Stock.XCHNG – Now Better?

Stock.XCHNG is under new management!
Getty Images has taken over this ‘Great Free Photo’ site

They are committed to making all the files in the SXC collection safe and reliable and the technology team behind iStockphoto, the world’s number one microstock site, will keep SXC fast, stable and secure. In fact, they’ve upgraded much of the hardware recently, and done a full security audit.

Here’s some of stats for the site:

  • 394569 photos online
  • 1788 pending
  • 37 added today

More than 30.000 photographers are adding photos regularly to the site.

image taken from Stock.XCHNG

Need a wallpaper for your desktop or illustration for your blog? Need a pic for your commercial website design? Looking for inspiration? All Free of charge!

SXC is a helpful, friendly community of photography addicts who generously offer their works to those who need them free of charge. If you have some nice photos that you’d like to share with others, it cost nothing to join today! It not only feels great to share, you will also get a huge exposure for your work, and you may just get some work if that is what you’re looking for.

I have been a member since 2005 and every time I need a graphic – this is where I head to first, I have also saved the RSS feed to my feed reader and see what new images are added daily.

So, if you need to find some useful photos/images for a project and you are on a budget or just need to find something fast, you could do it on Stock.XCHNG, my favorite image repository.

Whether SXC will become better from the merger with Getty Images is probably a given, because of the huge clout that Getty possess, I have mentioned some of the initial changes and they look as if they are starting to add more options soon, so as long as they don’t want to make people pay for access or something unheard of like that, I will commit to a resolute Yes!

Find out for yourself, you’ll see.

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Easy Video Player Review

Please Note: This review uses affiliate links and could lead to me collecting payment for any sales made through them.

Review – Easy Video Player

“The Birth Of Video Marketing 2.0” !

Video Marketing (as we all know) is the strongest way to grab attention,

build trust and make cash online.

Lots of people have been using it to make tons of money..


Video Marketing has been hard to get started with,

Left lots of people out of the loop, And for those that know how to use
it, they have been leaving $1,000’s of dollars on the table because they
didnt have access to the right technology!

Until now..

The 12th of Jan 2010 marks the birth of Video Marketing 2.0

Finally, Video will be easy for everyone to use, and profit from.

Josh Bartlett is releasing a product which has caused a storm in the
industry and caught even the biggest guru’s attention..
(They are secretly using it)

What makes this video software different?

  1. You have the ability to link right into AmazonS3, the same Server
    Technology used by most, if not all Big Time Marketers to Host
    and Stream your Videos from. And it only costs PENNIES.
  2. You will be able to EMBED your Sign-up form right inside the
    video and take subscriptions to your list immediately, without
    the need to go to another page or scroll down to get to it.
  3. You will also be able to EMBED into your video – your PayPal
    Button so that when you have finished selling your viewer on
    how good your product or service is, they can simply click on
    the Button and Pay You Immediately, while everything is fresh.
  4. You will, of course, have the ability to link to any affiliate page at
    the end of your video if have made an affiliate sales video or if
    you want to open another page with the next video in a series say.
  5. You can EMBED these videos on ANY PAGE on ANY WEBSITE
    which is as easy as copy and paste.
  6. You also have the ability to make your videos able to be shared
    on all the major Social Bookmarking sites just by putting a check-
    mark in a box and adding it to the menu bar at the bottom.
  7. You can make a jpeg image to use for a splash image on your video
    so that when people see the player there is an image making it
    tempting to click on.

The Easy Video Player software is set to change video marketing forever.


Right now, you can go and sign up as an early bird at the website..

If you go now, you gain exclusive access to free videos showing the
inside workings of the video marketing 2.0 revolution!

You will see before ANYONE else the new video marketing techniques and
technology that this software provides, in action!

You gain exclusive first access to this technology on the 12th Jan,
before it sells out. (Plus an exclusive powerful bonus)

You will also be able to grab exclusive training videos exposing the best
video marketing techniques available and how you can use them to make money.

