April 30, 2007

Got nothing to do??Become Youtube Editor.

Got no job to do and surfing around for something creative that will kill time??.Then
Youtube is the place to be.Become Youtube(guest)editor and take charge of choosing videos to display on the featured videos list which is usually done by Youtube themselves.Before they hand over the job,you'll have to impress them with a sample list of some of the original videos you'd place on the home page if you were in charge.If Youtube likes it they'll contact you to flesh out your selections and plan the dates for your home page takeover. You should also be prepared to make a video statement to go along with your picks.So if you believe in glory for a day,go for it.
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For those who didn't get it.404 is a widely popular HTTP error(known better as Not found errors)indicating that the client was able to communicate with the server.

April 29, 2007

How to market using Youtube?Learn Youtube Marketing From Eros Entertainment

I accidentally happened to notice a familiar name below a video while surfing through
Youtube.The video submitter's name put me in perplexion first but later it made complete sense to me.The name was 'Eros Entertainment',a familiar name for movie buffs here in India.They aren't the present leader in their industry but they soon will become because the marketing strategies they are using is worth appreciation.This is what they have done.As any serious video company will have they have their list of movies with them.Eros provide their hit videos on Youtube.They display their website url on these videos and this way they promote their website.This is not it.They are not upto making PPC money from Adsense.They are upto serious stuff.They are selling their product every single way possible completely utilizing the power of Web(or Web2.0).They are providing paid download facility for everything they have acquired licence to sell like mp3 and mobile content.What fascinates me completely is that this promotion technique which is underlooked by industry tycoons like Fox and ABC is been put to good use by this company.

How bloggers and webmasters can use this technique?
If you're a blogger or a webmaster trying hard to promote your site then never undermine the power of Youtube.Millions of people come this way everyday for something of their interest.What you can do is decide an attractive topic targeting niche audience.Find a suitable subject and make a screencast of it.You can use a free software Camstudio for the job.But if you are ready to pay some money for a better product go for Techsmith's Camtasia Recorder.Don't forget to edit the cast and put your site url where ever possible.Wild promotion is totally fine and is rewarding and often justified at the end.The result is true success and a lasting space in the viewer's subconcious mind.And make sure you choose a clear and attracive title and tag it well so that people land on your video quite often.Use some youtube promotion techniques to increase the view count which will get you in youtube's popular pages and if you're lucky enough who knows you'll get to youtube's homepage.Feel like going too far.I felt like this weeks before i got 'Digged' when i was planning a Diggbait but after getting Digged i knew that those who have a vision always succeed no matter what.So go for it.And stay in touch for more techniques.Subscibe to Blogger Whale if you liked this post.

April 28, 2007


Boys dream toys from age 2 to age 90 and even more if they go further.Some stuff are lusty enough to drain money from your pocket while some are even lustier.But they wont drain money from your pocket because you won't even mind checking it.See the list to know what i'm talking about.

-----------------Most expensive
If we are speaking watch it got to be swiss.The Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin marked its 250th anniversary in 2005 with the world’s most expensive watch. Its name refers to one of the historical sites of the venerable company, located next to the current Maison Vacheron Constantin on the Quai de l’Ile.Tour de l’Ile, Vacheron Constantin comes at $1,500,000 US dollars.

In late 2005 the Dutch company Ego Lifestyle B.V. released the Tulip E-Go Diamond laptop, which was previously the world’s most expensive laptop and this mobile computer had over 80 total carats of diamonds and a retail price of €283,000.

--------------------------Most expensive
It's certainly the most popular music player in the world.It's accessories are even popular.But i'm not sure if everyone is wealthy enough to but this accessory for their ipod.The ULTRASONE Edition 9 Limited Edition S-Logic Natural Surround Sound Headphone is certainly a luxury to be had by the most discriminating audiophile.
At a retail price of $1499.00, they better sound good.

---------------------Most expensive
Lucky Strike commissioned one pack of smokes to be produced that proudly boasts 18ct white gold package that displays one large diamond and one large ruby.

