Gecko Tribe Values

"Ethical Amplification" -- our goal is to amplify the influence of bloggers, marketers, and others online, through tools and collaboration, without compromising on integrity.

From the beginning, ethics have been at the core of our business. We've passed up chances to profit by adding in-demand features to our products which we felt supported the wrong values for the internet marketing industry.

To find out more about Gecko Tribe's values, visit The Gecko Tribe Nexus. If your values match ours, we invite you to join us so that we can work together to amplify each others' voices and help each other to the next level of success.

Products & Services

TriggerNote

Give your website an Interaction Engine. Make your webpages respond to each unique visitor in just the right way, at just the right time. [more info...]

Blog Riffer

Gathers your sources of inspiration into one place. Quickly grab a quote and use it to write a post for your blog or Twitter. Go from idea to publishing without ever leaving Blog Riffer! [more info...]

White Hat Crew

Internet marketing with ethics. Articles and tools for search engine optimization, web design, and affiliate marketing, built with the honest marketer in mind. [more info...]

CaRP

PHP RSS Parser. Convert RSS feeds to HTML for display on your website. Fully customizable to match your look and feel. Auto-updating content attracts visitors and search engine spiders. Downloadable free version. [more info...]

Jawfish

Display RSS & Atom feeds on any website. The backend script is hosted on our server, so no installation is required. Use JavaScript, frames or iframes to display feeds on your site. Free trial. [more info...]

Blog Riffers

A free community for bloggers. "Riff" on our blog posts, and we'll riff on yours. We all get more content and links the natural way. [get involved...]

Affiliate Afterburner/WP

Easily monetize your WordPress blog by adding affiliate links and content from eBay, Amazon, All Posters, AdSense, YouTube, podcasts, RSS feeds... [more info...]

ExPop

In-page DHTML hover ads -- like "exit popups", but unblockable, and without the annoying popup window! [more info...]

LinContEx

A new kind of link exchange powered by webfeeds (RSS & Atom) -- stop trading links like a caveman, and start exchanging links and content... [more info...]

Chordata

RSS & Atom newsfeed directory. Search thousands of quality-rated feeds in hundreds of categories. Submit your feeds. [more info...]

Grouper

XML Converter, Website Scraper, RSS Manager. Convert Atom feeds and affiliates XML from Amazon.com, Shopping.com and AllPosters.com to RSS feeds. Display them on your website using CaRP. Downloadable free version. [more info...]

Tetra

Scroll text, HTML, images, and RSS feeds vertically or horizontally. Integrates with CaRP to scroll RSS feeds, and even updates on-the-fly using AJAX technology. [more info...]

CSS Trappist Monastery

A spiritual brother to the famed "CSS Zen Garden" -- redesign this webpage by changing nothing but the CSS stylesheet! [more info...]

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Below: RSS feeds aggregated by CaRP & displayed using PopCard.

[CaRP] Can't open remote newsfeed [404].

[CaRP] Failed to open file: /www/shared/carp/autocache/cbbc9498b9c09252fd197172102aae52

[CaRP] Can't open remote newsfeed [-1].

[CaRP] XML error: Undeclared entity error at line 7 - This appears to be an HTML webpage, not a feed.

[CaRP] Can't open remote newsfeed [404].

