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Google Apps Gets Admin Reports, New Sites Features

Google Apps Gets Admin Reports, New Sites Features

By Chris Crum June 5, 2014

Google announced (separately) a handful of noteworthy updates to Google Apps. First off, the company introduced a new Reports section to the Admin console aimed at making it easier for admins to manage Google Apps and gain insights. The feature …

Google Sites Users Can Now Integrate Google Moderator

Google has added the ability for Google Sites users to use Google Moderator.

"For example, if you have a restaurant site, you can embed Google Moderator on your suggestions page to get input from your restaurant patrons," explains Google Software Engineering Intern Eric Hysen.

Google provides steps for how to implement this here.

Google May Take Over More Design Jobs
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Web designers beware. Google is expanding its templates for Google Sites, which is part of Google Apps, and the company is really pushing Google Apps these days. What this means is that as more businesses adopt Google Apps and find a wider variety of site templates to choose from, the less they may need the services of web designers for basic design work (developers are a different story).

Google Gears Up For The Holidays

It’s getting to be that time of year during which people grow much nicer and more family-oriented.  Or much more rude and antisocial.  Whatever.  Either way, Google’s making a special effort to ensure that it isn’t put out of mind over the next couple of months.

API Makes Google Sites More Useful for Business
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Google has launched a new API for Google Sites as a Google Labs feature (meaning it may have some flaws). The Google Sites data API allows client applications to access, publish, and modify content within a Google Site. It is available to both Google account and Google Apps users.

Google Huge in Brazil and India
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Numbers from comScore this week, revealed that Google sites account for nearly 30% of all time spent online in India and Brazil. That is three times higher than the average.

Google Sites Goes Hebrew and Arabic
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Google has introduced Google Sites in Hebrew and Arabic. This makes 40 languages that Google Sites now supports.

To change the language in Google Sites, simply go to More Actions > Manage Site > General. Site Collaborators can change the language of the interface by going to the user settings page from the My Sites list. If no language is set, Google uses the browser language setting.

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Google Launches New Features for Sites
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Google has introduced some new features to Google Sites, the company’s web site creation and publishing app. The new features were made to make it easier for users to copy their site, and use more options to search and announce updates.

Google Sites now allows users to copy entire sites. You can do this by simply going to "Manage Site," then "General," and "Copy Site."

Personalization & Sercurity for Google Sites Gadgets
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Google has announced three new feaures in Google Sites for making gadgets more useful for Google Apps Premier Edition cusotomers. These are:

1. Start Page Template
2. Private Gadgets
3. End-to-End Security

With the Start Page template, site owners can allow individual users to personalize specific areas of the site, presumably similar to what users can do with iGoogle.

Google Sites, Analytics Get Cozy

Even though people can accomplish great things while working as a team, not being able to measure the results is something of a limiting factor.  To fix this problem with Google Sites, then, an integration with Google Analytics has been announced.

Google Aims for Big International Growth for Sites
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Early this year, Google released "Google Sites," a platform that lets users create their own sites based on templates provided by Google. The company said that users could utilize Google Sites to create :

Google Sites Becomes Open
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Since not many people use Google Apps, Google Sites – which was tucked away inside – never mattered much.  It’s now been brought into the open, though, and Google is championing the product as a good way for individuals to collaborate.