I have a bilingual website hosted on Typepad and want to create a sitemap for both sites that is friendly with Google Webmaster tools. [more inside]
Does trademark law really offer any basis for the practice of using legal threats to prevent a trademark from becoming common usage? This article in the Google Blog strongly suggests that trademark law prohibits me from using (in a non-commercial context like a post on MeFi) the verb "to google" to mean "to search on the Yahoo search engine." Is this so? [more inside]
GMail login problem - It's taking forever to login and I usually just get a blank screen at "https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLoginAuth" [more inside]
Why do some search engines allow you to search blank queries? [more inside]
A while back I found a site that allowed you to search Google for products, and it would automatically add negative keywords to your search that filtered out pretty much all of those price comparison sites that seem to be all you get on Google now when you search for a product. Only now I can't find it. Anyone?
Is it possible to backup google desktop? [more inside]
Why is it that if I enter the coordinates of Tiananmen Square (which are 39°54′12″N, 116°23′30″E) in any format, Google Earth responds with "Your search returned no results"? [more inside]
Google Groups vs Yahoo Groups: Which would you choose? I need to pick a free email discussion group manager to serve as a digital town square for a group of 300-500 people of poor-to-decent computer skills across North America. Please help me choose. [more inside]
My boyfriend's gmail account is just gone. Help! [more inside]
Working on a website with an identical mirror site on the other side of the planet; how can I prevent the mirror from splitting the pagerank credit in search engines? [more inside]
Approximately how much does Google's AdSense pay? [more inside]
We need a new e-mail server for our (very) small, growing company. Who do you recommend that could set up our service tomorrow, today, yesterday? [more inside]
Is there a reason I should or should not use Google Maps API for my business' search for dealers? [more inside]
Are Google ads a good use for my very limited advertising dollars? If not, what works? I'm trying to promote a small science museum and I need help primarily with online marketing. [more inside]
Why can I access Gmail with no problems on campus, but not at all at home? What can I do about it? (Problem arose today) [more inside]
I need to add a few lines to my htaccess file to deal with the fact that Google Image Search never updates its database [more inside]
Can someone explain to me what this: http://www.google.com/u/gplus is all about? How is it done? Hint: you may not want to enter your real Google login details into the form. [more inside]
Do free online services really make lots of money? [more inside]
I tried to "clear" a selected portion of my Google Desktop Scratch Pad, and it cleared the entire contents. I can't figure out any way to restore it ("undo" didn't do anything, and there's very little documentation). I have some hope, because Google describes the Scratch Pad as "automatically" saving as you type. But has it saved over whatever file it uses with a blank slate now? Please help!
Is it possible to easily share a Google calendar with lots of specific people (not everyone) without having to manually enter each person's email address in the "Share with specific people" form? [more inside]
Argh! Gmail image spam! I'm getting 20 of these a day. Since Google has failed to filter these messages, is there a workaround I can use? Also, would simply deleting these messages rather than marking them as spam reduce the possibility of false positives?
GoogleMapFilter: I'm looking for a Google Maps application/website that will allow me to create custom maps with location markers and then let me view those markers by tags. [more inside]
How can I get Google to re-index my site and how did it find it in the first place? [more inside]
Is there any way to extract a vector image from Google Maps?
Whenever I'm actively browsing the web, I like to keep a tab open to my Gmail account. But I don't particularly want my Google searches to be linked to the Gmail account. Is there any way to prevent this?
Can I grab the 3-D buildings from Google Earth and play with them in Google SketchUp? [more inside]
Why does Adsense/Adwords use "Ads by Goooooogle" instead of "Ads by Google" in their text ads? [more inside]
Where can one find a comprehensive list of all sites that mirror (and I do mean mirror as in full mirror, not mirror as in quote from) Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wiktionary, and other such content? I'm in a Wikipedia-expunging mood and wish to program the CustomizeGoogle Firefox extension to ignore the Wikipedia/Wikiquote/Wikibooks/Wikiwhatever/Wikikitchensink Wikisexguide monolith. (Let's not make this thread into an inquiry as to why I'm doing this. I'm just realizing that doing this piecemeal as they come up could take me forever.)
It's been months now and I still can't find a synchronization solution for Google Calendar / iCal (or palm desktop) / Palm Pilot. The very fact that it's taken so long is making me suspect that there's some technical issue that makes it actually not possible. Is this correct? Is there a solution out there to sync (push data both ways) my google calendar with my palm pilot?
I want to create a map, marking every town I've ever been to on my travels around Australia and the world. I have a pin-board at home where I've done this, but it would be cool to create an online version. In this Web 2.oh world, what's the best Google Maps hack to use to achieve this? Note that I don't want to write the code to do this through the API myself - I'm just looking for a site that lets me easily place markers on my own personal Google Map, and associate some very basic information with each marker.
What is this web revolution I see before me? [more inside]
How do I get more people to join and post on my new forum? [more inside]
Are there any web based calendars/task management programs that will sync with Outlook or straight to my Pocket PC? I got Sunbird syncing but after using it a while I switched back to Outlook, but I really like the idea of using something like Google Calendar, Backpack or iCommit when I'm at work or at school. I’ve thought about an exchange server account somewhere, but all the places I looked seemed to be pretty pricy for a student budget. Any suggestions?
If I plot directions on Google Maps between two places it works well, except that one of the places is actually a few 100m away (enough to throw people off). Is there a way for me to correct this? Replot the position? Are there other services that might be of better use? [more inside]
How do I download google's entire cache of a website that has 137,000 hits? [more inside]
How do Ebay and others do Google ads that put your search term in the ad? [more inside]
I am enjoying using Google Calendar, but I still love my DayRunner. I would really like to be able to print out monthly and/or weekly calendars with the gcal information, but in a 8.5"x5.5" DayRunner format, complete with word wrapping so I can read each event. Here's what I've tried so far: [more inside]
What is the point of PageRank, and why do people think that's a silly question? [more inside]
How can I create driving directions in Google Maps to multiple locations at once? [more inside]
GoogleFilter: Is there a quick and easy way to eliminate results from Wikipedia and its many mirrors in Google searches? [more inside]
Will the Opera browser for the Nintendo DS Lite support GMail and Google Calendar? [more inside]
What is the probability that google will loose my data (mails and calendars) ?
Is there any way to sync (i.e. have data go both ways) between my PDA and Google Calendar? [more inside]
Who coined the term "Google effect" and what was its original meaning?
HTML woes: How can I make Amazon ads play nice with Google ads? Also, why is my web site's layout screwed up in Internet Explorer on Windows? I can't figure it out. [more inside]
Where can I find all of Google's logo designs from times past? [more inside]
How can I publish my entire Google Calendar to a website? [more inside]
Do you know of any Firefox search plug-in that will "search this site" (being the current *websitesite*) for text entered in the search box? [more inside]
I want to read as many blog posts as possible that were posted during a specific week-or-so period in 2004. What tools/sites can help? [more inside]