-------------Most expensive
Well known for their popularity in the 1970s and their resurgence in the late 80s and early 90s, G.I.Joe has long been a fixture of the American toy market. Originally issued as large 12” figures that featured posable arms, the G.I.Joe series has since been continuously expanded upon. The toy line branched out to include a wide assortment of characters, vehicles and reissues with updated features including the fabled “kung-fu grip”. Despite the broad range the G.I.Joe series expanded over, and as in many other fields, the first is still the best, and the original G.I.Joe prototype was sold in the summer of 2003 for $200,000 USD by collector Steve Geppi. It is currently housed at the Geppi Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

--------------------------------Most expensive
Having the honor of being the most expensive handheld video game ever made, the NEC TurboExpress, the Rolls Royce of handheld systems, was released in 1990. It was the portable version of the TurboGrafx-16 and cost $249 at launch. Its price was briefly raised to $299, which adjusted for inflation is $446 in todays dollars.It featured 6820 CPU which ran at 3.58 or 7.16 MHz and had a 512 color palette. It could also be connected to a TV.The TurboExpress was never able to catch on with gamers due to bad marketing and the price of the expensive game system.

-----------Most expensive
Forbes published a year ago a list of most expensive shoes for men that were ready made and their list included names such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, Edward Green, John Lobb, New & Lingwood, and Berluti. Topping the list were the distinctive Berluti shoes which fetch a mere $1,830 per pair.

-------------Most expensive
Samuel Adams/Boston Beer Company’s Utopias is said to be the world’s strongest and most expensive beer and at $100 per bottle it better be one of the best tasting as well.

------------Most expensive

The Dodge Tomahawk V10 superbike boasts 8.3 liter engine (505 cubic inch), and the 10 cylinders can bring the bike to a maximum speed of almost 400 mph.The 1500lb bike has an independent 4 wheel suspension and can reach 60 mph in around 2.5 seconds.

Business.com which was resold in 1999 for $7.5 million, according to Guinness World Records, appears to have been surpassed as the most expensive domain name, and not by theRecordBreakingDomain.com which was attempting to become the most expensive domain name in a media-move by selling for $7,500,001.This one is for boys of the virtual world.


Broadband connectivity will go free in india by 2009.The government proposes to offer all citizens of India free, high-speed broadband connectivity by 2009, through the state-owned telecom service providers BSNL and MTNL. While consumers would cheer, the move holds the potential to kill the telecom business.Read the full story from TIMES NEWS NETWORK

April 26, 2007

Faststone :A free & fast screen capture tool

If you don't want to spend money on Snagit,but still want a good screen capturer.Then i have a good news for you.There's a new tool available that'll satisfy your greediness.
Faststone is what it is called and as the name indicates it's really fast.Snagit consumes a good amount of system resources for those unwanted features one never uses.Especially bloggers will find this tool useful because faststone is a tool that will keep the pace of your thought.And guess what it's totally free.This 1.3mb download is a hassle free installation and gives an even better performance.
You can download Faststone from here.

April 24, 2007

How to sell your Artwork online?

Are you an artist?Then you can make 10 times what i make(i make a decent income) from Google adsense and that too with ease provided you're ready to put your masterpieces on sale.Artworks are usually on high demand.If you hit the right string at the right time,you can score some good money.So if you're planning to do it here's some places that may help you.
1.Artflock:Artflock.com makes entrepreneur part of an artist's job easy.Browsegreat art art,buy art and sell art here.Free sign up is available for artists but a premium account is worth it as it gives you features like Highlight Listing,List Stockists,Advanced Watermarking,Display Contact Details,Statistics about your works popularity etc. which is not included in the free account.

2.E-bay:This is one of the first recommendation sell art on <span class=ebay" height="59" width="123">anyone will give you if you ask them "Where to sell your art work?".But i listed Artflock first because it will give your work a more targeted audience.Ebay's privilege of being the most busiest online market can guarantee you some good exposure.

3.Esnips:As i mentioned in the last post enips is rewarding artworksgaining popularity.Why not use it to give your work some exposure.They have a 5gb upload limit.So don't worry,you can upload lots of scanned materials.

Some Quick Tips
1.Get a paypal account before you join these virtual museums.Most of them have a list of trusted transaction handlers and Paypal is a good option.
2.Decide the price of your work in advance because you'll have to specify it everywhere your art goes.
3.Use all the services simultaneously and wait.Simultaneous presence will give you and your work a brand-like presence and people will remember you when they think of buying a work.

April 22, 2007

Esnips will beat Scribd in archiving pirated E-books

Scribd was a publisher's nightmare turned into reality.But if you're a publisher then
get ready for more shocks as E-snips is all set to beat Scribd in providing a platform for sharing pirated e-books.Unlike Scribd,esnips is a 'upload&share' site like rapidshare.With the help of their search feature i was able to track 'a well tagged'list of 1000s of ebooks.It's getting popular very fast and already has a good user base to spread it's name.And one more thing to assure that this medium of piracy will be growing is that it's been indexed by search engines pretty well.Although it's not what esnips have intented to be.Enips has been performing on the side as an excellent platform for artists and webmasters to promote and sell their content.Let's see where it goes.

For everything else there's a MasterCard

My friend send me this pic.A second look gave me a hillarious point of view.Do you get it?No,Look closer.

April 21, 2007

How to learn foreign languages fast & free?

If you have ever been to foreign countries you might have thought how good would it have been if you could speak their languages.Even in businesses,when you've to deal with clients across the world ability to speak their language will help you to a great extent in getting things done.But learning a foreign language when you've little time to spare is an impractical idea in the rushing world.But for the purpose if you combine internet and your ipod[call it Web2.0 magic] you'll become a multi-lingual in no time.How??Just download some useful podcasts and get the job done.I'm listing here a few podcasting destinations which you may find useful in your way to becoming a linguistic acharya.

Free Language podcasts
Learn Hindi from Bollywood Movies. India style.
Learn Chinese on Your Terms
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April 19, 2007

How to prettify Google reader?

Thousands of people use Google reader for fetching feed and it's undoubtedly one of those efficient online feedfetchers.But one minus factor of Google reader is that it's slighlty less eyecandy.Now here's how you can prettify your Google reader.You now can make your Google reader look like a Mac OS X using a grease monkey script-Google Reader Prettifier.It's certainly makes the reader much better an frees you from the monotonous default look.
You can install Google prettifier greasemonkey script from here
If you use internet explorer you can make greasemonkey scripts work for you using this

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How to welcome the 'Digg Effect'?

Knowledge of what will be coming gives one a huge deal of advantage as it lets one utilize the forecoming fortune wisely.As far as bloggers are concerned getting on digg frontpage is a huge events as it follows loads of traffic and link love.Apart from SEO's nowadays many bloggers are into creating those diggable posts or what is called digg baiting.While SEO's do it for higher PRs and better positioning in search results,blogger are aiming at higher Technorati ranks,Feed subscribers and Blogrolls.And why not?Many bloggers became A-listers when their articles got digged 3 or 4 times.As many may argue Digg-baiting may not bring targeted traffic.But as from my experience a good amount of visitors from Digg look further for content in your blog and many return for updates.And further more a little bit optimization at the digg period can bring some monetary benefits too.Here are a few things you can do for welcoming the 'Digg effect'.

1)Pay few more bucks for bandwidth:You may have to satisfy as high as 6000 connections per second on the first day at digg.So be prepared.

2)Optimize your ads:Though digger's are said to adblind,good placement of ads can score some clicks.The best positions being just after the title and after the posts.

3)Get the buttons:Once you see that your post is slowly getting popular,make it easy for the readers to share your stuff.Get buttons to other bookmarking sites or add some feedflares if you use Feedburner.This will help you get some bonus traffic.

4)Put your best links forward:After digging the story people will starting looking for more.You should catch their eyes to your best posts and who knows they might digg those stories too.

5)Uploading images:If your posts contains images as a central part don't upload it on sites that has bandwidth limit like Imageshack.Instead upload it on Flickr or Google pages.

6)Don't submit the digged post to other bookmarking sites yourself:Digg frontpage
gives you guaranteed exposure to top users of other top bookmarking sites like
Reddit and del.icio.us.When these top users submit your story it has a better chance
of getting popular because these top users will have a good community base their with
friends who'll make the story popular by just looking at the submitter's name.

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April 17, 2007

4 Liquid Stages Of A Man's Life

An 'Out of the box' post for today.4 liquid stages of a man's life.You might have seen this,but still an interesting thing to share.

April 16, 2007

Google will control the economic fuel of the Internet:Microsoft

After loosing to Google in the bid for Double click,Microsoft is running like mad shooting bullets one after other on Google.

"By putting together a single company that will control virtually the entire market. Google will control the economic fuel of the Internet," said Brad Smith, general counsel for Microsoft.The statement says it all.After trying too hard to prevent the takeover Microsoft is desperate because they know,after this deal there's no look back for Google because the $3.1 billion acquisition, announced late Friday, would combine the largest providers of online advertising and make one giant online money maker which will propel millions or should i say a vast majority of websites and blogs and virtually the internet.

DoubleClick utilizes a technology that remembers sites a user visits and serves up relevant ads; Google keeps data about searches conducted on its site.Micrsoft points this as a privacy concern.Smith also added that Google would have "an unprecedented degree" of personal information about a person's activity on the Internet.My take is that Google is already a new age Bigbrother and no one seems to care about the vast information it's gathering everyday.So the privacy concerns is for vain dear Smith.The only group that'll have a problem is Microsoft.

[In response to a news article on Washington post]

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Climate is good.I got "Digged"

Social media sites seem to be very kind to me these days.That's what Blogger Whale's metrics and analytics are showing.It's been a very rewarding week.In this very week we got digged,lifehacked and got on the frontpage of del.icio.us twice.Oo la la! Jealous.Don't be.Because Blogger Whale got digged means you're going to get digged soon.How?That you'll find through out this week in my 'digg series' along with the regular posts.So stay with Blogger Whale and wait for some useful info.Meanwhile help me climb up the technorati ladder by adding me to your Technorati favourites.

April 15, 2007

Getting Linked By LifeHacker VS Getting On The Frontpage Of del.icio.us

Lifehacker is one of the most popular blogs on the blogosphere and ranks 15 at Technorati at the time i am writing this post.And del.icio.us is one of the most sorted out social news site and will rank after Digg and Reddit if ranked according to traffic.I had the luxury of getting linked by Lifehacker.com and exposure on the del.icio.us frontpage simultaneously through my article on Greasemonkey scripts.

I am not a Greasemonkey lover as Lifehacker puts it,but inbound links are always welcome.If Gina Trapani is reading this,Thanks for linking in.

The two above mentioned events brought some quality traffic to Blogger Whale.The story was posted on del.icio.us by a top user,so it made it to the popular list in no time and stayed there for about 23hrs.As i'm writing this the story has 179saves counted.That's not a big number at del.icio.us but good enough for a technical item labelled under java.

Traffic from del.icio.us
del.icio.us didn't bring any server killing traffic which would have happened in the case of digg mainly because once your story is out of the frontpage readers will have to discover your story from the tags[No page2,page3..].So the traffic is only till other stories overtake yours and push you out of the frontpage.And one thing i noticed is that lot of people track del.icio.us frontpage by Googling "*/popular".???

Traffic from Lifehacker
Lifehacker sent steady and quality traffic for 2days.After that the traffic declined but kept coming in small quantities.Traffic from Lifehacker was much higher than from del.icio.us.May be a bit more time on the del.icio.us frontpage would have done the job.

Traffic Analysis

As you can see from the 'visit by source chart' del.icio.us underperformed.The
story also made it to the frontpage of dzone so they send some good traffic too.

Demography of visitors

As it is clear from the chart english speakers are not the only group.Though they are
much bigger in number the rest of the demography sum up to be a huge number.So be prepared embed some translating service like Google Translate on your blog.

Since the article was on Greasemonkey Firefox users were the most interested group.

