Google Blog Bar Proving Popular

Launched last week, the Google Blog Bar has proven popular and received quite a bit of feedback, according to the Google AJAX Search API Blog.

Similar to the News Bar and Video Bar, the Blog Bar is offered in horizontal and vertical styles.

From the feedback given over the first week, Google has added the ability to select only the blogs specified. This allows people to limit the postings to a particular blog or group of blogs... SEW blog for example would work quite well.

UPDATE: This post has inspired Matt Cutts to weigh in on this latest bit of "Google Flair," as he likes to call such widgets that "spruce up a page."

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.