06
Feb 14

What’s Wrong with This Google Result?

What is Wrong with this Search Result?

Do you see it?


26
Dec 12

Why Guest Blogging for SEO Looks so Dead

Link Building Guest BloggingMy fellow bloggers, I want you to read this email I received and convince me that guest blogging for SEO is still alive.

Hello,
I am a professionally guest post writer. I write on several topics like food, shopping, beverage and so on. I came across your domain (domain name) while surfing through the Internet to find a suitable for writing articles. It is highly resourceful with rich and nice contents and has a vivid presentation. I must appreciate your hard work and wish you good luck.
I was wondering if you can allow me to write for your domain. I assure you to provide absolutely unique but relevant article so that it proves to be useful to your readers. I can discuss about “the subject”. I wish you consider this proposal and will wait for a reply from you.

If you are displeased with my email, I cordially regret in advance.

Author


20
May 11

Pandora Figuring Out The Perfect Track

Pandora Failing

Pandora is

taking longer than expected to figure out the perfect track to play next.

The music should be playing soon, but if you get tired of waiting, try switching to one of your other stations.

Pandora probably couldn’t figure out which ad to play.


13
Dec 10

Taking HostDime to the Woodshed

Hey buddy, can you spare a HostDime? Here’s 2 cents…

HostDime Top 10 Bad Host List

This is not your usual web hosting top list. Credit hostexploit.com.

I wasn’t really that upset when I received a new invoice from HostDime after I had specifically requested that my account be cancelled. I followed the prescribed cancellation process and I was unsure why a new invoice created. Further, I could not login to the core support desk nor receive a password reset email. I asked HostDime make sure this invoice is voided per my previous cancellation request.

Later, HostDime fixed the problem and sent me a conciliatory email and even followed up with a call to find out why I was leaving. We’re cool. No problem.

I was a pretty loyal client and don’t have any major complaints.  I didn’t want to leave HostDime. I sort of liked their 24 hour phone support that other bargain hosts don’t dream of offering. Why was I cancelling my HostDime account after all these years? I was told by HostDime that I needed to move my few little wordpress blogs to a dedicated server because of resource overages.

So, that is exactly what I am doing.

These wordpress blogs and static sites get no more than 2000 visits per day, cumulatively. They are tiny. I was shut down 3 or 4 times for resource overages–a measurement that I have no insight into and have no way of knowing if I am over or under. In the last ticket that occurred this past June, my main site was shut down without notice. I discovered this myself and contacted HostDime and was told my site was suspended for resource usage.

Listen up, HostDime. When you tell someone to cancel their HostDime product, you may want to offer them an alternative product at HostDime, perhaps a discounted deal on a dedicated server. Don’t just tell them to leave! Don’t suspend a loyal client’s account for something he has no visibility into, not tell him of the suspension, then ask him to go to a new platform and not give him any options or even try to upsell a dedicated server. You could have sold me a VPS or dedicated server easily. Why didn’t you? I wanted one. I had to find one on my own.

Another sore spot was that I had contacted HostDime about working with the company on promoting them through the affiliate program and I didn’t feel like I received a very warm response. One particular blog I own ranks on the first page for some serious HostDime brand terms. As far as I know I have not had once single conversion over the many years this ranking has been maintained. Not one. And the search volume on your brand name is 3600 per month per the Google Keyword Tool. During that time, what was happening to all the new customers I am referred to HostDime? It seems strange that HostDime marketing would look the other way and fail to take note. Affiliate marketing is about relationships. Why didn’t you want to work with me, HostDime? I would if I were you. Your competition certainly does :)


06
Dec 10

Feeling Down?

Wikileaks.Org Down

Here’s how I’ll always remember you Julian.

Wikileaks is down today. What else is new? It looks like this is becoming the norm thanks to vigilante hackers. Where can Wikileaks.org host now?

Here’s what Firefox says about Wikileaks this morning:

Server not found

Firefox can’t find the server at www.wikileaks.org.

Check the address for typing errors such as
ww.example.com instead of
www.example.com

If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network
connection.

