SORRY THIS NO LONGER WORKS. Import.io REMOVED THEIR FREE PLAN AND I JUST COULDN’T PAY TO KEEP THIS RUNNING.
Hi guys, it’s been a while. I have been busy with my studies. I will try my best to continue updating the blog regularly (i.e at least 2-3 posts a week) but please don’t hold me to it.
Whenever I have to accomplish something these days (in terms of programming that is), the language that I turn to at first is Google Script. I have gotten so used to it, and its interface that I prefer it over any other language, or services. The added bonus of using it is that you can run the script regularly by setting up a timer. No need to meddle with cronjobs and what-not on your server.
I had worked on this a few weeks back, and without any prior knowledge of using GmailApp call on Google Spreadsheet, I had to struggle for a while to get it working. The code to do this is fairly simple and can be understood by just about anyone. The problem I was trying to solve was also fairly simple. First, some background : there’s a new task initiated by my college, although as ridiculous as it might sound to you, a student (based on the order of the roll number) has to send an email blast each day to other students. The email blast should contain a word, it’s meaning, example of its usage etc. There’s a certain format that needs to be followed, and what I wanted to do was grab just the words within the email and store them so that at some point, I’d have a database full of every words that have ever been sent. (Not really my idea, though.)
You can make use of YouTube API to grab details of YouTube videos. Although, more complex script requires you to setup authentication using OAuth, it is not required for simple tasks, such as collecting views of few videos.
Google Adsense is what we and most of the webmasters as well as bloggers use as a main source of income of their blog. As its the main source, its necessary to keep track of your earnings regularly, to know that nothing bad is taking place. One of those bad things that Adsense publishers face a lot is click bombing. It is when the ads on your site are clicked repeatedly by some human or some bot, meaning there is no genuine interest on the user’s side and therefore, every click generated is artificial. Artificial clicks do not help an advertiser at all.
Are you tired of checking your Analytics data everyday? I am.
Keeping track of your analytics data is necessary in order to understand your audience’s habit, effect of google algorithm update (if any), and lots of other miscellaneous stuff. A thorough investigation is required to understand these data and most of us might not want to go through each and every details all the time. As a matter of fact, I check only four data everyday : Page Views, Visits, Visitors and bounce rate.
Because of Facebook, there’s no need for people to memorise their friends’ birthdays anymore. It keeps note of all the birthdays and sends you a reminder whenever someone on your friend list has his/her birthday coming up. But, as helpful as that might be, an e-mail reminder or a facebook notification might not be the only way you want to be made aware of your pals’ birthday. So, here I am suggesting you a way to receive SMS reminders of the birthday based on Facebook’s Birthday record. You will be able to receive SMS reminder of your friends birthday for free.