Category Archives: Google

iPhone Google Calendar Sync

So,  I upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0 and want to get the Google Calendar Sync up and running on the new OS.

Search for “iphone google calendar sync” at Google. Not a single link on the first page has the instructions on how to do it. Had to search forever just to find the server name to enter which is

m.google.com

Sheesh. So I make this blog post so I never have to search again for this.

Fantastic announcement, no howto:

http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009/02/google-sync-beta-for-iphone-winmo-and.html

has some great information about the product, but no install instructions:

http://www.google.com/mobile/apple/sync.html

Finally found this after about 10 minutes:

http://www.appleiphoneapps.com/2009/02/how-to-setup-google-sync-on-your-iphone/

Google: Where oh where has my search result gone?

A few days ago I launched the Asterisk Voicemail for iPhone page. This received a lot of press in the Asterisk community and blogs. My site shot up to #1 for the search term “Asterisk Voicemail iPhone”.

Now a few days later and my site is not even in any search results for those terms “Asterisk Voicemail iPhone”. I’m assuming that Google has some sort of blacklisting (temporary I assume) that I have fallen into. The page is not completely blacklisted, as it still shows up for search term “chris carey”.

The funny thing is that the same exact behavior has happened on altavista.com, yahoo.com, and msn.com. How could I disappear from all four of these search engines at the same time? It appears these other three have mimicked or stolen the google algorithm so successfully that all their results are exactly the same.

UPDATE:

2 hours after posting this, my results return to #1 in Google. NEVERMIND! 🙂