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Google Crawl Rate Update

A few months ago I told you how my site’s Google Crawl Rate was upped to “Crawl at a Faster Rate”. I was hoping to keep it at a faster rate to get my pages idexed faster. I have noticed that some of my pages have not been recrawled after a month or two of changes being made to them. Well, unfortunately this wasn’t the case. My crawl rate is set back to “normal” now. Hopefully it will get switched back later on.

Enjoy!

Gina

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September 26th, 2008 at 9:23 am | Comments & Trackbacks (1) | Permalink


Halloween Theme Party Ideas

If you are in the process of planning your next Halloween Party here are some Halloween theme party planning ideas that might help:

Throw a Dead Rock Star Halloween Party  - Party guests come dressed as their favorite deceased rock star. Suggestions include John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, James Brown and more! Get Free Rock Star Printable Invitations for your party.

Throw a Dead Movie Star Halloween Party  - Guests come dressed as their favorite deceased movie star. It’s a great way to remember those who are gone but not forgotten. Get Free Movie Star Printable Invitations for your party.

If you like Hollywood style parties have your guest come dressed as their favorite Villian. Big screen suggestions include Freddy Kreuger, Jason, and Jigsaw. From TV, JR from Dallas, Alexis Carrington from Dynasty, Amanda from Melrose Place, and Alister Crane from Passions to name a few. You can get more Hallowen Party invitations here.

Hopefully these ideas will help you get creative with your Halloween theme party ideas.

Enjoy!

Gina

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September 26th, 2008 at 6:18 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


Download a Free Flash Photo Gallery

If you need to display images or photos on your website, you can download our demo flash photo gallery to use on your website for free. This easy to use flash photo gallery allows you to quickly display up to 20 pictures in small amount of space on your own website.

Navigating the photo gallery is really easy. Simply click on the thumbnail for a larger view of the picture. Click on the larger view to view the largest view of the picture. Thumbnail images are automatically created for you.

You to customize the following in this flash photo gallery:

Number of photos in the photo gallery, up to 20
Customize Background color
Customize Title Color
Customize your Title (Photo Gallery)
Play the MP3 song of your choice (must have sample rate of 44.1khz).
Customize scrolling arrow colors

If you like this demo flash photo gallery you can purchase one of our photo galleries which allow you to hold up to 100 images or more.

View more information about this free flash photo gallery and download it.

Enjoy!

Gina

 Content © 2008 Hoover Web Design http://www.hooverwebdesign.com

September 24th, 2008 at 2:57 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


Fall Theme Party Invitations

I’ve added several new fall themed party invitations to my printable invitations. The list of party invitations is below:

  • Halloween Party Invitations - If you’re throwing a Halloween Party, use these free invitations to invite your party guests.

  • Harvest Party Invitations - Invite family and friends to share in your bountiful blessings.

  • Harvest Celebration Invitations - Be thankful by celebrating your bountiful blessings with your beloved family members and friends.
  • Hay Ride Invitations  - Use these free party invitations to invite someone to go on a hay ride with you.
  • Oktoberfest Invitations  - Celebrate this beer festival at home without traveling all the way to  Germany.
  • Pumpkin Carving Party Invitations  - Carving a pumpkin can be a new family tradition that you start by inviting friends and family over for.
  • All of the party invitations are pdf files so you print them out with your web browser, fold them in half and fold them in half once more. On the inside you write who is giving the party, the  date, time and location of the party. 

    Enjoy!

    Gina

    Content © 2008 Hoover Web Design http://www.hooverwebdesign.com

    September 19th, 2008 at 7:38 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


    Survey about Google Adsense Support

    Last week I got an email from Google Support asking me if I wanted to answer some questions about the Google Adsense program and their customer support. Of course I said yes. The questions were general in nature and were about how I feel about my support issues being handled, my account strategist, etc. I told the rep that it would be nice to be able to pick a certain advertiser that I wanted to be displayed in an ad unit like referrals used to be (sort of).

    I also mentioned that if they want to run any tests on publisher sites, to add my name to the list. I see a few publishers with different ad sizes and I’d like to have these ad sizes on my websites as well.

    The one question that sticks out in my mind was numbering in order of importance the following: Revenue, Ad Relevance, Ad Control, Transparency, Product Ease of Use, and Customer Service. For me it’s Ad Control, Ad Relevance, Revenue, Transparency, Customer Service and then Product Ease of Use.

    I was told I would get a Google gift, a lap top bag for taking the time to answer the questions. I’ll post a pic when the laptop bag comes.

    Enjoy!

