Google has long driven the bulk of visitors to my flagship website, BigBlueBall.com. Recently, one of my moderators noticed BigBlueBall falling in rank on Google search results. Nothing alarming, but curious nonetheless. I did some digging around and found some interesting information. First, I did a little keyword analysis and found BigBlueBall had dropped out […]
Archives for December 2005
Yes, I promised invitations, but I’m still waiting for Microsoft to give me any invitations to distribute. This is a bit of a problem, because Windows Live Messenger and MSN Messenger cannot coexist on the same computer. If you share a computer with other people who also use Messenger, they also need to be a […]
Back in October I wrote about the interesting prediction market game sponsored by Yahoo Research and O’Reilly Publishing. Now I’ve found another prediction market that lets you buy and sell virtual shares of any website. The share value is based on movement in Alexa ranking. Check out Alexadex, and go buy some shares of BigBlueBall.com… […]
Yahoo! is seriously underrated. While Google steals the media thunder, Yahoo keeps plugging away, making really smart acquisitions along the way. Earlier this year Yahoo acquired my favorite photo-sharing site, Flickr. They acquired the smart Upcoming.org. And now Yahoo has acquired del.icio.us I’ve been a big fan of Flickr since they launched, but only recently […]
I can remember lying on my back on a grassy Indiana hill, interpreting the clouds as they drifted by. Did that cumulus formation resemble a white elephant or a red herring? It didn’t matter. It was an exercise for my imagination. I still like clouds of all kinds, including the decidedly Web 2.0 creation: the […]
I’ve messed around with a few of the mapping options, including ClustrMaps and Frappr, but recently ran across a really nice little Google Maps mashup called Gvisit. This free service automatically plots your website visitors using Google Maps. You can get an RSS feed showing recent visitors. Good stuff.
Apparently there has been some confusion caused by image cacheing. The Kubrick style that the blog has been modeling for a couple days uses an image of the famed director Stanley Kubrick, looking rather disturbed. I had swapped that out with one of my own, but in my laziness left the filename the same. Some […]