Yahoo does NOT use sitemaps!

I don’t care WHAT Yahoo says, they do NOT use sitemaps. I’ve been pinging my sitemap to Yahoo for almost a month now and they’ve added about 10 links! I’m sending about 2000 links to Yahoo, with new ones added each day, but Yahoo seems to care less about that. I cant imagine so many developers are submitting sitemaps that they can’t get to mine in under 4 weeks. Catch up Yahoo and quit being lame!

I know I should be patient, but when you do EXACTLY what they say they want shouldn’t they show a little priority in spidering? I know I would!

Indianapolis 500

Spent Memorial Day weekend with some old Marine Corps buddies at the Indianapolis 500! My dad got the hook up and we got to drive corvettes on the track. I pulled mine out of storage in April and couldn’t wait to let it loose!

schmiddy drinking
My buddy Schmiddy drAnkin!

Ben drinking
Big Ben drAnkin!

banana suit
Nevermind the banana…that was for the loser of cornhole! BOOYA!

our view
Our view of the track…3rd turn baby!

These pics were from my celly so I’ll put up better ones later….peace out!

Deck building

I spent the weekend helping a friend build his deck. All in all it came out very nice! We hit a few snags, but figured them out quickly and moved on. Enjoy:

Area cleared for the deck

start of the frame

more framing

finished frame

Deck all finished

Finished deck 2

Monthly contest launch

I’m working on launching our first monthly contest on the Interactive Hotties Network. We are giving away a $100 Circuit City gift card to the member who has the most recruits in a 30 day period. Members gain recruits by having their friends join our site using their unique recruiter ID.

We are working on new ways to keep traffic up on the site during the middle of the month (our dry period). This will be an interesting test!

New golf clubs

Check ‘em out

new golf clubs

Left handed of course. I’m in it to win it now!

Sitemaps

If you are into SEO and aren’t using sitemaps yet then lean forward and choke yourself! Sitemaps are an easy way to inform search engines of the links on your site. Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Ask.com all support the sitemap protocol. Each search engine also offers a way to automatically ping their server to tell them your sitemap is up to date. The engines will come crawl your sitemap feed and index your new links much faster than the normal way. Here is my current list of ping servers I submit my sitemap to:

#GOOGLE SITEMAP UPDATES
wget www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ping?sitemap=http://www.yoursite.com/site_map.xml

#YAHOO SITEMAP UPDATES
wget http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/ping?sitemap=http://www.yoursite.com/site_map.xml

#ASK.COM SITEMAP UPDATES
wget http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http://www.yoursite.com/site_map.xml

#MSN.COM SITEMAP UPDATES via MOREOVER
wget http://api.moreover.com/ping?u=http://www.yoursite.com/site_map.xml

Just setup your sitemap and run this as a nightly job. Easy as pie!

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Fuck You MPAA!