Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dave Keys | Pushing Linkedin Out

Dave Keys wants to push entries off the #2 and #3 positions on Google for my name. Why should linkedin, a waning attempt at social networking and shill for corporate invasion of privacy rank over my active blogs and content?

I think it shouldn't. If someone looks for Dave Keys, why shouldn't the most active and relevant results be first?

gekko maui david

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Wordpress Install

New wordpress install at Dave Keys

I may use the platform to create landing pages and SEO value for the site.

New sitemap

Submitted new sitemap to google for

Activerain rains on your parade (if you're a new member)

This is how new member feel when they jump through all the hoops to join activerain just to discover that they actually must pay $29 per month for their blogs to be allowed to be seen by Google bots!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Activerain vs wannanetwork

Just posted to AR and wannanetwork

  1. compare speed of indexing on Google
  2. compare Google page placement since both blogs are very similar.
  3. compare lifespan of page placement

New Activerain member Jason Watson

Helped Jason Watson set up his new AR blog at

Saturday, April 25, 2009

WP post on photo retouching

Another post made on wp with tips on photo retouching: by Dave Keys

Temecula Photography | AR Post

Another post for Temecula web design and photography

Mostly about a place where I like to get in a quick cardio workout, climbing a small hill in Murrieta.

Also a photo, the links are to my biz and personal sites.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Plant ID and Speed Test

 Just a quick test to see how fast I could go from video camera to blog post.

This plant (tree) by the way is un-identified. It's about 15' high and the same width. It's growing next to my sister's yard.

Twitter Learning Curve

Posted on AR re: learning how to leverage twitter

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

 Temecula Real Estate
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This is one of the images I used in development of Jane Grant's website

Maui Whales 2006 | Pennycafe | Temecula Photography

I posted a new album today with pictures of a Maui whale watch in 2006

Here's one mini-sample - check it out!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bank owned homes custom homes

Temecula post about bank owned homes

Gekko 11

Photos by Dave

A post about Dave Keys, Web Design, Temecula and Photography

Whale Photo

Temecula Photographer

A post about a photograph of a whale in Maui during a 2006 whale watching tour.

Not the Geico Gecko

Temecula Photography | Photographers in Temecula 

Taken in 2006 on a routine whale watch in Maui

Entertainment for you, link for me.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Temecula Bank Owned Homes

Temecula Bank Owned Homes

Another original site design - this one has a standard flash header and some intuitive navigation using javascript. Jane Grant, a Temecula Real Estate agent is the provider of ideas and content for the site. She is one of Temecula's best realtors.

Orange County Web Design

Orange County Web Design

I wanted to design a flash-less site that faded full-screen background images in and out and moved the menu out of the way when a choice was made.

I used only javascript and html - no flash.

My current version of my personal Dave Keys website is based on a flash site I saw. 

OC Homes uses it too ( 

Now I need to use it for my Temecula Photography site.