Analyze your Feedburner stats

If you happen to be a blogger, you understand the importance of feed readers. Feed reader stats clearly helps you and your readers understand the popularity of your blog.

If you use Feedburner to publish your feeds, and have activated the Feedburner Awareness API for your feed, you can now get an analysis report based on your user subscription by using FeedAnalysis v1.1

Feed Analysis for analyzing feedburner feeds

By the use of Feed Analysis, the number of subscribers for each month is neatly shown on the column chart. You can also view the number of subscribers, hits, views and clicks for every single day from the line chart. The best/worst day of the week is also available which is displayed on the pie chart. And also, Feed Analysis can give you an estimated value for your blog / site according to the number of your subscribers.

Feed Analysis provides analysis for feedburner feeds.

Feed Analysis provides analysis for feedburner feeds

To use FeedAnalysis follow the steps mentioned below

1.) Point your browser to http://www.blogperfume.com/feed-analysis/.

2.) In the available form, mention the feed name and select the number of months.

Feed Analysis for feedburner feeds.

3.) Click on Generate report.

Some easy facts about FeedAnalysis v1.1

  • FeedAnalysis doesn’t store your feed stats in its database.
  • Its a free service and can be used for any feedburner feed with Awareness API service active.
  • You can even use FeedAnalysis v1.1 for feeds less than 3 months old, however, the analysis might not be accurate.

[via: MakeUseOf.com]

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[HowTo] Know if someone is copying your Blogposts?

I was at the Bangalore Barcamp 6 or the BCB6 as it is popularly known and one of the most important doubt queried there was related to Copying of Blogs, Plagiarism. Lets learn how to know if someone is copying your blog contents and the next steps after that.

Use Copyscape to know which blogs are copying your content.

Copyspace is a free service which makes it easier for you to find copies of your contents on the web. All you need to do is type in the address of your blog or webpage and Copyscape does the rest. Copyscape finds out the sites which have copied your content without permission and also those which have quoted you. However, Copyscape only provides first 10 searches free, in order to get more searches, you need to be a premium user.

Once you have figured out the names of the blogs or webpages copying your content, the next step is to go ahead and figure out the details about the owner of this blog / webpage. The best way to do this is going ahead with the About page of the blog or website, Usually the About page has all the details you need to contact the website or blog owner. In case, if that doesn’t work out you should do a WhoIs search. To do a WhoIs search, point your browser to the URL http://whois.net. WhoIs.net is a free service which provides with the WhoIs records of the owner of the website.

Free WhoIs records engine.

Once you have the details of the copying blog or website with you, the first step is usually going ahead and dropping a nice email asking for attribution. If the copying blogger responds back, good for him/her, otherwise you might have to go ahead and file an official DMCA Complaint or even contact its advertising partners like Adsense. Amit Agarwal has an interesting list of To-do’s on this topic. You can find his post on dealing with online plagiarism here.

Reader Update: Copyscape also has an excellent resource page which has excellent material on content plagiarism. [ Thanks to Himanshu Sheth for this pointer.]

For doing Whois lookup and other domain specific queries there is another interesting website called Domaintools . [Thanks Jonathan for pointing out this very interesting resource.]

You might also be interested in reading this resourceful post on Content Theft and WordPress. [Thanks to timethief for this.]

You can also go ahead and read my previous post on Getting all the technical information about a website like the technology it was built using, SEO profile and Hosting details.

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Cheers

Vaibhav

Open Coffee Club:Meet Summary for 16th March 2008

It was definitely a good meetup yesterday,16th March 2008 Sunday. A group of close to 50+ people turned up for the Open Coffee Club meet at CoreObjects. As known the agenda for this meet was centered around OpenCommune and NEN Startup Jobs.

Venkat Ramana, C.E.O of Outsmart360 started with his talk on OpenCommune and the idea/inspiration behind it. He went on to discuss the existing gaps in the present office space ecosystem. Venkat has been working on the idea of OpenCommune since sometime now and it was great to hear him replying back to some interesting questions passed on by the fellow members. Below are some of the questions raised by the group:

  • The fees for this entire service? As per Venkat, Outsmart has some 8 desks to rent out and he plans to keep the fees for that at a bare minimum of 1500rs per desk.
  • How come the fees is so damn low? This is not a commercial offering, its an offering aimed at growing the community.
  • What happens if the startup company gets a big project and/or needs to hire more people for its requirements? The OpenCommune desk space will be governed by a charter which shall be able to take care of this scenario.

In brief the idea of OpenCommune is still new in India and is gaining traction with this initiative of Venkat, which he plans to keep on the lines of Opensource Software Development.

Also, Shalin Mantri from NEN Startup Jobs was present at the meet to talk about this new initiative being taken up by NEN. NEN Startup Jobs is still nascent and the purview of its activities is still not finalized in full and therefore i wont talk much about it here. I believe when its all set to launch, Shalin being a member of the group list, shall announce it himself 🙂

All in all, it was exciting and awe inspiring to have a good turnout of people for the meet. Hoping to catch up with more of you on 30th March, Sunday. Stay tuned for further info’s with regards to the same.

Also, if you are blogging about yesterday’s event; do share the link here

Also read: Next Open Coffee Club meet on 16th March.

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Vaibhav

Gmail will now be available in 37 languages

As per the Official Gmail Blog, Gmail will soon be available in 37 languages. This rollout is expected to start tonight. This means, if you have been using English, you can now actually change your default language using the Settings menu and take advantage of the features going to be launched for your preferred language.