Technorati Links:Some 20 ought fresh links showed up on Technorati after the post.
Feed Subscribers:Some 31 new subscribers joined Blogger Whale.

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How To Get Bloggers Talk About You?

How To Get Bloggers To Talk About You

April 13, 2007

10 Extremely Useful Firefox Extensions

Firefox has a range of extensions to which new ones are just dumped one after the other so rapidly that one looses interest in browsing through the "extension-fall" and satisfies himself with the popular list.But there are a few plugins one should not miss.Here's a list of firefox extension i have compiled for the general audience of Blogger Whale which is a mixture of bloggers,GTD fans and tech enthusiasts.As in the case of every list you may find some this not applicable or useful for you.Feel free to add your favourites on the 'Comments' section so that i can
include them in the upcoming lists.

1.G Util!-This extension creates a G-icon which stays on the right of the address bar.This G-icon is actually a drop down list of links to all Google services like G-mail,Blogger,Adsense,Analytics,Video etc.So if you are a Google junkie then this one is for you.Get GUtil

2.Scribe fire:ScribeFire (previously Performancing for Firefox) is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog. You can drag and drop formatted text from pages you are browsing, take notes, and post to your blog.Get Scribefire

3.RiteOfTongue:Typos are one of the biggest turn offs in the internet.Avoid typos no matter where you're on the internet with this extension.Right-click on a typed word inside a web form to check if the word is spelt correctly and get alternate suggestions if it is wrong. Then select the word from the popup menu to change it. The words are obtained in real-time over the Internet using the dictionary service from Dict.org.Get Rite of tongue

4.Generate Numly Copyright:Copyright your digital work the web2.0 way.Get Numly

5.Linkchecker:Check the validity of links on any webpage.Useful for bloggers and webmasters.Get Linkchecker

6.Measure it:Anyone who's into designing or photoediting and love light tools will get addicted to this tool.Draw out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.For measuring dimensions of photos for editing you can open images on firefox and get the job done.Get Measure it

7.AccessFlickr!:Access Flickr in blocked countries.Get Access flickr!

8.Firefox Showcase:This one provides a new way to manage your Firefox tabs and windows by showing them as thumbnails in a single window, tab or sidebar. Includes a find bar that will filter the thumbnails, and the capability to select the thumbnails in the same way you would select files in your system.Get Firefox showcase

9.Crash Recovery:Crash Recovery automatically restores all opened pages after a crash happened.Get Crash recovery

10.Save Session:With Save Session, you can choose to save the current session and close Firefox for the next startup.Get Save Session

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April 11, 2007

50 Things That Make You Happy

I was surfing around when i discovered an old site.Coded in html and its design confirmed that it was created before the 'Web2.0' revolution.The site was last updated in 2004 November.But one thing that kept me around that site was some simple articles.I found this one interesting thought it to share with you.One more addition to the 'Out of the box' section.

50 things that make you happy.
Think about them one at a time before going on to the next one.

1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. Finding the sweater you want is on sale for half price.
12. Chocolate milkshake. (or vanilla!) (or strawberry)
13. A long distance phone call.
14. A bubble bath.
15. Giggling.
16. A good conversation.
17. The beach
18. Finding a 20 note in your coat from last winter.
19. Laughing at yourself.
20. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
21. Running through sprinklers.
22. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
23. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
24. Laughing at an inside joke.
25. Friends.
26. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
27. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep...
28. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
29. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
30. Playing with a new puppy.
31. Having someone play with your hair.
32. Sweet dreams.
33. Hot chocolate.
34. Road trips with friends.
35. Swinging on swings.
36. Wrapping presents under the Christmas tree while eating cookies and drinking your favorite tipple.
37. Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along without feeling stupid.
38. Going to a really good concert.
39. Making eye contact with a cute stranger
40. Winning a really competitive game.
41. Making chocolate chip cookies.
42. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
43. Spending time with close friends.
44. Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends.
45. Holding hands with someone you care about.
46. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
47. Riding the best roller coasters over and over.
48. Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much desired present from you.
49. Watching the sunrise.
50. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.

April 08, 2007

When Mac agreed with a PC.

