Open Source

SEO Analyzer v 1.2 – Adding support for Bing along with Google and Yahoo

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On May 28, 2009 Microsoft announced Bing which has now replaced Live search. And within 2 week of it’s release, Bing seems to have leapfrog Yahoo search in U.S. With Bing coming up as a strong contender to Google and Yahoo search engines, I have added support for Bing in SEO Analyzer v 1.2. This will enable you to analyze a site’s ranking for a particular keyword on Bing search engine, along with Yahoo and Google search engines. SEO Analyzer Future Roadmap: Saving reports on spreadsheets Comparing two sites for a list of keywords Keyword density extraction tool Happy SEO […]

Web Development

Getting Google Page Rank using Javascript – For Adobe AIR Apps

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Last week while working on SEO Analyzer v 1.1 desktop application, I faced a challenge of getting google page rank for a particular site using javascript. I am not sure if someone has already done this before, but I thought of sharing this javascript code for all adobe air and web developers out there. googlepagerank.js var googlepagerank = { hexdec: function(hex_string) { hex_string = (hex_string+”).replace(/[^a-f0-9]/gi, ”); return parseInt(hex_string, 16); }, count: function( mixed_var, mode ) { var key, cnt = 0; if( mode == ‘COUNT_RECURSIVE’ ) mode = 1; if( mode != 1 ) mode = 0; for (key in […]

Web Development

How to integrate Google Friend Connect – In Pictures

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I am probably one of the luckiest (if this is the case) to have got google friend connect invitation a couple of minutes back. And it really took me a few minutes (< 10) to setup Google Friend connect on Gtalkbots. In Pictures: http://google.com/friendconnect Try out, if it clicks for your and others, you might get loads of traffic.

Tech Giants

Warning for Google Chrome Users : Chrome’s ‘Save As’ Flaw Could Give Attackers Control

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Bach Khoa Internetwork Security, a security-research firm in Vietnam, claims to be the first to discover a critical vulnerability in Google’s Chrome browser. “This is the first critical Chrome vulnerability permitting [a] hacker to perform a remote code-execution attack and take complete control of the affected system,” the firm wrote in its Sept. 5 advisory. While four Chrome vulnerabilities were discovered, Bach Khoa said the “Save As” flaw is the only one that can allow an attacker to launch remote attacks from a victim’s PC. Other vulnerabilities just crash the browser. The vulnerability is caused by a boundary error when […]

Tech Giants

Cuil : New search engine from former Googlers.

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Just came across this search engine http://www.cuil.com , which is supposedly from former Googlers or I must say rebellious googler. Cuil Inc (which is pronounced as Cool) claims that it can index faster and more cheaper, a far larger portion of the web than google. The would-be Google rival says its service goes beyond prevailing search techniques that focus on Web links and audience traffic patterns and instead analyzes the context of each page and the concepts behind each user search request. Personally from my experience it doesn’t give better search results for proper noun. For example querying my name […]

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Its too much to handle for YouTube now : Finally its down

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Hi, Well I was just doing the daily maintenance of one of the sites I own where I have several youtube videos embedded. I noticed that I wasn’t able to embed some videos successfully which were there before yesterday. I tried changing my script 2-3 times, tried different method. Finally I thought of opening the video directly in the browser. Bingo! Youtube is down for the first time in front of my eyes. Am I dreaming? I did a quick: ping youtube.com (Failed) tracert youtube.com (Failed) ping google.com (Success) So indeed it was youtube that sucked for the first time. […]

Tech Giants

Critical Bug in Gmail integrated Chat

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Well chat is a part of our day to day life (I use Gtalk). While chatting with my friends today who were using gmail integrated chat, I noticed that they were going offline every 2-3 minutes. Finally thanks to Sowmya Sudha, who came up with this critical bug in Gmail integrated chat. Here is what exactly happens when you chat using Gmail integrated chat: Step 1: You open up a chat window to start chatting Step 2: Pop out the chat box to get more space for writing and reading messages Step 3: Now for some reason you decide to […]

Web Development

iGoogle Portal Implementation: How to do it?

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After developing the draggable div application the other day, I was itched to implement the whole iGoogle portal. Probably the drive came when a few of you asked me “These draggable divs are just like iGoogle”, so I thought why not to give a shot at it. Here is what I was able to come up with while sitting idle at the office. I have shown 3 tabs for making it look more of a realistic demo. However only the news tab is operational as of now. Feel free to drag and drop any of the news box to any […]

Tech Giants

Will google be a new Library of Alexandria.

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What if all the world’s information would be available and easy to find? What if all the news, all books, all texts, photographs and videos would be collected in one place, and made available, always and everywhere? This is the goal of Google, and the company seems to be realising its core mission at an amazing speed: through its popular search engine, through Google Earth, with which users can find any kind of information based on geography, and through Google Print, a project in which Google digitizes complete libraries. Google is divulging ever more information, in the process hiring the […]

Web Development

Gmail Type Attachment – How to make one?

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Google and its wide range of web applications have simple changed the way we used to look at internet. Be it the revolutionary fast Google search engine or mail by Google i.e Gmail. You will find enormous amount of threads and forums discussing How do google achieve doing XYZ? or How do they make it happen fast and efficiently?. One of the most talked about thing about Gmail is probably how do they achieve making Gmail so simple, convinient, sober, fast and easy. One of the Gmail’s feature which contribute hugely in making it easier and faster for users is: […]