Google Accepting New Writely Accounts

Since Google acquired word processing collaborator, Writely, invites have been very limited. TechCrunch sends word that you can now sign up for a Writely account.

Writely offers an easy way to share word documents and make changes in an online environment. I’ve had mixed experiences with it – sometimes it doesn’t save changes made by others – but overall it’s a neat tool.

Video: Top 10 Ways to Send Traffic to Your Blog

It seems like “Top XX Lists” are hot content right now, so I thought I’d join in. In true David Letterman style, I’ve put together my list of The Top 10 Ways to Bring Traffic to Your Blog…Not.

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Google Video Sees Jump in Market Share

Just how valuable is Google’s clean homepage design? It’s so valuable that the company rarely tweaks it, but when they recently added a link to Google Video, the service saw a huge increase in its video streaming market share.

Here’s the Hitwise chart, with more details at the Hitwise blog.

Hat-tip to Nathan.

Google Talk Updates Now Official

If you’re a regular Marketing Pilgrim reader, you would have learned about Google Talk’s new updates, before they officially launched today.

If you’re not a regular reader, you’ll be hearing this for the first time. ;-)

DVD and TV Info Added to

I’ve lost count of all the cool Smart Answers that has rolled-out over the past couple of years, but they’ve just added DVD and TV data to the list.

I guess that’s the cool thing about Smart Answers, you don’t need to know how to find them, they’ll find you. ;-)

101 Ways to Build Link Popularity

Top 10 lists just don’t cut it anymore, not if you want the blogosphere to link to you. On that note, Andy Hagans and Aaron Wall have published 101 tips for getting links to your site. Now that effort is worth a link!

Google Launches Free WiFi in Mountain View

For all homeowners and renters in Mountain View comes good news from uncle Google. To offset the high cost of living, the company is donating free WiFi access to the entire city!

Radios hanging on lampposts throughout the city are now broadcasting a “GoogleWiFi” wireless (802.11b/g) signal that brings wireless Internet access to the city’s residents, businesses, and visitors. All anyone needs is a laptop or other wireless-enabled device and a web browser to get online. Then Mountain View users can select the “GoogleWiFi” signal, open their web browser and sign in with a free Google Account.