Froogle – What is it good for?

Written by Ed Kohler

Continued from page 1

What does it cost?

Nothing. Submitting to Froogle is free, and you can do it as often as once a day (but at least once a month). Google has also stated that they plan to keep Froogle free by serving Google Adwords ads alongsiderepparttar Froogle search results.

How do I build a Froogle Feed?

After signing up with Froogle, they will send you an extensive set of instructions on how to create a Froogle feed. If you have a small set of products, you could easily whip up a Froogle feed in a spreadsheet like Excel, then save it as a text file for upload to Froogle. However, if you have a large inventory with volatile pricing, you’ll probably want to look into exporting a Froogle feed from your database. One way to do this is to have your webmaster script a tab delimited file on your in-stock inventory so you can easily save it off and load it whenever you make changes. If you want to turn that up another notch, have your webmaster script your Froogle feed to automatically FTP itself on a regular schedule.

Get Froogling

If you have an online catalog and aren’t Froogling you’re passing up additional sales. Sign up with Froogle today and get your Froogle on.

Ed Kohler is president of Haystack In A Needle and creates Froogle Feeds for his clients. Contact Ed ( today to get Froogling.

Your PC can contribute with Google Compute

Written by Jakob Jelling

Continued from page 1

Users have plenty of informational and control options for Google Compute. A system tray icon (a double helix) indicates that Google Compute is running, and when bright,repparttar same icon indicates that processing work is being performed. There are two modes available to help prevent interference with other programs that you use.

Google Compute requires Windows, IE5 or higher, 64 megabytes of RAM minimum, andrepparttar 128279 English version ofrepparttar 128280 Google toolbar. A high speed internet connection isn't required, but you should routinely connect torepparttar 128281 Internet every few days, and be prepared for a delay whilerepparttar 128282 processed data is uploaded. Data is transferred using outbound HTTP, so it will work through most semi-transparent firewalls. About 20 megabytes per month of data is transferred torepparttar 128283 Folding@home project.

Jakob Jelling is the founder of Visit his website for the latest on planning, building, promoting and maintaining websites.

    <Back to Page 1 © 2005
Terms of Use