Rob, any new discount codes for BOTW? :)
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Rob, any new discount codes for BOTW? :)
I am happy to announce that NetBuilders is now under new ownership. The new owner of NetBuilders is RobJones, who has been a positive contributor here for quite some time.
I have not been able to...
The long-awaited upgrade of the software which made NetBucks useful under vBulletin 3.x never happened.
As a result, I am (belatedly) closing the NetBucks system.
Please contact me if you are...
Penguin appears to really not like directory links and also links without sufficient anchor text variation.
This update is odd. A bunch of my EMD's got pushed down a bit... and "a bit" when you are #1 hurts quite a bit. But... overall... I think I came out a winner in this update. I fell for a lot of...
Please PM me the email address you're using to submit to the proxy list.
Most of the drops over the last few days were due to yet another Google bug.
Yeah, "level" it even more away from small players and even more towards brands with large advertising budgets. :smash:
I think that Old Post Promoter is responsible for the increase in rankings from which many of my sites benefited last month.
As of the March update, Google is now using the comment dates to date articles:
Unfortunately, they are using the oldest comment date, so even currently active posts appear to be out of date....
Sorry man, those two are gone. :(
The current list is:
vBulletin.com still shows 4.1.11 Patch Level 1 as the latest release.
Domains pushed. :)
decemberbirthstone.net and flapjackrecipe.org are also pushed, in response for a Skype request.
Yes! My bad, I should have mentioned that. :o
All of them should have some backlinks -- but not very many.
PM me your NameCheap handle? :)
The following domains are available to NetBuilders at no cost:
The vast majority of upgrades I initiate are due to security concerns. The evil denizens of the Internet prey on webmasters who fail to update their scripts to the latest versions within minutes of...
The upgrade to vBulletin 4.1.11 broke the theme we are using - ShinyBlue. Unfortunately, it broke the theme with no error or warning messages giving us any guidance on exactly what was broken or how...
This issue just occured again. Luckily Sam notified me of the error and Memenode's fix ranks #2 in Google for this error message. :D
PayPal sent. :)
If you believe that these articles are of high enough quality to post under your own name, I will buy them.
PM me your PayPal address to close the deal.
The big disclaimer on this thread needs to be "Macedonian law may not be the same as U.S. law."
Of course, if you link to them from a site outside of Macedonia, it will be difficult for them to...
Voice recognition seems OK for messages sent to one person. It seems to me though, that if you are sending a message to multiple recipients, you should take the time and effort to type it our...
The Majestic FAQ says:
Where is the data coming from?
Our data comes from the World Wide Web itself. The Majestic-12: Distributed Search Engine does not meta-search or otherwise query other...
Please post the URL publicly.
1&1 is a criminally awful domain registrar, and it appears their hosting is no better. Here is a response from "tech support" to a customer request to enable PEAR on his shared hosting:
And when too password attempts lock you out of vBulletin...
Clear vBulletin Admin Lockout
DELETE FROM strikes;
Especially as PayPal allows people to cancel transactions and AlertPay doesn't.
Never trade money with someone you don't know and trust.
The recalculation happened. I got rolled back from 70 to 53. Owww...
Klout is going to change the algorithm for Klout score calculation next week.
I'm sure there will be many happy and unhappy people. :D
One week warning. :D
You're ahead of me, but I'm catching up. :D
There are a number of tools in development for measuring social media influence, including:
Klout seems to be the leader, but still has a lot of...
It may not be Panda-related, but something has changed...
My main site went up yesterday and then came back down today. The Google rollercoaster is a real PITA.
Here are some power tips for doing things to your vBulletin database directly from the MySQL command line.
Always backup your database before editing it manually, or you'll be sorry...
They updated that post to add that Google denies that any new Panda updates have occurred since August.
It looks like inbody: only shows URL's where the URL is also the anchor text.
Looking at Bing's advanced operators and API doesn't provide any additional suggestions.
Are any of those four tabs running Flash?
According to GeoIP, your body is in Dallas. :D
I had to look this one up, and the answer surprises and confuses me. SEMRush says: "The source of keywords statistics is Google Keyword Tool."
I think that it means SEMRush estimates were way off. Paradoxically, from using SEMRush for the last year... it's numbers appear to be far more reliable than the Google AdWords Keyword Tool or...
HOTNCOLD for one year registrations of com/net/org/biz.
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Tell your hosting company that you need PHP safe_mode to be disabled.
I would not recommend any translation script for a forum. Forums are all about conversations. You really don't want a conversation to happen in 27 poorly translated languages concurrently. Your...
I would do a bunch of manual searches, record each relevant domain name, and then look those up at Alexa/Compete/Quantcast to try to estimate traffic to each.
Next, I would use SEMRush and Alexa...
Most social bookmarking sites are write-only -- no one reads them. Submitting to them will bring neither links nor direct traffic.
There are very few social sharing sites with any potential, and...
You could just use Apache's ErrorDocument directive?
Nofollow links don't help indexing, because they are ... <drum roll> ... not followed by the search engines.
What's the latest news? :)
What CMS are you using?
PM me the price and the domain name?
LinkWorth lets you set prices manually.
If the proxy is no longer in operation it will be deleted from the list automatically. You do not need to do anything.
Take the proxy down and the proxy list checker will remove it automatically.
I am looking into it. We made big changes to the proxy list yesterday -- but we tested them and they were working perfectly.
