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Google Webmaster blog removing post?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Monday, August 27, 2007
12 years ago4,115 views

Simone wrote in to report of an apparently removed blog post from the Google Webmaster Central blog:

simonecarletti.com/blog/2007/0 ...

Did anyone else see traces of this? The Google Blogoscoped Google blog tracker didn't catch it (it runs every 5 minutes, caching even removed posts, but not if those are posted AND removed within the 5 minute span inbetween two indexing rounds).

John Honeck [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I have the "Register non-English domain names with Webmaster Tools" one in my reader but not showing on the blog right now.

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Its in my RSS reader as well.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I got it too
it's the translation of an article recently published on an official Google blog in Chinese

Simone Carletti [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

You should find two posts, as the screenshot shows you.

The second one is just the first one without a valid title but with one generated probably by Blogger platform.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I got the one posted at 12:22am 2 days ago, didn't get any others.

I'd say Google probably planned to launch this and missed the deadline, and then realised they hadn't re-scheduled the blog-posing after it was posted.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I read this in Google Reader too. It's still there although the link's dead now:

googlewebmastercentral.blogspo ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Could someone post it?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

google.com/reader/view/feed/go ...

<<

Register non-English domain names with Webmaster Tools
Written by Trevor Foucher

I'm happy to announce that Webmaster Tools is expanding support for webmasters outside of the English-speaking world, by supporting Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA). IDNA provides a way for site owners to have domains that go beyond the domain name system's limitations of English letters and numbers. Prior to IDNA, Internet host names could only be in the 26 letters of the English alphabet, the numbers 0-9, and the hyphen character. With IDNA support, you'll now be able to add your sites that use other character sets, and organize them easily on your Webmaster Tools Dashboard.

Let's say you wanted to add 北京大学.cn/ (Peking University) to your Webmaster Tools account before we launched IDNA support. If you typed that in to the "Add Site" box, you'd get back an error message that looks like this:
Some webmasters discovered a workaround. Internally, IDNA converts nicely encoded 北京大学.cn/ to a format called Punycode, which looks like xn--1lq90ic7fzpc.cn/. This allowed them to diagnose and view information about their site, but it looked pretty ugly. Also, if they had more than one IDNA site, you can imagine it would be pretty hard to tell them apart.

Since we now support IDNA throughout Webmaster Tools, all you need to do is type in the name of your site, and we will add it correctly. Here is what it looks like if you attempt to add 北京大学.cn/ to your account:

If you are one of the webmasters who discovered the workaround previously (i.e., you have had sites listed in your account that look like xn--1lq90ic7fzpc.cn/), those sites will now automatically display correctly.

We'd love to hear your questions and feedback on this new feature; you can write a comment below or post in the Google Webmaster Tools section of our Webmaster Help Group. We'd also appreciate suggestions for other ways we can improve our international support.

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Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google have reposted the post, with a screenshot from Webmaster Central this time:

googlewebmastercentral.blogspo ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

There was already the screenshots in the first publication, as long as I can remember. It was also published here: googlechinawebmaster.com/2007/ ...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Odd, Google Reader left blank spaces where the images are in the new post.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

That's because they looked like this:
docs.google.com/a/google.com/F ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's weird how it prompts you to login to see that image (presumably because it's a Google Apps link) yet you can view it via this link fine:

docs.google.com/File?id=cdqv59 ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yeah, those photos are from docs that are supposed to be private.
googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007 ...

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