Monday, October 29, 2007

A New Google Dance - Well... At Least a PageRank Update

It has been some time since we have seen a major update at Google for their Search Results. This still is not a major update, but there is a PageRank update. My observations so far:
Many sites endded up with lower PR
PR from low sites dragged down high PR sites
Blog linking took PR from their Main sites and lowered their Main sites
5 may not be average anymore, it may have shifted downwards

What does this mean? It is a little early to tell if this had an effect on traffic. My gut would be in the case of the site with external Blogs, that Blog traffic will increase and site traffic will decrease.

This also means that lots of links are meaningless (or harmful) for PageRank unless they are from high PR sites. The value of "volume of links" with keywords vs "quality of links" with keywords is going to be very interesting to watch.

Friday, October 26, 2007

What is 1080P?

This resource article was passed on by a friend on mine. He is rigorously researching his new Plasma TV purchase. This is an amazing and very informative article on 1080P.

On another note I have been researching HD DVD Players. I went the HD route 3 years ago. At the time HDMI was not an option on Stereo Receivers that were less than $1500. It seems that HD DVD only (at least mostly) sends the HD signal over HDMI. My entire setup is through component cables. It looks like if I go the HD DVD route, I am going to have to send the video directly to the TV and not through the receiver (the right way to do it). Oh well... After researching the "HD Up Conversion Through HDMI", I found that there is some antiquated copyright rules that do not allow HD output from DVDs through component cables. That is just downright silly!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tony Soprano Lives! - Confirmed

Months after the hottest debated ending in history (I will put Planet of the Apes remake and the TV series Dallas up there), David Chase has come out and publicly explained that Tony Soprano did not die at the end of the series, nor was there any hidden meaning in the ending.

The world debated onion rings, the song playing (Don't stop believing), and a members only jacket. In the end it was just the show the died, no different that it began -- from darkness.

Read more about it here:

Tony Lives! (At least until the third movie)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Halloween Traffic is Here!

Shari from Annie's Costumes sent me this link she found in Digg.

It is amazingly funny. I am a moderate Star Wars nut. There is a very early picture of me in a Storm Trooper costume. I also made Baby Joey dress up like Yoda last year. My Wife is taking control of this year's costume.

Anyways, enjoy the link above and spend some time looking around Digg. It can be an amazing source of traffic if you've got the right content.