Sunday, December 28, 2008

Eric's Homepage- Applications I Use - nice balance of commercial and open source tools. Very similar superset of what I use nowadays

Thursday, December 25, 2008

The 50 Best Business Blogs of 2008 | Business Pundit: "Some blogs truly define today’s business voice. These blogs represent a healthy mixture of independent and mainstream voices, prominent academics and small business owners with equally strong opinions. We compiled a completely biased sampling of our 50 favorite blogs, sorted by category..."

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Review: Google Reader: "A different view on Google Reader - Power user Gina Trapani, editor of Lifehacker, decided to switch from Bloglines to Google Reader: Every day I trawl through almost 250 web site feeds..."

Monday, December 22, 2008

Google Ad Manager Rolls Out New Features: "Google Ad Manager is a hosted ad management solution that can be used by Google Adwords advertisers for selling, scheduling, delivering and measuring their direct-sold and network-based ad inventory."

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Mapping News by Mapperz: "Finally after many months of asking Google Map API Team have released the Google Reverse Geocoder. There is also a HTTP Server Reverse Geocoder - it works like this send request:,-122&key=asdad" & Services - Google Maps API - Google Code - Geocoding via HTTP: "You may also access the Maps API geocoder directly using server-side scripting. This method is not recommended over using the client-side geocoder; however, it is useful for debugging purposes or for cases where a JavaScript GClientGeocoder object is not available."
Carbon Five Community: Google Talking with JRuby and Smack

Friday, December 12, 2008

Submitting to Social Media Sites for Successful Link Bait: "In his recent post at SEOmoz, Tom mentioned submitting to (niche) social media sites as an important step of any link bait (once you get past your link bait roadblock)..."

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Future of Form Building in Drupal (it's here!) | Lullabot: "an AJAX, Drag and Drop interface for constructing forms in Drupal"
MediaRSS and PicLens | Drupalcon Szeged 2008: "Media RSS (MRSS) is an RSS module used for syndicating multimedia files (audio, video, image) in RSS feeds. It was designed in 2004 by Yahoo! and the Media RSS community, and adds several enhancements to RSS enclosures. PicLens is Browser extension which reads in such an rss feed and provides your visitors with an immersive slideshow experience for rich media on your website. If you don't have the plugin installed, PicLens Lite can be enabled to use a flex application. It makes browsing images on the web SuperSexy and now your site can also profit from this technology."
Silo Structured Ecommerce Solution | Linking Structure | Drupal For SEO: "If you want to install Drupal and Ubercart at the same time, you can use the UberInstaller which will install all Drupal files and Ubercart modules, run the installer script and set up the first account." & Introducing Ubercart | Drupalcon Szeged 2008: video and resources: "

* Ubercart project page -
* Community site/support forums -
* Documentation -
* Live sites directory -
* Livetest (front end demo) -
* Admin demo -
* Development roadmap -"

Drupal for Museums | Drupalcon Szeged 2008 video presentation & links to: "Indianapolis Museum of Art:, IMA Showcase:, Art Institute of Chicago Collections:, AIC Showcase:"
Be Web Aware - Online Predators: "The United States is ahead of Canada in protecting children's privacy on the Internet. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires commercial Web sites to provide clear notice of their information-gathering practices, and to obtain parental consent when asking for personal information from children under the age of 13." & COPPA drupal module & A Blueprint For a Site For Young Readers | FunnyMonkey - Click. Connect. Learn: "Here's how I'd go about building that site using Drupal: Organic Groups, Views, CCK, Bio, Voting API, FiveStar, Buddylist, Buddtlist2, Friend, Notice, User Relationships, Coherent Access, Content Recommendation Engine, Similar Entries, Similar by Terms, Memetracker"
Duplicate Content | "there is no penalty for having duplicate content on your own site, see Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Demystifying the "duplicate content penalty" ("Note that while scraping content from others is discouraged, having others scrape you is a different story; check out this post - Duplicate content due to scrapers if you're worried about being scraped")... For Drupal-specific advice in this area, I found Jeff Eaton's write-up at: a terrific resource."
Instant Syndicating Standards | ISS: "a set of open standards that enable people to discover and syndicate information within their social network" (via Surviving Information Overload: FeedAPI Mail Watches Your Mailing Lists | Development Seed)
SEO Checklist | - Module provides a checklist that helps you keep track of what needs to be done
Tiny Changes Mean Huge Results - Anthony Robbins video
Google HelpWebmasters/Site owners HelpMy site and Google : Spam and other problems > Paid links - Webmaster Help Center & Google-friendly sitesAffiliate programs - Webmaster Help Center ... Webmaster Guidelines - Webmaster Help Center: "Offer a site map to your users with links that point to the important parts of your site. If the site map is larger than 100 or so links, you may want to break the site map into separate pages... Keep the links on a given page to a reasonable number (fewer than 100)." & Cloaking, sneaky Javascript redirects, and doorway pages - Webmaster Help Center & Webmaster Tools on YouTube

Saturday, December 06, 2008

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend | "users don't need to remember email addresses since the widget shows the contact lists from the respective email/social networks. SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend widget for Drupal makes it a lot more powerful than other tools which just show a basic form to type email addresses"
Drupal in Education and E-Learning Now Available | FunnyMonkey - Click. Connect. Learn & screencast: Using Drupal as a Portfolio Platform
Customize Drupal's 'read more' teaser link placement on Drupal 4.7, Drupal 5, and Drupal 6 | Exodus Development
Drupal Therapy: Learn How To Pull Video into Drupal | Development Seed
Micro-Targeting Ads on Facebook for Cheap | Development Seed
Improving SMS Double Opt-In Process with SMS Framework | Development Seed: "The module allows your Drupal site to store mobile information for users that can then be used by other modules... The user is prompted for a carrier in this case because the site is set up to use the E-mail gateway module. Drupal needs to know the carrier in order to send the message to that network's gateway." | User's Guide - Sync Options

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

16 Essential PC Applications for Bloggers - Contains really comprehensive list of tools!
ChangeThis :: Trust Economies: Investigation into the New ROI of the Web: "If You Build It, They Won't Come What happened to the early days?... in the Trust Economy, communities are king, and ROI stands for Return on Influence."
10 Easy Steps for Twitter Beginners
Social Media Spam - How to Protect Yourself | Caroline Middlebrook: "Promoting Yourself Without Spamming"

Monday, December 01, 2008