[Thanks Beerorkid]

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Orkut starts topic search.

Orkut is closing in to become a 'no secrecy online community'.Atleast that's what we can predict after orkut launced its latest feature 'Topic search'.Now one can go beyond communities and users while searching and reach any topic discussed in any community.

So what does this mean.This means digging into private conversations is easier and less sweaty than ever.But on the brighter side this will help Orkut squad to remove piracy from Orkut and stop explicit content discussions and trace back to the sources.But i don't think they have anything such idea in mind.[Lots of adult communities are still very much alive in Orkut].God save orkut.
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April 07, 2007

10 most useful greasemonkey scripts

Lifehacker.com listed their Top 10 greasemonkey scripts which made it to the digg front page.But i was very much dissatisfied with their list since some extremely useful scripts were not part of their list.This prompted me to list my own selection Greasemonkey scripts which are truly great creations.Before i come to the list i recommend you to download Greasemonkey

1.GZoom-Allows you to easily zoom Google maps beyond their normal limits.Install Gzoom from here.

2.IE7Pro Compatibility Script-IE7Pro is a free Internet Explorer add-in that permit creation of User scripts like GreaseMonkey.This one will allow IE fans to enjoy the fullfledged luxury of Greasemonkey.Install IE7Pro Compatibility Script.

3.Pkblogs script-Access blogger blogs in banned countries.This replaces http://*.blogspot.com/* links with http://www.pkblogs.com/*/*.Install Pkblogs.

4.Google 100-Let Google show 100 results per page instead of the default 10.Install

If you think 100 is too much, you can also customize the number of results per page:

1. Visit Google
2. Go to Tools -> Greasemonkey -> User Script Commands
3. Choose "Set Google results per page"
4. Enter a number between 1 and 100

5.Send free SMS from Gmail-Use this script to send free SMS using the Callwave provider directly from your GMail contact page.Click on the small SMS link,
enter the text and your SMS will be delivered.Install it.

Using this small script, a "Send SMS" link is placed next to the mobile number and allows you to send the SMS directly from your GMail Account. If you want to uses the SMS functionality, your contact must have a phone number stored for this contact. Since SMS are send to a mobile number, the contact type must be "Mobile". The phone number specified for this user should look like this: 00991741231234.

6.Thumbs2Links-Thumbs2Links is a Greasemonkey script that gives you the ability to download large groups of videos in a fast and easy way.Supports youtube.com, dailymotion.com, break.com, bolt.com, tinypic.com, webshots.com, photobucket.com, rude.com, stickam.com, imagefap.com, imagebeaver.com, myvideo.de.Install Thums2Links.

7.Blogger - enlarge template editor-Enlarges (widens) the template editor text area box for New Blogger blogs in the Edit HTML tab.Install this script.

8.Youtube Embed Video Downloader-Displays link to download flv movies.Install this script.

9.Adsense EPC / CPC:Shows the Earnings Per Click (EPC) you're getting in your Google Adsense reports.Also known as Cost Per Click (CPC).Install this script.

10.Youtube Cleaner:Eliminate junk from youtube.Display only the items you use.Install
this script.

Bonus script:
Custom Google Logo:Replaces the Google logo with your own custom logo.Install this

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April 06, 2007

Top10 unintentionally worst company urls.

Every start-up needs a domain.Before you finalize a domain,please make sure it means the same when typed without space in the address bar.
Disclaimer:The content may be inappropriate for minors.

1. A site called 'Who Represents ' where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name? wait for it? is www.whorepresents.com

2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at www.expertsexchange.com

3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at www.penisland.net

4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at

5. Then of course, there's the Italian Power Generator company?

6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:

7. If you're looking for computer software, there's always www.ipanywhere.com

8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church Their website is www.cummingfirst.com

9. Then, of course, there's these brainless art designers, and their whacky website:

10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe ? Try their brochure website at www.gotahoe.com

Source[world wide web]

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Google ads now neater and less annoying

Google Adsense is unavoidable for webmasters and in many occassions 'annoying' for users.But now,the ads are no more that lame.Adsense ads have underwent a makeover and looks more professional and neat.

