Monday, April 24, 2006

New Image Ads Format

Two New Image ads options on Google’s AdSense ad formats page.

A graphic Square (250x250) and a graphic Large Rectangle (336x280), both previously available as text options.

PS : I think Google made an error on the Adformat page, as they call both new graphic options “Medium Rectangle".

# Gulrez Alam

Friday, April 21, 2006

Google API to charge for usage

Google has decided to start charging on a per-use basis for its API interface, with effect from July1, 2006.

Previously, Google made its API available for free, but limited usage based on the amount of ad dollars being managed. Under the new system, developers will be charged 25 cents per 1,000 times the API is used to call data.

Effect on us : untill we are using bid managment softwares, or calling the data once/twice an hour.

# Gulrez

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Google Calendar in your GMAIL

There is a script called Greasemonkey script which will show the Google Calendar agenda on the left-hand side in Gmail.

I must say that this is a Quick hack, considering Google Calendar is just some hours old.

Please note that running Greasemonkey scripts on top of Gmail may be against the Google ToS .

But Its worth a Try. . . .

Google Calendar is finally Launched

Google has finally released its much awaited and talked about calendar service,

The new Google Calendar is available to anyone who has a free Google account. To access the calendar, visit and sign in, or register for a free Google account if you don't have one.

Google Calendar offers an impressive set of features that makes it easy to keep track of your own schedule and share calendars with others.

Check out the feature of creating invitation with RSVP.

Cheerio , , , Gulrez

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Google solves the "LOVE" Problem

Google wishes Happy Fools Day, , , Well come to think of it, Love is just another "search" problem and there comes the solution from search master "Google Romance".

As per Jonathan Roserberg, Google's Senior vice president, Product managment "we are trying to use our search technology to help you find that special someone".

Google Romance users who find one another via Soulmate Search™ may then select the Contextual Dating option, which offers an all-expenses-paid romantic evening in exchange for viewing contextually relevant advertising throughout the course of the users' date

Are we expecting a full fledge Dating Service from Google soon ? ? ? infact why not this, if everything else.

PS : Check out the Product Demo , , , Quite Funny , , , and wish you Fool's Day

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Google Ads at the Bottom of the Page

In my post dated 3rd December 2005, I mentioned speculations about Google starting sponsered links at the bottom of Organic results, Today I can finally See it happening

However what catches the eye is an intersting change that you dont see the ads on the right hand side. Yes I am not kidding , , , only 2-3 ads on the Top and 3 ads on the bottom.

And if you are wondering about keyword for which there are more than 6 Sponsered Links, then take this , , , as you move across search pages the ad changes unlike the earlier system where the Sponsered links were same on most of the searched pages.

Howzthat ? ? ?

PS: It will be intersting to see the CTR's now.

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