    Gina

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    September 18th, 2008 at 11:33 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


    New and Unique Party Invitations

    Several new party invitations were added today:

    Animal Themed Party Invitations (butterflies, kittens, birds, bunnies,  etc.), Amusement Park Party, Ballet Recital Invitations, Birthday Rodeo Party, Birthday Sleepoer Party, Bowling Birthday Party, Disco Party, Karaoke Birthday Party, Princess Dress Up Party, Roller Skating Party, Surprise Birthday Party, and Totally Eighties Birthday Party.

    These printable party invitations are quarter fold invitations, meaning you fold an 8 1/2 sheet of paper in half and then fold it in half again to create a single party invitation. The inside of the party invitation allows you to write who the party is given by, and the date, time and location of the party.

    More new party invitations are coming this week. If you have any suggestions for invitations I’d appreciate you letting me know.

    Enjoy!

    Gina

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    September 16th, 2008 at 7:53 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


    Download A Free Fashion Website Template

    I have created a new fashion themed personal website template. The template has slinky vintage dress on the right of the page. This web template comes with 6 pages which are are for home, about, news, guestbook, links and contact.

    This template is really easy to use. Just add your page content on each of the pages and upload to your website. You can add a site name on the top graphic if you want to.

    If you’d like to use this free fashion themed website template in your websites design, you can download it from here:

    [ Download free fashion web template ]

    Here’s a preview of what the template looks like:

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    I always appreciate a link back if you use the template.

    More free web templates can be downloaded from here:

    http://www.hooverwebdesign.com/free_templates.html

    Enjoy!

    Gina

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    September 13th, 2008 at 8:54 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (1) | Permalink


    Remember September 11th With A Greeting Card

    If someone you know and love was directly affected by the events of September 11th, take time to let them know that you remember and still care by giving them a special September 11th Greeting Card.

    There are 3 September 11th greeting cards to choose from and all have patriotic images of the USA, Statue of liberty and more.

    To use the September 11th greeting cards, simply open the greeting card templates up with your web browser and print them out using your printer. Fold in half and fold again. Next write in your own personal greeting or message to give to your family member or friend.

    http://www.hooverwebdesign.com/free-printables/september-11-greeting-cards.html

    Enjoy!

    Gina

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    September 11th, 2008 at 4:29 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


    Fish Flies Out Of Lake, Breaks Arkansas Teen’s Jaw

    I heard this weird story on the news yesterday. Seth Russell (15) was in an inner tube on a lake in Arkansas and a Silver Asian Carp fish jumped out of the water and broke his jaw. It hit him so hard that he lost consciousness and the fish killed itself. He doesn’t remember anything but laughing and then waking up in the hospital. The poor kid’s jaw had to be wired shut and he’s got whiplash and suffers from back pain.

    The full story is here:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/09/08/ap/strange/main4424823.shtml

    Enjoy!

    Gina

    Content © 2008 Hoover Web Design http://www.hooverwebdesign.com

    September 9th, 2008 at 6:36 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


    Google Chrome Internet Browser Review

    Google has gone and created it’s own Internet web browser called Google Chrome. It’s still in beta but you can download it from here http://www.google.com/chrome to try it out.

    I downloaded Chrome the other day and initially I like it.  It’s cool because your web pages are displayed in tabs and you can simply click from tab to tab to view browser pages. Click on the + at the top of the browser window to open a new browser session. When you are typing in a search term or url, suggestions come up. This is based on previous search history and popular Internet destinations.

    Google has created a cool comic book to explain how the Chrome browser works and the technology and thinking behind it. It’s a bit long but and interesting read. Check it out here: http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/. Google talks about how other browsers were written long ago before today’s browser problems/uses came about. This is true, people play sophisticated video games with Internet browsers, and browsers are used to distribute spyware and viruses.  As an example, with other Internet browsers when you close the browser the memory held by the page is fragmented but with Chrome when you close the browser window the page is totally wiped from memory. Chrome also has built in blockers for spyware, viruses and such. That’s really cool.

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    One thing I did notice, Chrome says it imports your current Internet browsers bookmarks and passwords. My bookmarks were imported but not my passwords. I visited a page where the password was saved and had to re-enter my password to gain access to the page. Also, I use the Google Preview Tool and the Google Toolbar to check Pagerank. These tools were not visible in the Chrome browser. It’s also a little weird to have no status bar at the bottom of the browser but I guess you just have to get used to that. Maybe these options will become available in the next release of Chrome.

    Enjoy!

    Gina

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    September 4th, 2008 at 12:11 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink