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    Using SEO to boost Search Engine Traffic to your Website!

    Proper search engine optimization (SEO) is vital to the success of any site on the World Wide Web today – any webmaster or developer can tell you that. There are however several different processes that can be utilized when optimizing your website for search engine indexing; the method (or methods) that you choose to take advantage of are solely up to you.

    Keyword Research is important! Use keywords in the titles of your web pages. You know that little blue bar at the top of your screen? Keywords placed there can help you page get noticed even more than keywords placed in the body of a page; though this doesn’t mean that you should refrain from using keywords in the body, as well – in fact, it’s just the opposite. Keywords work well in both the title and body of any webpage, and they should always be used in order to maximize your site’s exposure.

    – Take advantage of the fact that web users commonly misspell words when searching on the internet, and try to use a couple common misspellings of your chosen keywords within your content, as well. This way you can even attract the users who have less than perfect spelling or grammar.

    -Make sure to link all of your individual web pages to your main home page. The more links a particular page has going to it, the higher it will be displayed within any relevant search engine results. However, you’ll want to make sure that all of these internal and external hyperlinks are relevant to the type of content you provide, or your search engine ranking may actually go down.

    -Create as many pages as possible, even if each page has only a short paragraph or two. The more pages your site has, the more likely it is to be found by users who are surfing the internet. But again, make sure that these pages actually pertain to the rest of your website’s content, or you may find it harder to attract genuine visitors.

    -Use a reliable web hosting service. When it comes to the functionality of a webpage, there is nothing more damaging than downtime caused by a server malfunction or power outage with your web hosting company. And if your site is down when the search engine spiders come by in order to index your site, you’ll be out of luck – they only index the sites which they can actually access at that time.

    WoE Rouge Exclusive Party

    To celebrate the release of the Olivia Lingerie in Codie, which will only be available at the Rouge Sim, Codie and :. WoE .: designer Dick Wiesel will host a release party at Code Red Lounge tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 12. DJ Nexeus Fatale will provide the music from 7:00 to 9:00 pm SLT. Join us for all of the fun and pick up this EXCLUSIVE version of Olivia!

    Exclusive: Rouge “Dream” Ensemble by ala Mood

    Jori Watler has always been a great friend to Codie and I. She is, simply, family. So, when she offered to create an exclusive Rouge version of her gorgeous “Dream” Ensemble, we were over-the-moon excited, but not at all surprised by her generosity.

    The “Dream” Rouge Ensemble includes necklace, rings, cuffs – and as an added incentive – the matching earrings. The only place this set is available is at the Rouge Boutique and 50% of the proceeds benefit the Rouge Tiers fund.

    The Rouge sim is owned by CodeBastard Redgrave and was designed and built by Eshi Otawara. Rouge is home to the CodeRed Lounge, Boudoir Rouge Gallery Walk, Rouge Boutique and the Mechanized Life main store.

    Designers, interested in the Rouge Affiliate Program? Contact me for more information about offering your items in the Rouge Boutique. Many thanks to Jori for her continued friendship and patronage. Visit ala Mood for more of Jori’s amazing designs.

    Rouge is in need of some patrons

    As you may or may not know, the Rouge sim is a living piece of art created by Eshi Otawara. The sim itself is financed directly by sales from MechanizedLife.Com, my gears and gadget shop, located in a small portion of Rouge. However, in those difficult economic times, Rouge has grown costly to maintain, this is why we are doing this call to patrons. If you love art and if you love Rouge, here’s how you can help:

    – Donate: There are little donation boxes scattered all around Rouge. Drop something in it, it’s always appreciated. You can also donate directly to CodeBastard Redgrave inworld if you can’t find a donation box.

    – Buy art: My Boudoir Rouge portraits are on display all around Rouge. You can buy those unique copies of those artworks inworld, and contribute to Rouge’s tiers this way. You have the choice to keep the piece on place for display, or bring it home with you.

    – Party: Want to have a very special place to celebrate your rezday or birthday, or any special occasion? You can rent Rouge for any event. It’s free, but we suggest a voluntary contribution of 5000L per night. We provide the Shoutcast stream, and you can bring your own DJ, or we can find one for you.

    – Designers: Want to contribute to the fashion life of Rouge? You can design something to be sold exclusively on the Rouge sim, and take a split agreement with us, which would help for tiers contribution. Contact Gabby Panacek or CodeBastard Redgrave for such inquiries.

    – Buy gears: One other way to contribute is to buy from the MechanizedLife shop on Rouge, or my Boudoir Rouge series of poses. It is one way of getting quality stuff and donating to the tiers fund.

    – Regular donations: If you want to contribute to the monthly fees, please feel welcome. Any amount given on a regular basis entitles you to receive special thank you gifts from Codie. We are also thinking of a Rouge Wall of Fame to display the names of our generous donators.

    Remember that Rouge is a non-profit, and exists solely for promoting SecondLife arts like photography, music, and building. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

    Codie <3

    Rouge is 1 year old. Let’s celebrate!

