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We work on the Internet. As such, we are constantly consuming information. Believe me, there is a lot of it out there. Sometimes we even forget things unless we write them down. Our blog covers everything from web standards to the muppets, php to comic books, music and everything else that we find interesting. Leave us a note when you drop by.

Green Lantern, Sinestro Corps War, Vol 2

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Written by Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons and Peter J. Tomasi; Art by Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver, Patrick Gleason and others; Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

The best-selling epic reaches its explosive finale in this volume collecting GREEN LANTERN #24-25 and GREEN LANTERN CORPS #16-19! Face-to-face with the Guardian of Sinestro’s army of fear, Hal Jordan must find the willpower to battle his greatest foes.
  • DC Universe
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  • 192pg.
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  • Color
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  • Softcover
  • $14.99 US

Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown

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2009 release, the Punk trio’s long-awaited eighth studio album,. The album is the best-selling trio’s first studio album since 2004’s two-time Grammy Award-winning Punk Rock opera American Idiot, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide. 21st Century Breakdown is divided into three acts: "Heroes and Cons," "Charlatans and Saints," and "Horseshoes and Handgrenades," and follows a young couple, Christian and Gloria, through the mess and promise of the century so far. Songs include "Know Your Enemy", "21 Guns", "East Jesus Nowhere", "Before the Lobotomy", and "Restless Heart Syndrome." -This text refers to theAudio CD edition.

Spinal Tap, Back from the Dead

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1. Tonight I m Gonna Rock You Tonight
2. Back From The Dead
3. (Funky) Sex Farm
4. Rock n Roll Creation
5. Jazz Oddyssey I
6. Gimme Some Money
7. Rock n Roll Nightmare
8. Heavy Duty
9. America
10. Jazz Oddyssey II

Ghostbusters

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Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the smash hit motion picture franchise and featuring a completely new story, is coming to six game systems in 2009. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary celebration of the film’s original theatrical release, the game reunites original cast members to recapture the unique blend of humour and fright that established Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation. Penned by original Ghostbusters writers Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, Ghostbusters: The Video Game brings members of the original cast together for the first time in 20 years. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson lend their voices and in-game likenesses to the original story set two years after Ghostbusters II, with Manhattan once again overrun by ghosts and supernatural forces. Players will have the chance to chase, attack, and catch ghosts in a funny and frightening battle to save New York from its latest supernatural plague.

Final Crisis

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Written by Grant Morrison; Art by J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino, Marco Rudy, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy; Cover by J.G. Jones

The year’s most mind-blowing event is collected in this spectacular new hardcover featuring FINAL CRISIS #1-7! What happens when evil wins? That’s the devastating question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers actually win the war between light and dark. Written by superstar creator Grant Morrison (JLA, BATMAN) with stellar art from J.G. Jones (52 covers), Carlos Pacheco (SUPERMAN) and Doug Mahnke (BLACK ADAM), this event defined the DCU and the New Gods for the 21st century and beyond!
  • DC Universe
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  • 240pg.
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  • Color
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  • $24.99 US

Google gives hints for better ad placements

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Here are Visual Lizard, we build websites. We build great websites with tons of information on them. Events in Winnipeg. Music in Winnipeg. Moose Hockey and more. We love getting to the point where we can launch a work in progress live for everyone else to enjoy.

But what do you do when your website is launched?

One idea is to get your website into Google’s AdWords program and start building traffic. The kind of traffic that is looking for your product, service or organization. The good kind of traffic.

Recently Google has posted a blog article about leveraging their AdWords program even during tough economic times. Here are a few of their points that we think are really well made:

1. Focus your ads on low prices and savings.

Consumers care about prices more than ever, especially on day-to-day purchases. When someone searches on a particular product, you know they’re interested; by using your ad to tell them that you’ve got the highest quality and the best price, you’re more likely to earn their click. Update your ad text to focus on low prices, good values, and timely promotions.

This may seem obvious, but it bears repeating. Focus on low cost and areas where you can maximize savings. Good advice for any economic climate.

3. Make sure your ad groups are targeted and relevant.

Ads perform best when their ad text reflects the ad group’s keywords; this makes ads more relevant to their intended audience. Make sure that both the text and the keywords in each ad group focus on a specific topic or product. For instance, an ad group about "tennis sneakers" will generally perform better than a broader ad group about "sneakers."

This is solid advice for anyone getting started with AdWords regardless of their budget or the state of the economy. Focus again is key.

5. Make it easy for customers to buy.

Since people are spending more time comparing products and services online, make it easier for them to find what they’re looking for and buy from your site. Use the best Destination URL to send visitors directly to the page about the product or service promoted in your ad.

We build websites and while this seems like something everyone should be thinking about anyway, our experience shows that people seldom actually consider their URLs. Whether it is their domain name or product catalog. URLs fall somewhere on the development list at or around the very bottom. Never send people to the homepage of your site unless they can complete a purchase directly from it.

For the complete article visit the Google AdWords blog..

If you have questions on how Visual Lizard can assist you in driving more traffic to your site please use our contact form.