[CaRP] XML error: XML_ERR_NAME_REQUIRED at line 32 - This appears to be an HTML webpage, not a feed.
CaRP Evolution v4.1.5, BlogRiffer v2.13.7 Ready for Download 18 Oct 2019 at 10:53am
An update to CaRP Evolution is now available for download. The version of CaRP Evolution included in Blog Riffer has also been updated. Changes to CaRP Evolution include: Fixes a bug that sometimes prevented auto cache meta data from updating correctly. Fixes a bug that prevented detection of timed out connections when caching RSS feeds...
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TriggerNote 1.6.3 is Ready for Download 17 Apr 2019 at 3:00pm
Version 1.6.3 of TriggerNote is ready for download. Changes in this update include: Fixed a bug in the Scroll Percent action that prevented correct calculation in some browsers when measuring the scroll position of the entire page (as opposed to the position of a particular element on the page.) Added some CSS classes for Slide-I...
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Grouper Evolution 1.7.3 Fixes Compatibility With PHP 7 23 Aug 2018 at 9:48am
Version 1.7.3 of Grouper Evolution is available for download. This version fixes a few issues with PHP 7 compatibility. To upgrade from version 1.7.2, upload grouper.php, grouperinc.php, xml.php, and xml-atom-0.3.php, overwriting the old files.
3 Reasons to VLOG Every Day (or blog…and another reason) 9 May 2018 at 11:55am
Big time copywriter and all around great guy, Ray Edwards, posted a video today saying that he's going to vlog (like blogging but video) every day for 30 days, and explaining 3 reasons why. A few comments are in order. This applies not only to vlogging, but also to blogging, podcasting, social media activity, et...
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Blog Riffer 2.13.6, CaRP Evolution 4.1.4 Ready for Download 7 May 2018 at 4:52pm
Two updates are available for download today -- version 2.13.6 of Blog Riffer (RSS Reader + curation + blogging + sharing tool), and version 4.1.4 of CaRP Evolution (RSS to HTML converter). CaRP Evolution 4.1.4 This is the smaller update, so let's tackle it first. This version contains the following changes: Fixed a few mino...
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TriggerNote 1.6.2 is Ready for Download 4 May 2018 at 3:29pm
Version 1.6.2 of TriggerNote is ready for download. Changes in this update include: Fixed a bug in the installer script that prevented installation on servers that don't support PHP's older MySQL module. Fixed a bug that prevented the "Save and Continue Editing" button from continuing editing when first creating a Trigger Set. Fixed a numbe...
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TriggerNote 1.6.1 Is Ready For Download 1 May 2018 at 12:19pm
Version 1.6.1 of TriggerNote, our Website Interaction Engine, is available now for download. Changes in this version include: Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented TriggerNoteAutoSelect from loading selector sets when using a MySQL connection established by another process. Added a "Save and Continue Editing" button to the Trigger Set editor. Added the ability to se...
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Blog Riffer 2.13.5 12 Dec 2017 at 2:29pm
Blog Riffer version 2.13.5 is ready for download. This update includes the following improvements: Updates the Twitter plugin to support the new 280 character limit. Includes the latest version of CaRP Evolution, which prevents hanging when a server stops transmitting mid-feed. Fixes a bug in the background polling code that prevented the termination of hun...
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CaRP Evolution 4.1.3 12 Dec 2017 at 1:58pm
CaRP Evolution version 4.1.3 is ready for download. This update offers the following improvements: Prevents hanging if a remote server stops transmitting mid-feed. Updates the Numeric Entities and Item IDs plugins for compatibility with PHP 7. To upgrade from version 4.1.2, upload the following files, overwriting the old files: carp.php carpinc.php plugins itemids.php numericentities
Lite (Free) Versions of Blog Riffer and TriggerNote 12 May 2016 at 8:37am
If you'd like a "taste test" of Blog Riffer or TriggerNote, you can now download Lite versions of both over at the Gecko Tribe Nexus. BlogRiffer/Lite is the RSS feed reader portion of Blog Riffer. The plugins have been removed, so it doesn't include the blogging and sharing features. TriggerNote Lite is an introductory version...
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TriggerNote 1.6 Adds Parallax Scrolling, etc. 10 May 2016 at 1:21pm
Version 1.6 of TriggerNote is ready for download. Along with one bug fix, this update adds several new Actions, Triggers and Recipes that can be used for parallax scrolling and other scroll-based animation effects. Changes include: Fixed a bug in the In-View Trigger that prevented it from responding to window resize events. Added a Scroll/Resiz...
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Making Meme Images for Your Blog Posts 19 Jan 2016 at 12:29pm
