Entries tagged with ‘google’

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+1 Blog Posts and Calendar Items

Today, Google announced the rollout of their +1 button. We have added it to blog posts and calendar items alongside the tweet and like buttons. Start +1-ing away! If you have any ideas for other great places to add these buttons, please let us know!

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9 Easy Tips for Effective Gustavus Websites

For most people, putting together a website is a pretty big project; putting together an effective website can be a Herculean effort. We hope you consider these easy tips to make sure all of your effort is focused where it counts.

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Calendar Events in Google Search Results

Google search for "gustavus football" Google has recently started showing our calendar events next to many search results at Gustavus. Want to know what’s happening at Gustavus? Search for gustavus. Wondering when the next big game is? Search for gustavus football. Curious about what the SAO has been up to? Search for gustavus student activities. […]

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Blog Post Thumbnails in Search Results

Good news for Gustavus bloggers, we have taken another step toward making our search engine work a little bit better--blog post thumbnails will now appear next to search results just like profile photos.

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Profile Photos in Search Results

Wading through search results can be tough when everything looks the same. It takes time to read through the results to find what you are looking for. Zeroing in on search results about a person at Gustavus just got a bit easier--we've added profile photos to our search results.

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Delivering a Faster Website

One of the most important parts of user experience on the web is how fast the pages actually load. We have been optimizing the Gustavus website for speed and have achieved some promising results.

Google Calendar Gets Offline Mode, Docs Attachments, and iPhone and Windows Mobile Sync

Kyle Chambers in the Psychology department kindly writes in with news that Google Calendar recently added a couple of valuable features–offline access and Google Document attachments. Offline Calendar From Google’s FAQ about offline calendar: Calendar keeps you on time, even when you’re not online. Offline Calendar allows you to access your events through your browser […]

Religion Theses Search

While the religion department has been posting copies of students’ senior theses on its website for a number of years, we recently added a handy search box to the page. Thanks to a little bit of help from some Google technology, you can now search through all of these academic documents. There’s a lot of […]

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New Search Results

Along with Google’s announcement of the new Google Custom Search Engine, we are happy to announce that we are using the service for search results on the Gustavus website. Combined with the search cloud that we added in August, we believe that searching for pages on the Gustavus website has never been better. The new […]

Tips on Searching Google

Google Search Tips 2005 offers some “search syntax basics and advanced tricks for Google.com.” It might be helpful to check it out and brush up on your searching skills. You never know, it might save you a lot of time when trying to find exactly whatever it is you are looking for.