Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Google Apps for you domain

Google now enables you to setup Email, Calendaring, IM as well as web page creation for your domain name. This means that you can setup Google accounts for each member of you organisation with your organisations domain name. This reduces a lot of the administration time spend administering user and email accounts and provides the organisation with an off site back of all company data. One thing though is that you are placing trust in Google with all of your information; however you can imagine the cost savings implementing such a solution for a non profit organisation, or school. Etc.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Dot TK

If you are looking for a free domain name then look no further than where you can get a free web address for your website. The .tk domains are for the island of Tokelau which has a population of 1500 people. The .tk domain has been around for a while however thought it might be interesting to not seeing as their site seems to have been overhauled.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Feed Station

Feed Station from allows you to download all of your Podcasts through a simple piece of software that works in conjunction with News Gator online. Simply create a New Gator account and subscribe to your favorite Podcasts with this account. Using the link under each of the news items called 'Add to Podcasts" add the downloads that you want to download via Feed Station to the Podcast folder. Download the free download called Feed Station (you will find a link to this on the home page of News Gator) and then once installed click the button to "Download the new items from Pod casts", and there you have it all of you Podcasts will download one by one to the directory of your choice.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Yoseek Search

If you want to perform a search on each of the following search engines, Google, Yahoo, MSN and Altavista, then YoSeek is a good way to search them all. By default it will search Altavista however after you have performed you initial search are presented with the option to search any of the other engines. One thing I have noticed is the index is a day or so behind but generally the same results will display the same results for each keyword typed in YoSeek as they would on the actual search engine.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

NOODP Meta Tag

It is no secret that Google and MSN use the Open Directory Project (ODP) to supplement their search results. Google and MSN use the description from ODP in their results too.
To prevent the description of ODP as a source add a new Meta tag to your web pages.

Click Here to get code

Note that after you add this Meta tag to your pages, it will take some time until a new description of your web page will appear in the search results of Google and MSN.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

NewsGator Online

I checked out NewsGator which is a web based RSS reader similar to Google reader. Found that the interface was nice and clean and quiet easy to use. It provides an OPML import feature so that you can import all of your feeds from any other reader. Once feeds were imported it worked very well if you like to view your feeds on a per feed basis or if you would like to view them all on the same page (it still splits the feeds into separate content areas though). If you use RSS then it’s worth a look.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Australian search engine submission

I have been doing some research into which of Australia’s search engines still offer free submission and here are the results of my findings. Note I have added a link to site submission pages where the search engine offers them;

Web Wombat
- AUD$40 (inc. gst) annual fee for 1 page
- AUD$65 (inc. gst) annual fee for up to 150 pages
Site Submit -

Yahoo 7 Australia
- Pay per click advertising
Site Submit -
- Free Search Submission to Yahoo network
Site Submit -

- powered by Yahoo search results
Site –

- Looks like have to have a business to be listed or sponsored links "BidSmart"
Site Submit -

Nine MSN
- Have a sponsored links site and also gathers listings from the MSNBot
Site –

Google Australia
- Have a sponsored links site and also gathers listings using Google bot.
Site –

- Free URL Submission
Site Submit -

OptusNet / Excite
- Once Excite now directs to OptusNet the search is powered by Yahoo.
Site -

- Offers a free listing - only lists Australian and New Zealand website domains (go Aussie Go..)
Site Submit -

- Does not provide a submission service (collect search data from other search engines and uses this to only list the most popular sites)
Site -

You Found Me
- Add your business for free here. Seems to only list businesses.
Site Submit -

Net Exposure
- Allow free listing for non commercial sites - $5 for business site listing + premium services.
Site Submit -

Friday, August 04, 2006

Open Source Parking

Open Source Parking is a website designed so that people with unused domain names can point their unused domains at the domain as an attempt to promote Open Source Software. If you have any unused domains you should point them.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Diigo bookmark manager

Diigo is a new online bookmark / annotation / stick note web service that provides the a similar service as however you are able to save sticky notes along side each of your bookmarks. With Diigo you can then keep annotations private or share them with the community, which is great for a debate on a particular bookmark. I found it that it is worth a look at however if you are simply looking for an online bookmark manager then is the smarter option.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Skype Toolbar for FireFox.

You can now download the Skype toolbar for FireFox. At first glance it looked like all it did was integrate the Skype client as a “sidebar” for FireFox however it goes one step further and actually highlights any phone numbers on a webpage with a Skype call link which allows you to add the contact as a Skype out no. and call direct with a single click. It even seems to be able to identify the origin of the no. and add the correct international calling code.

Skype also provide you with links to each countries phone listing so that you can search each countries phone books and call direct from your browser.