from Gmail like Yahoo! and few others. And mind you, it’s all for free. You need not shell out a single cent for this.
This Sunday at 2 AM, I got a call from one client, who complained that cgi scripts on his website stopped working all of a sudden. This being peak season for his business, he was a worried lot and wanted me to give it an immediate attention. I rushed to my workstation. Client was on phone telling me the urls and script names which stopped working. I saw it was throwing “500 Internal Server Error”. My first question to client was if he has made any changes to the scripts or re-uploaded or changed the permissions on the files.
Google announced a new feature for its’ G(oogle) Talk users i.e. Group Chat or as popularly known Conference Chat. The group chat feature lets user chat with many friends at once. There is no limit to the number of people who can be invited to join the chat and any participant can invite others to join.