If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

A little tribute from DJ SMOB and Jeff Beck:

Well I’m going down
Down, down, down, down, down
I’m going down
Down, down, down, down, down
I’ve got my head out the window
And my big feet on the ground
She’s gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone
She’s gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone


25
Oct 10

Write For People

Design For Search Engines

Search engine is all about content material and each web optimization gurus have been attempting very laborious to optimize their pages just for the search engine and often forgetting that the tip user is definitely the human reader. It is of paramount significance that a page has to be written for humans and designed for search engines like google by way of SEO.

There may be nothing extra vital than creating unique content material for a site. In search engine optimisation, allocating key phrases within the title, header and bold HTML tags not only helps the reader to determine the topic of a web page easily nevertheless it additionally aids in optimization since search engine takes into consideration of the keywords in these tags.

Many writers are concerned concerning the excellent keyword density for the maximum advantage of SEO. Sadly, there are not any exhausting figures for a perfect key phrase percentage. An important issue when creating content material is to make it readable and unique. As long as the content is readable, there isn’t any need to comply with a set share of keyword density.

Designing a page to facilitate the indexing by the search engine bots is another necessary factor to think about subsequent to content creation. A web page with rich content with out listed by the search engine bots is equivalent to no content at all. To help the various search engines to search out the page, the navigation system and sitemap performs vital roles here. It is advisable to have text hyperlinks navigation in order that bots can spider all the internal pages smoothly. Avoid using JavaScript and Flash made navigation system because most bots will ignore them but designer can all the time include a set of text hyperlinks on the bottom of the web page where these sorts of navigation system are used to overcome this issue.

Some search engines like google place nice emphasis on the content material near the highest of a page. Subsequently, it is advisable to design the layout in such a manner that the content appears earlier than other components of the page. One example is to use the content material first CSS template; it permits the navigation to seem on the left of a page followed by the content but the content is the first to appear within the codes. This methodology helps search engine bots to identify the necessary content of a page and index them since they are placed near the top of a page. One other simple work around is to make use of a proper facet navigation menu.

The final word function of search engine marketing is to make it possible for the designated content seems in search engine based on the precise searches. Making the content material readable and designing the page for straightforward indexing ought to at all times be the primary priority for site owners when web optimization comes into play.

Thank you.

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SEO Services Singapore

 


25
Oct 10

Thesis Theme For WordPress Blogs

Thesis Theme – The Recommended Theme For WordPress Blogs

One major issue in website design is the use of functional but beautiful themes or “skins” for your web pages. If you’re a beginner or an advanced wordpress.org platform user, and you want to know which wordpress theme can really make your site stand out, read on…

Chris Pearson is the genius behind the WordPress theme called Thesis. Have you ever wondered why so many people are singing praises to this wordpress theme? First of all, it’s a high-quality template that’s also a clean slate for your own creativity. You can easily set up banners, videos and photos. The default settings are already so attractive that you may feel ok with keeping the original settings instead of doing further customizations. But if you’re feeling creative, you can easily personalize your wordpress theme.

Using the theme options, you can choose the number of columns you want for your blog or website to have. You can put borders around your post area. If you want the full-width look, you can easily change the original default settings and remove the sidebars. Change the size and layout of your website’s sidebars and content area. Choose the category or the pages you want to appear on your site’s main navigation bar. You can even have your menu links on your navigation bar.

Bloggers can benefit most with the way thesis theme is designed to make life easier for bloggers. You never have to mess with the php scripts or HTML to insert your google webmaster verification code on the header of your blog again. The same goes with the footer codes.

Thesis is more than just another pretty wordpress theme. Search engine optimization should be your main concern as a blogger, which makes Thesis the best website skin for you. Just using Thesis will make you more popular with the search engines. Easily instruct Thesis to use a title-description structure that makes your web pages more search engine friendly in the theme options page.

Who else could use Thesis to make their websites better? I can tell you that this theme is perfect for personal blogs, particularly if the blogger is not completely at ease with HTML and PHP codes.

Experienced bloggers will enjoy tweaking the theme according to their taste and preference. Affiliate marketers can easily create online websites that feature various products for sale. Video bloggers will love the feature area of the Thesis theme. Photo galleries can easily be updated and created on Thesis. If you’re a freelancer, you can create your portfolio with Thesis.

