Feel like a rock star? Some days, we do!
We just finished our latest project, Rock Star Merchandise (RockStarMerchandise.com). Whether you are looking for concert t-shirts, official merchandise, rocker gear, artist memorabilia, original clothing, posters, or music, you can find it all here.
This site was built using Adobe Dreamweaver for design and dynamic data connections and display. The back-end utilizes basic Active Server Pages (ASP) and MySQL. It includes dynamic page titles, descriptions, and keywords. It also incorporates analytics and tracking for data analysis.
In: All Topics, Data, Stores, Technology, Websites · Tagged with: clothing, gear, memorabilia, merchandise, music, posters
What I’m about to say is no surprise to many – Google, right now, is the most important internet service company for your online (and offline) business. If you don’t know that by now, and you have a business, then you’re in some serious trouble.
Google’s main service is their search engine, a searchable catalog of all the content on the internet, which ranks the importance of that content based on relevance. That means, if you have a website, or offline business, that is considered by Google, through the use of their sophisticated proprietary mathematical algorithms, to be relevant for a search on a specific keyword or phrase, your website link or offline business information will show-up at the top of the search results. Since most people use Google to search for things on the internet, you can imagine how important Google’s search service is to the findability of your business.
Of course, there are other search engines out there, for example Yahoo! or Bing. However, Google garners more users on its search engine service than all other search engines combined. So, if you’re out to make a name for yourself and/or your business, it behooves you have to know how Google works and what Google likes to make it happy.
I just finished reading a great book (“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Growing Your Business with Google“) by Dave Taylor, a tech guru who runs a popular tech website. I found this book to be very insightful and thorough on all things Google. If you want to know all the ins and outs of Google, including how to build a web business that will get you ranked high on Google (no, the book doesn’t promise guaranteed first page ranking, and neither do I) then this is a definite must read. Get yourself a copy here. You can thank me later.
In: All Topics, Stores, Websites · Tagged with: grow your business, improve Google ranking, ranking high on Google, using Google, working with Google
If you’re looking for an alternative to the Microsoft Windows Operating System (Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7), look no further. It’s name is Ubuntu. It may have a funny name, but it means serious business when put to use. It is fast, slick, stable and priced just right: it’s free! That’s right, Ubuntu is a full-blown, open-source operating system that anyone can download and install at no cost. In fact, I’m using it right now on my Acer Aspire One netbook to write this blog post. After I used my regular laptop to download the Ubuntu Desktop source file, I burned it onto a USB flash drive
following their simple instructions. Then I simply plugged in the USB drive to my Acer netbook and turned it on. Presto, an Ubuntu screen shows up asking you if you simply want to try the OS from the USB drive or install it. After I made a clean install, which took no more than 5 minutes, I was up and running. Ubuntu has all the applications I will likely need on my Acer netbook. I can now go to Starbucks, where I happen to be right now, and browse the net, check email, do research, write blog posts, listen to music, just about everything I could have done with Windows XP or Windows 7, but all for free. In addition, they offer a cloud service called Ubuntu One, where you can sync your files onto the net so you can accessthem anywhere, anytime, Again, this is free for up to 2GB of disk space. Wow, Christmas came early for me this year!
To learn more about Ubuntu (currently version 10.10), please visit http://www.ubuntu.com/
To download Ubuntu for Desktop or Laptop, please visit http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop
To download Ubuntu for Netbooks (a light version), please visit http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook