Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friend Sense - Friend Connect

I was exploring the Developer's Applications and came across Connect Facebook. However, much easier made me pick up Friend Connect as Googlers call in 'Friend Sense' and truly, it is! Google's new product launched recently, is the new social product with it's goal to facilitate an open social web.

All you do is:
Sign in
Interact with others by making friends,
sharing media,
posting comments,
playing games,
more...Invite other friends

You can now Join Kidsfreesouls and Be Social! Join my mission to spread the message of Love, faith, peace and unity among Human beings.

You can watch the video on You Tube here.

Websites that use Friend Connect will have a new option : add Adsense-like advertising within the Friend Connect and Open Social widgets that they’ve added to their websites. Publishers will get a percentage of the revenue generated from the advertising. The users have the profile Information, Friends Information and Activities. You can read more on this post here too on Tech Crunch.

Unlike Facebook Connect, best part is No programming codes for Google's Friend Connect! Just a few snippets of code into the site and there it goes live. But, of course, surfers need to be Open Social and Join. Especially website users and website visitors - coz a lot goes behind joining Google's Friend Connect - Join, experience and Enjoy!

- ilaxi

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Google Zeitgeist - The toppers List

Just watched the NDTV show with Mr. Vinay Goel, the Head of Products, Google answering the questions. As I gather, Google has announced its India Zeitgeist, a look at 2008 through the collective eyes of the Indian users on the web.

The 2008 year-end India Zeitgeist offers a unique perspective on the year's major events and hottest trends based on searches conducted by users in India.

Mahatama Gandhi is still the number one politician followed by Raj Thakeray , Sonia Gandhi, Indira Gandhi , Rahul Gandhi , Abdul Kalam , Manmohan Singh and Mayawati. It is a surprise, not a single BJP leader’s name figures among top ten political celebrities during 2008. Moreover, Indians have searched more for Sarah Palin and Barrack Obama rathar than any other Indian politician.

Katrina Kaif is the most searched Bollywood celebrity during 2008 followed by Aishwarya Rai , Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapur, Deepika Padukone ,Shahrukh Khan ,Mallika Sherawat and Genelia D’souza.

Vinay Goel hopes to see Amir Khan among the Khans in the year 2009.

The Internet seems to be the one stop shop for all personal searches like love-beauty-money and romance. Among top 10 popular ‘how to do stuff’ queries are about :

How to lose weight reduction
How to kiss
How to earn money
How to get pregnant
How to learn English
How to gain weight
How to play guitar
How to create a website
How to impress a girl
how to tie a tie.

In sports, Sania Mirza by get first position with Sachin Tendulkar as second , Cristiano Ronaldo third, John Cena fourth, M.S.Dhoni fifth , David Beckham sixth and so on.

Most Popular searches have remained:

1. orkut
2. gmail
3. yahoo
4. google
5. youtube
6. yahoomail
7. indian railways
8. rediff
9. cricket
10. katrina kaif

Fastest rising is You Tube, orkut, Katrina Kaif, cricket, irctc, facebook, genelia d'souza, etc. Mobile optimized websites like Waptrick and mobile games are becoming very popular too.
Facebook login is fastes rising to No.3 among the social networking sites in global list.
In the social networking list categories comes:

6.nasza klasa

And on Top of mind comes 'Economy' :

financial crisis
mortgage crisis
wall street
oil stock market
credit crisis
housing crisis

You can find more in the Google Zeitgeist 2008 website for detailed list.

So much to go by all these years but who knows what Google show search results for 2009. Could it be Terrorism, war? or Peace! whatever..whatever...

- ilaxi

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Search Google 2001 & G Trends

Google Trends on October 1, 2008 had the highest word 'Google 2001' - No wonder, to mark the 10th Birthday, most of you must have visited Google's Oldest available Index to take a look back to 2001 Search of almost 1,326,920,000 web pages.

If you search 'Freesouls', you will end up find my old pages of yester years lying still in the Archive! Search in for any keyword you want to take a look back to Google in 2001. It's amazing to find Facebook with login area and My Space, Twitter have no trace at all!
Btw, want to know what's Hot Trends in Google Searches? Take a look here to peek-a-boo on today's Hot Trend search . Though, I am not much impressed with the Traffic data measuring of Google and most of the sites are not seen as websites with low volume are threshold! Especially, what so interesting is that Google's own website is not spotted in their Trends Website search!
- ilaxi

Friday, September 26, 2008

Google Android, Google Birthday, MJ Blog Birthday!