The update process will be complete soon and ads on your site will be automatically modified.So there is no work from your part.And no one can opt out of the update.So you better pray that the new design works for you.

Related:How to display ads above posts in Blogger[out of beta]?

April 03, 2007

The Mybloglog-Adsense disagreement

I was skimming around Mybloglog stats for Blogger Whale for March27 when my eyes hung
up on the 'What users clicked' box.It showed that 5 readers clicked on the adsense ads i display on Blogger Whale.Call that 'Blogger syndrome' or 'Blogger instinct' i signed in to my adsense account in a flash.To my surprise,i discovered that those clicks hadn't got counted on Adsense.As an immediate response i quickly pounced on my G-mail and typed a message to adsense asking explanation.This is what i got as a reply.

"I understand that you are concerned about a potential discrepancy between
your own website tracking reports and the statistics reported within your
AdSense account. We count impressions only when the AdSense ad code is
executed by a user's browser. Therefore, there are several factors that
would cause the impressions you register to differ from the impressions
listed in your Google AdSense account. Instances that wouldn't execute the
ad code include:

· Other spiders, robots, crawlers from other search engines
· Browsers that don't have JavaScript enabled or don't support JavaScript
· Browsers that don't support the iframe tag
· Programs that people may have written to grab website content"

-Adsense team

The reasons for the 'uncounted clicks' were obvious and i wouldn't have cared to mail them if i didn't loose my senses after browsing through my own Mybloglog stats,thanks to Mybloglog for blinding me for half-an-hour.My dear readers don't get blinded.

April 02, 2007

8 killer ways to promote your Youtube,Metacafe videos

Millions of videos are uploaded at Youtube and many similar video sharing sites like metacafe and dailymotion every single day.The driving force behind most submissions being 'that never ending desire for instant fame'.But only a few make it to the top page and the rest dissappear in the midst of junk.Since there is no specific voting system other than that traditional 'star rating',the more number of views your video gets the more easy it gets to put the video in a status of perpetual popularity.So here are a few ways to give your videos that initial pitch assuming you've a good video in hand.

1.Submit it to Digg's video section.Tons of people check out this section and if you get digged,then it will skyrocket the number of views.And the competition in this section is comparitively less compared to the other sections.

Quick tip:Make sure you write eye-catchy and tempting headlines which urge them to check out the video.

2.Stumble the video.Tell your friends to stumble the video.Send your video to 5 or 6 blogs to review.Getting on the frontpage of stumbleupon will have somewhat the same effect of getting on the frontpage of digg.

3.Post to video discussion boards and forums.Ask for feedback and request them to stumble it.

4.Join communities with fat memberships in social networking sites like Myspace and Facebook.Put links to your video and ask for feedback.

Quick tip:Be fair.Don't spam.Don't market yourself desperately.

5.Use social bookmarking sites for giving more exposure.

6.Find bloggers blogging on subject related to your video.That is if your video is on technology you can find some technology blogger.Make sure that the bloggers you choose have considerable followership.You can find them by searching Technorati blog directory or Google blog search.Mail them you video.If they like your video they will link to it.The readers of such blogs will help circulation of your video.

7.Submit your video to Video bomb.Video bomb is a place where people
share best online videos they find.

8.Tag smartly.Tag enough.People will discover your videos automatically if you've smartly tagged.Be general and clear about the video while tagging.Utilize the tag limit.More the tags the more is the chance of your video getting discovered.

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April 01, 2007

How Google double fooled you?

Google celebrated this April 1st in a grant way by fooling millions and that too for two times in a single day.First they offered their broadband service at the Google.com homepage and guess what,the service was free.Happy surfers will click 'Get started' only for feeling shamed.

The second one was a smarter one.'The Gmail Paper'.This is how they explained Gmail paper."Everyone loves Gmail. But not everyone loves email, or the digital era. What ever happened to stamps, filing cabinets, and the mailman? Well, you asked for it, and it’s here. We’re bringing it back."Wow.Happy Gmail-ers will sign in for feeling embarassed again.