Internet Explorer 8 for Web Developers

I just discovered that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 has been added to Windows Update. I received an alert to install it this morning. I hope the launch of version 8 means the death of version 6. Usually, most people only use the latest 2 versions of Internet Explorer. When Internet… Read more…

3 Ways to Make Money From Twitter

1. Magpie

Magpie is an ad network for Twitter. They’ll post tweets to your Twitter account on a predefined ratio of  tweets to ads. You could select to post ads as often as 1 ad after you post 1 Tweet or as spaced out as 1 ad after 200 Tweets.… Read more…

Maverick Keyword Researcher Preview 3

I have completed the theme features previously mentioned in my previous post about the development progress of the Maverick Keyword Researcher.

I recently stumbled upon Alibaba’s top lists – Alibaba’s Latest Sourcing Trends and Alibaba’s Trade Trends. These 2 lists will be added to the Maverick Keyword… Read more…

Maverick Keyword Researcher Preview 2

It is taking longer than expected to complete my product. So far, most of the functionality has been completed. I need to add a few more features to complete this application:

An installer to install the application.
User management system to have a user account and a lost password reminder.

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Twitter API Background Image Updating Bug?

I am creating a PHP script to automatically change my Twitter account’s background image and profile image. So far, the code is working for the background image change but Twitter’s servers seem to be slow in recognizing the changes.

I have submitted a report to the Twitter API teamRead more…

Market Samurai Review

The Market Samurai keyword software has been hyped up a lot since it was closely promoted on the 30 Day Challenge site. It currently retails for $147 but you may get it at $97 or $127 some time after your trial. I did not purchase Market Samurai because I tried… Read more…

Keywords Analyzer Review

I am writing this short review of this old keyword research software as a series of keyword software reviews. Most of these keyword research software are crappy because they do not provide you with accurate statistics from Google or they do not give you all the data you want.

You… Read more…

Micro Niche Finder Review

Micro Niche Finder has been around since last year. It seems to be relatively popular but I do not find it very user-friendly and useful for me. The videos on the Micro Niche Finder web site are really great. They are so good that they give you the false… Read more…

More Ways to Retweet with Tweetdeck and via @

The guys at Twitip just posted a blog post on using the text “via @” instead of “RT” for Twitter retweets. Now that is something new for me!

Is that a better way to retweet? I don’t think so. Everyone is used to using “RT” at the moment and… Read more…

Let Others Retweet Your Tweets the Easy Way

Retweeting is when you copy someone else’s Twitter tweet and post it as your own. Usually, people add “RT”, “Retweet”, “Retweeting” or “Reading”. Blogging Bits has a great article on how, why and when to Retweet. My article will focus on how to allow other people to retweet your… Read more…

How to Customize the Google Friend Connect WordPress Plugin’s CSS & Make It XHTML Compliant

This is a follow up to my previous post on how to install the Google Friend Connect WordPress plugin. This plugin by Google is really rough on the edges and it requires some tweaks for people concerned with the XHTML code and CSS design.

Fixing the Google Friend ConnectRead more…

How to Sign Contracts Online with EchoSign without Faxing or Paper

EchoSign is a very popular electronic signature service. I have been using EchoSign to sign contracts between myself and my freelancers. I am using the free version, which allows me to sign 5 documents per month. According to a news report, 67.4% of Fortune 500 companies are using Read more…

How to Install the Google Friend Connect WordPress Plugin

I am still very new to this Google Friend Connect phenomenon. I decided to take a closer look at Google Friend Connect after reading Chris Lang’s post about the Google Friend Connect WordPress plugin. It seems like a new way to get traffic and promote user participation on… Read more…

7 Tools for Managing Your Twitter Followers and the People You Follow

1. Twitoria

Twitoria finds your friends that haven’t tweeted in a long time so that you can remove them. The problem with Twitoria is you cannot remove your friends from Twitoria. You need to login to Twitter, click on the Twitter user’s profile in Twitoria and remove them.

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Using Twitter for Competitions

NameCheap uses Twitter for competitions and I think it is a wonderful idea.

They will be giving away three domain names every hour on the hour for two weeks on Twitter.  The top two players to answer the most questions correctly as well as one player at… Read more…

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