Google new chart API

 

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A new API from Google that generates information charts in a dynamic way. its usage is quite straightforward: you link to an image in the form of a parameterized URL, such as http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=
p3&chd=t:90,49&chs=400×200&chl=data|bling.

“cht=p3” is the chart type, in this case, a pie chart.

“chd=t:90,49” are the chart values, text-encoded, and separated by a comma.

“chs=400×200” is the custom chart size, 400 by 200 pixels.

“chl=Data|Bling” are the different labels for the pie chart sections, separated via the pipe character.

chart types include: line charts, bar charts, pie charts, Venn diagrams & scatterplots.

Google Reader feed recommendations

Googler Steve Goldberg announces that Google Reader has launched feed recommendations based on “what other feeds you subscribe to, as well as your Web History data.”

[Geeking with Greg]

But I did not find it very acurate, it will be right if I say interesting. Since Google have so much data about me they can surely improve the reccomendations that they are providing me. I am also hoping to see some more features

I think it is for me only, others seem to be satisfied with what they’ve got:

My Google Reader recommendations are quite good. My top recommendations are Seattlest, Slog (from The Stranger, a Seattle free newspaper), Natural Language Processing Blog, Machine Learning etc, and Daniel Lemire’s blog.

Play with Blogger Play.

The new Blogger Play is randomness at it’s best.

Blogger Play will show you a never-ending stream of images that were just uploaded to public Blogger blogs. You can click the image to be taken directly to the blog post it was uploaded to, or click “show info” to see an overlay with the post title, a snippet of the body, and some profile information about the blogger who uploaded it.

Just click here and enjoy.

Everyone want to blame Microsoft

On the SEO black hat blog on a few days back there was an (it is still there) article about Google’s donation of US$30000 to Creative Commons hit the digg front page and even though recently(In October) Microsoft gave US$.63 Million wasn’t able to do so.

I feel very pity on such kind of comparisons. Microsoft is always having an image of “evil”. The author tells that by dividing the amount of money both companies donated, he came to a conclusion that Google’s marketing is 2100 times effective than Microsoft’s marketing strategy.

May I ask that fellow is there any service that Google tops other than the Web Search Market. Yahoo! is sharing the e-mail market with MSN with a lot more users than Gmail. Gmail service is still do not have as much users as compared to massive amount of users Yahoo! and Microsoft have.

Author is making a right comment about the mind-set of the blogosphere in general towards Microsoft. Microsoft is always evil and Google is always GOD.

I can understand why people hate Microsoft in the case of operating systems. However, it is not at all sensible to criticize Microsoft in cases like web services (which are good, example live.com). The public just want to criticize Microsoft and catch attention. I see the over affection to Google is same as making Google more divine and Microsoft more evil.

Tip: How to send Executable file in Gmail

Here is the trick to send executable files in gmail.

Ok let say the file that you want to send name is Executable.

1.Go to Folder Options (My Computer > Tools > Folder Options)

2.In View tab, uncheck “Hide extensions for known file types“.

And the file will look like this

3.Then rename the extension .exe with other extension like .jpg. Windows will prompt a warning message, just click “Ok”. The file icon will be changed to .jpg icon and now your executable file is in .jpg format.

4.Send the file to the receipent.

5.After the receipent recieve the file, ask them to rename the extension file with .exe or it will not work.

Happy Sending.

Google Adsense Millionaires

I found an interesting list about people who make big money using Google Adsense.I was really amazed to know such massive amounts can  be made using Google Adsense.The list may not be accurate but the author compiled this list based on the data available publicly

1: Markus Frind: PlentyOfFish.com – $300,000 per month

Markus Frind is a local Vancouverite who is turning the online dating world upside down. His site, Plentyoffish.com is the biggest free dating site on the Internet. Plentyoffish.com receives up to 500 million page views per month and make over $10,000 per day for Markus, who runs the site from home.

You think a site this big would be staffed by a hundred people but the only employee that Markus has is his girlfriend, who helps to answer the emails. Markus coded Plenty of Fish all by himself. The site is lean and mean and requires only four servers to handle all that traffic.

Doubts about Makus’s Google earnings were silenced when he posted this $900,000 check from Google. According to Markus’s blog entry, the check represented two months of AdSense earnings.

