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Google AJAX APIs

Google AJAX API is a huge emerging technology that a lot of mainstream bloggers know about but don’t put forth the effort and time to learn about. As I am a very successful programmer and web developer and bring a lot of business to the table for many clients I work with, utilizing Google AJAX API is one of the most asked for services I provide on a professional level. A good example of this is my work with Garry Conn. He had the ideas but needed help with the implementations. The API was a perfect fit for some of Garry’s blogs and fit his need. Once I educate my clients about Google and their amazing technology, I have clients practically drooling and want in on a piece of the pie.

What Is Google AJAX API?

As a web developer, you may be asking this question. More so, you may be asking “How can using Google API provide a better professional service to my clients?” or, “How can my clients expand and grow their business within their niche market using Google API?”. The key thing to know and understand is the fact that the Internet itself and the people who use the Internet are constantly growing and expanding and demanding more and more. The Internet has shifted from an era of having flat files and HTML code into a super information galaxy that uses advanced technology coupled with excellent static or machine readable content. Google API is here to present masses of information in a robust way. Here is an example:

This morning I started playing with the Google AJAX API again. One idea I have had floating around in my head was to mash it up so that I could get search results for Blogs, Webs, News, Images and Videos on a single page with a Map to a location. This really wasn’t hard and was possible with a small amount of modifications to other search pages I had created. Here is the result. The page will take any location you pass to it and create a dynamic page of results. Just separate the words with a dash “-” and complete the URL with a forward slash “/”.



It’s hard to believe I have been involved with the Google AJAX APIs since June of 2006. The programs have come a long way since then. In September of 2006 I came up with the idea for the Google Video Bar and Mark Lucovsky and team whipped it up into a functional part of the system. In March of 2007 I came up with the Blog Bar idea and the team again made it a reality. This type of response from Google as been a real surprise, but I think that is what sets their work apart from so many others.

Images added to Google AJAX Search API

This morning the Google team led by Mark Lucovsky released Google images to the AJAX Search API. With one line of code I was able to adjust my search page to now include the images.

This morning, we are announcing Image Search in the API. Image Search is just as easy to use as all of our other searchers. For those of you using our basic search control, it’s as simple as this…

Source : AJAX Search API Blog

The has been a top request since the launch of the API last year. Glad to see Google is still listening to their user base!

Click here to see an example.

Google BlogBar

I have installed a Google BlogBar at the top of the page.

I set this BlogBar up using the BlogBar Wizard and did not modify any of the code. For now I used “CyberCoder” as the only keyword. It will rotate through the most relevant blog posts it finds in Google Blogsearch.

The Google AJAX Search API Team (led by Mark Lucovsky) has done an excellent job with this software since starting it up back in May 2006.

If you have not tried any of the software in this API, you should. It’s easy to install and can add some very nice features to any site.

And yes, I admit, I am a little biased since I have been given credit from Google on the idea for the BlogBar (and VideoBar) .