Speedlinking – 19 January 2007

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  1. Scott Howard says:

    I really enjoyed reading the article by Alister, especially the part about the domain name, I think is very important.

  2. I’m glad you included the link on Blogger Custom Domains. I noticed a lot of people in the google groups help forum having difficulties. I’ve been looking forward to getting a custom name. Now I might brave it!

  3. Mike says:

    Hi Darrin, I love your these speedlinking articles! They are very motivating! Can you try and post some success stories as well, maybe where bloggers or marketers talk actual dollar figures. Just a thought.

  4. Adam says:

    We were able to get it working on our site. The domain names are through GoDaddy and the blog is obviously through Blogger.

    Pretty slick really. Nice to see blogger improving their product.

  5. Darren and friends,

    I immediately “upgraded” an old blogger account to the custom domain option as soon as they announced it… for testing mainly.

    Sure it’s a Google “hegemony” of sorts, but I really like the simple integration of Blogger with Picasa2 for photos. I tested it on my blogger-hosted family blog (which is a nothing site, really!) at

    Couldn’t be easier to handle photo posting than those two together. Certainly the cusom domains thing is simple. I also use gMail for my email accounts (their Google Apps for Your Domain thing)… and it works perfectly.

    Google have finally done something very right here, except you can’t remove the top Google bar from the blogger sites, at least not straightforwardly… maybe by CSS you can, if that’s not breaking their TOS…??

    – Alister

  6. Alpesh says:

    Yes Darren,
    I have setup a personal blog (no content yet) on Google/Blogspot with custom domain.
    Its so easy.