Staying connected with Google Earth Blog

Google recently introduced Google+ to the world, and both Frank and I have been playing with it quite a bit. While Google doesn’t have the business profile system in place yet, and therefore we can’t add GEB to it, you’re certainly welcome to connect with him and I on there.
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It remains to be seen if Google+ becomes a formidable social media platform, but it is certainly heading in the right direction. We’ll continue to be active on there, and we’ll add a proper “Google Earth Blog” profile as soon as Google allows them. If you’re not familiar with Google+, here is a quick intro to it:

Beyond that, of course, we provide a wide variety of ways for you to get the latest Google Earth news and ask us any questions that you might have.
Facebook: Our Facebook Page is continuing to grow, now with more than 6,500 members. We post all of our content over there, and we’re happy to answer any questions that you post on our wall.
RSS Feed: I personally follow hundreds of feeds, as its a great way to keep up with sites that you enjoy. I use Google Reader to manage the feeds, as it’s a pretty slick system. With more than 19,000 subscribers, our RSS feed is by far the most popular way that people use to keep up with our site. Here’s a quick look at how Google Reader works:

Twitter: To keep up with us via Twitter, just follow @gearthblog. All of the new blog entries get posted there, along with a few other tidbits. In addition, I monitor that account very closely and will respond to any messages sent our way. You can also choose to follow me (@mickmel), Frank (@FrankTaylor), or Frank’s Tahina account (@GoTahina) if you want. In addition, the Geo list now has 64 people on it that you can follow to really keep up with everything geo-related.
Email: Last but not least, we have email. You can simply sign up to get our latest posts sent to you via email if none of the other options appeal to you.
Is there some other way that you’d like to receive our info? We’re always open to suggestions. If there’s a new tool that you’re using and you have no good way to get GEB content on there, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
Not only are we trying to make it easy for you to access our content, but we love to hear from you. Write on our wall, send us a tweet — let us know what’s on your mind. Also, if you’d like an invite for Google+, just reach us using any means on our contact page and we’ll hook you up.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. One element I don’t understand, you have 19,000+ subscribers to your RSS feed, however, in Google Reader, when I ask for the details for your feed, Google indicates only 1,678 subscribers. Why the discrepancy? Thanks!

  2. Alex — Great question. I’m using the Feedburner numbers, which you can see displayed in a widget on the top-right of the home page. I assume they could all RSS subscribers, while perhaps Google Reader only counts people that have subscribed inside of reader?

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