Dan Mackey On ColdFusion Development

ColdFusion, Java, .NET, AJAX, DHTML development and general programming. Daniel is owner and Administrator of CFTagStore.com and works for an Application Development Company in Ireland called Digital Crew. His interests cover all areas of programming in multiple languages with a particular interest in Internet Technologies.

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2006-08-25 18:07:00.0

Impressed By Google AdSense

My ColdFusion blog is slowly gaining a bit of traction and I should really post more than I have been but as its in a number of Aggregators I try and keep the content CF related. I recently seperated my Blog into 2 sections, the main ColdFusion and programming blog and http://personal.cfdan.com for anything else.

As my main blog is ColdFusion focused and I have a big interest in Google as a company, I decided I would place a few AdSense adverts on the top of the site to see how they would get on and to see what all the talk was about people making decent money from their blogs. I am currently re-reading The Google Story and in particular the section about their advertising network so I reckoned I might aswell test it out.

My blog currently has about 80 people per day visiting and I am not sure what the total RSS subscriber amount is so by no means is it a very busy site. Still though, the site has earned a whopping $X.XX (Removed to abide by Google TOS) from the adverts. This is from 14,400 impressions and 7 (yes seven!) clicks!!

I am now beginning to see how an extremely busy site can start to generate good money. I have seen some fairly cunning tricks people use to integrate the adverts into their site to entice people to click.

My favourite is Diggs implementation of the adverts. The Ads By Google link is next to the ads but out of direct eye view. Clever....

EDITED 26/08/2006:
It turns out I cant disclose the earnings according to the Google TOS so had to remove it :-(

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2006-06-06 10:59:00.0

New Google Labs Project - Google Spreadsheets

Just found this:

http://www.google.com/googlespreadsheets/tour1.html

Create basic spreadsheets from scratch.
You can start from scratch and do all the basics, including changing the number format, sorting by columns, and adding formulas.

Upload your spreadsheet files.
Upload spreadsheets or worksheets from CSV or XLS format - all your formulas and formatting will come across intact.

Familiar desktop feel makes editing a breeze.
Just click the toolbar buttons to bold, underline, change the font, change the cell background color and more.

Looks like an interesting app and another example of Google gnawing away at Microsoft Office. Interesting though that it allows multiple people to work on a spreadsheet at the same time.

The beta is closed so you have to sign up to access it and go on a FCFS basis.

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2006-05-17 21:04:00.0

Google Web Toolkit Released....

Google have released their Widget Library to help developers make Web 2.0 applications faster and easier.

The toolkit is the standard Google kit used to make GMail, Google Groups etc

Plenty of online demos. First impression is that they look very basic but as you play with them and start thinking how you would do it, you begin to realise the power of them.

http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/

May look into this toolkit for an upcoming Web 2.0 app Peter and myself are planning...

The fact that they are cross-browser with no loss of functionality is the best bit. They also have a nice tool that allows you to write your AJAX apps in Java and they have a tool that runs through and converts your code to cross-browser compatible DHTML.

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