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Blogger Android App finally emerges, lets you publish on the move

Android, at long last, has an official Blogger app that lets you publish posts and photos from your smartphone. You can grab the app from the Web-based Android Market. The app is fairly rudimentary, letting you compose new blog posts, and attach photos; but that's about it. With the app installed Blogger joins the 'share' menu, meaning you can quickly post photos to your blog. You can also see...

Google makes it easier to monetize blogs with Amazon integration

Google owns the popular Blogger service that lets anyone create and start publishing a blog in a few minutes. Google also owns the popular web-based advertising system, AdSense. So it's hardly surprising that Blogger has a "Monetize" tab that makes it easy for users to sign up for an AdSense account and start running ads on their web pages. What's a bit more surprising is that this week Google...

Blogger adds ... more after the jump

In "Wait, they really didn't already have that?" news, Google's publishing platform, Blogger, now supports jump breaks in posts. Users have been splitting their posts by hand for a while now, so no one can blame you if you thought it was already a supported feature. Besides, you've seen this before on practically every other blogging platform - heck, I remember LiveJournal having jump breaks 10...

Google gives Blogger a long overdue facelift

Google has rolled out a whole slew of new features for Blogger, the company's user-friendly blogging software. In order to enable the new goodies, you'll need to login to draft.blogger.com instead of www.blogger.com. This is where Google rolls out tools that might not be quite ready for prime time. But once you try out the new version, you'll probably never want to go back. First up, Google...

Download Squad Week in Review

Been busy spending the past week telling the press about your extramarital affairs, history of drug use, and misuse of campaign funds? Here are a few stories you might have been too busy to read. Adobe Photoshop Express Beta launches After months of hype, the big day finally arrived. Adobe launched a free, online version of Photoshop, the industry standard in image editing. You won't find all the...

8 steps to a more professional Blogspot blog

So you want to start your own blog. One of the first things you'll have to do is decide which blogging application you want to use. There are a ton of options, ranging from the incredibly simple (LiveJournal), to the infinitely customizable (WordPress). But one of the easiest blogging clients around is Google's Blogger. Blogger is not as easy to customize as WordPress, but Blogger's simplicity...

NSFW? No SEO for you!

What's your first thought when you hit a Blogspot blog that slaps this warning screen in front of your face? Some readers of this blog have contacted Google because they believe this blog's content is objectionable. In general, Google does not review nor do we endorse the content of this or any blog. For more information about our content policies, please visit the Blogger Terms of Service My...

Pimp your Blogspot blog

Yesterday we gave you a few pointers on pimping out your WordPress blog. So today we figured it was time to point out a couple of quick and easy ways to make your Blogspot site look a bit less like you ripped a page out of Blogging for Dummies. As you may be aware, part of the reason Google's Blogger service is so popular is that it's incredibly easy to use. All files are hosted on Google's...

How to add recent comments to your Blogspot blog

If your blog client of choice is Google's Blogger, odds are you've banged your head against a wall at least a few times wondering why Blogger can't be a bit more like WordPress or TypePad. While Blogger is incredibly easy to use, it's a bit more difficult to customize. But with a bit of work, you can tweak your Blogger site to near-perfection. For example, while Google doesn't offer a "recent...

Google announces Blogger and Google Reader updates

It's a weekday, so we probably shouldn't be surprised to see a couple of updates from the Google camp. There are two new features in Google Reader. One could make your life a bit easier, while the other could do the same -- or it could become a huge time sink. The first new feature is drag and drop feed organization. In other words, you don't need to use drop down menus to place feeds in a new...

Google integrates FeedBurner with Blogspot

If you've been wondering what Google would do now that it's taken over FeedBurner, the wait is at least partially over. Google has added Feedburner integration to blogs hosted at Blogspot. But wait, you say, couldn't we always use FeedBurner to spruce up boring Blogger/Blogspot feeds? Right you are. But you had to jump through so many hurdles to change the auto-discovery preferences for your...

How to backup your Blogger blog entries

Given how Google doesn't have a perfect record of you know, not accidentally disabling accounts, you might be looking for a good way to backup data you've got stored on Google servers. For Gmail, the simplest method is probably to save your messages to Outlook or Thunderbird. But backing up your blog using Google's Blogger isn't quite as straightforward. A few months ago we told you about...