Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Googly stuff - searching for images

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The number one search term people used to find my website
is "ping pong" (for February 2006).

If you do an IMAGE search on "ping pong" (without quotes),
a photo I took is listed #5 (FIVE!!) in a list of 61,100 images.
If you do the same search but using the hyphenated version
of the term (ping-pong) then the photo comes up #3 (THREE!!!)
out of 123,000 images.
And, of course, that photo is linked to
my ping pong page on my website.
That's quite good, I feel, because it is even higher listed
than professional ping pong organizations, businesses, etc.

However, if you do a WEB search on ping pong,
my page is not even in the top 10 pages of results
of a total of more than 6 million links.

This shows me the power of the image search,
and the need to have images on your (any) website,
and to have the "title=" argument with a very descriptive term,
because that is what is indexed.

You could probably get lots more hits on your site
by adding photos of the stuff you sell,
with brand names, etc. in the title= field
of the " img =..." statement.

It also shows the power of using
different spellings of the same term!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Can You Spot a Fake Smile?

Can You Spot a Fake Smile?
check it out!

I got 15 out of 20 right.
How'd you do?



(current San Diego weather)

My friend Samm discovered this,
and didn't even tell me about it.
I had to check out her blog to learn about it!

So, click the graphic to see why I'm
hoping for really hot weather!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

New Fun House T-shirt

After 13 years, all of the original, official
Mikie's Fun House t-shirts are GONE!

The world needs a new one,
so here's the design for the back (above)
by Tom Voss at www.tomvossart.com

Below is the Fun House logo for
the front of the shirt (left breast):

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Friday, February 10, 2006

The Big Win - a new, true, short story

Read my new true, short story
The Big Win

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Got Yahoo 360?

Here's another quickie website builder
introduced by Yahoo.
Still in beta, it's not as slick at TagWorld
but it's another way to get links and traffic back
to the site you really want to promote.
The big resource here is Yahoo Groups integration,
and RSS feeds.

For a basic example of what can be done,
check out my Fast Mikie website on Yahoo360.

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Got TagWorld?

TagWorld is the slickest, easiest website builder,
even a geezer could do it.
What's so cool is the video capability on the home page
as well as Google Map locator, photos, and more.
Check out the quickie site I built at:
FastMikies Website on TagWorld

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Monday, February 06, 2006

Got Flickr?

Got Flickr?
Click on the logo above and
check out the neat-o service from Flickr.

Store and share your photos, and
make automatic slide shows, print photos,
and more, more, more...

For example, check out
My Slideshow
Notice you can make it go faster/slower
and click on any photo for more information.

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