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    [WTS] I make web sites, logos and banners

    Hello,

    I am a front end web developer and graphics designer working on the web since 2004, mainly on my own web properties and later for Memebridge Inc., a previous owner of NetBuilders.org....
  2. [Announcement] If you're getting a blank page on NB using any...

    If you're getting a blank page on NB using any browser try clearing your cookies for NetBuilders.org (both Chrome and Firefox allow clearing for just one specific site instead of all of them). This...
  3. Article: Review of Wordtracker’s Tools: The Paid and Free Tools in Brief

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=177-Review-of-Wordtracker’s-Tools-The-Paid-and-Free-Tools-in-Brief
  4. [Announcement] When the problems introduced by an upgrade are...

    When the problems introduced by an upgrade are worse than the bugs that we had workarounds for before then I'd say this is a complete fail. More to the point, however, is that vB simply sucks at this...
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    [Suggestion] I looked into this and it turns out there was a...

    I looked into this and it turns out there was a conditional that was displaying the New Posts link to registered members and Today's Posts to unregistered members. I removed the conditional and made...
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    True, but things have been improving on that...

    True, but things have been improving on that front too. Chrome auto-updates without even you knowing anything, and it's gained quite a bit of popularity. I'm not sure what's up with Firefox, but it...
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    I never used Flash for my sites as I always...

    I never used Flash for my sites as I always despised it (and for the bulk of that time I was a Linux user which hasn't had proper support for a long time). YouTube embedded videos, at least with the...
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    How about abandoning Flash?

    Now that Adobe killed mobile Flash Player there seems to be a renewed sense of hope that we can get rid of Flash altogether. There's a campaign against Flash going at Occupy Flash.

    Yesterday I...
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    Another thing this might depend on is how related...

    Another thing this might depend on is how related the topics of these sites are to each other. If there is some topic overlap it might be easier to focus on both because you're to some extent really...
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    Yes, that suggests that being at the right place...

    Yes, that suggests that being at the right place at the right time isn't necessarily entirely accidental. For one thing we can try to figure out the opportunities of our current time and place, for...
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    Are domain names becoming less important?

    Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter and Blogger, argues for 5 Reasons Domains Are Getting Less Important. I think he has good points, but less important still doesn't mean unimportant.

    I...
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    I agree. I think execution is what made...

    I agree. I think execution is what made Zuckerberg's Facebook succeed while his colleagues who had similar ideas failed. I just think that the vision adds a special something that can make a business...
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    Unfortunately (and annoyingly) EFT payments...

    Unfortunately (and annoyingly) EFT payments aren't available in all locations.
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    Namecheap is ICANN accredited since 2007...

    Namecheap is ICANN accredited since 2007, so they probably should be on the list as independents.
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    I actually use both Windows and Mac for the whole...

    I actually use both Windows and Mac for the whole process nowadays. I use Smultron on the Mac for HTML/CSS/PHP editing, and free CyberDuck for FTP/SFTP. I usually write in TextEdit and then copy...
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    Try Google Analyticator...

    Try Google Analyticator. I recently put it on my new site, and it works pretty well. It adds a nice analytics summary with a graph on the wordpress dashboard.
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    The Process of Creating Quality Content

    The "process" has been on my mind lately when it comes to ensuring quality content, which has become a matter of life and death issue for some businesses after all Google has done over the last year....
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    Google to limit access to keyword data

    A friend linked me to this today: Google moves to secure searches, alienates SEO jockeys

    Basically, they'll switch logged in Google users to encrypted search results, limiting access to keyword...
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    Internationally it's over 80%, but in the US it's...

    Internationally it's over 80%, but in the US it's just under 65%.
  20. Thread: Forum posting

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    Frankly I think forum posting as a marketing...

    Frankly I think forum posting as a marketing method will go the way of blog commenting, and become worthless, as it should. This very forum is a good example. We get TONS of people posting just so...
  21. The recently introduced changes to Facebook will...

    The recently introduced changes to Facebook will be a boon to social marketing if they don't result in too many people becoming annoyed. I wrote an overview here. Pretty much everything anyone does...
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    I'd stay away from it unless you actually have...

    I'd stay away from it unless you actually have something to say and genuinely want to read the blog and comment on it. Return on time investment is typically very low, Google has become better at...
  23. Agreed, lack of innovation seems to be the...

