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Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
12 years ago3,410 views

Another fairly dull update... but I thought I'd share it:

In January, I asked whether AdSense was coming to Google Apps:
ruscoe.net/blog/2007/01/adsens ...

Well that service doesn't exist anymore, so maybe they decided against the idea.

However, they now seem to have added the following:

   * Prometheus (uses the same code as Google Mashups Editor)
   www.google.com/a/ruscoe.net/Se ...

   * Knowledge Search (same code as the recent Russian site)
   www.google.com/a/ruscoe.net/Se ...

And also one I briefly mentioned it a while ago in another thread:

   * Webmaster tool
   www.google.com/a/ruscoe.net/Se ...

The rest are still listed here:
ruscoe.net/google/google-accou ...

I'm not quite sure how all these could benefit being part of Google Apps but I guess time will tell...

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Tony: i could not get the login form Knowledge Search via the link above.

others can try this link: www.google.com/accounts/Servic ...

once you login, if you speak only english, like me, try this translation URL:
google.com/translate?u=http%3A ...

btw, looks interesting.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

>I'm not quite sure how all these could benefit being part of Google Apps but I guess time will tell..

Not very sure about Prometheus & Knowledge Search but surely webmasters tool will help a lot of people

Why to have it under different Google account when you already have the hosted account for the same domain.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

>>Not very sure about Prometheus & Knowledge Search but surely webmasters tool will help a lot of people

I feel the opposite. I think that the Google Answers 2.0 will be more favored by SMBs and big corps, whether being used internally or as a customer support forum.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< Tony: i could not get the login form Knowledge Search via the link above. >>

Josue, these are Google Apps services and behave differently to Google Accounts services.

Basically, when a Google Apps service exists, you will see a page which shows the title in the top bar and says "Service not available" like this:

www.google.com/a/ruscoe.net/Se ...

If the service doesn't not exist, you get a "Bad Request" message like this:

www.google.com/a/ruscoe.net/Se ...

That is in contrast to the Google Accounts links which will show either a login box when it exists:

www.google.com/accounts/Servic ...

Or a "page you requested is invalid" error when it doesn't:

www.google.com/accounts/Servic ...

Haochi, that's an interesting way of looking at it. I hadn't thought of that way to use the Knowledge Search!

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I think any Google service can have a corporate use.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Agreed, but many don't benefit from being part of Google Apps other than the benefit of it being one login to maintain for the user.

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tony: In these two instances I can see the benefits to making them part of Google Apps.

GME: Host my mashups on my Google Apps domain? Yes please. Similarly, have people sign-in (and control permissioning for Mashups) using my Google Apps domain. I Want!

Knowledge Search: As Haochi suggested, it would be very useful to control permissions / access to Q&A internally.

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And moreover, the more products, the more justification there is for the price tag of Google Apps

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google Apps isn't that expensive compared to other corporate systems though. And the fact that it's hosted externally by a reputable business means that the cost of maintenance is near enough zero.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

FYI.

Haochi mentions a new "Google Answers China" site here:

googlified.com/2007google-answ ...

It seems they're somehow using the Knowledge Search "cf" Google Apps login along with a SAML request:

www.google.com/a/tianya.cn/Ser ...

Just check the URL parameters when you click this sign in link in the top right: wenda.tianya.cn/wenda/loginred ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

www.google.com/accounts/Servic ... is in Russian?!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oh ok, otvety, I remember now

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