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


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...]


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...]


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...]


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

Next Gurus

Network with and/or become one of the next "gurus" of internet marketing. Get a free webpage review in the forum. More. [more info...]


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...]

Fast JV

Forget affiliate link cloaking -- make your links seductive instead! [more info...]


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


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


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...]

Chess Hounds

Free online chess in your web browser. No software installation is required. Works through firewalls. [more info...]


Podcast directory and personal listening station. Search for podcasts. Submit your podcasts. Subscribe and listen to podcasts on one convenient page. [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...]

Gecko Tribe on YouTube

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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 hung...
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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.php
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/Resize...
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BlogRiffer 2.13.4 Works Around HostGator XML-RPC Issue 4 May 2016 at 11:16am
Version 2.13.4 of BlogRiffer is ready to download. Changes in this update include: Added a workaround for a HostGator security setting that was preventing BlogRiffer from publishing to WordPress and other blogs that use the MetaWeblog protocol. (More on that below). The Blogger and Tumblr plugins now display a useful error message and instructions when...
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YouTube Plugin for CaRP Evolution HTTPS Bug Fixed 27 Apr 2016 at 10:11am
A bug has been fixed in the YouTube plugin for CaRP Evolution. The new version is available for download. Find it under "CaRP Evolution / Individual Parts / Plugins", or in the full "CaRP Evolution 4 (with plugins)" archive. This update fixes a bug that prevented the "use-https" setting from working. The purpose of this...
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TriggerNote v1.5, Ways to Choose Dynamic Page Content 20 Apr 2016 at 3:04pm
Version 1.5 of our Website Interaction Engine, TriggerNote, is ready for download. Along with a few bug fixes, this version gives you an additional way to control which TriggerSets are loaded on each page. Changes include: Added a new Selector option that requires the Selector Group to be explicitly loaded on the page (more on...
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Critical-Mass Blogging Teams Get Several Upgrades 8 Apr 2016 at 9:12am
Our free Critical-Mass Blogging Teams got several upgrades yesterday, designed to increase activity and interaction between Team members. Critical-Mass Blogging Teams offer bloggers a way to connect with like-minded bloggers and build relationships that naturally strengthen credibility, drive traffic, and aid content creation. There is no cost for the service. Yesterdays upgrades included the addition...
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Blog Riffer v2.13.3 Fixes Tweet Scheduling, URL Shortening 6 Apr 2016 at 1:21pm
Version 2.13.3 of Blog Riffer is ready for download. This update fixes the following issues: Fixes a bug that could prevent some scheduled Tweets from being edited or deleted if there was a scheduled background task in the database at the time of editing. Fixed a bug in the URL shortening plugins that caused them...
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TriggerNote v1.4 Adds Split Test Analysis, More 24 Mar 2016 at 11:35am
Version 1.4 of TriggerNote is ready for download. This update contains the following enhancements: Statistical analysis of split test results so that you'll know when you've collected enough data to end a test. Stay tuned for a video where I'll show how common rules of thumb for deciding how long to run a test can...
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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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Are Business Ethics Profitable? 6 Nov 2012 at 4:43pm
Last July, I posted an article, inspired by Seth Godin, entitled Do Only Cheaters Prosper? Something one of my Twitter followers, Robert Medak, wrote recently brought the question back to mind yesterday. He said: Treating customers ethically and honestly is good for your bottom line, customer retention, and word of mouth advertising. What you are...
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Confession: I’m a Flip-Flopping Fauxlower 29 Sep 2012 at 10:41am
One of my more recent posts on Twitter was “Show me a politician who hasn’t flip-flopped, and I’ll show you a politician who’s still wrong.” Yes, the easiest way to ensure that you’re not always right is to always insist that you’re right. To really be right, you’ve got to be willing to admit that […]
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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Are You a Twitter Dater? 13 May 2011 at 11:34am
What kind of Twitterer are you? Today, @RyanHealy asked: If somebody isn’t following back, does that influence whether you unfollow them or not? My first reaction was, “no, I follow people to read their tweets, not for the follow back.” I’ve always felt that unfollowing someone just because they don’t follow you back proves that […]
Is There Room in Internet Marketing for an Honest Guru? 11 Jan 2011 at 1:51pm
Yesterday, Joel Comm published a post titled Where is the Integrity in Internet Marketing on his blog. I feel compelled to respond. Joel recently announced that he’s stepping back a bit from the “guru” role. I sense some of his reason for reduced involvement in this post. He writes: It wasn’t until a couple years […]
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 in...
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How To Become An Authority In Your Field 12 Oct 2010 at 11:47am
I read an excellent article on How to Become an Authority In Your Field today. It’s a guest post by Leigh Peele on Yaro Starak’s blog. Here are my comments on the 6 keys she mentions (I won’t cover all of them — click the link above to get the rest): 1. Go the extra […]
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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The Danger of Following Anti-Gurus 8 Oct 2010 at 10:11am
A few days ago, I posted about the Danger of Following Gurus. Today, I need to expand on that a little. A firestorm has been brewing around a group of the Old Gurus who call themselves “The Syndicate”. Jason Jones, a.k.a. The Salty Droid got his hands on a recording of two of them discussing […]
The Danger of Following Gurus 5 Oct 2010 at 2:21pm
The big gurus of internet marketing have amassed large fortunes and learned a lot along the way. So how could it be dangerous to follow them? Let’s ignore the question of whether they’re stringing you along, giving you just enough information to keep you coming back for more each time they launch a new product, […]
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