    Agreed, lack of innovation seems to be the problem, but all the mentioned search engines seem pretty good even if not anything mind blowing. In any case, Google has plenty of competition, and it's...
  24. Why an antitrust investigation into Google is a mistake

    Good read: Why an antitrust investigation into Google is a mistake

    I couldn't agree more, and it actually echoes what the founder of one of Google's competitors Blekko says here: Blekko's not...
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    Apple has even more money than Google AFAIK, and...

    Apple has even more money than Google AFAIK, and don't seem to have a problem with staying focused. Then again being mainly a web company where experimenting is fairly easy I'm not surprised.
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    Yeah, I have a similar sentiment on SEO as...

    Yeah, I have a similar sentiment on SEO as tetrapak and iowadawg. Formally, I'll admit SEO is still around, and still important, but fundamentally everything comes down to offering great products and...
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    What would make you quit SEO?

    I'm shamelessly stealing an idea for this topic from Sphinn because it's a quite interesting question. :p

    I do wonder if it's really possible to quit SEO entirely if you're in web business, but...
  28. Using external commenting systems (Disqus, Facebook etc.)

    How many of you use external commenting systems like Facebook Comments, Disqus or Intense Debate?

    I'm tempted to use Facebook comments on my new music site simply because it would help increase...
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    I think the biggest missing feature for most...

    I think the biggest missing feature for most people (including me) is that most of my friends aren't on G+. Other than that I can't say I miss anything in particular, just that Facebook may be...
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    Well, it looks like StumbleUpon can actually be...

    Well, it looks like StumbleUpon can actually be used as a kind of a search engine. It's apparently a beta feature. When you click on the interests button, in addition to all the interest categories...
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    Google is only good for direct search for...

    Google is only good for direct search for specific things. Sometimes, though, you don't know exactly what to search for, but have a general idea of what you want. Last time I used StumbleUpon I used...
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    I think Siegler's main point wasn't aimed at site...

    I think Siegler's main point wasn't aimed at site owners, but people who treat Alexa and Compete stats as an accurate representation of actual traffic only to then conclude things that in TC's case...
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    Not just big companies. They're supposed to...

    Not just big companies. They're supposed to connect everyone. But yeah, social networks have a lot to do with the future of marketing.



    People should learn to be responsible about what they...
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    I'm not sure that was me who said it, but that's...

    I'm not sure that was me who said it, but that's interesting, and I'm not so keen on giving Google that much leverage. The whole issue over real names cooled me off of Google+ pretty quickly, and as...
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    Alexa and Compete useless?

    MG Siegler of Techcrunch says: "If You Cite Compete Or Alexa For Anything Besides Making Fun Of Them, You’re A Moron"

    Apparently the data from Alexa and Compete don't match actual traffic stats at...
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    Google Plus Traffic Sinks, Stumbleupon Soars

    Google Plus seems to be exhausting its novelty value, and is apparently experiencing a sharp fall. It's still in beta though, and not quite complete (as the article says, business users are...
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    Google Plus affects Image Search

    Google Plus alters the landscape of Google Image search , and to me it seems as if it actually makes image search results less relevant.

    I'm not sure how image search plays into everyone's SEO,...
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    The future of web business

    This might be useful:

    The Future of Web Startups by Paul Graham (Y Combinator)
    Designing for the Future Web by James Gardner (Smashing Magazine)
    The bottom line:

    Startup overload. Have a...
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    Ok since others are answering mostly with Notepad...

    Ok since others are answering mostly with Notepad and Notepad++ I thought I'd add my recommendations:

    On Windows:

    Aside from Notepad++, which isn't a bad choice (though ugly), there's also:

    ...
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    I don't remember ever being banned from a forum....

    I don't remember ever being banned from a forum. I did get some infractions for bumping on DP long ago.
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    As you may or may not have noticed Facebook now...