2: Kevin Rose: Digg.com – $250,000 per month

Kevin Rose started Digg in December of 2004 with just $1000. Today Digg is one of the biggest news sites on the Net, with over 400,000 members and over 200 million page views per month. According to this article from Business week, Digg will make $3 million this year from a combination of Google AdSense and Federated Media ads. Unfortunately, only Mr. Rose and his accountants knows how much came from Google and how much came from Federated Media. I can try to take a guess based on the number of times I have seen a Federated Media ad vs. a Google ad on Digg but, being in Canada, it’s almost 100% Google ads.

Whatever Google’s share of Digg’s $250,000 per month in ad revenues may be, one thing is for sure, it is not small.

3: Jeremy Shoemaker – $140,000 per month

Google Adsense cheque by shoemoney blog

If ever anyone can be considered an Internet marketing superstar, ShoeMoney would be near the top of the list. Jeremy Shoemaker is a search engine marketer who knows how to take advantage of both Google AdSense and AdWords. In the above photo, you see him with the biggest Google AdSense check he has ever received from Google. The income was earned back in the month of August 2005. Since then Mr. Shoemaker has moved to wire transfers. No doubt, he got tired to dealing with the bank tellers when trying to deposit $100K plus checks every month.

Unlike the other Google whores on this list, ShoeMoney, as he likes to be call, does not own just one site. He makes his enormous Google checks using hundreds of sites and thousands of domains.

4: Jason Calacanis: Weblogs, Inc. – $120,000 per month

Before Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs, Inc to AOL for $25 million, he got the network of blogs making over $4,000 a day from Google AdSense. So impressive was his AdSense performance that Google used Weblogs for a case study.

Now that AOL controls Weblogs, you can bet it is making a lot more than a measly $120,000 a month.

5: David Miles Jr. & Kato Leonard – $100,000 per month

According to this Washington Post article, David Miles Jr. and Kato Leonard, claims they make $100,000 a month from their site, Freeweblayouts.net, which gives away designs that people can use on MySpace.

The only problem with the revenue figure is it is not 100% AdSense. Free Web Layouts use other advertising networks in addition to Google. However, with a claimed $100,000 per month in revenues, I am fairly confident that the AdSense portion is higher than our next Google whore.

6: Tim Carter: AskTheBuilder.com – $30,000 per month

Tim Carter is a licensed master plumber and carpenter with his own radio show. He also makes frequent television appearances. He founded AsktheBuilder.com in 1995, The primary focus has been catering to an avid following of fellow builders on the site. According to the Google case study, Mr. Carter did such a good job tweaking the Google ads on his site that it now makes $30,000 a month.

Tim’s AdSense revenues now average $1400 a day and growing. Overall, Carter is enthusiastic about AdSense: it allows him to focus on content development, and gives him built-in tools to measure ad performance and make changes to maximize revenues. “People come to me for help,” says Carter. “They get what they need from my columns and advice – and also from ads delivered by AdSense.”

7: Joel Comm – $24,000 per month

Joel Comm is get rich quick guru. He wrote the best selling e-book, What Google Never Told You About Making Money with AdSense. The e-book, along with the website that promotes it has a screen shot of Mr. Comm AdSense earning from November 19, 2005 to December 15, 2005. Whether or not Mr. Comm still makes this much from Google is anybody’s guess.

8: Shawn Hogan – DigitalPoint.com $10,000 per month

Back in January of 2005 the New York Times had an article about AdSense, featuring Shawn Hogan, founder of DigitalPoint. The article states that Mr. Hogan makes $10,000 per month from Google AdSense using a very unique revenue sharing model.

Google pays Digital Point about $10,000 a month, depending on how many people view or click on those ads, said Shawn D. Hogan, the owner and chief technology officer of Digital Point.

Mr. Hogan said he started the revenue-sharing approach in 2004 “as kind of a marketing gimmick.”

“But everyone seemed to think it was a cool idea,” he said. “I saw a lot of other sites doing the same thing maybe six months later.”

DigitalPoint have grown a lot since that article and while Mr. Hogun would not say anything, the DigitalPoint forum members speculate that he is making at least twice that amount now.

Interesting isn’t it ?

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