GIVE MY COMMENT WRITERS LINKS!!!!

Go ahead and take a look at my comment writers links. There is a “rel=nofollow” attribute to them. How do I disable this? I keep up on my comments and would like to allow valid comments a link back to their valid site. I currently use Blogger and would like to enable this. It doesn’t seem to be built into my template. Is there anything that I can do about this? I really prefer “Natural” linking.

Official Google Public Service Spokesman

Google, or more appropriately Google AdSense, has elected me their official Public Service Spokesman. Well… maybe not exactly. What I am really talking about are the Google Ads at the top of JayGeiger.com. Normally when a site has placed Google Ads (AdSense) and there are no ads available, then Public Service Ads are shown. However I used this nifty AdSense Preview Tool. It tells me that AdSense Ads can not be shown for some reason. The 3 reasons they give me are…

  • No ads are currently available for the selected geographic region.
  • Page has not been crawled. Please try again later.
  • This page contains sensitive content. Google AdSense filters ads from pages containing sensititve news items or content.

However if we go at look at the cached copy of the page that Google has. Cached JayGeiger.com the ads show up just fine. So if Google really had one of the 3 above problems then it should not be showing up in the cached copy either. I just wrote a letter to Google and hopefully will get an answer in the very near future.

Google Maps and X-Rays

So I have to go pick up shoulder X-Rays to take to an Orthopedic Specialist. This is a little odd to me. Why can’t X-Rays be stored electronically? Is the precision of picture quality just not there?

Regardless I had to pick them up at a local place called WindSong. I have the phone number (631-2500) in area code 716, but I don’t have the address. Let’s do a Google Maps search. “WindowSong 651-2500″. Oops… I had a typo… Google responds with “Did you mean: windsong 631-2500“. Yes Google I did. Clicking on the correct presents me with exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Google!

Did Google get faster?

I just realized that this site has been picked up and archived by Google already. I don’t know exactly when they picked up this site. I thought for sure it would be a good long while before Google picked me up. I am also in Google’s search index although it is for searches that most people probably wouldn’t search for.

Here’s some results from the 3 major search engines from a few minutes that I will share.

jaygeiger MSN: Not Found, Google: 11, Yahoo: 4

jay geiger MSN: 1, Google: 10, Yahoo: Not Found

geiger MSN: 67, Google: Not Found, Yahoo: Not Found

It is VERY interesting that MSN does not have this site for number 1 for “jaygeiger” (I’m really Jason Geiger by the way). It shows that the domain name might not have much to do with search engines. I am sure now that I mentioned the word “jaygeiger” (which will be a new word from now on) MSN will have me ranked number 1 very soon.

Blog Explosion

I just signed up with http://www.blogexplosion.com. I would really like to get more visitors to this site and I am just trying it out. I hope that it is worthwhile. My first impression is that you visit other’s blogs through Blog Explosion’s website. For each one you visit you get points. You can then use these points to make your blog show up more often for others blogs.

I’m not sure if this concept will work but I’m willing to to try something new. I’ll post my conclusions here later.

My Online Help Desk

I’m still trying to enter a forum market that is overloaded. I bill my site (dotdesk.com) as an online help desk. The technical help market is just so damn bloated. Should I give up on my site? I don’t think so. Technical talk is what I am all about. What I think I need is a second wind. I need to get psyched and start link building again.

MySpace Needs an Update

For those of you have been living under a rock, MySpace is a free service that hosts personal pages for anybody. These personal pages are half-biography and half blog. You can search for new friends by location or interest. It’s a neat service and others are starting up their own as well. However, MySpace needs a big update. To say the service is slow is an understatement. I’m not sure if it is due to hardware or bandwidth issues or if it has to do with their choice in development lanaguages. They use ColdFusion BLEH!

MySpace, I don’t care why you have an issue, if you want my to stay addicted to people searching you’ll need to fix yourself!

TVoIP (Television over IP)

What is TVoIP? In simplest terms it means Television over IP. IP basically means over a network such as the internet. TVoIP differs from Internet Video such as Google Video because TVoIP can be live broadcast and will match a TV Station’s normal broadcast. Internet Video is an on demand service. You can play internet video from the beginning at any time.

CBS (via CBSSportsLine.com) has shown the widest demonstration of TVoIP yet with their showing of the “March Madness” college basketball games. Back in March of this year, when a game was to be shown, any user could register and login to view the video feed live for any of the college games playing. This was great for fans who’s game might not have been on a local television channel. There were restrictions to the number of simultaneous users however. This was so the quality wouldn’t be degraded. However you could still be put into a waiting queue and view the game when enough people ahead of you had stopped watching.

TVoIP is raising a couple of questions about TV at officeplace settings. Companies like AOL don’t mind their employees keeping a window open in the background. Other companies are much more strict. It is unsure which is the better business practice. Happy Employees vs. Focused employees can definitely come into play.

As of write now there are really no TVoIP companies that roll up all channels into a selectable package like the cable or sattelite operators do. You can expect this to change however. When companies like Verizon (using FIOS) start offering TVoIP over their fiber-optic network to homes, it could be a very switch to offer this over anybody with and internet connection and not just the people who have FIOS available.

Currently the quality of TVoIP is lower than normal broadcast television but this to is expected to greatly improve as it becomes slightly more mature. You can expect TV quality or better in a year to two years time frame.

TVoIP is ideal for network television that needs to know their demogrpahic. The CBS basketball games required the user to register and login. The station then know’s exactly the type of person watching and for how long. This makes advertisers drool. Don’t be suprised to see Google AdSense like ads sometime in the near future but over TVoIP.

To summarize, TVoIP is here but its exact form two years down the road isn’t forseeable at this point. Expect cable, sattelite TV and even Sattelite radio (such as XM and Sirrius) to offer portals to their normal subsribers before 2010.

Pet Peeve #1

One of my pet peeves has to do with people who leave bumper stickers on their cars for electoral candidates that lost. You lost, deal with it move on. You might as well just go around and shout to everybody that you’re a loser and that it doesn’t bother you.

Although this isn’t an exact problem per se, I do have a solution. I need to sell “I’m a Loser” stickers that you place over top of these bumper stickers to signal that they have been called out as a “loser”. Taking a step further, these stickers could be removable as we don’t want to promote damaging others property, even though they are losers and probably wouldn’t do anything about it. Secondly, there could be a space to fill out the date.

Something like…
I WAS JUDGED A LOSER ON _____________.

If you see anybody else out there with this idea, let me know. They owe me a commision.