03 Dec

Google launches Great Online Shopping Festival in India

Great Online Shopping Festival

In a move to promote Ecommerce in India, Google launches Great Online shopping festival that will host super saver deals from most of the major players of Indian Ecommerce industry on December 12 (i.e. 12.12.12). Many companies like myntra.com, Jabong, Flipkart and many others are participating in the festival.

Great Online Shopping Festival

Apart from discount deals, Google also shared 10 reasons why online shopping is better and easier than offline shopping to spread awareness among internet users in India.
Though the ‘Buy’ button is not yet active on the website but it seems Google is either testing Ecommerce in India to launch a service like Google Offers in the country or it could actually be interested in promoting Ecommerce in India. Only time will tell.

Meanwhile, Google also shared this small video on its Google India YouTube channel about this festival.

So, what do you think? Could this Black Friday or Cyber Monday like program work in India?
Share your thoughts.

29 Aug

Create a Mobile Site for Free With Google’s ‘Let’s Talk Mo’ Service

Let's Talk Mo Service

 

Google India announced a new service called ‘Let’s Talk Mo‘ to help businesses create mobile website for free. Mobile Internet is taking off in India with around 70 million mobile Internet users and this is a great initiative by Google to help businesses get ahead in Mobile era.

Let's Talk Mo Service

With the help of “Let’s Talk Mo’ service:
1) You can create a mobile optimized website for Free. You can choose from a range of partners who provide a Do It Yourself (DIY) tool to create a mobile site free of cost.
2) You can test how much user friendly is your existing mobile website. You can see how your mobile sites on a smartphone using the GoMoMeter tool and can even get personalized recommendations for creating better mobile sites.

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Top 10 WordPress Plugins to Build Mobile Version of Your Website

The ‘Let’s Talk Mo’ website also provides insights on current mobile trends, case studies, best practices, & various other resources to help businesses develop a successful mobile presence.

Whether you are a publisher, advertiser, or an agency, the website provides customized solutions tailored to your specific requirements.

Visit the Let’s Talk Mo website here.

06 May

Google India to Conduct a Clinic for Indian Websites

google site clinic

 

The Search Quality Team at Google India has announced that it will conduct a clinic for Indian websites. The decision has been taken after Matt Cutts from the Webspam Team visited India in January this year.

google site clinic

The team will analyze the sites that are submitted to the clinic and will offer constructive advice on improvements that can be made for better visibility of your site in Google’s organic search results.

The Site clinic has gone live on May 4, 2012 and will accept the submissions till May 14, 2012.

How To Submit Your Website

– To register your website for site clinic, fill the information in this form.
– To participate in the Site Clinic, your website must be registered with the Google Webmaster Tools and it should meet all quality guidelines.

Note: By submitting your website to the Site Clinic, you agree to the use of your site as an example in the future Google blog posts under the Site Clinic banner.

The team also said that they will be taking limited number of websites for complete analysis. Among these, a few representative ones could also be chosen as example to share best practices in the follow-up Google blog posts.

Check out this post to know more about Google Site Clinic.

Source: Google India Blog

 

27 Jan

We Cannot Censor the Web: Google said to India

 

google censor

Ahead of the court hearing in a lower court on March 13 in Delhi, search engine giant Google has said that it is not possible to monitor everything on the internet.

The executives of Google, Facebook along with 19 other companies have been summoned to appear in person in a lower court in Delhi on 13 March.

Also Read: We Can Censor Tweets, Says Twitter

The companies have challenged their summons in the High Court and the hearing is due on 2 February.
“We can’t censor the Web. We can’t censor the ability of people to express themselves around the world,” Arora told NDTV in World Economic Forum at Davos.

“The web has no borders.I think the idea of censoring everything and pre-clearing everything is going to fundamentally taint the growth of the Indian economy in India & the world,” he added.

The legal trouble for these companies which also includes Yahoo, YouTube & Orkut is based on a petition filed by Vinay Rai, a Delhi resident who has pointed the court to obscene depictions that he found online of Hindu deities, Jesus Christ & the Prophet Mohammed.