Visit the following website for more information on Thesis theme review and learn How to download WordPress


25
Oct 10

In the future, do not show this message

Got this message from Excel…

In the future, do not show this message

Whatever you say, Microsoft Office Excel

I guess it’s just a random message that had been suppressed for too long and needed to know if anyone still cared.

In the future, do not show this message

Hmm… Let me think… Okay, I say don’t show it again.


09
Sep 10

Google Analytics Subdomains Filter

Google Analytics Show Host Steps

Are you using Google Analytics to track subdomains on your site? Google Analytics does a great job of providing instructions to set up your tracking code if you have multiple domains. The instructions for setting up the corresponding filter are pretty good as well. But, it would be a lot easier if you could just see a screen shot of what the filter settings should look like. So, here’s that screen shot above. And, here is a link to the instructions for

Under Site Linking Considerations:

Content reports only show the request URI and not the domain
Once you have domain linking established, you will see only the request URI in the content reports, and not the top-level or sub-domain for a given page. So for example, for visits to the following pages:
— http://www.example.com/index.php and another page on
— http://sub.example.com/more.php
The reports will show:
— index.php
— more.php
You will not be able to distinguish which page is from which domain. To show the domain in the page reports, set a filter to include all components of the page URL, as follows:

1.In the Profile Settings page, click the Add Filter link.
2.Choose Add New Filter and provide the filter a name.
3.Choose Custom Filter and select Advanced on the Filter type settings.
4.Under Advanced settings:
1.FieldA should be set to Hostname
2.FieldB should be set to Request URI
5.Set the values for both Field A and Field B to (.*), which is an expression that captures all characters.
6.Set the Output To –> Constructor option to Request URI and provide $A1$B1 as the value for that choice.
Your reports will now show:
— www.example.com/index.php
— sub.example.com/more.php
This will capture the www.example.com portion of your URL and include that at the beginning of your page URL in the content reports section.


21
Jun 10

Blog And Website – The Differences

The undying battle between a blog and website to have the crown as the simplest way in advertising services by a company in the web is never ending. It’s an issue, till now, is yet to be decided. Marketing experts use both techniques to gain as much visitors as practical. But , what’s the real deal between the two strategies? To put an end to this question, here are the definitions of each. You be the judge which is better.

Blogging is a route for an individual to relay to people what she wish to say or publicize. It is vital to keep updating blogs every day because this will keep readers glued in to the internet site. Valuing clients and tending to their needs and inquiries as much as practicable for them to feel at ease and stay to it. Making a link in areas that has relevancy to your subject or products. When readers post comments, this can stir a dialogue between you and other viewers.

Blogs allow marketeers to post photos, text and videos online in a short period of time for nothing. Having a blog gives marketers the chance to reach out to web users around the planet in a more private way. Ensure blog posts contain useful information that will help a lots of spectators in their wants. Thought about as dynamic marketing, blogs can be simply done by any person in their own web site.

Web sites are regarded as more static compared with blogging. Advertisers can tell more about the products of the company. A detailed content is very much required in this marketing method. Unlike blogging where it needs regular updating, sites can be updated only when fresh products are available or a special offering.

Posting blogs in web sites can be a brilliant idea to keep your customers posted each time. Swapping links to other websites where both sites can benefit is a good way to push and publicize goods. Not only do you get to post your links freely but you also gain a new partner in the web business.

Nevertheless it is important to ensure that the subjects in the web site you chose and your website can relate to each other. Select a web site which has good standards, also because an internet site with a poor reputation online, can pull your web site down the drain with them.

Whether you choose a blog or website, it doesn’t matter. We have laid the good points and bad points of both, it is down to you what will you select and what fits your business needs better. Start choosing now in order to make either a blog or web site. Be prepared re the physical as well as the financial aspect of putting up a blog or a website. Good luck!

If you are wonderfing how you can get more traffic to your blog or site then do not worry. You can do so by following the steps mentioned in the Automated Traffic program.

