Once again, it’s time for vSphere-Land.com’s “Top vBlog” voting. And once again Feedbin and Twitter are full of hundreds of bloggers lamely begging for me to vote for them. And once again, I didn’t base my votes on their begs or my own hunches. Follow along as I explain how I actually voted and why I think you should use the same mechanism. And no, I’m not going to say who I voted for!
It isn’t easy automatically and correctly to grab statistics from many sites, but both YouTube and Vimeo expose this data. The challenge is in correctly parsing and formatting this data for use. Here’s how I do it, and I hope that this helps you with your video statistics collection!
Google Spreadsheet sure isn’t as responsive for a power user like me, but I love the ability to share information with others and cooperatively edit a workbook. It’s become our main tool for planning the Gestalt IT Tech Field Day events. I was thrilled to discover that Google’s spreadsheet supports the importXML tag, which allows it to automatically gather information from other web sites. Let’s take a look at how it works!