Gmail

The blogpost also mentions the following features which shall be added to Gmail

  • Colored labels
  • Group chat
  • Rich emoticons
  • A new contact manager with a three-pane layout
  • A number of smaller features, such as new shortcut keys and the ability to bookmark individual emails with your browser

Interesting…

Cheers

Vaibhav

Blogging: 7 essential Firefox add-ons

Blogging is a buzzword these days. According to a blog study which happened in 2006, around 500 million USD were generated by top 50000 blogs.

Below, keeping this revenue potential and the blog buzzword in mind, i am presenting a list of seven essential firefox add-ons which i believe can do you wonders and make your blogging experience more smooth.

  • Clipmarks : This firefox extension is a handy tool for clipping parts of a webpage and posting it to your blog quickly. Get it from here

Clipmarks

 

  • Deepest Sender: Deepest Sender is a client that will allow you to post to blogs from directly within Firefox. It is primarily a LiveJournal client, although it supports Blogger (GData) and WordPress (metaWeblog) too, with support for more stuff to come. Get it from here

Deepest Sender
  • ScribeFire: ScribeFire (previously Performancing for Firefox) is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog. ScribeFire lets you drag and drop items from a web page directly to your blog post. Get it from here

ScribeFire

  • Adsense Notifier : Adsense Notifier lets you find out how much you have earned from AdSense by displaying it in the browser status bar.Get it from here
Adsense Notifier
  • Greasemonkey :Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript. Hundreds of scripts, for a wide variety of popular sites, are already available at http://userscripts.org. You can write your own scripts, too. Check out http://wiki.greasespot.net/ to get started. Get this from here
GreaseMonkey
  • Load Time Analyzer: The Load Time Analyzer allows developers to measure and graph how long web pages take to load in Firefox.Load Time Analyzer produces graphs that show the occurrence of events such as requests for the page, images, stylesheets and scripts, along with events like the execution of an onload script. Get it from here
Loadtimeanalyzer
  • KGen : KGen helps you optimize your blog for a search engine by presenting you with the strongest keywords on your blog. KGen retrieves every words of a page and lets you know how many time they appears on her and their weight in the page (a word in the title of a page has a stronger weight than a word in a paragraph).Get it from here
KGen
Hope you found these add-ons interesting. In case if some of the links seem to be not working, i would suggest that you search for the mentioned Firefox Add-ons at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/browse
Do share your add-ons too with me.
Cheers
Vaibhav

YouTorrent: Search Torrents the way you search for flight tickets

Let’s admit it, we do search for torrents. Although there are many different licit reasons for doing so, torrent search has always been an art. With loads of websites offering torrent libraries, availability of torrent has never been an issue. However, the major issue has always been the quality of ads they feature 😉 ( makes you get that naughty guilt feeling altogether 😉 )

Youtorrent

YouTorrent comes in with a host of features, the best one being its ZERO AD User Interface. The site is a meta search engine ( remember the word meta), which in turn means that it doesn’t host any torrent files by itself. It currently searches 12 sources; Mininova, The Pirate Bay, IsoHunt, MyBittorrent, NewTorrents, SuprNova, Monova, Vuze, BitTorrent, LegitTorrents, SeedPeer and BTjunkie.

As soon as you hit Search on the mainpage, YouTorrent’s meta search engine scans the index of all the above mentioned torrent libraries and gives a result in an easy to understand Tabular format. The table can be sorted as per the Date, Torrent, Size, Seeds, Peers and Engine. ( They definitely get 8/10 for a clean and easy to understand UI)

As per the official Youtorrent blog, the upcoming features are:


Better blog design (naturally!)
– Information pages (about, help, FAQ .etc)
– Boolean Searches (support for AND, OR and + – )
– Linux Firefox Support
– Static Cached Results Pages
– Advanced Search Features
– Engine Customization Options
– More Engine Selections
– Official Firefox Search Plugin

 

Check it out and let me know your experiences about the same.

Cheers

Vaibhav

 

Retro Roundup

This post is a roundup of the posts which made it BIG in JUNE’07. This is for the attention of all my new readers. Hope you will all enjoy reading them.

Top 10 iPhone Apps

The much-anticipated iPhone hits the streets today. While developers and users alike aren’t thrilled that third-party iPhone apps are limited to the web, you might be surprised at the impressive offerings that have already been developed for new iPhone users. Today’s top 10 features the best iPhone applications that should be ready for your iPhone […]

Cross Site Scripting: PoC in Yahoo Mail.

The attacking program could obtain your entire address-book, supplementing spammers’’ lucrative database of spam victims. And thanks to Yahoo’s recent integration of instant messaging within its web-mail site, it could also send instant messages to your friends impersonating you. (”You wanna do what to me?!”) Many of your online accounts would then become vulnerable as […]

Add Ajax to your site

Hearing about AJAX constantly, but never have found time to read a lengthy, frustrating, complex tutorial? In the following post, I’m going to explain how to add AJAX functionality to your website in three easy steps. It’s actually quite simple, and I’m going to try and be clear and to the point, but not over […]

How To: Burn YouTube videos to a DVD.

Amit Agarwal of tech blog digital inspiration tells us how to burn Youtube videos to DVD’s.
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How to get free available memory in Java program

Continuing with our interest for java, I decided to write something about getting free avaialble memory in Java program. Below, i am putting the code snippet which will print the total and free memory at runtime to the console.

public class MemoryExp {
public static void main(String[] args) {

System.out.println(”Total Memory”+Runtime.getRuntime().totalMemory());
System.out.println(”Free Memory”+Runtime.getRuntime().freeMemory());
}
}

Cheers

Vaibhav