Google Image Search adds Style

Yes, you got it right, Google Image Search has added another interesting element to the search, Image Style. Now on, you can search specific images on Google by specifying a search filter criteria based on the Image Style. Image style is different as compared to the Google Image Face Search which was about searching for images with faces.

Now on you can filter Google Image Search results based on faces, clip art, line drawings, photo content, news content.

To see the effect of these new options, let’s take a look at the first few results for “Christmas,” one of our most popular queries on Image Search right now.

Google Image Search results for different Content Type Filters

Image: Google Image Search results for different Content Type Filters

All of these options can be selected from the “Any content” drop down or  in the blue title bar on any search results page, or by selecting one of the “Content types” on the Advanced Image Search page.

Search Results

Image: Search Results

The good news: no extra typing! In all these examples our query remained exactly the same, we just restricted our results to different visual styles by changing the content filter.

Now go ahead and check out the various image results by just modifying content filter for the image search. I am sure this will greatly help you get better images for your blogs.

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Download your favorite Youtube Videos using Metatuber

At Technofriends, i have written about Youtube video downloads earlier either using some websites or softwares, however, this time, it getting even more interesting.

MetaTuber.com is a new way to watch, discover, download and save your favorite YouTube videos.

In order to watch or download your favorite Youtube Videos, all you need to do is as follows

1.) Point your browser to MetaTuber at http://metatuber.com

MetaTuber allows you to watch and download Youtube Videos for Free

Image:MetaTuber allows you to watch and download Youtube Videos for Free

2.) If you already have a URL for the video of your choice from Youtube, enter that in the search box provided and click on Start. Or, Enter the keyword for your video search and press Start.

Download Youtube Videos using MetaTuber

Image: Download Youtube Videos using MetaTuber

3.) If you entered the URL of your video from Youtube, you will get a link to download the video. Save the video using a .flv extension. If you entered a keyword, you can either play or download the video from the search results list.

You can even Burn Youtube videos to DVD for later playback on your Television.

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[How-To] Restrict your Adsense Publisher ID from being used by Porn Websites

As a Adsense publisher you need to adhere to a Adsense Usage Policy. One such policy included within is about not showing your Adsense Ads in websites which include Porn or violent content. However, even though you might not have any intentions of showing ads in such websites, its possibe that your Adsense Publisher ID gets used by tricksters for showing Adsense Ads in such websites. This though, wont give any straight benefit to the website publisher, but it can cause serious damage to your Adsense Profile, in worse case, can even lead to suspension of your Adsense Account.

If you are wondering how can your Publisher ID be exposed to the outer world, well, the answer is very simple and straight. All someone has to do is view the source of the webpage where you are showing Adsense Ads to get your publisher ID. Later, any trickster can simply use the same Publisher ID for showing ads. 

This post describes a step by step process of protecting your Adsense Publisher ID from being used by such tricksters. In order to protect your account, follow the steps below.

1.) Login to your Adsense Account.

2.) Click on the tab called “Adsense Setup”.

Setting up allowed sites for showing ads against your publisher id in adsense

Image:Setting up allowed sites for showing ads against your publisher id in adsense

3.) Once inside Adsense Setup. Click on the menu tab which says “Allowed Sites”.

4.) Here you need to choose your site settings. Here you have two options of either allowing any site to show up your ad or allow only certain sites to show up ads for your account.

Update the list of websites for which you wish to show the ads and get them recorded.

Image:Update the list of websites for which you wish to show the ads and get them recorded.

5.) Select the second option and in the text area below, enter the names of the websites or specific url’s where you would like your ads to be shown. Click on Save Changes once done. If you put your ad code on a page not on this list, ads will still show, but impressions and clicks will not be recorded.

That’s it. You just secured your Adsense Publisher ID from being used by someone else. Even if they do use it, it wont have any impact on your Adsense Earnings.

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