Google Local Wireless

Looks like google has set up a wireless local search, according to WebProNews. This is simply awesome, I tried to do a similar thing with PDXbars Wireless ( ). Unfortunately, I don’t have the good search algorithm, and quite frankly, typing on wireless devices sucks. Perhaps with scripting an autofill feature for wireless browsers […]

Free Article Content

Keeping fresh content on your website is vital to both search engine optimization as well as keeping your visitors coming back. Sometimes, the creative juices just aren’t flowing, and sometimes you don’t have the extra cash to pay a writer. This is were free, republishable content comes into play. Though it might be tempting to […]

Web Design Templates

Depending on the goal of your website, using web design templates can be an affordable and efficient way to build up a professional website for your traffic projects. I’m not crazy about using them for professional site identity projects, but for creating a more generic content site, templates can suit you nicely. Some are rather […]

Above The Fold

I’ve been reading an interesting discussion on WebmasterWorld about how click-throughs significantly decrease when your links are “below the fold”. In my own experience, I’ve watched page views on my content oriented sites significantly increase when I placed my links on I use a horizontal, 4 column navigation bar at the very top of the […]

MSN Results – Beta Mix

I’m seeing mixed results from Some are based on the beta results from their new alogrithm, some are based on the old Inktomi/Fast/Whatever results. This post made on Jan.8th on the official MSNsearch Blog explains a little bit about what’s happening.. Many of my sites are doing well, ranking #1 for my most desired […]

XHTML vs. WML for Wireless Web Pages

I’ve been trying for weeks to program a wireless version of Portland Bars. I was originally trying to use WML (wireless markup language), and was met with constant frustration, endless server errors, and basically a bunch of crap that wasn’t gonna work. Then, for some reason, I created an XHTML strict test page. It worked […]

Commission Junction Datafeeds

I’ve been talking to my friend Greg from Web-Fu Design in Portland about finding ways to parse Commission Junction datafeeds and insert them into a mysql database. Basically, my goal is to create a complete product catalog from these feeds yet create a search engine friendly, spiderable catalog. I think using mysql, php, and mod_rewrite […]