Archive for the 'AJAX' Category

CPM and Ajax (a.k.a New Metrics)

on Sunday, January 27th, 2008

I was trying not to write about facebook but it came to a point that it’s a good example for my post.

Classic web advertising for banners (in some cases text links) are still paid by impressions. Like the banners on the left column of Facebook pages, everytime user changes a page, an ad is shown, and the advertiser is charged per 1000 impressions. Everybody knows that there is nothing interesting with this.

Facebook, some weeks ago has changed their photo gallery to an ajax photo gallery.
Everytime you see a photo and start browsing to the other photos, without refreshing the page, an Ajax call was done and new photo was shown on the very same page. There was no refresh, therefore the rest of the page -as well as the banner on the left- were not changed.

Facebook recently switched back to their old way. One photo is 1 page view again. I wondered why? It was really obvious. They’ve lost major page views with just this change. On the old system, people were rapidly viewing photos spending (in most cases) no more than 15 seconds per photo. For an album of 20 photos, it was an easily generated 20 page views for them. New system, slowed down the page views but now the users were spending more time on the same page with the same banner. Still with the old metric, 1 page view for 20 photos.
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Find Articles

on Thursday, November 9th, 2006

I’d like to announce my new website that I’m building right now.
This site is about articles, it crawls all known article directories, article publishing sites and gethers articles from them.
It has a really extensive categorical index. currently I have about 1000 articles but the number is growing daily.
I used Php / Mysql / Apache to build up the site. I’m planning to add some ajax toys by the time.
You can also submit articles too.

Visit me and tell me what you think thanks…

PSP Browser

on Friday, August 26th, 2005

The update 2.0 for PSP is out so the internet browser…

here is the headers for PSP browser…
no gzip or other encoding it seems…

A huge warning : If you want to be PSP friendly website. Don’t use upper case letters in the URL.

Update: One of the biggest questions: No it doesn’t support AJAX
and CSS is a bit problematic for the div having absolute positioning in relative divs…

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Google Maps Pedometer

on Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

A great application using Google Map APIs

Google Maps API

on Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Google Maps API is released

from Google Blog : and

Microsoft for AJAX?

on Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Not to be left out of any development trends, Microsoft is working to simplify the job of building so-called AJAX applications, or Web applications with sophisticated graphics.

The company is building software, code-named Atlas, that provides developers with tools designed to ease creation of AJAX-style applications. An early version of the software will be made available to developers at the company’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles in September.