The J. Paul Getty Museum collection comes alive with Google Goggles

The Google Goggles team has worked with The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to “Goggles-enable” their permanent collection of paintings. Now you can use the Google Goggles app on your phone to take a photo of any of the paintings in the Getty’s permanent collection and instantly access information about the work from […]

An update on Google Health and Google PowerMeter

In the coming months, we’re going to retire two products that didn’t catch on the way we would have hoped, but did serve as influential models: Google Health (retiring January 1, 2012; data available for download through January 1, 2013) and Google PowerMeter (retiring September 16, 2011). Both were based on the idea that with […]

Upcoming Seminars for Success: Learn Website Optimizer & Google Analytics

Website Optimizer and Google Analytics are both tools that can help you increase your ROI on your website. Like any tool, you can get more out of it with training, such as our Seminars for Success. Seminars for Success are all-day, in-person trainings on Google tools. They are led by our Authorized Consultants, who are […]

Applauding the 2011 Knight News Challenge winners

(Cross-posted on the Google News Blog and the Google Public Policy Blog) Over the past few months, we’ve announced $ 5 million in grants to be distributed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the International Press Institute—two non-profit organizations developing new approaches to journalism in the digital age—and we’re pleased to congratulate the first […]

Picking your test type: A/B or Multivariate?

Google Website Optimizer lets you run two types of experiments: A/B and Multivariate. Both types help refine your website to increase conversions, but some tests are better suited for A/B while others are better suited for Multivariate. Choosing the appropriate type for your test can save you time and help your test run more smoothly. […]

Google Translate welcomes you to the Indic web

(Cross-posted on the Translate Blog and Research Blog)   Beginning today, you can explore the linguistic diversity of the Indian sub-continent with Google Translate, which now supports five new experimental alpha languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. In India and Bangladesh alone, more than 500 million people speak these five languages. Since 2009, we’ve launched […]

Give Dad a ring with free calling from Gmail in the U.S.

Today is Father’s Day in many countries around the world, so whether your dad lives across the street, across the country or across the ocean, it’s a good day to let him know you’re thinking about him. Of course, email is a simple, quick way to check in with your old man, but it’s just […]

Conversion is the word at SES San Jose this week

Search Engine Strategies San Jose starts today, and conversions is definitely a hot topic. Members of the Website Optimizer team and our partners are speaking throughout the show, and there’s a lot more going on. Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 Always Be Testing – Bryan Eisenberg – 10:00-11:30 Creating a Web Analytics Culture – Feras Alhlou […]