Google External keyword tool

Google reveals it`s data to the world. Google External Keyword Tool has been updated to show actualdata – keyword search count during last month and average search amount. And of course it displays Adwords publisher competition. This is definitely the best news for any internet marketer for the last months and should become the most used tool for many SEO people. Here is a screenshot:
Google External keyword tool

Link: Google External Keyword Tool

Scite default encoding to UTF-8

Scite is one of the best text editors out there – functional, fast and lightweight! If you write a lot of text that is not in english (read: UTF-8) it becomes pretty annoying as every time you open Scite.exe it defaults to 8-bit character set. To write or see the opened document with UTF8 characters you have to click File > Encoding > UTF-8. While there is no graphical interface for options, you can still change the default encoding manually. Here is how:

  • Open Scite, click Options > Open global options file
  • search for “#code.page=65001” (mine is at line 218) and uncomment it (remove # symbol)
  • comment out “code.page=0” (add # symbol)
  • save the global ooptions file and restart Scite.exe

Now every time you open scite or a document in it, the default encoding will be “Code page property” or UTF-8 in most cases. If it doesn`t work, there area few other lines that you can uncomment right under the mentioned ones.
Hope this helps!

I HAZ GINGER – Netvibes peek in the future

Most of web users have noticed one of the most useful tools on the web – Netvibes.com . Now it has released its “Ginger” update and offers all users to create their own profile pages. This takes social networking one step further. Now its pretty easy present public information about yourself in one place – all your profiles at myspace, facebook, flickr, youtube, favorite feeds – all in single place. It`s like a new type of personal homepage! Or your digital dynamic CV. No more need for personal domain?

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Flickr Uploadr 3.0 proxy settings

Flickr Uploadr 3.0Flickr uploader software “Uploadr 3” is out! As I spend most of the time at work where i`m behind a firewall AND a proxy, first thing I noticed, I couldn`t sign in. Of course I searched for proxy settings, but the software has no settings available until you sign in. Also when you solve the problem, you dont have any proxy settings using the graphical user interface. Here`s how to add/edit proxy settings:

  • Close Flickr Uploader (if its open)
  • Go to your Flickr Uploadr 3 installation directory and find the configuration file (usually “C:\Programm Files\Flickr Uploadr\defaults\preferences\prefs.js” )
  • Add following lines to the end of the file:

    pref(‘network.proxy.http’, ‘your.proxy.net’);
    pref(‘network.proxy.http_port’, 3128);
    pref(‘network.proxy.type’, 1);

  • change your.proxy.net and 3128 to whatever your proxy has and save the file.
  • Enjoy the new uploader!

I`m impressed of the new and nice interface which is finally useful for uploading! The previous uploader was awkward to add tags and to add photos to more than one set. Also the previous versions didn`t upload most of my jpegs saying “incorrect file type”. So far seems the issue is fixed. Thanks Flickr!

Download Flickr Uploadr3 here

P.S. when copying the 3 lines from my site, check that the quotes have copied correctly and are the same as for the other settings in the preferences file! otherwise it may not work!

Items lost on Netvibes or Netvibes not working at all

I`m pretty married to Netvibes by using it everyday. Mainly I use it for tracking RSS news, RSS music releases and “notepads” for saving rly various stuff.
Today I logged in and half of my items were lost. “Mail tab” was completely empty, about 40% of RSS items were left. A million thoughts crossed my mind! So I searched for support on Netvibes, but the answer was in the FAQ section:

When trying to access your netvibes page and all your tabs are empty, this is due to a desynchronization with our server.

Use this url: http://www.netvibes.com/?reset_cache=1
Your page will be refresh with all the modules in the correct place.

Blessed.

UPDATE:
Today I opened Netvibes and it showed only the top bar which says “add new items” and nothing else, the whole page was blank no matter if i clear my cookies or delete cache. In the end I tried this same link and it works again!

No more mr. nice guy?

About a year ago Google offered new referral program for Adsense – Firefox with Google Toolbar. If you referred people to download and install a fresh copy of Firefox with Google Toolbar, you would get 1$. There were also scripts like “Internet Explorer killer” that was showing banners to clients with Internet Explorer encouraging them to use Firefox. I`ve earned some bucks with this referral program, but lately I`ve noticed, that earnings have decreased pretty much. Continue reading “No more mr. nice guy?”

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 released (updated)

Firefox 2.0 is out! Although not mentioned on www.mozilla.com (webpages still state 1.5 and RC versions), you can get a fresh copy using the link below.
A few extensions I use are not compatible with the new Firefox, but most work okay. The ones that do not work for now:

  • Live PageRank
  • MinimizeToTray
  • del.icio.us buttons
  • Quicknote (I have stopped using this in favor of Netvibes Notes, as I use more than one pc)
  • SEOpen
  • Tab mix plus (almost no need of this anymore

First thing I did starting up new Firefox:
Tools > Options > Main > Startup > When Firefox starts > Show my windows and tabs from last time.
This will restore your opened tabs from previous session. What it is not good as TabMixPlus is that you cannot organize tabs in multiple lines – you have to scroll with special arrows. This sucks, as I usually have open 50-60 tabs :) If there is a manual fix for this, please share it!
Happy FireFoxin :)

Download link: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0/

UPDATE!
Now Mozilla really screwed it while publishing their article at http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/preed/2006/10/the_antirelease.html that this is not the final release, blah blah blah. I still have the downloaded file and its exactly the same size as the official FF2 download. Funny that after this post many went screaming at digg.com with their headlines “Firefox is Not released!” and in the evening “Firefox 2 is now released (now for real)” and headlines like that. I already commented on this mozillazine post, but they didnt post my comment. I just explained that the download link explains everything: RELEASES / MOZILLA / PUBLIC / FIREFOX / 2. The folder creation date was 24oct. You can also read comments of disappointed users on the same post. Though I love Firefox, I dislike Firefox PR team, you just screwed up the big release of the best browser!

Adobe Flash and VoIP

Nice articel/interview about Adobe Flash VoIp capabilities. Sharing camera has been available since Flash MX, but now they are really planning to implement in perfect condition, which will enable social network sites like myspace.com add VoIP and online conferencing features that people just thrive to use while it is new to the world. This just proves once again that Flash will stay here longer and Microsoft can keep their Apollo products in their shelves..

Read the full article here: Adobe Flash goes VoIP

Google image labeler and related links

Today I noticed two new Google products at Google Labs – Image Labeler and Related Links.
Google Image Labeler is like a game. You are connected with somone other on the internet and have to give labels for images. You get scored when you and your partner have guessed the same labels. Fun and something Continue reading “Google image labeler and related links”