Google Currents is a new publication system for Android and iOS platform. Which means it gives visibility to millions of new people who are using these platform.
Old fashioned RSS feeds are going out and the new look and feel with the emphasis on readability and user interface is the way to go forward.
There are already some RSS feed reader which do change the feel and look of feeds but Google Currents is something different. First blog owner need to publish their blogs with Google Currents, than it will be available to the audience for adding to their Current application on Android Phone and Tablets, iOS phone and iPad.
Every blog owner does lot of thing to promote their blog. This is another method to increase the reach and audience for the blog.
Makewebworld is now available on Google currents, take a look at the screenshot below.
How you can add your blog to Google Currents
If you don’t want to read than just check the video below.
Adding a blog to Google Currents is very easy, you just need to know the feed address and youtube channel name.
1. Go to http://google.com/producer/
2. You will get an welcome screen, read the terms and authorize it with your google id.
3. Give a name for your publication, your feed address, youtube channel name (optional) and you are ready to publish your blog.
I always like when a one time effort returns a long term benefit, Google Currents is one of those application. Once you have published your blog, it will refresh the feeds each hour to get the new contents and will serve them to readers.
This application is very flexible in terms of design. Blog owner has a full control over the design of their blog, it provides an initial template which can be used but if you want to change things you can use custom templates.
The application has been designed keeping a full magazine in mind. So your readers will get a feeling of reading a magazine with different sections. You can change the order of the section in your publication or add another section with images or articles.
You can publish articles specific to Google Current readers which is a good way to boost the traffic. It can also sync with Flickr or Picasa web galleries and Social Media Networks (You can link your Google Plus Page here).
The application is already connected to Google Analytics, you just need to enter the Analytics id for the blog and you will be able to see the usage in there. It is also an easy way to verify your publication.
You can reorder the sections to set the layout for your blog. Once you are done with all the changes, you need to distribute you publication. This has to be done only once after that it will keep fetching feeds.
Go ahead and spend 5 min on Google Currents to convert your blog into a readable Magazine.
MakeWebWorld is available on Google Currents, you can search for “Make Web World” in it to add it in your feeds or if you are viewing this on smartphone then click here.