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The Google Problem, or why I’m starting to use MSN and Yahoo more.

Monday, May 15th, 2006

This weekend has been a bit of an introspective for me on why google is still the primary search engine I use. I know, I’ve been a big “fan(?)” of google for quite some time, I’ve obviously incorporated many of their products into my pages and used Google for 99% of my web searching. In [...]

A couple interesting online Advertising notes

Friday, May 12th, 2006

I’ve run across a couple of interesting things. The first was linked to from the second one I’ll mention. I know, some time back, I visited a publicly available Google Adsense tool a few months back and at that time found an interesting tool that gave you keyword suggestions based on a term or keyword [...]

Search rankings and “where you stand”

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Search engine rankings are one of the concepts that I think is vaguely understood. It’s amazing to me how a subtle change in a series of search terms (or quoting a pair of words) can so drastically alter the results. Let’s say you’re searching for discount shoes, there’s a difference between a search for discount [...]

Using .htaccess to ALLOW directory browsing

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

By default the apache install for most sites now restricts directory browsing. It’s a good idea, you don’t want just ANYTHING to be browsable on a web server, but there comes a time that it makes life easier for a directory (or tree of directories) to be browsable without having to write (copy and paste) [...]

WordPress trackback problem FINALLY SOLVED….

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

For around 3-4 months now I’ve had a REALLY annoying problem with the wordpress install on this site. Trackbacks suddenly stopped working. Somewhere around my 800th post or so while the WMF vulnerability was circulating (between Christmas and New Years) and I was typing furiously – poof…. suddenly trackbacks stopped going out. (Incoming trackbacks seemed [...]

Page banned from Google?

Monday, January 16th, 2006

So for the past month and a half I’ve been puzzling over northcarolinagenealogy.net and it’s mysterious sudden disappearance from google. I mean… let’s see, there are a couple hundred posts there. It uses the same template as this and the South Carolina genealogy site do. Nothing really different than the South Carolina Genealogy site (more [...]

Search Engines Submission

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

This is what hopefully will be the begining of a series of threads on webhosting, web marketing, etc. The first topic up is search engines submission. (This may take several articles…) It’s important to get your web site up and mostly fleshed out before submitting to search engines. Why? Although many may take some time [...]

More on WordPress 2.0

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

I’m finding a bit more about the upcoming WordPress 2.0 release. I haven’t had time to test the RC in the 5 minutes since the last post, but I have been able to read a few sites. It looks like most of the big changes are “under the hood”, which sounds promising. It sounds as [...]

WordPress 2.0 getting close

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

I see in the dashboard that the third and (last?) release candidate for WordPress 2.0 is officially out. There is word that the final may come Wednesday or Thursday of this week. I haven’t had much time to see what features may be new… but if possible I may try it out this week. I [...]

Google adsense unavailable

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Just noticed that for the last (hour?) the main adsense login site has been down with an interesting multi-language error message page. Ads seem to be served still, but the login is offline at the moment. And back up by 1AM EST 12/17/05.    Send article as PDF   

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