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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, August 1, 2006
16 years ago3,631 views

I just found that :
http://googlebrasilblog.blogspot.com/
Because I don't see a trace of that blog, nowhere.

It was launch 7/19

delete this thread if you have ever seen that, but a search on this site returns no result ;)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Look in the sidebar: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Pretty official.
But I just wonder if someone have ever seen that

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I hope it's not an old fact, because I have just posted that on Zorgloob...
http://www.zorgloob.com/2006/08/google-blog-brsil.asp

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

TOMHTML, the first post was on 19th July, so it's still quite new.

BTW, did anyone else notice that the Official Google Blogs now dynamically include their list of Official Google Blogs using this JS file:

http://googlebloglist.blogspot.com/

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

So I get a scoop, yeah! :-P
Thanks Tony ;-)

PS : yes, I have ever seen googlebloglist. They modify themselve the JS file "manually", so maybe that's why there was no link before today.

Piotr Konieczny [PersonRank 9]

16 years ago #

Do you know, how to check who owns particular blog @ blogspot?

I found http://googlepoland.blogspot.com/ but I'm not sure if it's (pre)official. Could be that some cybersquatter was first.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Yes it's a cybersquatter

The real blogs owned by Google display a kind of "404 error", as if the blog is not registred, but I can't register it ;-)
No "test" page ;)

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Piotr – I don't know how to check this, but I now that Eric Case i a co-owner of most official google blogs (maybe even all) – http://www.blogger.com/profile/16243347

And he doesn't have this Polish blog in his profile...

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

TOMHTML – that's not always true. At least one time we found new Google Blog exactly that way.

Piotr Konieczny [PersonRank 9]

16 years ago #

Ludwik: Thanks. I dropped him a line, we'll see what he can tell us... I also sent an e-mail to G. Poland – still waiting for reply.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

TOMHTML said:

<< They modify themselve the JS file "manually", so maybe that's why there was no link before today. >>

I think they actually use Blogger to update the page by making posts. However, they adjust the dates so there's no easy way to see when each link was created except for those that are in the feed (where it shows created and issued dates) and those were all created in January 2006 and backdated to be issued in August 2005. I guess they just do that to order them however they wish.

Anyway, check these out if you fancy digging:

Atom Feed: http://googlebloglist.blogspot.com/atom.xml

August 2005: http://googlebloglist.blogspot.com/2005_08_01_googlebloglist_archive.html

September 2005: http://googlebloglist.blogspot.com/2005_09_01_googlebloglist_archive.html

October 2005: http://googlebloglist.blogspot.com/2005_10_01_googlebloglist_archive.html

November 2005: http://googlebloglist.blogspot.com/2005_11_01_googlebloglist_archive.html

December 2005: http://googlebloglist.blogspot.com/2005_12_01_googlebloglist_archive.html

etc...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Tony > good pick, I even found that :
http://googlebloglist-test.blogspot.com/

Ludwik > OK, I have never seen an official blog with that kind of "test page" before.
I know a way to discover who is the author of the blog, but his profile needs to be indexed. That's not the case actually.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I registered Google Guess a while ago... I want to confirm a rumor that Google simply quietly deletes your Blogspot blog as soon as they want to register one for official use:
http://googleguess.blogspot.com

Piotr Konieczny [PersonRank 9]

16 years ago #

Isn't it against Blogger's TOS?

However, be careful, registering the rest of google$COUNTRY.blogspot.com domains (just because) may make you a cybersquatter anyway...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

<< . I want to confirm a rumor that Google simply quietly deletes your Blogspot blog as soon as they want to register one for official use.

I don't think so. That would be evil.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Someone emailed me telling me they owned GoogleCheckout.blogspot.com before Google converted it to their blog. However, that person never got back to me answering my many questions (when did you register it, do you have proof, backlinks etc.). So I put it in the unverified rumor box...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Sorry Piotr, GOOGLE POLAND BLOG is a REAL google blog!

http://www.blogger.com/profile/16243347 (at the bottom)

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