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Googles Official Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide

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Google Webmaster Central Blog published a free downloadable SEO starter Guide. A great resource to check out.

Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide covers around a dozen common areas that webmasters might consider optimizing. We felt that these areas (like improving title and description meta tags, URL structure, site navigation, content creation, anchor text, and more) would apply to webmasters of all experience levels and sites of all sizes and types. Throughout the guide, we also worked in many illustrations, pitfalls to avoid, and links to other resources that help expand our explanation of the topics. We plan on updating the guide at regular intervals with new optimization suggestions and to keep the technical advice current.

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November 13th, 2008 at 5:34 am

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Make a iPhone freindly version of your blog in 3 minutes

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Jon Wheatley developed an awesome little online tool Intersquash which lets you convert any blog (or a site supporting RSS) into an iPhone friendly site within 2 minutes. The app even gives you the redirection code you can paste in your web page header which will redirect a visitor using iPhone to surf your blog to the iPhone friendly version. Neat!

it’s a simple 4 step process: enter the RSS feed of your site, enter the site name, upload a home screen icon and place the code provided between the header tags of your website.

A video demo of Intersquash

Via : Mashable

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November 10th, 2008 at 6:19 am

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Skitch : the best screen capture and share tool (mac only and FREE)

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I use Mac, PC and Ubuntu simultaneously. Most of my ‘tools’ are web based, so the transitions are not a big headache. But sometimes, I wish – there was a mac version of ‘App A’ or Windows version of ‘App B’. Skitch is one of those software. If you are a mac user, you should download it immediately. It’s the best software which allows you to grab a screenshot, annotate, edit intuitively and share over web with one click! It’s just awesome – give it a try!

If you are a blogger, definitely you are going to love it more.

Here goes a screencast on how it works

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September 22nd, 2008 at 5:16 am

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Evernote: The best note taking tool so far

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I blogged about Google Notes and Zotero before, and I liked both of them. But, if you really need a note taking tool which can pan across web-desktop- mobile; which comes with a very usable desktop (PC / Mac) version as well as web based version – you need Evernote.

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from anywhere.

On the web. On your desktop. On your phone.
Everything you put into Evernote is always synchronized across all of your devices. That way, all your memories are available to you wherever you are.

It comes with a powerful Web Clipper, a Desktop Clipper, a great Desktop tool with a nifty editor. It synchronize with the web based note automagically! Desktop Evernote indexes itself – makes searching really easy. Also I was most impressed by the fact – it stopped indexing when my laptop was running in battery (small things matter)! Tagging is easy. Display of the web clips, specially images are good (one up against Google Notes).

Top of that a screen capture tool comes along Evernote desktop, which is very handy to quick snap any app and paste it in your note.

The browser clipper and the web version is very usable, specially the thumbnail display of the notes. Sharing the notes via email or publishing is neat too!

Yet to try out the mobile options, but already I am impressed!

Here goes an overview video of Evernote:

 

BTW : Evernote is still in private beta. But I have few invitations left. if you want one – drop a comment here.

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April 29th, 2008 at 3:40 am

Podcast in Plain English

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Latest installment from Lee Leefever.

View Licensed Version in The Common Craft Store

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April 22nd, 2008 at 7:02 am