Archive for August, 2008

Forestle Search: Partnership Ends With Google
Monday, August 25th, 2008

Forestle Search which is based in Germany and just launched last month, was previously using Google’s Custom Search program. On their homepage they say, “Save 0.1 yd² of rainforest with each search you do at Forestle. So far we have already saved 25,024.6 yd² of rainforest!” Now when you do a search, the result shows [...]

Youtube Advertising Cost: in Youtube home page
Sunday, August 24th, 2008

$175,000 per day! Thats right! it costs $175,000 per day to advertise in the youtube home page says Forbes in July, with an additional $50,000 that need to be spent on Google/ YouTube ads. Some new add formats are coming as well, reports Silicon Alley Insider. Well this move is pretty obvious step that Google [...]

Google Video Onebox: Spotted
Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Today when I was searching for iphone in google.ca, I have hit upon something which seems like an experimental Google video onebox result. Instead of the usual thumbnailed videos displayed in a list format, this box was showing two videos results side by side right below the headline “Video results for iphone”. Both in this [...]

Keyword Suggestion: in Google Search
Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Google today announced that they will start to roll out Google Suggest as a default feature for the Google.com homepage over the next week. So for example, when you enter “presid” with Suggest, below the search box choices like “presidential polls, “presidential election” and more will pop up, to be selected and then searched for [...]

YouTube Video Captions: Released
Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Google’s Video portal YouTube recently announced that they will allow its users to upload subtitles for their videos in youtube. These will display in the video if the user expands the menu at the bottom right of the player to enable the captions, as in this CNet video. Currently the supported formats for captions [...]

Geolocation Feature: by Google for Ajax API, Gears
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Google currently provides a very nice way to grab your location information via JavaScript. It’s the ClientLocation property of their Ajax API. All you need is a free API key from google, and then you can load their JavaScript file in your HTML site, and access the properties such as city, country, country code, region, [...]

Specialized Search Engine: Hittery.com
Monday, August 18th, 2008

Hittery.com has recently released a whole bunch of specialized search engines as widgets, and you can easily customize their dashboard by moving, removing, or adding specific search engines. It’s very similar like iGoogle but for search engine widgets only, and taking the opposite approach to “universal search” approach by Google, which aims to deliver relevant [...]

Google AdSense for Feeds: Now Live
Sunday, August 17th, 2008

If you are currently using Google Feedburner feeds for your blog or other site (or you’re willing to switch to using them), you can now include AdSense ads into it.
This new service had been tested with some of the publishers before but now it’s apparently live for more. As feeds grow in features, the [...]

Google Results Bar: Color Slighly Changed
Saturday, August 16th, 2008

One of our viewer emailed me today as he spotted some change in the Google’s Results bar. It seems like Google has changed the color of the top bar showing above and below search results, making the blue a bit lighter than before.

Feedback Vote Buttons: in Google Blogger
Friday, August 15th, 2008

Google’s popular blogging service Blogger, acquired in 2003 and pretty slow in coming up with new features; but recently it seems like they care catching up more quickly and has rolled out a new feature called “reactions.” This is a quick user poll widget, available if you are currently using Google Blogger’s experimental version, that [...]