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Google Maps Supports Custom Icons
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“See, you take a left at the green balloon, then a right at the red one, then make a U-turn at the yellow balloon . . .”  Not the best way to give (or get) directions, huh?  So Google Maps has added support for users’ custom icons.

Iconize Your Clickthrough Rate

Icons Increase Clickthrough Rate

I use quite a lot of screenshots when blogging as I find the old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" very appropriate.
Michel Fortin also pointed out in his top plugins and blogging tips article today how graphic icons with each post help with clickthrough. He has been using eye tracking software to prove it, and is a fanatical tester.

Google Checkout Logos Appearing on AdSense Ads

When Google introduced their AdSense network they not only created an ad syndication network, but also a way to syndicate the Google brand.

At first it was the cute Ads by Gooooooooooooogle stuff. Then they started marketing Google Checkout heavily by offering $10 off coupons. Then they started syndicating flash and video ads for Gmail, then Google Pack, and now they are placing Google Checkout icons in the AdSense advertiser ads.

Too Many Icons can Distract Your Visitors

Because of the popularity of Digg, Del.icio.us, Netscape and all the other social sites out there, social bookmarking buttons have been taken to a whole new level.

Adobe’s New Icons

Hey, I’m getting bashed in comments for being too anti-Microsoft. Which is funny seeing that if you search Google for Demo of the Year a post I made about a Microsoft product comes up.

eBay Adds ‘Skype Me’ Icons For Auctions

On Monday eBay said that it had a special announcement for sometime Tuesday regarding a new incorporation of Skype technology for its online auction house. Bill Cobb, president of eBay North America, announced sellers can begin placing “Skype Me” buttons alongside product listings.

Technorati Adds Link-Love Icons

Technorati’s Niall Kennedy announced on the company’s weblog two new features in their search results. Two icons will appear next to the blogs signifying how much link love a particular blog receives.

Remove Rogue Desktop Icons Created By Spyware
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If you have used a Windows machine for a while, whether it’s Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, you’re sure to have noticed desktop icons appearing from out of nowhere. How can icons mysteriously emerge on your Windows desktop?

Nine Effective Tips for Improving your Website’s Usability
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Web usability is perhaps the most important factor in any web design. This is the driving factor that keeps your visitors coming back to your website. Given below are a few points that you need to consider to increase your website’s usability.