None of this will cost you anything.

It is ONLY for early bird subscribers who show their interest in this
revolutionary technology.

Make sure you go and register now!
(Before it closes)

If you are serious about making money online, you DONT want to miss
Step behind the curtain and see the future of our industry NOW! If you
don’t, your competitors will.

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New Downloads Added to Santa’s Gift Page

I have been busy adding more Free Downloads to the Santa’s Gift Page.
There are now three ebooks and an Alvin and the Chipmunks video, plus I also put a game on there from 7thDwarf Games that is easy for kids to play here and to download and play too.

I will be adding more gifts to this page all the way up to Christmas and probably into the New Year also. As always, please let your friends know about this website so that they can treat their children without having to pay through the nose!

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Get The Free Letter from Santa

You can now get the FREE Letter from Santa from the new updated website. We have been making several changes to the letter which we started last Christmas. The website has been being tested and tested and then tested again to make sure that all possible problems have been addressed.

This year we have totally changed the look of the Letters themselves, they have much better backgrounds and print better without the actual “print button” being printed, I never liked that! But now, we have had some proper coding done so they are totally revamped.

Not only that, we have also changed how each letter gets personalized. As you might be aware if you used this service last year, each letter had exactly the same writing in them so they were essentially the same letter except for the personalization element. Now, each letter from Santa gets it’s own individual style and looks more personal.

We have added a Santa Claus gift page to this blog this year and you can find some cool ebooks to download for the kids at Christmas. There is also a live link to Santa on there too, You can let your child listen to and even give Santa a call to let him know what you want for Christmas this year! Look for the link called Blog Talk Radio.

We will be adding more to this page as the countdown to Christmas continues. We are on the lookout for Quality Gifts to add to this page, so if you know where there are some that would be a good addition please let us know at santa[at], we will be delighted to have a look and consider all quality ideas for our Santa Claus Gift Page.

Please let others know that they can give their children a special memory to treasure, before their kids are too old to enjoy this Letter from Santa!

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Santa Claus will be back this year!

Right now, I am getting the final script and page changes done for the FREE SANTA LETTER again this year
I am trying to find out why it works in Internet Explorer and Chrome, but not in Firefox!! ugh!!

I’ll keep on with the testing and updating for the next month or so to make sure I can get it to work
on most browsers, probably something really simple that I’m overlooking.

I know that this Free Santa Letter website will be more popular this year than last, because the amount
of people out of work this year has skyrocketed and hopefully will find it useful.

I have a couple of surprises to add to it this year too, so look out for those around the end of this month!
Hey, is that the sound of jingle bells I can hear?

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Animated 404 Pages

You can now add a new twist to your 404 pages – they are called 404Toons and they are Free!

What is a 404 page? What, you mean you never typed an address in the browser and got it wrong?
Well, a 404 page is the page that shows up when someone goes to a page that’s not actually there, whether or not it was at one time. If it’s not there or you spelled it wrong or maybe the dog ate it, whatever happened and your browser cannot locate it in the map of the site, you will be shown the 404 Page like this:

Not Found

The requested URL /Dog-Ate-It.htm was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Apache/2.2.11 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.11 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/ PHP/5.2.9 Server at Port 80

Now that looks like it could be helpful to your website visitor – NOT!

Enter, they are sets of cool little animations that will help your 404 pages look a bit more “User Friendly” by letting you download as many animations as you like for your pages, they all have a little speech that they tell visitors when one gets there by, uh-accident!

This is my favorite at the moment:


They also make more animated characters at where you can choose to use your own script to make your character say what you like when the visitor views your website page, not just your 404 page.

Yes, you will have to pay for this service, but it is very reasonable and for such a great addition to your blog/website, etc… well worth it.

I suggest downloading all the 404Toons now and then rotate them every now and then or use different ones on different sites. Serious Fun Man!

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