Google Shutters Fast Flip, Sidewiki, Aardvark, Subscribed Links & More Google Labs Projects

google-labs-featured Google has just announced the closure of several well-known products, including Fast Flip, Sidewiki, Aardvark and Subscribed Links. Some of these are part of the ongoing purge of Google Labs products, while others that are being shut down were not part of Labs. And Google has also announced that other Google Labs projects have "graduated" out of labs and survived the chopping block. Confused? Here's a recap of what's coming and what's going. Google Fast Flip Fast Flip launched in 2009 and offered a more visual, print-like way to view news on the web. The story goes that Google's [...]

Track Google Sidewiki Comments Via RSS

Google Sidewiki launched in September, giving Google Toolbar users the ability to comment on your web site in a new way. Tracking those comments meant you had to have the Google Toolbar installed and check those comments manually. That is no longer true. The SEO Mofo blog, in their post How to Monitor Google Sidewiki Comments, explains how to track new comments left for any particular site. Check it out. [...]

How To Use Google’s Sidewiki For Maximum SEM Benefit

Google's Sidewiki is here and it's not hard to see that it could be big, that it could change the way we use the internet. However, it has some frankly scary implications for website proprietors. People can visit your pages and leave messages, whether you want them to or not. Dell Homepage with Google SideWiki - Image credit: Flickr I think the best description I've seen to date was on Econsultancy, describing it as "a way to graffitti websites." How can we web marketers respond? Have we lost control of our own websites and those of our clients? There have already been several inst [...]

Google Sidewiki Allows Anyone To Comment About Any Site

Google Sidewiki is a new feature being added today to the Google Toolbar that allows anyone to leave comments about pages as they surf the web. Love something you're reading? Hate it? You can share your views with others who visit the page and who also have Sidewiki enabled. Share, that is, if Google thinks your comment is good enough. NOTE: Sidewiki is set to launch at 8am Pacific Time today. This post was originally scheduled to go live then, but the news started leaking out. The Sidewiki link above should start working then. There have been any number of similar tools like t [...]

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