Sunday, December 26, 2004

Yahoo! Search

New service offered up from Yahoo that allows you to search for videos online. If you're a content publisher feel free to submit your own videos for inclusion.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Yahoo Plans Desktop Search "Yahoo will release a desktop search tool in early 2005, joining other search engines looking to catalog a variety of information beyond Web pages, the company said Friday. "......full story..

Thursday, December 02, 2004

MSN Launches Blogging Service

MSN Spaces MSN has launched its own Blogging Service called "MSN Spaces". The service is tightly integrated with Hotmail and right now is in Beta. Sign up now and Blog from your mobile phone all free.

Monday, November 22, 2004

MSN Search URL Submission

MSN Submission If your site is not listed over at MSN Search now that they've revamped their search engine you can submit it yourself at

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Merlesworld Toolbar - Download Now

merlesworld Toolbar - Download I found this really cool site called "Effective Brand" that allows you to build your very own toolbar for your website visitors to download. In only 4 steps I had built something really nice. Even includes an RSS Link. Get your Merle's World Toolbar now before they're all gone. Impress your friends, influence people.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Pop-In Builder

Pop-In Builder Bookmark this excellent online pop in window builder. Customize the size the colors, borders and copy and paste some code and you're all set. You're going to thank me for this one.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

New MSN Search Beta Gets Local, Personalized

MSN Search Beta Gets Local, Personalized: "Microsoft is expected today to take the wraps off the beta of its new search engine, which incorporates natural language, local and personalized search features." Check out all of the new features over at

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Key Internet Domain Up for Grabs -

Who Will Run .Net?: "Regarded by most ordinary Internet users as '.com's' less-attractive cousin, '.net' is nevertheless the world's fourth-largest Internet domain and a key conduit for massive amounts of Internet traffic. This month, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the group that oversees the Internet's global addressing system, will begin deciding what company will run it. " the full story over t Biz Report....

Friday, October 15, 2004

Google Desktop Search Launched

Google If you're like me you have a trillion files on your computer and it's not always easy to find what you need. As if Google has read your mind they've created Google Desktop Search. I downloaded it yesterday and it looks like it'll come in handy. It even scans your email for related topics to what you're looking for. Read the story at Search Engine Watch....

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Kanoodle Launches BrightAds

Kanoodle Kanoodle has launched it's new service called "BrightAds" which is it's version of contextual advertising. If you've been rejected by Google Adsense or you've been looking for other context ad programs to generate income from your websites, this might be for you. You'll have to go to this page and sign up then wait 3 days to see if you are approved or not for their program.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Adding drop caps effects to your paragraphs using CSS

CSS If you've been wondering how some website have a fancy drop cap applied to the first letter of a paragraph I'm about to let you in on their secret. It can be done with a little CSS but be aware it only works in IE 5.5 and higher. Check out the full tutorial...

Monday, October 04, 2004

Yahoo! Local - Find businesses and services near you.

Yahoo! Local . Yahoo Launched it's new Local Search and it looks pretty impressive. Check it out....

Thursday, September 30, 2004

RSS Digest : Add RSS Feeds to Any WebSite Easily!

RSS Digest : Show RSS (or Atom!) on any Web page with no coding or software installation needed: "Place items and headlines from any RSS or Atom enabled site (or onto your site, no programming or required. It can use either JavaScript, PHP, or an IFRAME as the inclusion method. Get no ugly ads, and use ANY feed!"

Friday, September 24, 2004

Make Shorter URL's Don't you hate those long url's? If you publish an ezine, like I do, or maybe you sell other people's products and want to hide the fact that you're including an affiliate link, ShrinkMyLink can help. You don't need to register to use this free service but if you do you'll have more options and can even assign titles to your shorter links so you can remember what they were for. Check it out and bookmark it....

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Optimize Google AdSense Revenue by Reducing the Number of Ads on a Page

Optimize Google AdSense So Google now says you can add multiple ads to your website with Adsense? Think it's a great idea to load your pages up with ads? Better think again. Read this article that points out more ads on any one page actually translates into less dollars for you....

