Company providing various Internet-related products and services, such as Google web search, Gmail, Google Calendar, YouTube, ... They provide APIs for several of their services, allowing users to integrate these into their own websites and web applications.

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How Can I Encourage Google to Read New robots.txt File?

I just updated my robots.txt file on a new site; Google Webmaster Tools reports it read my robots.txt 10 minutes before my last update. Is there any way I can encourage Google to re-read my ...
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Google SPDY - Has anyone used it on Apache?

Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Google SPDY on Apache? http://code.google.com/p/mod-spdy/ I run a couple of web servers and am interested to know if there have been any issues ...
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What issues are there in using Gmail for a corporate email solution?

Some people will feel uncomfortable with having their company email outside their company network. How to allay such fears? What other issues are there in using Google for corporate email? What are ...
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Open Source alternative to “Google Appliance” for intranet search? [closed]

Are there any alternative open source solutions (with a web console)?
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Location of Google servers [closed]

I was wondering where the Google servers reside and how their DNS lookup work. I'm located in Germany right now. If I'm calling google.de (German Google page) is the server located in Germany for all ...
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When Google DNS (or Open DNS) is a good fit

What situations are you thinking are good candidates for a service like this? I have been concerned about our ISP's DNS - they are redirecting to advertising pages, and showing other signs of ...
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How did Google acquire 8.8.8.8? [closed]

The IP addressed 8.8.8.8 (in addition to 8.8.4.4) is now used for Google's DNS server. How did they obtain this IP? Specifically, what has to happen for an IP to be routed to a different location.
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How do large companies backup their data?

How do companies who handle large amounts of data, for example Google or Facebook, backup everything? According to this Google platform article on Wikipedia, Google has an estimated 450,000+ servers ...
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How can I tell how often Google crawls my site?

I've started a relatively new website, and I submitted it to google and everything. I use google's webmaster tools as well. I'm wondering how to figure out the frequency of google's spider accessing ...
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Will my URL stay secret if I never link to it?

I have a URL that I would like to share with my friend who needs the information on it, but I do not want the public to see it. The URL refers to an index.html, which is in my public_html and ...
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Adding a hostname with 'www' to TXT entry in nameserver makes website unavailable - why?

One way to verify sites when using Googles webmaster tools is to add a TXT entry to the nameserver, using the hostname and adding the provided text. Accidentally (because I simply didn't know) I ...
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google mail send as accounts.. how to block?

An employee of ours set up his gmail account to send emails as employee@ourcompany.com, which was fine, but now he has left the company and we have disabled his company account. He is still able to ...
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DNS issues on Google compute engine

I'm experiencing some interesting network issues, which I can reproduce and work around, although not explain - therefore I ask you! :) I have a setup with two servers, both located in Google's ...
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Why is ping to Google servers and Google DNS so low?

I noticed that ping to Google DNS and to google.com from Serbia is about 15ms, but google servers are located in California! http://www.geoiptool.com/en/?IP=173.194.39.110 My dedicated server is ...
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How do companies know they've been hacked?

With the news of Google and others getting hacked, I was wondering how companies find out, detect, and/or know they've been hacked in the first place? Sure, if they find a virus/trojan on user's ...
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What hardware do the Google servers use?

What kind of hardware does Google use? Exclusively Intel processors? Always? Xeons, Duos, or Quads? Intel chipsets? motherboards - Intel, Gigabyte, MSI? What kind and build of RAM? What physical ...
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Outsource my email server to Google

I've been looking into setting up my own email server the past couple of weeks and the more I look into it the more I feel that this is an area I do not want to get into. I guess my heart just isn't ...
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How does Google do DNS Geo Location request routing?

I'm wondering who is doing DNS geo location for google.com? By request geo location I mean detecting the location of the user, calculating the nearest server farm to his location, and then routing the ...
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PTR OK, SPF, DKIM passed but email messages are marked as Spam by Google?

# host 1.2.3.4 4.3.2.1.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer mail.domain.vn. # dig +short txt domain.vn "v=spf1 a mx ptr -all" # dig +short txt mail.domain.vn "v=spf1 a -all" Here's an email header ...
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Searching two sites at once using Google? [closed]

How can I limit a Google search to two sites at once? I can search Serverfault by doing site:serverfault.com windows xp, but I can't seem to figure out how to include another site in my search. ...
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Do CNAME DNS entries affect SEO?

I am setting up a website for a client that I will be hosting and maintaining, and I am trying to determine what will be the most pain free setup. My thought is to do the following: Set up the ...
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Does Android version 2.2 locally encrypt Activesync messages?

I am a sysadmin for company X. They are interested in allowing ActiveSync access to devices that support local offline encryption of the downloaded attachments and email data. Considering how the ...
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Adding an HTTP request header with Squid

I want to permit my users to login to Google apps only for my domain. I found a solution by adding the HTTP header X-GoogApps-Allowed-Domains as described in this Google help page. I use Squid, but ...
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Working around Gmail mailing-list “feature.”

We're using Google Apps for our domain's e-mail via IMAP. Whenever mail is sent to a mailing list, copies of the original mail are not received in inboxes. According to Google, this is a "feature." ...
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What's the benefit of using “containers” in the datacenter as opposite to regular installation

I have just seen this video: Google container data center tour What is not quite clear to me is, what's the benefit from placing the servers inside containers?
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How often does Google's web spiders crawl the web?

