How to remove self traffic from Google Analytics

How many times do you visit your product website in a day? 10 times a day 🙂 Yes, you are obsessed like me. But the problem is – I always get bugged by too many visits from my city. Wondered how many of these are actual visitors? Recently I was deploying Google Analytic tracking code to some of the page of QwikDial.com and found a deterministic way to exclude my own generated traffic. Solution: Google Analytics Web API has a feature to dynamically disable reporting of analytic data. For example, if you want a page to stop sending anymore analytics…

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Buzz Hack – Using Firefox

When everyone around me has buzz, why don’t me? After doing some research here is a simple hack. You do not need any invite. Just follow these instructions and you are in. Install User Agent Switcher addon in Firefox Restart Firefox Go to Options Menu > Default User Agent. Select iPhone 3.0 Log on to https://m.google.com/app/buzz and you are there… Happy Buzzing! Ack: http://twitter.com/azaaza/status/8877251932

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Brand Ka Band Bajao

Yah, you read it right. Brand ka band bajao. Look at following small scale Gola business running in Bombay*. They claim to be world’s cleanest Gola made from mineral water ice! Reach them at Fun Republic, Andheri. You may also like to visit their official website Go Gola.com or check out Go-gola at flickr. *Bombay is the old name for the city Mumbai, India.

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Proposal for WordPress Summer of Code

Requirements: Create a suite of plug-ins for event planning, tie it into WordPress MU/BuddyPress/bbPress, and create a community organizing platform for open source release. Using WordCamp.org as the test case, the resulting site would include functionality for registration, calendaring, additional roles/permissions, extended profiles, directories (vendors, participants, etc), discussion and messaging, coordination around things like carpooling and planning meetings, event media, etc. Source WordPress GSoC2009. This proposal generalizes it further. Project Proposal Social networks are a medium of easier communication, bounding and bringing people together. Any effort made to achieve this is highly appreciated by the community (of users). Event management…

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Beware of Orkut !!!

Following is a nice and real story by Mark Gosh. Must read for all Orkut users: How Google Fails for Net Safety. I have verified and this trick works!!! Once your account is hacked, even changing the password has no effect either. Few months back I have written a post about our online privacy. And this is an example of how worse it can happen to you. Your views are welcomed. Note: Recently one bug in Google Search caused all results to be flagged as malware. – ankit

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GTalk Hacks and Tweaks

Here are few hacks to use with Google Talk: Did you ever wish to run two instances for GTalk? This is possible and plain simple. Navigate to the shortcut that launches Google Talk (if not available, right click on C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe and select Create Shortcut). Open properties. Add /nomutex in the target textbox. To keep GoogleTalk always on top: Go to the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Talk\Options, create a new DWORD show_pin and set its value to 1. Restart GTalk and you will see a pin near the minimize button. To bring all GTalk windows in front press [Win] +…

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My Online Presence

Hi, I’m {PREF=”ID=cfd6bd57439bc4a9:TM=1205732323:LM=1205732323:S=tT1f1NaLxjumQJbv”}. I’m a regular Internet surfer. On an average I’m online for more than 8 hours a day and that makes me to think of a new phrase – ‘my online presence’, and somewhere it may hurt my privacy. In Web 2.0 big companies are competing to gain as much as information about Internet users that they can show targeted contents especially ads. The game players have already begun their game. They know about what web pages I visit, they know my friends, they know what I prefer to buy online, then know which newspaper I read frequently,…

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Foxit – PDF Reader

Q: How many times in a day you wait for Adobe Acrobat Reader to load? A: Almost 2-5 items a day, as I’m an avid Internet user. Let me list down where Acrobat Reader sucks: The Adobe Reader 8 installer a massive 20.8MB setup to download and time consuming setup. Version 5 was roughly fast whereas new versions are becoming more memory hungry and CPU intensive and version 7 is damn hungry. It takes almost 10-15 seconds to load! Frankly speaking, I hate their patents listed in splash screen. If a PDF file has high graphics it sucks further and…

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