Search Engine Optimization And Why You Need To Use It.

E-commerce is a cut throat business. You have to arm yourself with the proper know-how and the tools to make your site a cut above the rest. Each day, more and more sites are clambering to optimize their rankings in websites and if you lose your guard, you may just get trampled on and be left in the abyss filled with so many other failed sites.

Search Engine Optimization or “SEO” is a term widely used today by many e-commerce sites. For the past few years and the next ten years or so, search engines would be the most widely used internet tool to find the sites that they need to go to or the product or information they need.

Most people that use search engines use only the ten top search results in the first page. Making it to the first page, more so to the top three is a barometer of a sites success in search engine optimization. You will get a higher ratio of probability in being clicked on when you rank high. The more traffic for your site, the more business you rake in.
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Top Torrent Sites – The Best Torrent Sites Still Standing

Most of you know that I currently live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Because of this, I have no problems downloading from the torrent sites who have been forced to discontinue access for American residents. However, since the majority of my readers are Americans, I thought I would share some great torrent sites that are not (or at least not yet) restricting US access.

  • has 190,000 torrents indexed as of April, 2007. Created by the same brilliant folks that started Suprnova, Mininova continues to be one of the largest torrent databases of the Web.

Prior to the state vs. torrent sites, Torrent Spy was my all-time favorite. Not only did they have the best selection of torrents, but the traffic was so high, there wasn’t much of a wait for comments to clear torrents of virus and trojan potential. Unfortunately, even while I still have access to Torrent Spy here in good ol’ Mexico, the site has not managed to keep up the same quality. Comments are no longer available, downloads are available only through 3rd party sites, and good god- the porn advertisements are just out of control. For years of great service, I bid them a tearful farewell and head toward torrent sites the courts have not yet targeted and wait for the next generation of p2p file sharing.

How to Activate the Date Exclusion WordPress Plugin

Just a quick snapshot tutorial of the activation process for the Date Exclusion WordPress Plugin

  1. Download and unzip the plugin:
  2. Upload the date-exclusion.php file to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Login to your WordPress control panel
  4. Go to “Plugins” and then “Edit Plugins” and click on the “Date Exclusion” plugin file – see snapshot
  5. Scroll down to “Default Settings” and change $exclude_date = ‘no’; to ‘yes’;
  6. Click the “Plugins” tab again, and click “Activate” next to the Date Exclusion plugin

This is probably the first plugin I grab when starting a new blog. I’m hopeful it will include the ability to exclude time and dates from the homepage as well as multiple post pages in the near future, but until then, I’m enjoying the benefits of being able to remove the timestamp from single post pages, archives, etc.