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Top 20 Google Blogs for Use in 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Even as 2009 comes to a close, there are still companies questioning the value of blogging. Well one of the most successful companies to leverage blogging is none other than Google. A couple of years back, we posted our list of what we thought were the top 50 Google blogs. Our extensive list included blogs from Google employees as well as official Google blogs.

We thought that it would be fun to revisit some of Google's top blogs, if anything else to provide our readers with a great resource for some of the great Google related blogs that are out there. The following list highlights twenty of our favorite Google blogs that you might want to check out when your get a chance.

Top 20 Google Blogs for Use in 2009

#20. Google Docs Blog - http://googledocs.blogspot.com. Looking to learn more about Google Docs? This blog is a great resource for all things Google docs and features cool post such as this one on using Google Docs to manage a website redesign.

#19. Google Earth Blog - http://gearthblog.com/. Interestingly enough the Google Earth blog made our list two years ago at the same #19 position. There is something to be said for consistency. The Google Earth blog always features some great information with timely updates such as the release of Google Earth 5.1 announced earlier today.

#18. google.org bloghttp://blog.google.org. News and notes from Google’s philanthropic arm. Covering everything from energy efficiency to health issues, the Google.org blog is another great source of diverse information.

#17. Google Reader blog - http://googlereader.blogspot.com. Want to learn more about feeds, feed readers and Google's feed reader? Check out this blog from Google.

#16. Google Lat-Long Blog - http://google-latlong.blogspot.com. Informative blog from the Google Earth and Google Maps team. Find information on Google Maps, Google Maps API and Google Maps Gadgets on Google's Lat Long Blog.

#15. Google Gmail Blog - http://gmailblog.blogspot.com. Learn more about Google's email service including things such as Google voice messages in Gmail.

#14. Google Online Security Blog - http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com. The latest news and insights from Google on security and safety on the Internet.

#13. Google's Open Source Blog - http://google-opensource.blogspot.com. News about Google's Open Source projects and programs.

#12. Google Testing Blog - http://googletesting.blogspot.com. Google decided to start this blog to share their experiences with the rest of the developer community, so that they can learn about some of your smart solutions to the same sorts of problems.

#11. Google's Macs Inside Google Blog - http://googlemac.blogspot.com. Learn about items such as how iPhone and iPod touch users can sync their Gmail contacts with Address Book in Mac OS X 10.5. Now with Mac OS X 10.6.

#10. Google Base Blog - http://googlebase.blogspot.com. Looking to optimize your listings in Google Base? Check out the Google Base Blog to learn about things such as linking your checkout and base accounts.

#9. Google's Research Blog - http://googleresearch.blogspot.com. The latest news on Google Research.

#8. Google Finance Blog - http://googlefinanceblog.blogspot.com. News for the investor in you. For any of you who like to keep on top of the financial side of things, the Google Fianance blog is just for you. This blog features great updates from the Google Finance team and covers the latest information on items such as the recent launchof Google Domestic Trends on Google Finance. This launch was inspired by Hal Varian, Google's chief economist's research on using Google Trends data to predict economic indicators. Cool stuff indeed.

#7. Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google and SEO - http://www.mattcutts.com/blog. Google's SEO guru Matt Cutts posts about Google algorithm updates, SEO tips and the like. A great resources for SEOs and webmasters alike.

#6. Google's Inside Adwords blog - http://adwords.blogspot.com. Looking to learn more about Google AdWords? On the Inside AdWords blog, you can find news, tips and information all about the sponsored search side of things. Another great resource from Google.

#5. Google Analytics blog – everything (well almost) that you want to know about Google Analytics can be found on this blog. Since 2006, the Google Analytics blog has been a great resource for webmasters and analytics experts to learn and understand about the latest with Google Analytics.

#4. YouTube Blog - http://youtube-global.blogspot.com. Looking to learn more about video optimization or just want to gain a better understanding of the second largest search engine out there? (Yes YouTube is now the second largest search engine...). The YouTube blog is a great resource for all things video.

#3. Google News Bloghttp://googlenewsblog.blogspot.com. Yet another entry from the Universal Search family. The official blog from the team at Google News. Released in June 2007, dealing with issues regarding how Google News works, why they do things the way they do and, of course, what they can do better. Just about every member of the Google News team will be posting, so when you read about a new feature on Google News, you'll be getting it from the person who built it.

#2. Official Google Blog - http://googleblog.blogspot.com. Yup the official Google blog... 'nuff said.

#1. Google Webmaster Central Blog - http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com. Our favorite blog as the official Webmaster Central blog is an outstanding resource for search marketers, SEOs, webmasters and site owners. Learn about everything from the crawling and indexing of your site, to how to get more out of image and news search optimization. Yet another fantastic resource from Google.

For a list of additional Google blogs, check out:
Google's blog directory: http://www.google.com/press/blogs/directory.html


posted by Jody @ Wednesday, September 09, 2009  
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