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Friday, March 23, 2007

Themes for Google Personalized Homepage


Add Web design themes to your personalized Google page. Sign in to your Google Personalized Home page with your Gmail id and choose 'Select Themes' from the top right-hand side of the Web page to select a theme for your personalized Google page.

Google Personalized Home page Themes.

Select a design theme for your Personalized Google Home page


Friday, March 16, 2007

Search Trends Report


For my reading and ready reference.

Piper Jaffray Internet Media and Marketing Research team predicts Internet advertising and search industry trends in its 425-page (5.95MB) Feb 2007 PDF report The User Revolution: The New Advertising Ecosystem and the Rise of the Internet as a Mass Medium.

Download PDF. (Link via SearchEngineWatch).
File size: 5.95MB. Pages: 425.

Did you know that 55 crore (550 million) searches are conducted daily in the U.S.? Search marketing is a U.S. $15.8 billion global industry growing to $44.5 billion over the next five years and search is the second most commonly used application on the World Wide Web. Numbers from page 13 of the above report.

It's a big world out there for regional search engines and there's money to make for players in the local and regional search engine industry. Read Key Findings on pg 13-14 of the above PDF report.


Monday, March 12, 2007

Cricket World Cup Logo on Google India


Google celebrates the start of 2007 Cricket World Cup in West Indies with a special cricket logo on its Google India search page.


Friday, March 09, 2007

Store and Share Photos with Picasa Web Albums


Picasa Web Albums offer 1GB of free storage space to upload, save, store, and share photos and images.


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Airfare Search Aggregators in India


Find and compare airfares from low-cost and other Indian airlines with these India-centric travel aggregators.

- Mobissimo India finds and compares domestic Indian airfares and also airfares across the globe, with a hyperlink to book tickets for each search result shown on the Web page.

- Yahoo Farechase India (Beta) finds airfares of Indian carriers.

- Zoomtra (Beta).

- Rediff Faresearch finds domestic airfares and provides a link to the airline Web site to book tickets.


Add your Hindi Blog to Narad Akshargram


Narad Akshargram is a Web site that tracks and shows latest posts from Hindi blogs in cyberspace. Submit your Hindi blog to Narad Akshargram.


My Visual DNA


This is my Visual DNA. See image below.

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What is your Visual DNA? Find out from Imagini Friends.


Monday, March 05, 2007

Interesting: What's your Visual DNA?


What's your Visual DNA?

Follow the above link. Choose a picture that you most relate to from the ones shown for the text written on each Web page. Get to know your personality type, habits, and mood based on the images that you choose. Try it. It's fun.


Octopart - Search Engine for Electronic Components


Octopart search engine finds and compares prices and availability of electronic components from catalogues of Allied Electronics, Digi-Key, Mouser, and Newark component distributors. For example: 105 degree electrolytic capacitors.

You may contact Octopart if you are an electronic components distributor that wants to add its catalog of inventory to the new search engine.


Schedule of India's Matches at the Cricket World Cup in West Indies


Schedule of India's matches at the Cricket World Cup in the West Indies from the 13th of March to the 28th of April 2007.

Group matches start at 7pm Indian Standard Time (IST). The group matches in Jamaica start at 8pm IST. Super Eight matches start at 8pm IST.


January 2007 - Google Zeitgeist


A list of popular search queries on Google India in January 2007.

March and April are going to be the months of cricket frenzy in Indian sub-continent. Target cricket related keywords in your web content and include cricket posts and write-ups on the 2007 cricket world cup to generate hits from cricket-related search queries on Google and Google India.

- According to Google Zeitgeist International, the top search queries on Google Pakistan are Bollywood related.
- Shilpa Shetty, courtesy Celebrity Big Brother UK, was the 13th most popular search term on Google United Kingdom in January this year.


Back to Blogging


I'm back after a month's gap in blogging. Pictures coming soon.


Adobe Plans to Host Photoshop Online


Adobe to host an online version of Photoshop, its popular image editing software, (for free) in the next six months.


Schedule of Cricket World Cup


Schedule of Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. The practice matches start from today.


That's Good Advice


The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.
~ Henry S. Haskins

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
~ Stanislaw J. Lec