Sunday, 31 December 2006

Google blogs: read together, search all Google blogs






UPDATED 28 Oct 2007 to add in recently-started Google blogs, and feeds and searches specific to Google developers' blogs only.

The Google blog mention of the nearly 40 corporate blogs (update: 60 now I think!) they now publish prompted this post. Here's how to check them all out easily.

Google blogs - combined Webpage or combined newsfeed

If you want to keep up with all the many Google blogs, and read them together in a one place, you can use these links:

Searching Google blogs together

To search all the official Google blogs together, but only those blogs (plus official Google press releases), I used Google Custom Search Engine to whip up this search engine (do bookmark that page if you wish):

You can try that search engine live here (for all Google blogs):


or here (for English language Google blogs only):


UPDATE: or here (for English language Google developers' blogs only):




And add that search engine to your Google homepage by clicking this button if you wish:
  • For all Google blogs: Add Google Blogs search to your Google homepage(UPDATE: deleted as too time-consuming to maintain)
  • For English language Google blogs only: Add English language Google Blogs search to your Google homepage
  • UPDATE: For all Google developers' blogs only (English): Add English language Google developers' blogs search to your Google homepage
To add the Google blogs search box to your own blog or webpage, you can copy and paste this code in your template -

For all Google blogs and press releases:
<!-- Google CSE Search Box Begins -->
<form id="searchbox_005290489992497281250:cpu9dwfpkos" action="http://google.com/cse">
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="005290489992497281250:cpu9dwfpkos" />
<input name="q" type="text" size="25" />
<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
<input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:1" />
</form>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://google.com/coop/cse/brand?form=searchbox_005290489992497281250%3Acpu9dwfpkos"></script>
<!-- Google CSE Search Box Ends -->


For English language Google blogs and press releases only:
<!-- Google CSE Search Box Begins -->
<form id="searchbox_005290489992497281250:vnjespye2jg" action="http://google.com/cse">
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="005290489992497281250:vnjespye2jg" />
<input name="q" type="text" size="25" />
<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
<input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:1" />
</form>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://google.com/coop/cse/brand?form=searchbox_005290489992497281250%3Avnjespye2jg"></script>
<!-- Google CSE Search Box Ends -->

UPDATE For all Google developers' blogs only (English):

<!-- Google CSE Search Box Begins  -->
<form action="http://www.google.com/cse" id="searchbox_005290489992497281250:goo2kq1t-ie">
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="005290489992497281250:goo2kq1t-ie" />
<input type="text" name="q" size="25" />
<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
</form>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/coop/cse/brand?form=searchbox_005290489992497281250%3Agoo2kq1t-ie"></script>
<!-- Google CSE Search Box Ends -->


(I'd seen something similar before on searching for it, as it's a bit of a business reading all those separate blogs - but it seems to be no more, hence this post.)

UPDATED 28 Oct 2007 to add in recently-started Google blogs, and feeds and searches specific to Google developers' blogs only.

2 comments:

kirk said...

Good stuff Imp.

You'd think they would get you a t-shirt that fits after all this. :-)

Improbulus said...

Ta Kirk. :)

But I'm still waiting for that Google email...!