Saturday, April 11, 2009

Apple giveaway for 1 billion apps downloaded

Apple is approaching the 1 billion mark for applications downloaded from the iTunes App Store. The Billionth customer will recieve a swag of Apple gear.

Update: The number of downloads is about to hit 980 million.

Apple 1 billion downloads

Apple put up a countdown on their WEB site on Friday. As you can see there has been over 933 million applications have been downloaded from the App Store since it went live last July. Whoever manages to download the 1 billionth application will come away with a pretty good collection: a MacBook Pro, a 32GB iPod Touch, a Time Capsule, and a $10,000 iTunes gift certificate.

More than 32,000 applications have been added to the Apple App Store. Along with the promotion, Apple released some stats on the top downloads in both the paid and free categories: Facebook has been downloaded the most times among the free applications, while Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D has received the most downloads among paid applications.

A link to the count down page can be seen here.

Friday, April 10, 2009

SEO and Matt Cutts Happy 404 Day

On the 4th April Matt Cutts celebrated 4.04 day (ie 4th of the 4th). He said "... it’s a perfect day to learn what a 404 status code is. Essentially, a 404 is a way for web server to return a Page Not Found error when a browser requests a web page that the web server doesn’t have."

I embellished Matts art work a little ...

Matt posted a collection of handy links to make the most out of 404 errors on your site ...

  • Maile Ohye organized 404 week - Link

  • What is a 404 Error - Link

  • How to make 404 Error pages more useful - Link

  • Find out who is linking to your 404 Error Page - Link

  • Flickr pictures of 404 errors - Link