Friday, September 10, 2004

Learn How to Include Sound on Your Web Pages

Sound on Your Web Pages: "The tag is a general tag first implemented by Netscape to add many types of media into your Web page. You can embed many different objects that are supported by browser plug ins. ...."

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Copyscape - Internet Infringement Detection - Find Web Plagiarism

Copyscape - Internet Infringement Detection: "Copyscape finds copies of your content on the Web. You can use Copyscape to identify sites that have copied your content without permission. Copyscape will also show you who is quoting your site. Simply type in the URL of your original content, and Copyscape does the rest... "

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Ten CSS tricks you may not know

Ten CSS tricks you may not know CSS is pretty mandatory these days when designing your website. It makes format changes a lot easier in the future. Read over this list of 10 CSS tips you may not know about.

Saturday, August 28, 2004 The ultimate source for deleted and onhold domains If you're looking for a certain name don't just use a regular Registrar System. At they have domains that have been recently released in the past 30 days that others may not be showing yet. I always come here when I'm trying to buy a particular name. Great Site! Bookmark it for future domain buying.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

URLInfo- Find Tons of Info on Any Domain

"URLinfo is a tool for handling web pages: finding information about it, translating it, finding related pages, etc. To use it, type a URL (web page address) into the box in the top frame. Then choose a tab (such as General or Cache), and click on the name of the specific tool you wish to use. The Translate and Search tabs require a bit more, but should be self-explanatory. Click on the [info] link at the end of any tab for details about it. URLinfo includes 87 tools." Try it out for yourself

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Yahoo Search blog

Yahoo Blogs Yes Folks, you heard it right here. Yahoo has officially gotten on the old Blog Bandwagon with what they call "Yahoo Search Blog". How creative is that? Think it took a lot of techs many hours to come up with that creative line? Hop over and take a look and if you use a News Reader they have a XML link you can copy and paste into your Reader. Oh how I love to Blog.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

12 Website Design Decisions Your Business or Organization Will Need to Make Correctly (or you'll have to do it all over within a year)

12 Website Design Decisions Thinking of building your own website? Well, you might want to read over this very informative article by Dr. Wilson. It contains all of the major points you'll need to consider before building. Excellent read...

Friday, August 06, 2004

CssCreator - Live CSS Generator

CSS Creator If you're not using Cascading Style Sheets when designing your websites these days you really should. If you're short on time and want to create a quicky stylesheet you may find this online generator a very handy tool. Just copy and paste the code it produces.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Advice versus Control - Web Designers are Not Print Designers

Advice versus Control - Web Design Print is different then the Web and many people forget this fact when putting together a website. Read over this great tutorial on building great websites.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Design Matters

WebDesign Think the design of your website doesn't matter? You'll think twice after reading this informative article.....

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

htaccess: How To Create Custom Error Pages -

Customize Your Error Page: Ever go to a website and get the dreaded 404 error? Of course you have. You probably left in a hurry. But what if that page told you that the page had been moved and also gave you a menu of items to choose from? You would have stayed and looked around. Right? That's what happens when you make a custom error page for your site. Read on to find how just how simple it is.....

Friday, July 09, 2004

PagePainter - The Free Web Page Color Scheme Editor.

PagePainter A really cool free software program that allows you to test different colors on your website BEFORE you actually make the changes. Same colored pages as "Web Schemes" and try them on your site for size. If you've been thinking of redoing your site this program would be very helpful when it comes to color selection.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Merle Posted by Hello

Friday, June 25, 2004

WebScripts: WebAdverts

Banner Rotation Script If you've been looking for a banner rotation script to rotate banners on your website check out WebAdverts. It is shareware so if you download it and like it you'll want to go back and register it for a mere 50.00. This also would work for selling banner ads on your site and generating additional income.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Google Offers Search to Small Publishers | News | Article "Google will offer small publishers Web search services formerly reserved for bigger Web sites like AOL and EarthLink, the search giant said last week. With AdSense for Search, Web publishers can add a Google search box to their sites. Queries from the sites take users to a Google Web page, and any clicks on paid search listings are shared with the publishers."....(read the full story)