Automated Traffic is a program by Jeff Dedrick that teaches users the core strategies and the various ways of setting up traffic-generation methods that, once set, become automated. And help you increase revenues from your site.

Read more from this guest blogger at the internet marketing blog: PromotedProfits.com


21
Jun 10

Hubpages

Many may have heard about Hubpages, it is more popular to netizens who are always searching for information, images and topics which are useful to them. This provides an opportunity for online users to share what they have to offer in the form of content material.

One of the advantages that Hubpages offers is that, it provides opportunity to users to gain profit for their contents. Not simply does it benefit those who are sharing their content but in addition those browsers who are seeking for quality information. Hubpages is indeed one of the sites to consider.

How can one gain money? How can a user do it? Let us find out how. Let us discover the world of Hubpages and scan through the pages that have been making this world alive.

First, through Hubpages, one can construct his or her online presence. Earn their laser target market’s trust through their outstanding credibility and unfathomed reputation online. One can truly put together their own empire through Hubpages, by being an expert in an individual’s chosen niche, targeted visitors will easily pick up the quality articles you have made. In this way you can be perceived as the authority in an individual’s chosen niche. By establishing your own reputation and credibility, people will easily recognize you and will choose your product over others.

Second, one can also engage in affiliate internet marketing through Hubpages. By choosing related topics to your own hub as well as ads then you can surely gain more by engaging in affiliate internet marketing via Hubpages.

Third, you can both utilize ones own own web site at the same time Hubpages in order to rank well in search engines. By having an individual’s own internet site, engaging in affiliate advertising and marketing and use Hubpages, you will surely gain much capital in return.

Just be sure though for you to are putting in original, unique and quality content material. If you know how to use Hubpages to its full advantage you will surely earn more capital in return. Hubpages has a few features that will help determine. Just like Hub Score which is determined by the number of clicks and views done. This Hub Score determines your own Hub Status which will make or break an individual’s online credibility and reputation. This will also elevate ones own ranking as well as popularity among browsers.

Try using Hubpages now for ones own business and gain the money that you were aiming for. You have to get advantage of its popularity and make use of it while it is still hot in the market. You can be assured that you can earn more with the help of Hubpages. Try it now and see the profits coming in.

There are many internet marketing websites which provide you with tips on writing good blogs. Blogging helps you in link building for your website.

For more information: PromotedProfits.com


22
Mar 10

Yahoo Affiliate Check

Yahoo Affiliate check dialogue

I just received this from the Yahoo Affiliate Team:

Hi SMO Blogger,

We wanted to let you know that your commission payments from Yahoo!, will be delayed one month. Rest assured that this only affects your Yahoo! commissions and all other advertiser commission amounts remain unaffected. Commission Junction has addressed this issue and we are currently working on a resolution to make sure this is an isolated incident.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you and appreciate your patience.

Regards,
Yahoo! Affiliate Team

Did you or did you not receive your Yahoo Affiliate check? Well, I have been a member of the Yahoo Affiliate program for years, making good money with other programs like Google AdSense, Commission Junction and Linkshare. But… Yahoo hasn’t panned out for me in terms of revenue. I keep waiting to see some results before I invest time in testing programs. What about you, do you use Yahoo Affiliate?


18
Mar 10

Why Blogging is Better than Speaking

Blogger speaking

I talk a lot more than I blog. But, I’d like to change that. Here’s why:

  • 100% Control
  • No one can detect your accent
  • You don’t get interrupted
  • You approve comments
  • You establish a record
  • You can do it with a big ol cigar in your mouth
  • Google will find you

15
Mar 10

1&1internet – Hosting Suckage

1&1Internet Web Hosting Screen Capture

Are you hosting your blog with 1&1internet? This dandy of a hosting outfit also known as 1and1.com just might allow you to open up a support ticket if you are currently blogging on their servers. Or, perhaps you’d be interested in taking a gander at the 1and1internet Web site to see what products they offer? If you’re lucky, you can have a chance at purchasing one of their products. Or can you?

Nope.

Here’s the error message I received from 1and1internet at the order.1and1.com page:

Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.
Apache Server at order.1and1.com Port 80

If a leading global blog hosting company like 1&1internet cannot even host their own order page, what’s the world coming to?


