USB Toys

USB Toys are toys or fun cool gadgets that use the electrical power from the USB ports of computers. There are many forms of USB Toys. For example, a USB Toy can be an "Office Toy" and be used in the office since that is where many USB ports can be found. Another example would be the USB Panic Button Toy which can be used by office workers to create a temporary screen-saver when the boss is nearby, so that the office worker would not be playing games on the computer instead of working on his project. Other types of USB Toys can be just for fun. For example there are many USB Missle Launcher Toys out there, one of which is the Spiderman Dream Cheeky USB Missile Launcher Toy. These USB messenger launchers can really pack a punch and serve to pass some time!

So what USB stand for?

I have talked so much about the USB as well as introduced you to some cool USB Toys but I have yet to tell you exactly what USB actually is. USB stands for 'Universal Serial Bus' and has been touted as the solution for a computer interface that can work universally. The USB Port boasts cross-platform compatibility for Macintosh, Linux and UNIX, and all versions of Windows since Windows 98SE. The USB connector ports are available on every computing device built in the past few years. The USB specification provides a 5V (volts) supply on a single wire to allow connected USB devices and USB Toys to draw power. The specification provides for no more than 5.25V and no less than 4.35V between the positive and negative bus power lines. (If you do not understand this it is perfectly alright because I do not understand this either!).

Why use the USB port for Toys?

The USB connector was originally designed to replace the serial and parallel ports on computers. If you can remember, the parallel ports were very commonly used to connect printers in the past, while the serial ports were used to connect the computer mice. With the invention of the USB Port, it was hoped that ever a number of devices would be able to connect using just one type of port on the computer, that is the USB port. Soon, devices such as printers and mice and even the keyboard, could be connected via USB. The use of USB ports to power toys was never intended to be so. I must thank the smart computer technician who came up with this idea, without him there would be no USB Port Toys.

Furthermore, USB Toys are usually very cheap because of their small size and also because they can be easily powered by the USB Port instead of requiring batteries or other forms of power sources. USB Toys are so a very good form of cheap toys and can serve as very good and fun gifts. …

What Are Search Engine Spiders? Part I

What are search engine spiders? A question I am frequently asked. They are also called
crawlers, robots, agents, web-bots and others, but they are the same thing. Search engine spiders are software programs that seek out and record data from web pages on the World Wide Web for inclusion in search engine databases that are then indexed on certain keywords that people use when searching for information.

So what are spiders for? Their primary purpose at one time was to make a list of all the web pages that could be found on the web, using the word 'web' in the true sense of the word, as URLs that can be resolved by search engines, as opposed to the internet, which is the railroad track that these sites use to communicate and connect with each other.

Most people involved in internet marketing have a rough idea what spiders do in relation to search engines like Google, so before we get at all technical, let's have a look at what spiders can and can not do. What is spider food and what are arachnicides!

The vast majority of spiders only see html tags and text. They can assign importance to specific parts of your text according to the html tags you are using. Here, they can determine that anything in

<h1> </ h1> tags is very important, and if they are your keywords, then your site will benefit. However, they are illustrite where Java script is involved. They can neither speak nor read it so ignore it, just as they are blind to frames. …

Why Every Small Business Owner Needs Two Websites

Every small business owner knows that they need a website, right? Well the truth is what they really need is at least two websites.

One website that is specific to their business, product, service, name, etc. and …

another site that is an educational site specific to the benefits of their service or product.

So JoesBaitShop.com tells about the various lures and tackle you offer, even more about the charter trips, and occasionally how to buy.

CatchFishToday.com (your other site) however is full of informative information, how-to tips, and resources for avid fisherpersons.

Of course this site also has plenty (but not too many) of links back to JoesBaitShop.com.

Here's the deal. Online people do not go out searching for companies, they go online looking for solutions, information, answers to life's persistent questions … you know like what's the best hat to wear cod fishing?

Your second website gives them the answer and sends them to your first site to go shopping.

It really does not matter what business you are in. An investment banking firm can benefit from the same strategy.

Here's the reason. The major search engines want to index high quality information. A site about what a person can buy from you does not make that cut but a site with an article about how to cast in windy conditions does.

In addition, search engines take a look at sites that link to you and give your some points for that. A high quality how to site about fishing will draw plenty of related links. This will only help drive that traffic to JoesBaitShop.com even faster.

The cost of putting up a website is so low these days it's really a crime if you do not come up with about 10 reasons to have multiple sites.

Think of it this way. You need one site that presells and one site that sells. If this strategy even remotely makes sense to you then there is a book you should read today! It's called Make Your Site Sell. Go see for yourself

Copyright 2004 John Jantsch …