    ♪♫…What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play…♪♫

    Ladies, slip into your finest Burlesque-inspired attire and Gentlemen, come dressed to impress…because on Saturday, July 11, 2009 ♪♫ Life is a Cabaret! ♫♪

    One year ago, we comemorated the unveiling of Rouge with an epic gala event. During the 24-hour event, hundreds of Second Life residents were treated to music from some of the grid’s most notorious DJs, gifts from a host of immensely talented designers, and more decadent debauchery than one could hope for. But, that was then…

    The iconic Rouge Sim, owned by CodeBastard Redgrave and created at the hands of Eshi Otawara, is now a year old. This weekend, we celebrate her Anniversary with THE party of the summer. And YOU are invited.

    Beginning at Noon SLT, we invite you to enjoy the music, dancing, laughter and comraderie that IS Rouge. DJ Asrael Hax kicks off the party and Amanda Shinji, Nexeus Fatale and Genki Dreamscape will be taking charge of the tunes throughout this extraordinary event!

    Throughout the party, gifts from some of Second Life’s best and brightest, including caLLie cLine, Truth, Digital Eyes, Hourglass Shapes and more, will be shared! Do not miss Rouge’s First Anniversary Celebration, we have so many surprises in store for you, I promise it will be nothing short of spectacular! We’ll see you there.

    ♪♫…Life is a Cabaret, old chum. Come to the Cabaret…♪♫

    Sushi, anyone?

    What wouldn’t I do for a good cause? The SL Shakespeare Company is one of the most incredible cultural institutions in SecondLife, in scale, and by the fact it is entirely benevolent work. Representations are free, but sims don’t pay themselves, neither the thousands of hours of work Ina Centaur and everyone from the SLSC put on this project. The SLSC is there for higher learning, in a place where almost everything else is cultural fast food. If there is one educative entertainment that deserves respect and support, it is the SLSC.

    And who else but Ina to ask me to do something absolutely unique and to my own knowledge never done before in SL, being a maiden Nyotaimori. Yes, I will serve as a live sushi plate, and you can come and pickup a piece, until I am completely nude. All proceeds for every piece picked up will go to the SLSC.

    Please read the following press release, and hope to see you there

    Shakespeare, Second Life and Skin City, Second Life-In the midst of a virtual reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan England, an avant-garde virtual sushi restaurant named Inachi unveils its first gourmet dish. Dubbed “Nyotaimori,” the platter features an artistic arrangement of finely-priced sushi adorning the nude avatar body of virtual celebrity Codebastard Redgrave. The sum of sushi prices on this Nyotaimori reaches at about L$1,000,000; its purpose is to be dismantled by its audience as every “edible piece” of this virtual culinary sculpture is sold off in a single fundraiser to benefit the SL Shakespeare Company. The presentation opens to the public at 1 PM PDT on Saturday, March 21st at the Blackfriars Theatre.

    Not surprisingly, the prolific Ina Centaur is both the founder and artist of Inachi and its Nyotaimori. As with many of Centaur’s projects, Inachi began as a hobby, “Inachi started out as a somewhat offbeat-obsessive project to document and semi-immortalize in virtual-world-3D, some of the sushi I’ve tasted. And then one day a friend showed me a picture of nyotaimori, or female body sushi. It all became clear to me that day-both the name ‘Inachi’ made sense, as well as how I might turn these sushi-Lego things I’ve created into… a feast for your eyes!”

    Inachi in its most literal translation to Ina Centaur’s native Mandarin Chinese means “Ina, go eat!” But, since Centaur’s discovery of “female body sushi” last May, the translation, while still retaining its homonym, became 一拿吃 or, literally, “One Take Eat.” Centaur explains its significance, “The translation sounds flip, but I think it’s cool that the translation back to English also affords a theatrical pun. My SL Shakespeare Company project has been something I’ve been trying to raise funds for since its inception in 2007, and basically everything I do in virtual worlds goes to fund it. Also, I think the translation fits how we’ll manage to present nyotaimori as a viable artform in a very material and commercial virtual world: people will simply take (pay) and eat each piece of artful virtual sushi goodness.”

    To Centaur, this Nyotaimori event is both art that represents Second Life, and a social experiment, “Art is essentially an interpretive representation of an object, in the general sense; in this case, the object is the virtual world of Second Life, and Nyotaimori is kind of like a satirical symbol of it. Inachi’s Nyotaimori recasts a nude female avatar into both culinary and ethnic art via an artistic arrangement of sushi. The individual pieces of sushi are cast in a state that will soon dissipate, as each piece is taken, just as the artful sims of Second Life are dismantled due to the decree of limited resource budgets. The avatar in this avatar body sushi presentation is famous and has media appeal, just like how Second Life has it. But, the art lives in the manifestation of its sushi, just like how Second Life wouldn’t be anything without its user-created content… The social experiment would be to see if people’d bite.” Despite its novelty and representation, Centaur is uncertain but hopeful about Nyotaimori as a means to fund inworld art, “Most of my fundraising attempts in virtual worlds have failed miserably. I hope this one is different enough to meet its goal!”