Just a few hours after having made some changes in the HTML of my site, I found that Google had updated its search result against my website. The Internet is so huge, how did the Google crawler do ...
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Google network architecture

I am aware that this question might be closed as "not a real question", "subjective" or even "argumentative". If this is a mistake, I am sorry. I am not good at all at networking but I'm trying to ...
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Does hosting multiple sites on one server hurt your SEO?

I have a handful of (content unrelated) sites with decent PRs and I'm considering hosting them all on the same server. I've heard that if you do this, internal linking between two seperate domains on ...
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Moving mail server to google apps

I just recently moved one of my Mail server (Exim+dovecot) to google apps thinking it would be a good idea. I am interested to hear what the serverfault community think about it, and mostly weight the ...
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What is the best way to move site to new domain without losing google page rank

Hello I just bought new domain for my web page. Is it good to use php redirection to the new domain and what are the exact headers that I must send to google bot to just renew the address and keep the ...
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Trouble with Google Apps Custom Domain SSL

I'm currently inside the 30-day free trial for Google Apps for business (billing set up, so will start non-free trial soon). I'm attempting to set up SSL for a custom domain for a Google App Engine ...
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My Vista's nslookup returns an ipv4 address for an ipv6 site

the command: nslookup ipv6.google.com doesn't work quite well. somtimes it returns an correct ipv6 address, sometimes it returns an ipv4 address. How can this happen? [im using OpenDNS] much ...
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Delay from Google URLs & Services

At work, we've had a persistent issue with slow response times from Google based URLs via our Comcast internet service. Any time we try to load Google.com, YouTube.com, Drive.Google.com, ...
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Does google's web crawler download binary files?

My Google-fu is failing me right now. I'm trying to figure out whether Google's web crawler downloads non-image binary files when it spiders sites. I know it downloads (and indexes) images and PDFs, ...
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Google Web History shows

Google Web History Trends is showing URLs such as the following for 4 out of 10 of my Top Clicks (including the top 2): http://ocean2-4979731.org/page/0.volume ...
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Does Google Domains support CNAME-like functionality at the zone apex?

This functionality is required for properly directing a root domain to Heroku: https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/custom-domains#cname-functionality-at-the-apex Some registrars, like DNSimple, ...
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Why is Google rejecting mails forwarded from my Postfix server?

I've set up Postfix and created an alias that maps to a gmail account. When I mail from one of my own (google mail) accounts, it goes through, but if someone from the outside mails me, Google won't ...
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Google Public DNS is returning a SERVFAIL for my domain

Hope some one will help me in resolving the issue. My Domain name is "prohosterz.com" Google Public DNS is returning a SERVFAIL for my domain: $ dig prohosterz.com @8.8.8.8 ; > DiG 9.9.2 > ...
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Bounce backs from web-generated e-mails are missing

We use Google Apps to host my company's mail. On our website, we send some e-mails on behalf of our users. In those e-mails we include lines like this: Return-Path: ...
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How can I transition a Google Apps account to a new primary domain?

Background My company recently got the domain name most closely associated with our company name, and we'd like to change our Google Apps account (including logins, etc.) to reflect the new domain ...
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Google is blocking our requests due to “automated queries”; what's the best way to find out why?

This started a few weeks ago and we thought it was a virus so we checked every computer and all though 50%(Yeah, that's right) were infected once they were cleaned the problem didn't go away. It's ...
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.htaccess redirect visitor if he has a cookie is from accounts.google.com [closed]

I am creating a gateway page that redirects visitors based on what services they are using. How should a .htaccess rule that redirects a visitor if he has a cookie originating from the domain ...
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Host my own email in a VPS and stop using gmail, which options do I have?

I'm planning to stop using some google services (like gmail for personal email, still be using for services like google code though). I'm not too paranoid, I know every service in the net is a threat ...
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High percentage of lost packets - TCP, ICMP - mtr - Complain to ISP?

Problem I'm having high packet loss, according to mtr, when sending packets over the Internet. Should I complain to my ISP? Story I am reading the OReilly Linux Networking Cookbook and the chapter ...
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Send Emails via Google Apps Gmail Services Outage?

I built and administer large web application which uses the PHPMailer library to send emails via a Google Apps Gmail account. I have received a support request stating that an individual was not ...
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Is Google Public DNS (for my browser, not my website) faster than your run of the mill DNS?

I was looking up info on using Google DNS for our website but found info on using Google Public DNS for our local computers. Anyone know if how much faster it is? Or a good way to measure it?
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SPF from neutral to positive

I need to be able to configure SPF rule for my domain. Problem is that I can normally receive all the emails. But when I send to some recipients they receive it as spam. In the mail failure delivery ...
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Google DNS Geolocation Issue

I work on a ISP in Africa. Our customers were being redirected to Google cache in South Africa. Apparently with no reason, they start being redirected to Google US, which for us has higher latencies ...
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PBX with Fax and Google Voice

Looking to replace/port my home number which I use for mainly faxing for my home business to a PBX server ( Thinking Asterisk or Elastix ). My question is: Does Asterisk/Elastix support Faxing ( ...
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MX records not correctly updated by the Google DNS servers

We are currently losing some e-mail and we discovered that this is caused by a wrong DNS setting. We used a CNAME for our MX record an thats not allowed. So about 2 weeks ago we changed it to an ...