The BarFly Directory

I created a simple BarFly style directory of all bars across the US. It is far simpler than BarFly, as in it allows users to write reviews, but little else. It is more an excercise of seeing what will be indexed and what won’t, seeing as there is very little in the way of content […]

AOL Dropping Google and Switching to MSN

AOL Time Warner is dropping Google’s search and advertising services, according to this article The Journal said that, under negotiations between Time Warner and Microsoft, AOL would drop Google as its main Internet search provider and switch to Microsoft’s MSN service This will mean a major directional shift for many web publishers. AOL users are […]

Cashing in off things that suck

Seems people really like to search for “__________ sucks”. A few weeks ago, I posted an article written by a contributor entitle “Why Hipsters Suck“. I’m curious to see what kind of hipster and anti hipster traffic such an article might bring, and what kind of goods they could be sold on.

Importing Old LiveJournal Posts

I was screwing around today looking at ways I could bring in old posts I made on my livejournal account, and came across this great utility that exported xml files that I could then use with WordPress. I wasn’t to hip to the livejournal thing, but it was a great way to stay in touch […]

MSN Search Update

What a wild weekend. Most of my sites enjoy some very good rankings in MSN search, and I recieve good traffic from it. However, it looks like they were doing some algo tweaks over the weekend. I was nowhere to be found in the SERPs, while previously unlisted sites were appearing at the top. I […]

The Big 3 Serps Combined

I got tired of installing toolbars, or flipping between Firefox tabs to check positioning in the search engine results pages, so I made myself a little tool that I could see my positioning in Google, Yahoo, and MSN. It uses frames, which kind of sucks since you end up with side scroll, but it definitely […]