    On a happier note, when asked to comment on her choice of designating Codebastard Redgrave as her maiden Nyotaimori, Centaur comments, “I think Codie is incredibly sexy, and Second Life might find it interesting to undress the sushi off her-literally!”

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    About Inachi (一拿吃)

    Inachi is a fictional restaurant set in the virtual world of Second Life. Ina Centaur, its founder and head chef-artist, serves hand-made virtual sushi with exquisite detail and care in performance art settings. Its main store is located in the underground metros of Skin City, Second Life.

    Official: Codie Avastar of the Year 2007 by public vote

    I am so honored that you guys chose me as the Avastar of the Year 2007. I was already honored of sitting in that list with some of the most extraordinary newcomers, including people I admire greatly including RightAsRain Rimbeault, Ana Lutetia and Nicholaz Beresford among others. I’m still a bit under the shock that you guys chose me.

    Now I’m getting more feedbacks about how that could happen because honestly I couldn’t believe it. Many people sent me emails and letters to tell me they encouraged my candidacy for that title through their mailing-lists, forums, groups, blogs, even Flickr threads. You people just proven me you can be sweet to the core. That just flatters me to an unimaginable level that I could influence your Second Life, be it just a tiny little bit. For me it’s a world of difference. It means that sometime, somewhere, I have tried my best to be good to people around, that all my efforts to contribute to the community in a positive way have been acknowledge. And acknowledged by you people.

    I want to thank each and everyone of you. If I could do it personally, I would. I want to thanks the Avastar for nominating me with all those marvelous people. I want to thanks everyone that voted on that poll and that supported me through that stressful but enlightening process. I want to thank all the candidates for being such good sports. I want to congratulate Ana Lutetia as a Second winner and RightAsRain Rimbeault as the Third winner.

    This has been my honor and pleasure to serving this amazing community in my first year. I will try to make my second year even better. I ♥♥♥ you all to bits.



    MachinimaCam: Huge price drop and giveaways

    MachinimaCam sales have been a huge success. Customers have been generous of their time suggesting new features, reporting bugs, and generally being good to deal with. I sold enough MachinimaCam HUDs to finance the future developments, so I decided it was time to make a move for the community. Since MachinimaCam 0.12 is on the way to be shipped and much of the hardest part of developing the MCAPI framework is done, I want to give an early season gift to all of those who supported the development of this device.

    Here is the deal:

    1. From now on regular MachinimaCam price drops from 4000L$/4500L$ to 2000L. This is a permanent change and will be reflected inworld as well as OnRez and SLX.
    2. Current MachinimaCam owners (before 18/12/2007 3:00PM LST) that bought it through SLX, OnRez, or in one of my stores gets 1 free MachinimaCam giveaway to ANY other avatar inworld. To request your extra giveaway, please send me a notecard entitled “MachinimaCam Giveaway” and write the following information: Your complete avatar name, where did you buy the device (SLX,OnRez,inworld), and the complete name of the avatar that will recieve the giveaway camera.
    3. I am offering a FREE MachinimaCam to any educational organization that produce tutorial videos or do experimental machinima videos. To request a free unit, please send me a notecard entitled “MachinimaCam Educational” stating: Organisation name, organisation mission, website URL,email, and complete name of the avatar that should recieve the free unit.
    4. Furthermore, I am giving away 5 FREE MachinimaCam devices to 5 already established machinima artists. Send me a notecard entitled “MachinimaCamArtist” and stating: Your complete avatar name, a list of your previous works, and a short description of your work. I will select the 5 best entries on Friday, 21st and send out the free boxed cameras to the winners.

    I would ♥♥♥ to thanks the hundreds of customers that supported the development efforts on this device, and to tell them those efforts have not been vain. The new system will allow dozens of new effects to be added to the device, and extensions way beyond what was previously intended. Watch this blog for more news on the next release.

    New Secondlife social network Rezzed.Net

    Luc Aubret, the infamous scripter and assault weapons maker, has struck again with which is in my own humble opinion his best idea yet. Rezzed.Net is new social network especially made for Secondlifers. What makes it different from SL Profiles in my own sense, is the actual ability to actually share your blog entries and photos in the main page. It’s also way cleaner than SL Profiles that looks like an evil version of MySpace. Rezzed.Net also have hooks into SL to verify if you are a real or fake users.

    Rezzed.Net is very early beta of course, but improvement I could suggest is more space for pictures (only 10 megs allowed) and a URL list manager would be an excellent addition. Also the profile layout looks a bit messy when you insert long ass SLURL strings, maby Luc should replace the URL display as a label. Anyways for the rest, it’s pretty neato.

    Rezzed.Net is a public beta. You can register too if you have a SLX account you an buy a 0L invite here, or if your logged in inworld you can get an invite through the Rezzed.Net terminal. You can add me from my Rezzed.Net profile.