You've written a blog post so great, it can't help but catapult you to fame and fortune. Right? Maybe so, if it gets noticed. If you want traffic for you blog, clicking "Publish" is not the final step. You also need to promote it. That means, among other things, sharing it on social media. Not...
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Google Analytics 102 – Find Out What’s Working 24 Dec 2015 at 8:01am
If you're like me, you created a Google Analytics account, added the basic code snippet to your site, checked your stats a few times, and never really figured out how to use it to make decisions about what to do on your website. If that's your story too, you've been through Google Analytics 101. You...
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How Do Customers Decide to Buy? 1 Dec 2015 at 3:16pm
You've heard it said that people decide with emotion and then justify with logic. So your marketing copy should appeal to emotions first, and then once someone has all but decided to buy, give them logical reasons to feel good about their decision. If that explanation makes you feel dirty as a marketer, keep reading...because...
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Should You Care About Your Website’s Bounce Rate? #BlogRiff 2 of 20 16 Dec 2014 at 11:28am
I came across a slightly older post this morning from Ricky Dawn discussing the importance (or lack thereof) of website bounce rates. For anyone who isn't familiar with the term, your bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to your site who only view one page. Presumably, once they've seen it, they bounce back to...
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The 4 ‘N’s of Selling Through Twitter 18 Feb 2013 at 3:11pm
A while back, I wrote about how to craft an auto-DM for Twitter that isn't spam. In that post, I promised to elaborate on my "4 'N's of Twitter" strategy in a future post. This is that future post. The First 'N' of Twitter: Engage Okay, so the first 'N' doesn't actually start with the...
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I’m an Idiot. Don’t You Be Too. 11 Feb 2013 at 2:04pm
Hi. My name is Antone, and I have a problem. I am an idiot. (But please, no comments saying "I agree with everything in this post!" :-) This morning, I took a look at the opt-in stats for my mailing lists, and discovered something disturbing. Two of my most important opt-in forms weren't getting any...
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SEO Tip for Apache + WordPress: Use Lowercase Domain Names 7 Jan 2013 at 3:24pm
A few days ago, I was surprised to see that, according to Google Webmaster Tools, a lot of the pages on several of my sites were marked as "Not Selected" for indexing. Usually, that would indicate duplicate content, or that there are multiple URLs that can be used to access the same pages on your...
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White Hat Crew Blog Gets a Major Makeover 7 Dec 2012 at 11:34am
As I mentioned in my last post, this blog was in need of a facelift. And today, it's here. (You can see what it used to look like in a screenshot at the end of the previous post.) The goal of the new theme is to reduce distractions, so that you can get right to...
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Say It With White Space 27 Nov 2012 at 3:25pm
It's been said a million times - your website needs more white space. Judging from how most websites look (including this one! More on that below), it needs to be said a million and one times. I've been thinking a lot recently about how to use white space and related design elements to communicate more...
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Why You Have To Be On Facebook, YouTube, Etc. Or Not. 12 Nov 2012 at 9:56am
You've heard the argument before: "Facebook is the biggest site on the internet. They get 70 gajillion hits a day. If you're not marketing on Facebook, you're missing out on the biggest traffic opportunity on the internet." You'll hear the same thing about YouTube -- it's the third biggest site on the internet. Therefore, only...
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Droplet (Mac OS) for Launching KindleGen 28 Jun 2012 at 4:22pm
If you use Amazon's KindleGen program to generate Kindle eBooks on the Mac, I've got a little script for you that will enable you to drag-and-drop your source material and run KindleGen automatically, rather than having to open a Terminal window and type filenames and paths on the command line. Copy the following code and...
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What I Don't Like About Mac OS X Lion 21 Jun 2012 at 11:42am
I recently got a new Mac Mini. I love having so much computer in such a small, quiet package. But I do have a few gripes about changes between Leopard and Lion, mostly having to do with differences between Spaces and Mission Control. First, when I switch between apps (using cmd-tab or by clicking an...
