Country Specific Blog URLs

Country Specific Blog URLs

By Billy Thomas January 31, 2012

Recently Google has found an awesome way to defend blogs against local law. Say you’re in the UK reading a blog, normally the URL would read (blogname).blogspot.com, but now with this new trick the URL can read (blogname).blogspot.com.uk. Pretty cool, …

Google Maps Adds Over 1/4 Of World’s Countries

The number of countries in the world depends, as you might expect, on your definition of “country.”  But for the purposes of this article, we’ll peg that number at 192, and point out that the latest expansion to Google Maps saw nearly 30 percent of them get encompassed.

Yahoo’s oneSearch Expands to 6 New Countries
If you live in the UK, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany or France, I have good news for you. Yahoo has announced the expansion of their oneSearch mobile search service to your country!

MSN Reporter Live in European Countries

SEW reports that MSN Reporter has gone live in Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway and states that it attracts a lot of visitors with some articles receiving up to 10,000 votes…

Developing Countries Breeding Grounds for Open Source

Red Herring’s Falguni Bhuta predictsMore (Open Source) momentum in developing countries“:

Stake Your Claim on the Mobile Web

With the Internet growing so rapidly do you ever wonder if you are missing a new trend or technology that could boost your bottom line?

$100 Laptops For Third World Countries

The “One Laptop Per Child” project hopes to distribute $100 laptops to children in third world countries, and they are incrediby close to achieving that goal.

Give Your Feedback on Analytics and Adsense

Jeff Gillis just posted the feedback request in the Analytics Blog.

Countries Blocking Blogspot

Ethan Zuckerman asks “what do India, Pakistan, China, and Ethiopia have in common?”

Microsoft Plan To Boost Portugal Economy

Microsoft has said it will carry out 18 technology projects in Portugal as a way of boosting the country’s lagging economy.

Is Something Missing From Your Keywords (Part 2)

In my previous article, I raised the issue that proper keyword research must take into account countries. The reason for that was that the demand for keywords can vary between countries. I gave examples of that fact using the Overture keyword tool.

India and U.S. Increase Flights Between Countries
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The United States and India signed an aviation agreement in which both countries can operate as many flights between each other as they like.

VoipBuster and free phone calls

My online friend Uri Levanon called me today from Israel. He called to my SkypeIn number.

That’s in itself isn’t remarkable. What is, perhaps, is that he called that number – which is a normal landline number in London – from his internet phone service. Not Skype this time. Uri was calling from The VoipBuster. For free.

HSBC Profits Up

HSBC Holdings’ annual profit went up 35%, thanks to an improved Hong Kong economy, and U.S. operations.

Commodity Prices Threaten Food Security

Agricultural commodity prices threatens the food security of hundreds of millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Price Your Products Differently in Different Markets

Last April, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, and the US-based Global Health Council held a 3-days workshop about “Pricing and Financing of Essential Drugs” in poor countries. Not surprisingly, the conclusion was:

Google Goes Live In 11 More Countries

Eleven new countries – territories now have their own version of Google. Google now has over 100 country or region specific Google’s.