Monday, June 21, 2004

Free Search From Google

Want to drive traffic? Try the Google Free way. Sign up for Google's free search and your website visitors can search your website or Google itself.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 FavIcon from Pics

Make Your Own Favicon: "Would you like to display your own icon on the browser address bar when visitors view or bookmark your web page? The favicon feature makes it possible to brand address bars, bookmarks / favorites, and/or tabs with custom icons.The FavIcon from Pics makes it easier to create icons for your web pages. Simply select a picture, logo or other graphic (of any size/resolution) that you already have for the 'Source Image' and click 'Generate FavIcon.ico'"

Sunday, June 06, 2004

MoreGoogle: add features to Google - including Thumbnails

MoreGoogle: add features to Google - including Thumbnails Here's an add on for Internet Explorer that gives Google some Amazon-like features, such as user ratings, recommendations, reviews and more. It basically enhances what Google already does. Free to download.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

California Senate Approves Bill Curbing Gmail

Gmail Takes a Blow By now you've heard about Google's New Email Service called Gmail. It has caused a lot of hype due to those concerned with privacy. Gmail intends to include ads that are related to the content of the messages. What kills me is Gmail is a free service and no one is going to force you to use it. Do we really need laws to protect you from it? If you ask me this is stupid and what's up with California? They come out with new laws every other week. Read the story at ClickZ......

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Privacy Policy

Build Your Own Privacy Policy If you collect information from your website guests and don't have a privacy policy you need to get busy. If you don't know how to create one use this handy dandy online generator. Just pump in your info and it will create a postable privacy policy for your website pronto.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX tutorials and training courses

Watch for Free If you have Dreamweaver and don't know how to use it watch some of these free tutorials on the basics and you'll be up and running in no time.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Free Templates for Dreamweaver

Free Templates If you can't design your way out of a paper sack then you need this site. If you use Dreamweaver you'll find a variety of free templates to download plus online tutorials if you need help in using Dreamweaver. Bookmark this one.

Friday, May 14, 2004

FyberSearch - Search Engine

New Search Engine Submitting your site to search engines and directories is important to getting traffic. There are many that aren't on the top 10 that are still worth your time to submit to. Here's one called Fyber Search and submission is free.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Blogger Get's a Facelift

If you're a Blogger user you'll want to check out all of the new updates announced by Blogger. Now that Google owns them they've gone to work updating the service and offering all kinds of new features that will make your life as an online Blogger even sweeter then it was before.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Dot Com Disclosures- FTC and Online Advertising

FTC Truth in Advertising If you have a website you need to make sure you are in compliance with the FTC's guidelines. No matter if you run your business online or off you need to make sure you aren't breaking the rules. Take a few minutes and read over the guidleines, you'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Beta Testers Try out Google's New GMail GMail Google invited 1000 users to test drive their new email service "DM News" being one of them. Check out what they had to say about their experience.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Search Engine Google to Offer Free E-Mail

Google Jumps On Email Bandwagon with GMail In order to compete with Yahoo and MSN Google announced they are launching a new free email service. It's loaded with features and you get a ton of room. Hotmail users may want to check this out since Hotmail hardly gives you an inch of space. Looks pretty cool. Check it out here:

Monday, March 29, 2004

Free Live Support for Your Website

Crafty Syntax Live support Help - Free download and open source If you're in need of live support for your website check out this free script. This is a great way to interact with your site visitors and answer any questions they may have right on the spot.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Website Live Support

Live Support from TYSIC Marketing As you know adding live support to your website is a great way to add excellent customer service for your site guests. The problem is the solutions that are available are very expensive. I stumbled across this company who's giving it away totally free.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

New Graphic Tool Bar

Viewpoint... Transforming the way you view your world. Brand new Toolbar with buillt in search that shows you the search results in thumbnail pictures of the actual sites. Many cool features and very different. Powered by Yahoo.

