Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Solution for media upload and distribution | "Looking to identify the best web based solution (Drupal or third party) that would allow a content creator to upload and distribute media (video, audio, photos, ...for starters) to external sites and services."

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Converting PDF to Flash for web page flipping (Dobrica Pavlinušić's Weblog / Blog): "This was easier than I thought it will be. Following examples on swftools site I found two great viewers, and if that is not enough, I found original author of viewer used at PdfMeNot (scroll down to find download link)." & Code4net - FDView (Flash Document Viewer): "a custom viewer for pdf2swf. It's main purpose is provide same capabilities as FlashPaper. That's present pdf documents inside a swf documents." & Swftools examples - Inkscape extension: "A little extension to save as Swf from Inkscape (tested on Linux with 0.44 version). It make a temporary Pdf file and convert it in swf format with the help of swftools."

Monday, February 16, 2009

Setting up Drupal RSS Feeds: "Signing up feed subscribers via email - You can also place an email signup box by the feed icon. To do so, browse to the 'publicize' tab in Feedburner, click on 'email subscriptions' and follow the instructions."

Saturday, February 14, 2009

link-tag to reduce duplicate content | "I just came across an article on about 'link' tags being used to minimize the problem of duplicate content." & Canonical URL links - Yoast - Tweaking Websites: "Matt Cutts has just announced a new tag at SMX West Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have just announced a new tag, which we can use to tell the search engines which URL it should have for the current page... Suppose you have read my Twitter Analytics post, and you've started tagging all the URL's you spread on Twitter with Google Analytics campaign variables... Working with Marek Sotak, we've also developed a module for Drupal that does this, by modifying the global redirect module. Grab it here. Note: this is not an official release of this module, we'll do that soon."

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ecommerce SEO guide: 30 + 1 top tips | Practical Ecommerce Web Marketing & Ecommerce SEO Series #1- Avoiding Duplicate Content | Total Web News: "One of the biggest problems with ecommerce optimization is that every site within an industry sells the same products. Many times, they’re using the same text to describe this product. Copy and paste from the manufacturer’s site is a quick way to get products added, but also a quick way to be spotted by a duplicate content filter. As those of us in the SEO industry know, duplicate content and high rankings don’t really go together. So how do you combat this problem?" & SEO Tips for E-commerce Websites - 25 eCommerce SEO Tips: "Use iframes for Duplicate Content: If you have repetitive content that must appear on every page, or your product descriptions are not unique, consider placing them inside an iframe with an invisible border. Users will not know that they data technically resides on another page search engines will not penalize you for duplicate content."
Using cURL to interact with Google data services - Google Data APIs - Google Code
Write to a Google Spreadsheet from a Python script & Google Spreadsheets APIs and Tools - Google Code: "How can I create a spreadsheet gadget or an iGoogle gadget which uses spreadsheets as the data source?"
FREE Version of Flash Page Flipping: "Free Version of Flash Page Flip has no advanced functions but it has some nice features like resizing and navigation. You can make and publish your own publications (Online Catalog, Digital Brochure, Flipping Book, Interactive Flyer, Virtual Magazine, Flip Album etc.) by writing JPEG or SWF formatted pages names on XML file in the Free Version. You don't have to know Flash software to make your flipping book."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Why BANS Niche Sites get Banned from Google | JTPRATT's Blogging Mistakes:
  • Remove auctions from your BANS home page: Fill your front end with content, content, content!
  • Prune your store navigation down to the most essential pages: This is especially true if your store pages are like 50-100, but your content pages are under 10!
  • Ditch Adsense: If you’re using Adsense on your BANS site - ditch it for now unless your BANS site is really content heavy. Some people have been getting emails from Adsense about potentially shutting their account down because they had really this BANS pages with Adsense on them
  • Strive for 50% content+ sitewide: This may be a VERY high mark to strive for (especially if your BANS site has dozens of store pages - but let’s face it…if you do this you won’t only be making google happy. That many content pages will get you GOOD organic traffic and increase the value of your site 10-fold anyway.
  • Have MORE on a domain than just BANS: What - did you think that you could setup 50+ keyword-laden domains and just slap BANS up there, and then the cash would start rolling in? Don’t be an IDIOT, put MORE on those domains than just BANS. Protect your niche - add a blog and integrate BANS into Wordpress - that way if BANS or eBay affiliations in general become taboo or no longer profitable, you still have a niche site with REAL content to promote 900 other ways!
Google Base RSS Feed | Ubercart: "This module create a very basic Google Base RSS feed that can be used to upload the products in your Ubercart store to Google Base via the bulk upload feature."

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Suture CSS or JavaScript Files to Reduce HTTP Requests | "check admin/settings/performance, section 'Bandwidth optimizations'"
InfoQ: Mocking Web Services: "Another approach to mocking of Web Services is usage of a newly released SOAPSimulator from Crosscheck Networks."

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Just Racing UK - Selling an Event with Drupal, Ubercart, Views, Dates and some glue | "very innovative combination of CCK + Ubercart for event management. I'm glad you were able to figure out the custom 'glue' module development."