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Deepfish. The new mobile web browser from microsoft

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The Microsoft's answer to Google and Yahoo is in the form of Deepfish which is a newly launched web browser for mobiles. Deepfish displays content "in a familiar desktop format that requires no additional work by the content or site author," according to the company.The officials quoted it as a "lightweight client application that leverages server-side technology to deliver content."

Users are able to zoom in on the part of the page they want to read or click on.Microsoft says Deepfish stands apart from other mobile browsers because it does not use a single-column format that reformats existing Web pages by repositioning content to fit the limited screen size. Web page zooming technology is becoming an important feature with the latest mobile devices. Apple's(Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone has a similar system for its Safari mobile browser. The Microsoft-backed firm ZenZui has also developed mobile software.Microsoft seems keenly interested in making the Web browsin…

Snap your website

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* 700,000+ new website sign-ups worldwide

* 6MM+ site previews in a single day

* 200MM+ site previews in the first three months

* Top-tier blog coverage (including TechCrunch, Battelle Searchblog and Wired Monkeybites)

* Adoption by WordPress.com

Some of the milestones achieved by the Snap Anywhere Preview tool
Snap preview tool was launched in November 2006 and has now covered over a billion of websites. Snap preview tool is a tool which gives the visitors of website readymade snapshots of the links in the website when a person hovers over it. These previews come with an inbuilt search engine powered by Snap search. To build your own, you can customize the previews according to the “mood” of your website by customizing its size [small and large] and background color. You can also put a watermark of your website to the previews.

Sometimes people find these snapshots a bit too annoying, so snap it has a solution for it too. You can add an optional preview link such that visitors who want, onl…

Mobile ad network launched by Yahoo

Online giant Yahoo is the latest company to branch out to mobile advertising. With the launch of the Yahoo! Mobile Publisher Services, the company is reaching out to online advertisers, publishers and content producers in a big way.

The suite of services will allow online publishers, content providers and advertisers the ability to serve ads and other content to mobile consumers.
First, the mobile ad network. It will give mobile publishers the ability to serve syndicated ads through phones. Marketers can select specific ad formats - display, sponsored links, mobile video and in-game ad placements - for the ads. The first ads are expected to go live in Q2.
The suite also has a content engine that allows publishers to submit a catalog of content (classified listings, articles, etc) that will be made available to users on mobile devices. Tied to that is a media directory for ringtones, games, mobi-video and other applications that can be made available for users.
Finally, the suite of servic…

Something For Webmasters

One of my friend ,Shiva, keeps on asking me about some tips that he requires to drive a much “heavier” traffic to his blog. These tips may also be useful for a newbie in the world of blogging

How to choose site’s url and title ?
Well you need to be careful while doing this. Some complaints have also come that Google Adsense is suspending the websites/blogs that have the term “google” in their URL. Today, there are millions of blogs on blogger, so you won’t get any common name like myblog.blogspot or technology.blogspot . Lets take an example that you need a blog on technology news, here is how to choose it. We will cut short technology into tech. Now we have the first part. Another key thing about search engines is that they take “-“(hyphen) as a space between words. So I tried to test it. I started two blogs ashwinikhare.blogpsot.com and ashwini-khare.blogpsot.com. I submitted both to google. After a few days when I searched for “Ashwini Khare” in Google, I saw ashwini-khare.blogpsot…

Megaglobe. The future Google?

I went on a survey over the internet to find about a new search engine titled 'Megaglobe'. Now lets see what the officials speak
All over the world, people are logging on to the Internet, and they need a search engine that will cater to their specific needs, in the language they are most comfortable with,” says Danial Moore, CFO of Megaglobe. “Megaglobe is that search engine, and it will end Google’s time at the summit.Now lets have a deeper analysis on the features that are going to be provided by Megaglobe
Megaglobe would be providing searches in 45 languages. Good for international usersMegaglobe will have its own advertising networks. They are now using a new term " Pay Per Valid Click" for protecting Advertisers from Click FraudsGood news for Advertisers, Magaglobe will take a comparatively less amount to display an advertiser's advertisement on search result pagePublishers of Meglobe Ad network will higher percentages of click through profits than that of any…

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One of my visitor Hitesh Kulkarni sent a letter to me.
Here is the letter

Hi

I always wanted a list in my blog of the titles of all my post. Recently, I saw one in your blog. Can you please reveal, how do you do that? Is it that you just type in the links or you have done some of the coding work .Also I wanted to know that you are using old or the new blogger? Will the list function work in all blogging platforms?

Sincerely
Hitesh

Hello Hitesh, you forgot to mention your blog’s URL. This blog is using the new blogger XML template. To type in the links for blog posts was a very lengthy process, also it needed to be updated every time you post.But the method I use is very simple and works within seconds.Which ever blogging platform you are using, this method should work. All you require is a feed of your blog. Blogger has an inbuilt feed option for you. Your RSS feed URL should be http://www.yourblog.blogspot.com/rss.xml .Now you need to convert this into a simple javascript coding. You can …

Adsense between blogger posts

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Since new blogger {Blogger Beta} does not support any kind of adsense ad, this method is useful for those who want to paste adsense inside /anywhere/between post title and post body.This 100 compiles with the Adsense TOS and policies no code altering has been done in this.You need to paste adsense javascript in new blogger {blogger beta} XML template This is perhaps the most easy way:-). All what you have to do is to parse your code.You will have to replace < with and so on. If you want to save your time , An online parser is available . All you have to do is to parse it there and then paste it into your blog template.You can place any where into your XML template , where you want them.I'm sure no more XML errors would occur.If you are unable to do the desired work, feel free to comment.
This method was said ok by the Adsense team in case of New blogger.

