jux2.

I just happened to stumble onto something pretty interesting: jux2.com as I was reading about it’s sale on eBay. If you are like me…live to search, search to live (if I do not know, I search for it) you might be interested in trying out jux 2 – a meta search engine that will show you the best results for your query but it also allows you to compare that with Google, Yahoo!, and MSN. SEO fans should find this useful as well. Give it a whirl – it is at least worth a quick look.
[tags]jux2, eBay, Google, Yahoo, SEO[/tags]

quickbooks…grr.

Today was one of those “nothing is easy” days. One of my tasks today was to customize my company’s QuickBooks invoice template. As a UI person, I often need to customize pretty much everything I use in some way or another. I have to say, QuickBooks is not very friendly when it comes to making changes to the standard. After I added my letterhead as the background and changed the font/font color, and column widths, all I wanted to do is move the “Bill To” box at the top left over about 50 pixels to line up with my company logo. After doing some research via Google searches, I came up with nothing and have to settle with the “Bill To” box hanging out far too right, in my opinion. If any readers use QuickBooks and have any thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it.
[tags]SDAC Inc., QuickBooks, Google[/tags]

Hiding From Google With robots.txt

Over the years I have become more paranoid over who sees what on my web sites, and I have learned that one of the most important steps in creating/posting a web site on the web is the robots.txt file that goes with the site and the meta tags for each page. I will not go into how I learned the hard way, but do yourself a favor, check out:
http://www.robotstxt.org/wc/robots.html.
Know that you can control what search engines indexes.