T-Mobile showed off its new G1 debuts as first Google Android Phone. The device, developed by HTC, is one of the smart phones as we can see the product demo by the manufacturers on You Tube here. T-Mobile announced the International launch of the Google Android powered phone in partnership with Google recently, T-Mobile Phone boasts an Intuitive Touch Screen and QWERTY Keyboard, plus Popular Google Products and fresh, New Applications.

This phone will be available exclusively from T-Mobile and we will have to wait till it reaches the market here. It has unique applications and like iPhone, bear a resemblance to the software used on iPhone which allows touch screen device and allow owners to place icons linking to sites such as You tube. With just a couple of short clicks, customers can find and download a wide range of innovative software applications — from games to social networking and on-the-go shopping — to personalize their phone and enhance their mobile lifestyle. When the phone launches next month, dozens of unique, first-of-a-kind Android applications will be available for download.

The iPhone and Android phones both ship with Web browsers based on the WebKit rendering engine. So, this will be so identical that applications will also render on webkit based browsers as Safari and Google Chrome, used by iPhone and Android.

I thought initially, Google was supposed to unveil the GPhone but than I understand, Google is not releasing any mobile devices on its own. It has collaborated with several technology and wireless companies to develop Android which is an open source platform that can be used by any third party developers to create applications. And I gather, the Google Director, Andy Rubin won't comment on the future plans to create a mobile phone of its own.

What so interesting I hear is, MP3 music store will be pre-loaded on the T-Mobile G1, the first phone to be powered by Android. Verizon has given a warm response and AT&T has yet to comment publicly on it.

I had mentioned of Top ten Applets of iPhone earlier here, but here's Top 10 best Google Android Apps and the prize winning apps picked by Google for which it would give $10 million worth in prizes to software development companies who've developed innovative and useful applications for its open source mobile platform.

As computer scientist Alan Kay has famously observed, the best way to predict the future is to invent and so is Google, inventing every day a new product and changing lives taking us all to the next Internet.

A decade of Reading, Sharing, Learning and Teaching - I use Google in every aspects of my journey on web lanes. Google products are amazing which I use in my multiple professions. I almost breathe the Google air! So, Enjoy Google Me here, search here and stay tuned here.

Btw, Google celebrates 10th Birthday and here's its Project10100 'May Those who Help the Most Win', calling for Ideas to change the world by helping many people as possible. Submit your Idea and maybe you can be a Winner.
And there, we celebrate MJ Blog Birthday just around Google's Birthday(view Timeline) (27th Sept) on 28th September 2008, completing 4 years of web presence. A continuous, endless, thoughtful writing by M J and presenting the Blog on the web.

- ilaxi

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Google chrome: 'I'm Loving It'

Google launched Google Chrome on 2nd September, the new tabbed browser that competes with Firefox and Internet Explorer. In an Hour, Google Chrome got 2 million brand impressions via Twitter and the very next day, I downloaded GC.

The Chrome initially did have some vulnerabilities and fixes some security problems. Still in the Beta version, many of the users did not know of the update and so, to check if an update is available, Chrome users can click the wrench icon in Chrome's upper-right corner, then select "about Google Chrome." That will show both the version number and a message indicating whether an update is available. However, without a manual check, Chrome update itself automatically at approx. every five hours. At the next browser restart, the update is available.

Well, for the starters - Let me introduce Google Chrome with my own experience of browsing on the platform. According to me, Chrome is the standardized operating system for Web apps. Chrome helps turn any web App into something where we can reach from Start Menu, desktop. And like iPhone, the expected launch of Android on September 21 will have Chrome as it's mobile phone software. Chrome and Android's current browser both already employ WebKit, an open-source project for the process of interpreting the HTML code that makes up a Web page and rendering it on a screen.

With Chrome, everything is google and the best part is that you are wedded to Google forever but compromising on some things that we like to see in Chrome. To mention some, here's on Cnet for a quick glance.

Chrome is, nonetheless, full of really smart features that seem to be inspired by other browsers and is on way to build a serious potential. At the moment, I found there is no way to email a web page, no full screen mode, no way to magnify the page and no better bookmark organizing screen. It seems, these are the the top to do list by Google. Another thing is, if we ever search Amazon, kidsfreesouls, mjakbar, nytimes or any popular site, another cool shortcut awaits. Just type the sites first letter in the address bar and then press Tab. Do that with K, for eg. and the address bar changes to Search, allowing you to search within my site without even going there first. You have saved one big step. As your start up page, this is a wonderful feature that I like. Chrome displays pictures of nine mini web pages, representing my most frequently visited sites. So, next time you log, you have the Google Chrome Desktop online! I call it Desktop because it helps me follow my sites first as a check of a daily routine and rest follows later. The create application's short cut commant generates an icon on the desktop and when you click it, the corresponding sites open without the usual address bar.

