January 17, 2022

Seven Recent Announcements About New or Improved Services From Google (Roundup)

Everyday Google makes a bunch of announcements about new or improved services. Trying to keep up with all of them is nearly a full-time job. So, we’ve selected seven that might be of interest from the past couple of weeks and posted them below. Enjoy!

“New: Google Lets You Block Any Site From Search Results” (by Barry Schwartz, Search Engine Land)
Note: This feature was first announced last month but only worked with Chrome and required an extension. It will now work with IE 8+, Firefox 3.5+, and Chrome 9+. Btw, this is yet another variable as to why the results you find might be different than those of user, friend, or colleague.

“A Look at Features Coming to Blogger During 2011” (via Official Google Blog)

Google Releases Enhanced StreetView Web Site (by Matt McGee, Search Engine Land)

Google Adds Instant Previews to Google Mobile (via Official Google Blog)

Smart Labels Now Available for Gmail (by Nick Bilton, NY Times)

“Google Adds Video Instant Previews To Some Results” (via SEL)

“Google App Now Helps You Steer Clear of Traffic Jams” (by Brendan Lynch , PC World)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.