    As you may or may not have noticed Facebook now offers an email address to their users. Emails sent to that email address go straight to the Facebook messages inbox. They also integrated chat and...
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    [WTS] ChromeHelpForums.com

    I'm selling ChromeHelpForums.com , which is meant to be a discussion forum for users of Chrome web browser and Chrome OS. While the Chrome OS is yet to see major success the Chrome browser is quite...
  43. Article: Review for Wordze - King of Keywords

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=178-Review-for-Wordze-King-of-Keywords
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    Article: SEMRush Review

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=176-SEMRush-Review
  45. Article: Review for the KeywordSpy Software

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=175-Review-for-the-KeywordSpy-Software
  46. Article: Reviewing Trellian’s Keyword Discovery

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=174-Reviewing-Trellian’s-Keyword-Discovery
  47. Article: Review of goRank: How High Do Its Professional SEO Tools Rank?

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=173-Review-of-goRank-How-High-Do-Its-Professional-SEO-Tools-Rank
  48. Article: Review of the SEO Book Keyword Suggestion Tool

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=172-Review-of-the-SEO-Book-Keyword-Suggestion-Tool
  49. Article: Reviewing Google Sets from Google Labs as an SEO Research Tool

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=171-Reviewing-Google-Sets-from-Google-Labs-as-an-SEO-Research-Tool
  50. Article: Evaluation of Google AdWords: Is It the PPC Solution for You?

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=170-Evaluation-of-Google-AdWords-Is-It-the-PPC-Solution-for-You
  51. Article: SEO Backlink Finder vs. SEO Spyglass: Which Is Better for What?

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=169-SEO-Backlink-Finder-vs.-SEO-Spyglass-Which-Is-Better-for-What
  52. Hmm, that's actually probably limited in a...

    Hmm, that's actually probably limited in a php.ini file on your server by default though the actual value may vary. I haven't dealt with that stuff for a long time so I forgot about that, and a...
  53. You can limit how big those .jpg and .avi files...

    You can limit how big those .jpg and .avi files that people will upload can be to prevent them from uploading files which are too large and may waste your bandwidth.
  54. Article: HyperText Markup Language Sitemaps

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  55. Article: Virtual Private Server Hosting

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    Article: HyperText Transfer Protocol

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    Article: Content Management System

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    Article: Pay Per Lead Advertising

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    Article: Shared Web Hosting

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=127-Shared-Web-Hosting
  60. Article: Extensible Markup Language Sitemaps

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    Article: Business Strategy

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    Article: Article Marketing

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    Article: Choosing a Domain

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=117-Choosing-a-Domain
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    Article: Link Buying

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=122-Link-Buying
  65. Well, it was shown that Sony had some really...

    Well, it was shown that Sony had some really silly security practices. Also, they were running outdated software which suggests at least one way to stay safer than even Sony: keep your software up to...
  66. Article: Review for the Raven SEO Tools

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=167-Review-for-the-Raven-SEO-Tools
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    Article: Review for the Raven SEO Tools

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    Article: Review for the Raven SEO Tools

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  69. Article: Review for the Raven SEO Tools

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    Article: Review for the Raven SEO Tools

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  71. Article: Review for the Raven SEO Tools

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=167-Review-for-the-Raven-SEO-Tools
  72. Article: A Succinct Review of the SEO Administrator Expert Edition

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=166-A-Succinct-Review-of-the-SEO-Administrator-Expert-Edition
  73. Article: A Quick Review and Reference to SEO Studio

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=165-A-Quick-Review-and-Reference-to-SEO-Studio
  74. Article: A Quick Review and Reference to SEO Studio

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=165-A-Quick-Review-and-Reference-to-SEO-Studio
  75. Article: A Quick Review and Reference to SEO Studio

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=165-A-Quick-Review-and-Reference-to-SEO-Studio
  76. Article: A Quick Review and Reference to SEO Studio

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=165-A-Quick-Review-and-Reference-to-SEO-Studio
  77. Article: A Quick Review and Reference to SEO Studio

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=165-A-Quick-Review-and-Reference-to-SEO-Studio
  78. Article: A Quick Review and Reference to SEO Studio

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=165-A-Quick-Review-and-Reference-to-SEO-Studio
  79. Article: A Quick Review and Reference to SEO Studio

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=165-A-Quick-Review-and-Reference-to-SEO-Studio
  80. Article: Trellian SEO Toolkit Review and Features

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=164-Trellian-SEO-Toolkit-Review-and-Features
  81. Article: Review of the Internet Business Promoter

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=163-Review-of-the-Internet-Business-Promoter
  82. Article: An Easy-to-Understand WebCEO Review for SEO Tool Buyers

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=162-An-Easy-to-Understand-WebCEO-Review-for-SEO-Tool-Buyers
  83. Article: A Quick Review of the SEO Suite from Apex Pacific

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=161-A-Quick-Review-of-the-SEO-Suite-from-Apex-Pacific
  84. Article: Review of the Link Research Tools from Cemper

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=168-Review-of-the-Link-Research-Tools-from-Cemper
  85. Article: Review and Guide to the Four SEO PowerSuite Tools from Link-Assistant

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=160-Review-and-Guide-to-the-Four-SEO-PowerSuite-Tools-from-Link-Assistant
  86. Article: Caphyon’s SEO Products: Are They Right For You?

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  87. Article: Caphyon’s SEO Products: Are They Right For You?

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=159-Caphyon’s-SEO-Products-Are-They-Right-For-You
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    Glad to see you like it. Also, yeah we did have...

    Glad to see you like it. Also, yeah we did have that black bar before Google. ;)
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    Oh I'm quite familiar with that, although this...

    Oh I'm quite familiar with that, although this tends to happen when I figure the project wont be as big of a deal as I hope it might be, and I begin hunting for better ideas.
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    Well, the iCloud wont be active until this fall...

    Well, the iCloud wont be active until this fall so right now nobody is using it. According to Apple's plans though, it will be present and supported on all Apple devices, and allow access to your...
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    Non-forum Communities

    There are many examples of communities built without forums, or before forums were ever added. Often this can be through a different kind of process of interaction than what a forum typically...
  92. Successful communities with alternative forum software

    Most people who start and run communities probably run vBulletin, PHPBB, IPB or something like MyBB, all of which follow a rather typical and very recognizable look and feel and function. In recent...
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    Apparently there is a way to separate friends...

    Apparently there is a way to separate friends into specific groups called "friend lists" and then share to specific groups on Facebook. It's just a lot more involved, and probably why most people...
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    I don't understand that, honestly. If those are...

    I don't understand that, honestly. If those are your standards of "friendly" I don't think you're gonna find any board more friendly other than those who fit an equivalent of your "personalization...
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    What do you mean by "using name or rhetoric"? Not...

    What do you mean by "using name or rhetoric"? Not every argument that seems to invalidate your position can be so easily brushed off as "rhetoric". And can you point to any example of what you think...
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    Looks like a (too) big part of that reason was...

    Looks like a (too) big part of that reason was Google. Also, a single opinion isn't necessarily insignificant. What if a lot more people think that way (and there seems to be some evidence that they...
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    I like the ideas about giving the user more...

    I like the ideas about giving the user more power, so long as it doesn't complicate it for them. Whatever control is given to the user it should be dead simple, and obvious, to avoid any confusion or...
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    From the few of us who posted availability on...

    From the few of us who posted availability on Doodle looks like the entire next week except sunday is good. Let's do it on Wednesday 5PM GMT (6PM CET, 12:00 EST).
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    Indeed. That reminds me, many open source...

    Indeed. That reminds me, many open source projects start from 0.1 and build from there, so when they first release nobody really expects it to be really complete. When they achieve 1.0 it is a major...
  100. Of course not, at least not in the way that...

    Of course not, at least not in the way that implies, sitting around just aimlessly chatting or status updating. Most times the social media marketing strategy might involve focusing on building...
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    Yeah, I'm not a developer and while working for...

    Yeah, I'm not a developer and while working for Will haven't really put much time in my own sites, but this sounds somewhat familiar. I think it has to do with perfectionism, and envisioning too much...
  102. I think we don't disagree as much as it seems we...

    I think we don't disagree as much as it seems we are on the issue of value, just think in somewhat different terms. I don't really see a fundamental difference between "value" and "evaluation",...
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    If this makes them more expensive than the...

    If this makes them more expensive than the competition I'm not sure how will it help. Sounds like they're not in a very good situation. Something about their process doesn't seem right if they're...
  104. I said "problem", but I meant "something that...

    I said "problem", but I meant "something that would make it a fad". I wont argue whether they are currently over-valued, but I don't believe that they have nothing of actual value.



    If anything...
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    What would you say is the difference between the...

    What would you say is the difference between the two? I'm thinking one might be more focused on technical optimization for the Googlebot, and the other is about general promotion strategies with...
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    I got nothing against branding, but there are...

    I got nothing against branding, but there are better and worse ways of doing it. I'm just not sure some of their commercials actually communicate what they're about well enough. On a second (or...
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    Right now this might make sense, but I'm not sure...

    Right now this might make sense, but I'm not sure that social media optimization necessarily falls under SEO. If the goal of SMO is very specifically to attract a social media following and traffic...
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    No explanation as to why they didn't renew the...

    No explanation as to why they didn't renew the deal. Maybe Google+ is in some way competing with Twitter? Any ideas?
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    To me that just sounds like it enforces greater...

    To me that just sounds like it enforces greater accountability. Reputation is a powerful way of keeping businesses honest and striving for their best. I think if a business has a good track record,...
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    If there's going to be an end of SEO it's going...

    If there's going to be an end of SEO it's going to be gradual, and it will probably remain useful for a few niches. Then again, like the quoted part says Social Media Optimization has a halo effect...
  111. It looks like social networks as this new...

    It looks like social networks as this new industry is slowly being absorbed by the old guard. It's becoming a sort of a Google vs. Microsoft battle, as social integration with search gains steam.
    ...
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    Depends on how you define "rich". :) It's not...

    Depends on how you define "rich". :) It's not necessarily the same for everyone. That said, it's probably not "easy" because it is gonna be quite a challenge that requires a lot of effort. That said,...
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    I don't get why does a domain name company even...

    I don't get why does a domain name company even need TV ads, especially ones that don't really explain anything about domain names while distracting people with sex marketing. Seems like a waste of...
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    Some VPS providers have their own anti-DDOS...

    Some VPS providers have their own anti-DDOS measures, perhaps yours has too. Other than that, if you're using Apache you can install and enable mod_evasive. Linux servers have further free options.
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    If you got the know how and/or funds to implement...

    If you got the know how and/or funds to implement it why not?
  116. Good advice. I have a personal affinity for those...

    Good advice. I have a personal affinity for those ideas, especially sticking to your ideals. That idea actually ties to the other two. If you're following your own ideals as opposed to just running...
  117. I still don't get what the problem is here. You...

    I still don't get what the problem is here. You can very easily select a person you want to send a private message to, just as with SMS or Email. That you can also share stuff with all your friends...
  118. I don't see why going to a social media site...

    I don't see why going to a social media site makes it a weak concept. It's no worse than having to pick up the phone and dial a number, or choose a contact on a smartphone.

    As for public and...
  119. I would guess a hybrid of some sort might be the...

    I would guess a hybrid of some sort might be the best way to go. If you take all value signals into account social must be in there somewhere. In a sense, even link building is a "social" activity.
    ...
  120. I see social networking as part of a logical...

    I see social networking as part of a logical evolution of the internet. Facebook itself may be a "fad", but social networking is here to stay, simply because it draws from a fundamental aspect of...
  121. I tried it and I like it so far. Circles is a...

    I tried it and I like it so far. Circles is a killer feature, and the whole thing just feels very slick. Interestingly, there is also a "Data Liberation" page in Account Settings which allows you to...
  122. I have mixed feelings about all of this, but I'm...

    I have mixed feelings about all of this, but I'm not sure why is it outright stupid. Can someone explain?
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    July 2011 Chat

    Time flies, and another month is upon us. It's good to see the chat being more active even outside these formal events. I opted to join and reside in it most of the time even when I'm not talking...
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    Looks like a project someone came up with during...

    Looks like a project someone came up with during that 20% time at Googleplex. :D

    It seems like a fairly simple script meant to just link to various Google services with a keyword you entered. If...
  125. Well, you're supporting asking the US government...

    Well, you're supporting asking the US government to effectively retaliate against Google because their business is now less favorable to you.



    No, property is exactly what I'm defending....
  126. What isn't fair is trying to control someone...

    What isn't fair is trying to control someone else's property for your own interests. If you want to believe that then you also have to believe that someone can also use your own web sites for their...
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    An interesting idea. It would completely remove...

    An interesting idea. It would completely remove the idea of ranking and sorting by relevance, quality or any other criteria though, and may result in different users having wildly different...
  128. They're acting like a criminal gang that is out...

    They're acting like a criminal gang that is out of control, pure and simple. Will wrote a good piece on this at Tech-FAQ: Botched FBI Raid Creates More Damage than Hackers
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    An ideal search engine?

    Let's entertain an interesting thought (or at least I hope it is). We're complaining a lot about Google here, but alternative engines are either going in the same direction or are just behind Google...
  130. I don't want to make you feel picked on. I guess...

    I don't want to make you feel picked on. I guess I fail to express disagreement without causing that impression, and I'm sorry for that. I already said before we're on the same side when we just push...
  131. Choices have consequences, no matter what you...

    Choices have consequences, no matter what you choose and which choices are available. You can call those consequences unfair, but that wont make them go away. When I talk about not being forced I...
  132. You're reading too much into what I said. First...

    You're reading too much into what I said. First off, corporations are government created entities, together with all the benefits that entails. Without it, and these agencies, they actually have less...
  133. Free Speech doesn't apply here though. Facebook,...

    Free Speech doesn't apply here though. Facebook, Google, etc. are private entities, and on private property you can restrict what people may or may not do, including what they may or may not say, or...
  134. Exactly. They're both in the same process. What...

    Exactly. They're both in the same process. What creates demand for both cronyism and lobbying is government's power to intervene into an otherwise normal functioning of the market. If government...
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    I find that if you're more oriented towards...

    I find that if you're more oriented towards building quality content and a good user experience for the people as opposed to just gaming search engines in some way and obsessing with SEO, you're less...
  136. If they use an Android phone chances are they...

    If they use an Android phone chances are they already are online. You're right about TV, radio and print advertising though. I guess a domain name and web site can serve as a localized and tiered...
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    Commenters with google.com as their username link...

    Commenters with google.com as their username link make no sense to me. Likelihood of someone from Google posting on my sites is next to zero, and why would Google need a link back? It's an obvious...
  138. I agree that they should follow the free market,...

    I agree that they should follow the free market, but not cronyism. Antitrust, however, represents just the opposite of the free market (not to mention such regulations fuel cronyism to begin with...
  139. I tried very hard not to get political, and now...

    I tried very hard not to get political, and now you drop this absolutist view on me. I guess after that "period!" I don't have anything more to say. There is a bazillion of things I could say on what...
  140. They might just be annoyed. I know I would be.. :p

    They might just be annoyed. I know I would be.. :p
  141. Frankly, the only issues among those you listed...

    Frankly, the only issues among those you listed that I'm not fine with are their political connections, and maybe this collection of personally identifiable information (a lot of which was probably...
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    Article: On-Site SEO

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=118-On-Site-SEO
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    True, though Lawrence Lessig is a lawyer. :p

    True, though Lawrence Lessig is a lawyer. :p
  144. I want more people online for the same reason...

    I want more people online for the same reason (albeit not just ads). :P

    But I think plenty already are. Who isn't online nowadays?
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    The "i" was primarily meant to represent the...

    The "i" was primarily meant to represent the "internet", emphasizing the first iMac's ability to connect to the internet, but the guy who says he invented the name says it can stand for many other...
  146. Well, there's a lot between shooting them down...

    Well, there's a lot between shooting them down for being stupid and giving them arguably insensitive defaults. :p I agree it's sneaky for Facebook to do this, but how much more can they do than...
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    I don't think so. Fair use probably remains the...

    I don't think so. Fair use probably remains the best protection for that, other than creating your own material or using other available CC or public domain material. From what I understand Creative...
  148. May I just remind everyone that this Schema thing...

    May I just remind everyone that this Schema thing isn't only Google's doing. Yahoo and Bing are in on it too. Flame them too. ;)

    What do the people want? The people speak through their actions,...
  149. I don't wanna defend Facebook wholesale, but I...

    I don't wanna defend Facebook wholesale, but I think the privacy issues are overblown. You have pretty much total control over what gets to be public and what gets to be private, and anything in...
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    Article: Running a Proxy Network

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=153-Running-a-Proxy-Network
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    Article: Resources and Extras

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=155-Resources-and-Extras
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    Article: Miscellaneous

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=154-Miscellaneous
  153. Article: Introduction

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=156-Introduction
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    Article: Setting Up Your Proxy

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=149-Setting-Up-Your-Proxy
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    Article: Monetization

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=150-Monetization
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    Article: Advertising and Promotion

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=152-Advertising-and-Promotion
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    Article: Glype Modifications

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=151-Glype-Modifications
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    Article: Choosing a Domain Name

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=148-Choosing-a-Domain-Name
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    Article: Finding a Web Host

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=147-Finding-a-Web-Host
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    Article: Choosing a Script

    You can view the page at http://www.netbuilders.org/content.php?r=145-Choosing-a-Script
  161. Looks like I spend way too little time on...

    Looks like I spend way too little time on Twitter. :D
  162. Well, on Facebook a lot depends on how you use it...

    Well, on Facebook a lot depends on how you use it and who you befriend. I hear a friend complain of being vary of Facebook because he gets a lot of bible quotes and religious stuff like that which he...
  163. As some said in the comments it might just be a...

    As some said in the comments it might just be a seasonal thing, and with over 500 million users across the globe losing less than 10 million might not mean much. I'm also not seeing buzz about...
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    Why most SEO advice sucks (for you)

    I think this is a pretty good and insightful article: Why Most SEO Advice Sucks (For You).

    He appears to be one of those people who emphasize the importance of being authentic and being you as...
  165. Facebook Shares as a Google Quality Indicator

    This points to an interesting correlation (but NOT causation) between high Google rankings and the amount of Facebook shares. While he stresses that Facebook shares do not contribute to the rankings...
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    Bing Webmaster Tools Update

    Looky here: Bing Updates to Bing Webmaster Tools, data and content. - Webmaster Center blog - Site Blogs - Bing Community

    With recent Google troubles Bing might deserve more attention. Competition...
  167. It looks pretty cool. The "Privacy Policy" link...

    It looks pretty cool. The "Privacy Policy" link should probably a single line though.

    According to estimated worth of my sites I should be a millionaire, and I don't think that's realistic (I...
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    It's a pity they don't allow these kinds of ads...

    It's a pity they don't allow these kinds of ads for non-premium customers, as they fit in a lot better. They also reduce "ad blindness". The Adsense Premium Publisher program is invite-only though,...
  169. It doesn't help that after you make changes to...

    It doesn't help that after you make changes to the web site you wont see results until the next update (which may introduce new subtle rules too).

    I wonder where is the traffic from these 73%...
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    That's quite a stance, but I agree. It's honestly...

    That's quite a stance, but I agree. It's honestly getting hard to differentiate these generic faceless people from bots. As for collateral damage people, I suppose they can make an appeal and prove...
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    [Announcement] Yes, let's do it today at 9PM GMT/UTC. That's in...

    Yes, let's do it today at 9PM GMT/UTC. That's in approximately 2h from the time of this post. I apologize for the unexpected uncertainty over the schedule this week. I didn't expect it either. :p
    ...
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    [Announcement] Hmm.. another option is Thursday, but Loko isn't...

    Hmm.. another option is Thursday, but Loko isn't available then. Wednesday 9PM GMT might be doable, I just can't guarantee to get home by then, especially 2h earlier for a reminder.. :S EDIT: I'll...
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    Reading that article about how Facebook can put...

    Reading that article about how Facebook can put Google out of business I kinda expected something more, but it appears it really is all about who can create better personalization, or in more...
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    If I may interject, I don't think it's immoral,...

    If I may interject, I don't think it's immoral, just disturbing that this is what society values enough for it to be profitable.
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    [Announcement] Alright, something came up for me this wednesday...

    Alright, something came up for me this wednesday so I might not be available at 5PM GMT, plus Loco selected only 9PM GMT as "maybe". I'm proposing a new time: Tuesday, June 7, 9PM GMT/UTC.
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    [Announcement] I'm a bit late, but there's still two days to go....

    I'm a bit late, but there's still two days to go. According to the few of us who noted our availability on doodle any time except sunday is green. So how about Wednesday June 8 at 5PM GMT/UTC? If...
  177. Dumb overpaid busybodies with nothing better to...

    Dumb overpaid busybodies with nothing better to do but intrude other people's affairs.

    The embed function will stay. Google probably wouldn't be where they are if they were so easily intimidated...
  178. It probably depends on a niche you're in. Some...