04
Nov 09

Is Dosh Dosh Dead?

Dosh Dosh Tombstone

I am one of many who enjoyed reading the DoshDosh.com blog written by social media poweruser DoshDosh/MakiMaki.

DoshDosh regularly blogged in detail about everything from making money online with Google AdSense to case studies. The frequency at which he turned out above average posts was remarkable and quite unmatched. Okay, doubters, tell me who matched DoshDosh/Maki? I’m listening. He was the best.

From the about page of www.doshdosh.com:

Dosh Dosh is a blog offering internet marketing and blogging tips, alongside social media strategies. Best consumed by bloggers, entrepreneurs, web publishers, marketers, freelancers and small business owners.

Dosh Dosh - www.doshdosh.com screen cap

Dosh Dosh - www.doshdosh.com screen cap

His Popularity? 34,000+ RSS Subscribers and large numbers of followers on major social networks.

He disappeared.

DoshDosh, aka Maki or MakiMaki has not dagg, stumbled, sphunn or tweeted in a while–that while being longer for social media denizens.

So what happened to Dosh Dosh? He’s either moved on and not active anymore, aka burned out. Or…

Is Dosh Dosh Dead?

While, I am not one to wax morbid, I noticed that one blogger speculated that Dosh Dosh was dead. Let’s look at Dosh Dosh/Maki around the web on various social media sites where he lives/lived.

Twitter

Last Tweet: Gotta head out for class. Be back later.2:15 PM Sep 17th from TweetDeck

digg.com/makimaki

Last Digg: 04/29/2009
Last Digg Submission: 05/14/2009

StumbleUpon

Last Stumble: autorave‘s last login was “4 months ago” as recorded by Stumbleupon.

Sphinn

Last Sphinn: 200+ Days ago

Has Dosh Dosh Updated his Blogging Software?
Ah, but I know one sure way to discern if Dosh Dosh/Maki is still alive. If he is alive, he would have updated his blog software as any good blogger would, no? So, I checked and DoshDosh.com is runing WordPress 2.8.4 which is not the current version of WordPress, yet not very old. The release date of WordPress 2.8.4, a security release was August 12, 2009, which predates the September 15th Twitter post, the last known communication which Dosh Dosh/Maki made with the social media community. So, this doesn’t really help. We are still stuck with not being able to show that he was alive any later than September 12th.

Dead? Or is DoshDosh aka Maki a victim of social media burnout?

Dosh Dosh, this is not intended as an obituary. If you are still there, please do not take this post as mere link bait but as a plea to make yourself known. In honesty, there are many of your fans out here who miss your thoughtful posts and would like to hear something from you, even if it’s just a quick post to let us know you are alive.

Update: He’s alive! I am happy to report that this post coincided almost precisely with the reappearance of Maki on Twitter and a few fresh posts on DoshDosh.com. Still no activity on Digg for some time now. But, anyways, we’re glad to know you’re alive. If anyone knows the reason behind the lengthy disappearance, please post.


21
Sep 09

Finding a WordPress Theme Developer

The WordPress LogoI spent about a day looking for WordPress theme developers, filtering through their qualifications and portfolios to see if they had the ability to design a WordPress Theme of the sort I wanted. I’d tried several WordPress developers in the past with mixed results. The biggest complaints I have are that they are either slow or do a poor job with the aesthetics. Well, I looked through the entire Automattic list that I found at:

http://automattic.com/services/wordpress-consultants/

I figured these should be the best of the best, getting an Automattic listing. I went through almost the entire list and found thirteen candidates whose work I liked. I contacted them all.

What were the results of my inquiries?

Only 5 of these Automattic listed WordPress devs got back to me. Of the five, one developer was kind enough to tell me he was too busy to meet my schedule and refer me to a friend. A second was outlandishly expensive (I’d rather have purchased a sports car). A third was reasonably priced but failed in being punctual. Two turned out great! So, I went through so many many developers just to find the two developers who were qualified and reasonably priced. It took about a day.

Yeah, it was worth it.