I use the IE, did like the Safari and now switching over to Google Chrome. IE has significant challenges in getting users to upgrade to new version of IE and Google also will face a challenge to find ways to distribute the new browser. In the end, I am sure 'Google is the King' and if not rule the web with Chrome, it will definitely stand tall with this competition to other browsers and be an apple of the eye to many users who love 'Just Google' - I am one in the line, for sure. For a smart search start, do this: put K-i-d-s-f-r-e-e-s-o-u-l-s or even ilaxi and you don't have to go on more, it's everywhere on Google!

- ilaxi patel

You can download Google Chrome here :
Here's a comic book explaining Chrome:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lively 3D Chat & 100 Celebrities on Web at Tech Cult

Bill Gates is a major influence on the web but than those who are surfing the web lanes day in and day out are aware of the many celebrities online whom we come across everyday. Tech Cult has named a 100 Celebrities on the web and it's amazing to note many known faces and friends amidst the list. It brings a big smile to see the names of the many known faces, however, I find many a missing celebrity that could have extended the list. After all, web is a big crowded place and selecting 100 is too less!

Btw, Google has unveiled a new virtual 3D chat experience. “Lively by Google” lets you develop your own customized avatar and environment to interact with friends — and rumor has it some big name industry insiders have already created their avatars. This include My Space's Tom, Bill Gates, Larry and Sergey too!

I've created my Avatar and the virtual room with a sofa, rug and a table...ugh, it's tricky setting up the vase on the table though! As I still explore this Lively Beta version, if interested in virtual 3D Chat experience, all you got to download the Lively and it requires the Windows Vista/XP with Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enjoy.

- ilaxi

Monday, June 09, 2008

Have you Joined the 'Covert Group'? Well, if not, here's the link if you've missed on the main website of MJ Blog. All you do is, click and enter Facebook and there, you're in.

Facebook's now web surfer's darling. I am sure you've been reading a lot on Facebook lately. And I always thought, why people do hang in wasting a lot of time around, giving flowers and sending applications and giving fishes and what not! Now I admit, for webmasters and Business houses, this means no social networking but busy biz-social engaging! People influences people and nothing influences more than a recommendation from a trusted friend. Webmasters and writers hanging around social networks is promoting nevertheless a lot of time indulged in activities which demand time, money, energy!

I have mentioned on Social Ads earlier. However, here's towards it - Creating Facebook Pages for your own Business and getting the presence with customers and friends on Facebook. With a Covert Group, I just wondered, 'How do I add my business presence and other areas of activity on Facebook?'

Now, I find the solutions. This comes too inviting to Create Facebook pages to get deeply involved to our Business and brands. Making my Business Page of Swagat Group, I have better way to interact with my customers and friends who can even become my Company Fans - write on wall, upload pics, join to discussions (all like the Covert Group). these fans interact with the Facebook Page, the actions they take are automatically generated into social stories. These stories are published to News Feed, which friends may see the next time they log into Facebook. A word of mouth publicity and traffic pouring in. All this comes for 'Free.'

Furthermore, the Business Page can be promoted through the Facebook Social Ads (No Free here!) Create an ad creative and attach it to stories in News Feed or in the left-hand Ad Space. This will increase the number of friends. Just write a creative, tell Facebook who you want seeing your ad, and decide where you want to drive traffic. You can buy ads by number of clicks (CPC) or by number of impressions (CPM). Track the performance to optimize too.

Join 'Covert Group' - post related links, comment/discuss/debate and even Join my Business Page (Be my Fan too;-) & Enjoy!

- ilaxi

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Major Google Page Ranks are updated with smiles and frowns! The Page Rank has created a stir in Search Marketing Industry as I write this blog to find Kidsfreesouls rated # 5 PR, rated # 5 PR and rated # 4 PR. (All 3 sites that I manage)

Many webmasters, who have had their sites penalized to a PR 0 in previous updates, are reporting small gains of 1-2 points with this latest update. If you've recently launched a new website it also might be a good idea to see how you fared but if you have a running site since long, it's important to remember that while this value can give a good indication of your sites progress, the values from toolbar PageRank can be around a month or so old.

Here's the Google Page Rank Explained.

