Archive for September, 2005

Yet Another Name Change:
Friday, September 30th, 2005

Well I looked at the Overture PPC data base and based on the searches I decided to change the name of the keyword ranking display app to Keyword Ranking Monitor Tool. The numbers are not big but I would like to target “keyword ranking”, “keyword ranking tool”, and “monitor keyword ranking”. Also I [...]

To Blog or Not to Blog – This is the Question:
Friday, September 30th, 2005

Well I have been tossing this one over in my mind for some time now. I started another page 6 months ago and was going to blog there but nothing became of it. Since them Allan Webb kindly give me a job blogging at Abakus Internet Marketing Blog. I have enjoyed working with Allan [...]

Lots of Talking, Finish Spec, Dedicated Server:
Friday, September 30th, 2005

Well things don’t always go as fast as you would like them to go. I spend a good number of hours yesterday discussing the project with two differnet programmers and writing out a new spec. I also called Rand Fishkin and picked his brain on how accessing the Google and Yahoo API was [...]

Display Change Ordered – Faster Flip & Mouse Over Data:
Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Well the mockup display seems to have helped me make some choices as far as the layout. I am now going to get the graphs redone using JpGraph. JpGraph is an Object-Oriented Graph creating library for PHP 4.3.1 and greater. We are also going to do image maps so we can mouse over the graph [...]

Database Design:
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Well when this puppy is up and running I will be emailing 1302 SEO firms that I parsed out of DMOZ’s RDF (well that job is spec’ed out but has not been done yet). If only 10% of them respond and each uses this service for 10 domains, 3 search engines and 20 keywords [...]

Mockup Display Completed:
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Well it’s not completed, but we have made a start on it. I got one of the programmers I use on contact to hammer out a mock up for the front end display. (If this is broken when you try it, the programmer is working on the backend.) It’s not the best lay out but [...]

App Name Picked, Display Type Choosen, & Revised RAC Job Submitted:
Monday, September 26th, 2005

Well I have picked a name for the Web app, Keyword Ranking Display App. I also have come up with an simplified design for the display of the rankings. On the left side of the display page there will be a list of the keywords a client wants to track, one keyword per line. To [...]

New Ideas On Display, AutoPlay, & Sample RSS With XML to XHTML Conversion:
Monday, September 26th, 2005

The primary object of the Keyword Ranking App is for the client to be able to quickly tell how their rankings for each keyword are doing. With this in mind there is no use in displaying more information that is needed at one time. In the below spec I considered a multiple line graph for [...]

RFB for Mockup, Display Where, & App Name:
Sunday, September 25th, 2005

I put up a request for bid at RAC to do a mockup graphic page for the Web app. The backend of this web application will be the most work but the most important part is the display page. Also I am still trying to think what is the best way to display the data.
A [...]

RFB on Consulting, Web App Mean & Lean, & SEO Forum Threads:
Saturday, September 24th, 2005

I have also gone ahead and submitted a spec to rentacoder.com (RAC) and asked for some consulting on it. I will be submitting the job to RAC with in two weeks for the bidding process.
I am wanting this Web app to be simple and fast, yet mean. I have put aside the resources to have [...]