Monday, March 08, 2004

Create a Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Free Utilities from If you have a website and don't have a privacy policy and disclaimer posted on your site you're asking for trouble. Especially if you collect any kind of information from your visitors. What? You don't know how to do it? Not a problem. This site allows you to plug in your information and it builds your privacy policy, discalimer for you. You can even create a Non-Disclosure Agreement too and check for broken links at your website. Bookmark this one. If you don't need it now, you will later.

Saturday, March 06, 2004

Yahoo!, Overture Debut New Paid Inclusion Program

Yahoo!, Overture Debut New Paid Inclusion Program: "Yahoo! and Overture Tuesday unveiled the paid inclusion search marketing program that will take the place of those run by its Inktomi, AltaVista and AlltheWeb properties. "

Friday, February 27, 2004

Google AdSense: Unleash the full potential of your website

Google AdSense: Unleash the full potential of your website If you have a quality website with targeted information and want to generate some monthly cash AdSense might be just the ticket. I've personally added Adsense Ads to all of my websites and while I'm not making a fortune I am covering my hosting expenses. You'll need to apply and see if you get accepted first but if your site has good content and you don't use pop ups on your website, you shouldn't have any problems getting in.

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Build A Privacy Policy

MyPrivacy Policy @ :> If you have an online business and collect information from your site visitors you need to include a privacy policy on your website. Generate one easily by filling in the blanks at this site. Modify as needed and paste onto your site.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Google Toolbar

If you only download one toolbar make sure it's Google's. I love this one! The pop up blocking ability alone is enough to make you want to own it. Free and makes conducting searches from anywhere a breeze.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004 Add RSS Feeds to Your Website OK, this is way cool. Remember how there use to be a lot of free news feeds like Moreover then they all went away or started charging. Now you can add RSS feeds to your site quickly and easily and always have the latest news on your site. Pick a topic and generate the code. Cool and Free.

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Third Party Processors- Free EBook

Third Party Processors Free PDF ebook written by Dr Mani that will give you many options for taking credit card payments online quickly and easily. Grab this freebie before he changes his mind.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Webmaster Resources:

Webmaster Resources: free web graphics, HTML and CSS tutorialsIf you've never been to Boogie Jack's site this man is awesome. He's been around the Net a long time has written a few web design books and publishes an excellent ezine. Do yourself a favor and sign up today.

Monday, February 02, 2004

Bloglet- Email Notification for Blogs

Bloglet The biggest drawback to Blogs versus ezine publishing is it's almost impossible to know how many readers you really have. Enter Bloglet. This free service allows you to add a form code to your pages so people can be notified by email when you post something new. Very cool!

Thursday, January 29, 2004

BlogFeed Software

Blogfeed- Blogfeed creates an RSS newsfeed from the HTML file of your blog. They created this to generate RSS feeds for Blogger powered blogs, but Blogfeed can be used to create an RSS file from any HTML document. Free to download and distribute.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Bradbury Software - FeedDemon RSS newsfeed Reader for Windows

Bradbury Software - FeedDemon RSS newsfeed Reader for Windows
If you've been looking for a nice news reader that's easy to use and has a great looking interface check out FeedDemon. You can download a free trial to try it out first hand.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004 The only RSS readers you'll ever need. The only RSS readers you'll ever need. Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome fame has introduced a News Reader that's actually pretty cool. You can download a free trial or buy it outright depending on which version you purchase from 5 to 15.00

Friday, January 16, 2004

RSS Thru Email- Very Cool!

If you've heard about RSS but don't want to download a clumsy reader to get your feeds you're going to love this. Go to and register for a free account. Choose the feeds you want and they'll be delivered by email. If you have a Blog and need the RSS feed code for it you can convert that here as well.

The RSS feed for this Blog is

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

More on RSS Feeds

If you don't understand RSS or newsreaders I'd suggest you check out this site by InfoWorld. It's loaded with great links and info that will have you creating your own feed in no time.


With blogging being the next big thing online I've started this one as an add on for Merle's Mission Ezine subscribers. As I cruise the Net and find the best sites out there, and I always do, I'll post them and my twisted thoughts here as time permits.