Google Image Search Adds Relative Dates, Freshness Reinforced

by trigatch4 on May 2nd, 2011 Comments Off

Google continues to make the freshness of content a key focus all areas of their search business and today we learn they’ve added relative dates to Google Image searches, showing how recently an image was uploaded to the web. Take for example this search for the Samsung Droid Charge, an Android Phone set to soon […]

Page Speed: Google Cares, So Should You

by trigatch4 on April 3rd, 2011 Comments Off

Quite awhile ago, Google announced that how quickly your pages load will have an impact – albeit small impact – on their ranking algo. As time goes on, I’m beginning to think they value page load speed more and more. I have a couple reasons: My sites are NOTORIOUS for loading slowly. According to Google […]

Digg Has Broken An Axle

by trigatch4 on September 2nd, 2010 Comments Off

I was trying to test Digg’s new RSS Feed to Accoung Digging feature and apparently the high traffic from B&E crashed Digg’s servers: Cute. And while it obviously wasn’t B&E that did the breaking, you have to wonder if it was Digg’s new RSS feed. As Digg incorporates sites like Reddit that pump out thousands […]

Placing Ads Between Posts On WordPress

by trigatch4 on May 29th, 2010 1 Comments

Most of my banner advertising has been set it and forget it, only changing what actual ads appear on my site and not where they appear. But recently I had an advertiser request placement on my homepage BETWEEN two posts. I was able to find a simple solution in wordpress to accomplish just this and […]

ShoeMoney System Full Of Shit?

by trigatch4 on January 27th, 2010 3 Comments

Everybody hates on ShoeMoney and have for years – successful/popular people are easy targets. I never had a problem with the guy… until now. While his ShoeMoney System is ridiculously expensive ($197 to start plus $197/month thereafter) and directed at total noobs, I’m not doubting it could be valuable for the right people. My problem? […]

EBay Changing Affiliate Program To PPC Based “Quality Click Pricing”

by trigatch4 on August 19th, 2009 1 Comments

A lot of folks followed my phpBay tutorial which utilizes the EBay affiliate program so I figured now would be a good time to break the silence on myblog: EBay has just sent out a letter to all affiliates outlining a sweeping change in the way they calculate earnings and payments of affiliates. Under the […]

Hot Products: Follow The Pattern

by trigatch4 on May 17th, 2009 Comments Off

As you probably know by now, I’m a HUGE advocate of keeping your eyes and ears to the street, using tidbits of information to direct your online ventures. So when I saw an article on Yahoo named “Hot in recession: Cheaper wine, chocolate, Spam” I knew I had to click. Instead of guessing where interest […]

Google Squared: Making Scraper Sites Easy

by trigatch4 on May 12th, 2009 Comments Off

I just saw this article on TechCrunch about a new Google service called “Google Squared” that puts results into databases based on customized columns that you decide. Watch the video, taking particular interest at about 3:30 in, and if you’re a scraping kinda guy/gal you’re probably getting a little hot and bothered: I’d like to […]

Digg Toolbar Launches

by trigatch4 on April 2nd, 2009 Comments Off

Thought some of you might like to know that the Digg Toolbar just launched: With an url shortening service included, it might help take digg into the next age of social media as it’s been getting a lot of hate lately, especially with Twitter kind of taking over all the hype. I’m not a huge […]

Top 5 Reasons I Hate Your Blog

by trigatch4 on April 2nd, 2009 5 Comments

I use Google Reader religiously. You should, too. If you’re looking for content to write than perhaps my system will help you depending on your web strategy. Personally, most of my “big” sites are information based sites with blogs and forum communities. How do I stay on top of the news? I make a folder […]