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What I’m Working On: Machine Vision Software 29 Dec 2011 at 12:07pm
A few months ago, I shifted gears to focus on a few major projects, some of which are outside of the webmaster and marketing tools space that I'd focused primarily on for quite a while. One of those projects is a new website to sell a machine vision software package that I'd done some contracting...
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The Problem With Firefox App Tabs 7 Sep 2011 at 11:28am
What I like about Firefox's App Tabs is how narrow they are -- just the width of an icon, plus a little padding. What I don't like about Firefox's App Tabs is how narrow they are... I use an App Tab for Google+. I'd also be using them for GMail and SEO Content Factory if...
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How to Embed One XML Format in Another 25 Jul 2011 at 2:33pm
I've got an idea I'd like to suggest, but don't feel inclined to champion right now. So I post it here and either come back to it later, or let someone else run with it. First, a little background. While working on the Atom feed format, one issue we ran into was how to embed...
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Bad Form, eBay! Bad Form! 2 Dec 2010 at 9:27pm
I got an email from eBay today. The subject line was "don't disappoint them - get the hottest toys". I understand that marketers want to tap into emotions to motivate people to buy. And that's okay. Up to a point. Let's make eBay's message a little more explicit: "If you don't buy everything your kids...
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How Very Ironic of You, SpamArrest… 2 Dec 2010 at 1:30pm
I got another of those emails from SpamArrest today asking me to verify that one of the emails to my mailing list wasn't spam. This time, something on SpamArrest's website struck me as ironic, if not downright hypocritical. SpamArrest is a whitelisting service -- they block email from anyone who the recipient hasn't opted i...
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GAP Logo Flip-Flop Inspires Kneejerk Reporting 12 Oct 2010 at 8:25am
Last week, the GAP unveiled a new logo to a fairly negative reception. Personally, I think they deserved the backlash -- the new logo was generic and unmemorable. Yesterday, they abandoned the new logo and reverted to the old one. This morning, Econsultancy reported the news: But did Gap make the right decision by ditching...
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GMail Marks Own Message As SPAM! 5 Aug 2010 at 9:47am
Okay, this is funny. When I configured my GMail account to send mail as my email address at my domain, it sent a confirmation email to the address I'd specified. That email address forwards everything to my GMail account. After several minutes, the confirmation email hadn't arrived. So I checked my server logs. Sure enough,...
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WordPress vs. Thesis: Can WP Themes Be Non-GPL? 15 Jul 2010 at 2:48pm
Wow, what a stormy issue this has become! The following was going to be a follow-up comment over on Andy Beard's blog, but it got a little too long. Here's my take on the issue: I guess I see it a little differently. Let me see if I can explain in a way that at...
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Last Chance to Buy CaRP Evolution Before It’s Free! :-) 26 May 2010 at 9:13am
I'll have to explain that headline, won't I? I'm about to completely overhaul the way CaRP Evolution, Grouper Evolution, and some of my other products are sold. Instead of giving away a stripped down version of the apps for free, the core application will be free -- the full version. Plugins and add-ons (like Lobst...
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Tweeting From My RSS Feed Reader 21 May 2010 at 9:27pm
I just sent an updated version of Lobster - my RSS feed reader to all CaRP users. This revision adds Twitter support -- tweet directly from your feed reader. Lobster automatically generates tweet text from the title and link from each RSS item. Edit it as desired, select which of your Twitter accounts to post...
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Goodbye Google Reader, Goodbye NetNewsWire! 27 Mar 2010 at 1:37pm
Yesterday, I decided it was high time to scratch an old itch, so I built myself an RSS feed reader. It uses CaRP Evolution's MySQL plugin to store parsed RSS feed items in a database. I think this is the first time I've used that plugin for a real project. My three biggest complaints about...
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The History of CaRP Evolution 26 Sep 2009 at 8:44am
I've just posted a history of the development of CaRP Evolution, running from the creation of my first free PHP RSS parser up through the additions of CaRP Koi and Evolution, and the version 4 upgrade, with a very small hint at the future (it's getting renamed, but the new name isn't going to be...
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