    It probably depends on a niche you're in. Some will be less saturated with big brands than others, giving you more room on the first page of results.

    It could be that what I've read about gave the...
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    Doesn't the ability to vote require a valid...

    Doesn't the ability to vote require a valid Google account though? If so then anyone attempting to game this would have to start a bunch of fake Google accounts, and that's something Google might be...
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    I think this is interesting because it goes in...

    I think this is interesting because it goes in line with that "likes instead of links" paradigm shift thing which I rambled about some time ago. :p I have mixed feelings about what Google has been...
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    We're trying it on all our sites, Will's sites...

    We're trying it on all our sites, Will's sites that is. :) It's already on Tech-FAQ.com.
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    Seems like it. I suppose it doesn't have to be a...

    Seems like it. I suppose it doesn't have to be a lot of people, just enough to cause a bit of a scare.
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    Encounter with the Google Police

    Here's a funny story: How The Google Police Nabbed Me For Paid Links

    That's something I used to fear every time I talked to a potential client. I was wondering if I'm talking to someone who is...
  184. Maybe she does? Off with the taboos. That would...

    Maybe she does? Off with the taboos. That would be one cool school teacher. ;)



    Well, point taken, but IMHO these "problems" are mostly down to bad social taboos and prejudices which we're...
  185. I can see how it can be seen as one of the...

    I can see how it can be seen as one of the quality indicators so, fair or not (what does that even mean?), I can understand why Google with their current mindset would do this.
  186. It could be argued that in a fast moving world of...

    It could be argued that in a fast moving world of technology everything is a fad, so it just depends on how long a time you want to allow something to remain "hot" before deciding it's the real deal...
  187. Hmm, one thought is that the merger of personal...

    Hmm, one thought is that the merger of personal and business is actually a good thing because it makes you be and appear more honest, natural and approachable. Maybe it isn't that social media isn't...
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    I don't know what's "unethical" about this....

    I don't know what's "unethical" about this. Calling this "unethical" is a real exaggeration. Again, is it unethical for you to enter into partnerships with others, to roll out new services and...
  189. Facebook as a backdoor to brand-oriented Google

    I could be wrong about this, and it's just a thought, but I wanted to put it out there for opinions.

    We have Google that rewards branding over relevancy, making it more difficult for small...
  190. EU directive forces UK web businesses to ask for permission before setting a cookie

    New EU Privacy Directive On Cookies - "12 Months To Get Your House In Order" in UK � hobo

    Stupid law is stupid.
  191. Is Google's "quality" micromanagement killing originality?

    I had this thought while writing something the other day, and again today while reading about how Google might determine quality of reviews.

    All these new rules about what constitutes quality are...
  192. 25 reasons why another site will link to yours

    This can be useful: 25 reasons why another site will link to yours

    Most of them seem to involve being social in some way, which is interesting because SEO is considered a dominant way of getting...
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    Good to have you here, welcome!

    Good to have you here, welcome!
  194. Thread: Hello Hi

    by memenode
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    Welcome to NetBuilders! :)

    Welcome to NetBuilders! :)
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    They all sound kinda weird, but the thing about...

    They all sound kinda weird, but the thing about branding is that this doesn't necessarily have to matter so long as it's short enough and can be easily pronounced and remembered. It's a matter of...
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    Definitely looks like an improvement. A cleaner,...

    Definitely looks like an improvement. A cleaner, more spacious design, nicer logo, more content. Good stuff! :)
  197. [How To] Eh, I wish it could be that complete. :( I...

    Eh, I wish it could be that complete. :(

    I added instructions to that store item:

    To get your ad up once you make this purchase please PM Will.Spencer with the following details:

    1. Target...
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    [Announcement] June 2011 Chat

    I'd say our last chat was a success. A number of us joined, many stayed for hours and discussed link building and other relevant topics, as well as Panda, albeit less than anticipated. It was, in a...
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    Well, to be honest, stuff like this impress me,...

    Well, to be honest, stuff like this impress me, partly because it reminds me of Star Trek as well, and I (was) a huge fan of that show, and couldn't wait for things in it to become realized.

    As...
  200. Thread: Getting slow.

    by memenode
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    [Bug] Does this happen all the time or just...

    Does this happen all the time or just intermittently? The servers can get overloaded sometimes which can temporarily slow things down.
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