Here is the letter

Hi,

You are permitted to make minor edits in Blogger Beta. However, please keep in mind that in general publi…

New Google Personalised Homepage Themes

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Google has done it again — they just made something available for Google Personalized Homepage that could have a very positive effect on the number, or at least the loyalty of people using the personalized homepage. All these themes are professionally designed


Every theme (with the exception of "Classic") can be associated with your location — picking up either the time of day or current weather conditions to give your homepage even more of a personal touch.

So what are you waiting for? Customise your Personalised Homepage Now!

Google Checkout. A new adsense refferal

Checkout gives your users a faster, safer, and more convenient way to shop online. OK, that sounds great for them, but what do you get out of it? Well, every time you refer a user to Google Checkout, you make a little money. It's a simple process that includes all of three steps:

1. You place the Checkout referral button on your site.
2. Someone clicks on the button, signs up as a buyer with Google Checkout using a valid U.S. credit card, and completes a purchase of at least $10 before shipping and tax through Checkout within 90 days. (The current $10 minimum purchase corresponds to our existing $10 promotion for new buyers, so this amount may change in the future.)
3. You earn $1.

It's that simple. Please note that Checkout referrals are currently only available for U.S. publishers, and Google Checkout is currently only available for buyers with a U.S. credit card. We hope to make both Checkout and Checkout Referrals available in more countries soon.

If you're not convinced,…

Google mobile.Are you ready?

Google is developing its own mobile phone, according to industry insiders, while a Google official in Spain last week acknowledged that the company is “investigating” in such a project. Google isn’t commenting directly on leaks from Europe and US which describe Google Phone as a low cost, Internet connected phone with a color, wide-screen design. Newspapers and blog reports in recent months have Google shopping its phone design to potential mobile phone manufacturing partners in Asia. “Mobile is an important area for Google,” Google spokesmen Erin Fors said. “We remain focused on creating applications and establishing and growing partnerships with industry leaders to develop innovative services for users worldwide. However, we have nothing further to announce”

New Google Adsense Refferals in beta

Many of us already use Adsense referrals to direct users to your favorite Google products. Now, with new referrals beta, you can select products and services from our base of AdWords advertisers. This is good news for those of you who have wanted to use referrals in the past, but couldn't find a product to match your site's content. With the referrals beta, we can search for products that match up directly with your site's content. And you can customize your referral units to match the look and feel of your site, making it easier than ever to find a referral ad that fits in seamlessly with your site's design and content.

What's more, Google can help make sure you find and display the most relevant, best-performing referral ads on your site. Simply provide a few keywords to describe your site and your users' interests, and you'll see ads automatically displayed that perform best for your site. No more constant updating, rotating products, or guesswork.

As wit…

Password Phishing

What is phishing ?

Hackers are day and night trying to intrude into your (mail) account. So if you are already hacked by a person, you are said to be ‘phished’. No one would want that their accounts are handled by someone else.

How can we prevent phishing?

Leading web mail service providers are trying very hard to reduce phishing of their accounts. Certain mitigation measures can reduce the risk of your account from been hacked

* Don’t reply to any mails that ask for your password. Immediately spam that message

* Don’t visit any hacking site or it will hack you only!

* Incase you use a Google Account for many services, such as Gmail , Orkut , change your password regularly. I also recommend that you keep different passwords for all your accounts.

* If you are invited by anyone to Gmail , change your secondary Email immediately if the person who has invited you is not trust worthy. Your secondary Email has the power to change your password.

* For extra security, I recommend you to use Yahoo M…

Are you being copied?

After several complaints from my visitors, I decided to write an article to resolve this problem. First of all, go to http://copyscape.com/ , and then enter your URL. If you found a web-page having absolutely same article like of yours, note the website’s URL .Please not note the feed address of your URL only! Now we have come to know that the webmaster of that site is a cheat. Now visit the website, look for the about us/contact us section. Get the e-mail address of the webmaster, and send him a mail regarding your problem. You can ask him to remove your article or place a link to the original article of your website. If the webmaster refuses or doesn’t reply then you will have to work harder. If you can find the web portal at which the website is being hosted then its great! Next step should be to draft a mail to the webmaster of the web-portal regarding your complaint. You can use the date of your article as an evidence .If still nothing happens ,then draft a mail to Google & o…

Do you have an icon for your website?

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Have you ever noticed an icon next to the url of websites?

Do you too want one? Here is the guide.

First of all you need a icon generator. If you don’t have one don’t be upset, as there is an alternative too. If you have Paint, Photoshop or any other photo editing software, then open it. Make a new image with resolution of a square {eg.50x50}.Then, to make a perfect icon, type the first letter of your website URL. For e.g. Google icon has G. Then you can make some cool effects like a drop shadow etc. [with Photoshop]. Remember your letters should be covering whole of the canvas so that the icon is clearly visible. Now that you have made an image [can be any jpg , gif bmp].Paste a simple coding into the head section of your website’s homepage source or that of templates.

<link href="icon.jpg" rel="'Shortcut" type="image/x-icon/"><br /><link rel="icon" href="icon.jpg" type="image/x-icon">

Icon.jpg should be ch…