Category Archive: Google Pages Tips

Mar 04

Page Creator Tip #4: Getting an Account

First and foremost, you must have a Gmail account in order to access Google Page Creator. If you do not have a Gmail account, go to http://Gmail.com and follow the instructions to sign up for one. If you need an invitation, please email me, and I’ll send you one.

If you already have a Gmail account, you are in luck…almost. Navigate to either of these pages…

http://GooglePages.com
http://pages.google.com

…and it will bring you to a login screen. I said "almost" because Google has been limiting new accounts due to overwhelming response. If you do gain access, you are all set. If not, please be patient, as this is still beta–you will eventually be granted access.

That’s it! Once you login, you see the Page Manager screen where you manage your pages…but that’s for another Tip!

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Mar 04

Page Creator Tip #3: Privacy And Security Issues

Google Page Creator’s Privacy Policy is basically the same as all other Google Privacy policies. Simply put, because you choose to use the service, you acknowledge that all of your content will be on Google’s servers. This is great, because you don’t have to pay for hosting–Google handles it for you. Just understand that all of your content is subject to Google’s policies. Content may be scanned for statistical and analytical use by Google, and content may eventually be scanned to provide relevant and targeted advertising. This is really no different from Gmail’s policies.

But don’t take my word for it. If you have concerns, review the policy yourself, and then make the decision to use or not use the service.

If you have issues or concerns with Google’s policies, don’t forget that there are countless other options on the ‘net to choose from!

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Mar 04

Page Creator Tip #2: What Is Page Creator’s Target Audience?

Google Page Creator is designed to put Web page creation in the hands of the masses. While it is not intended for advanced Web page development, that certainly doesn’t mean that advanced users won’t find it useful. Google Page Creator is a great way to create those "quick and dirty" Web pages. Read on for more about who will benefit from Google Page Creator…

Do you want to…
…create a page promoting a service you offer?
…create a page promoting an event?
…post some photos from a trip?
…post some information that someone else might find useful?

Google Page Creator could be the answer for all of these!

Google Page Creator provides the basic tools to create Web pages with text content, images, and links to other pages. You can control font attributes such as type, size, and color. You can control text underlining, bolding, italics, bullets, and justification. You can include images from other Web locations, or images uploaded to your GooglePages account. You can add links to other pages you created, or other pages on other Web sites. You are bound by Google’s tools, but you are not limited by your imagination.

Google Page Creator is not a full-featured application, but it’s not intended to be. It’s intended to provide an easy way to quickly create and manage simple Web pages. Your Mother or Grandfather may find it useful, yet advanced users may like it because of its simplicity and speed.

As Google Page Creator matures, let’s hope that it remains faithful to its intent of providing everyone with the ability to easily create Web pages!

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Mar 04

Page Creator Tip #1: What Is Google Page Creator?

Google Page Creator is a free Web browser-based Web page editor, manager, and publisher that lets you easily create your own Web pages for others to view. Read on for more details about Google Page Creator…

The pages you create with Google Page Creator are hosted on Google servers, and are accessible at a URL in the form http://yourgmailusername.googlepages.com where "yourgmailusername" is the username of your Gmail account. (A Gmail account is required to access Google Page Creator.)

But is it a "page" or a "site"? Google defines a "page" as "a single document that lives on your site with its own unique web address…like a page in a book." And a "site" is "like the entire book; all your pages belong to a single site, which can contain as many pages as you’d like." Google Page Creator currently has a functional limit of 100 pages. Google has hinted that they will be soon providing site management (with domain regitration, etc.) but for now, we’re talking about "pages".

Pages can contain text content, images, and links to other Web pages that you created, or any other Web site on the Internet.

Google Page Creator is not meant to be an advanced Web page development platform. It is meant to provide quick and easy creation of simple Web pages.

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