So, all webmasters and SEOs, here's the cool tips of all the Twitters like me on the Google PR strategy. If you want to see your Google PR, Search Here for links to Google Page Rank Scanners.

Btw, Google Page Rank is manipulated by competitors? It's not a matter of quantity but a matter of quality links that reflects. Google Updates their backlink results and Page Rank results every 3-6 weeks. Usually on a weekend or a holiday and lasts for 3-4 days. Different results are seen across the datacenters. You can have a search result across google datacenters [/google] here on: - place the keywords 'kidsfreesouls' or whatever and get the results. Enjoy!

- ilaxi

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Want to be a Millionaire? No joke, this is the 4th Edition 'Adsense Secrets 4' by Joel, the New York Times Bestseller who is launching the Book on 16th April. A definite guide to passive Income, Joel's book will cover everything from Adsense optimization to case studies, ad tracking and monetize your site.

Earlier, I've given a 2nd Edition Book Link on Book Recommendation pages but Google changes it's rules and so is here, the newest Pick.

Btw, Do you get the Writer's Block? All Bloggers do face the situation once in a way - So well, read more on my site and watch the video too. Also find more on Joel's Internet Marketing.


- ilaxi

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Got an iphone? Cracked the code? Well, however slow Edge surf, I can still check on my sites any time of the day. But than, heard of Jailbroking iPhone? You can install an application that allows to install and enjoy 3rd party applications. Here's more on this. However, seems the latest firmware 1.1.4 isn't supported by that method. So, there's the ZiPhone to download at Unlock, jailbreak and activate - Do it all.

But, why go in for a big process like this when you have the - If you are tired of the same old tunes, just go here as the site features an iPhone-specific interface for streaming more than 90 channels of music, talk radio, and more direct to your iPhone. Register, you get an email, make your selection from the channels and within seconds the iPhone launches Quicktime and starts streaming. The interface also features an icon that informs you whether or not the station is available over the EDGE network, which most are.

Just chill and enjoy. If you like FlyTunes and have a iPhone blog or iPhone site, you can promote FlyTunes and you might win some cash too. They are giving away $$$ to the top 3 referrals.

Well, you can read more on my earlier note on iphone and sure, my next phone will be Android as you explore the demo here on Vlogs You Tube. Enjoy.

- ilaxi

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sometime back, I mentioned of Image Ads appearing in my Feedburner widget codes in my Ed note on Kidsfreesouls. Well, was that the testings...I wonder coz since Google Acquires Feedburner, Adsense users have more potential earnings as they can allow ads to their Feedburner codes. I also mentioned of Ads appearing in Headlines Animator and you can create an ad using the Google Adwords account.

Well, Feedburner goes live with Google Acquiring Feedburner services - Adsense Integrated with Feedburner site ads. Though the Acquisition terms are confidential, the deal is officially closed mentions their website here. The Press has an option to email Google on this page for info.
Now, this is an added opportunity to the already existing Feedburner users and if you're not using their Feedburner services, get the codes, publicise and monetize. Here's their latest Blog Post that says more on this.

Check on my Feedburner integration mj blog and of coz on Kidsfreesouls. The Ed Blog posts go live on all pages where the codes are placed. Enjoy.

- ilaxi

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Facebook has recently become everyone's darling! People influences people and nothing influences more than a recommendation from a trusted friend, says Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, who founded the company three years ago. Thus, Facebook has unveiled plans to target advertisements by targetting them into its members' conversations. The popular online hangout must persuade its users to embrace the initiative. The members have their own control and can say 'yes' to advertisers to pitch in friend's endorsements. If a friend has booked a vacation on Travelocity, the online travel agency will be able to display the friend's photo as part of a "social ad" to entice the user to buy flights and hotel stays. Advertisers can similarly have their pitches appear when friends review restaurants and buy books or DVDs. Read more here on this.

Well, some people may find creepy but than all is open in so open social networks as Facebook will be prying into profiles and activities to find what ads suit appeal best to users. The advertiser message has to go out in conversations as target ads will be integrated. Now, this is what we call getting 'commercial social networks.' And I always thought, why people do hang in wasting a lot of time around, giving flowers and sending applications and giving fishes and what not! Webmasters and writers hanging around social networks is promoting nevertheless a lot of time indulged in activities which demand time, money, energy!

Let's cross our fingers now as Developers - as even the gives a chance to make some cash. Did I miss out the url there? It's Devshare who pays through Paypal! Get in and find yourself to start making widgets and earn too. And there is always, Google Adsense, Microsoft Affiliates and Yahoo ads - Enjoy!

- ilaxi
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