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In a post-Panda world, it seems to be best to put the forum on a separate subdomain.
a href=â€http://www.topbits.comâ€ rel=â€nofollowâ€>TopBits</a>
Your HTML is badly mangled.
Many of these softwares are now reviewed at Net Builders - The Front Page
RTS is Real-Time Strategy. :D
A Wordpress or plugin upgrade caused another compatibility issue. Nathan fixed it again.
Thanks for reporting the issue!
And making it impossible for new publishers to get into the SERPs.
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I did three test press releases recently. Here's what I've learned so far.
I did three press releases using three different distribution services:
PRLeap - $100 - MemeBridge Launches...
What about 4Chan requires a special proxy?
Know'Em is crazy expensive.
I like the new font when you go into HTML mode. It's now ugly enough to make it obvious that you are in HTML mode. :D
I like it. Those who are stuck on PHP4 and/or MySQL4 might not be so happy. :rofl:
It also apparently breaks some existing Wordpress themes. I can't imagine checking all of my Wordpress blogs...
I have escalated the issue. I think it's a conflict with one or more of the Twitter plugins.
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Definitely. Building anything good on someone else's domain feels strange to me. This also goes for Blogger or Wordpress.com.
I also would like to see more of the "hidden web" and less of the "sites I've already seen."
This could be a setting -- a simple slider bar adjusting between novelty and authority.
Most are one-page EMD's -- no real management required. :)
We do if we're selling links. :D
PageRank is a logarithmic scale. Google hasn't published exactly what the base is, but it is probably somewhere around 8. If it is 8, that means it is eight times as hard to get PR5 as it is to get...
Are you still offering this service? :)
Of the 1,713 domains I was tracking, 624 changed PageRank -- but the overall PageRank of the set only changed from 2,467 points to 2,604 points. That's low enough to be statistical noise.
ViperChill recently published The Ultimate Guide to Keyword Research. Read it.
Yep! Except forums tend to be topic-oriented and Facebook is less about topics and more about social connections.
We humans are herd animals. It's one of those strange but true facts of life.
Take a look at the page source code:
<a href="http://mystic-tattoo-art.com/" title="Mystic-Tattoo-Art.com" rel="home">Mystic-Tattoo-Art.com</a>
Ahh... that's the way of the world; everyone wants to spread their memes. :)
I have a couple of beefs with the whole "brand" push.
One is this: If I wanted to go to a brand, I would just type in their #^$&^% domain name. I don't need Google for this. Google has no value...
I am interested in trading links in the "security" niche - locks, fences, alarms, preparation, survival, etc... even computer security might work.
If you are also interested, please PM me.
Overall, Panda has given my EMD's a slight but noticeable boost.
It's my good sites which Panda beat down. :rofl:
That is a useful strategy for Google because it is safe. They aren't likely to get a lot of bad press for ranking big brands extremely well.
It also forces the other eCommerce players to buy...
Last night, I worked on adding a Recipe schema to one article by editing the recipe text manually and I also worked on adding Article schema elements to a Wordpress site by editing the template.
I've looked at schema.org, and the type hierarchy in particular. I have a couple of issues:
The schema doesn't relate to many of my sites in any meaningful way. Except for my recipe sites, this...
I think the trick is that they want to get one comment on your blog approved with the Google URL, then hope that your anti-spam software sees them as trusted enough to auto-approve their next comment...
Could Twitter be digging into FB's userbase? I've been spending more time on Twitter lately and it's a bit addictive. My Twitter friends are just more interesting than my Facebook friends.
I saw a site this week that did a pretty nice job with Flowplayer.
It's free with the Flowplayer logo, or $95 (for one domain) if you want to remove the Flowplayer logo.
I create a database in MySQL and import the file.
$ mysqladmin -hDBHOST -uDBUSERNAME -pDBPASSWORD create garfish
$ mysql -hDBHOST -uDBUSERNAME -pDBPASSWORD garfish
Welcome to the MySQL...
This is good stuff to get the creative juices flowing! :)
Around 1,700... lots of concurrent projects going on.
Those bastards. We had a deal -- and now they changed their end. They get content; we get links. They kept the content and took back the links. That's not honest business.
Also, what the email address you are submitting from?
Errkk... Tuesday June 7 won't work for me. I had something come up after I posted to Doodle and forgot to update. Sorry. :o
Social bookmarking is pretty much useless for SEO, so I would not worry about using the target anchor text when using social bookmarking.
I would focus on getting do-follow anchor text links from...
Has anyone tried the Clonepal PHP Proxy Script?
I am wondering if this is just a commercial fork of the ancient PHProxy script?
Tech-FAQ currently shows:
Internet Explorer 38.10%
Opera Mini 0.63%
Android Browser 0.39%
I prefer deep links in content to homepage links -- they appear more natural.
The only links which really annoy me are from links pages. Useless!
How to Be a Worse Programmer is pretty darned funny. The comments are quite good too. :cool:
THe Programmer Competency Matrix is pretty interesting. I can't agree with quite a few of their specific choices and some of the skills listed are irrelevant to job performance in most environments....
Can we trust your recommendation, as you appear to be affiliated with the organization?
Sounds like an awesome experiment! :)
I currently have more ideas than programmers to help me implement them.
If you have PHP skills and are looking for work, please PM me.
I don't know if these are brandable, but they are unregistered:
In the short term, that would muck with my testing. In the long term, it's a good idea. :)
Perhaps Turbo Mailer?
Umm... that's "Googlebot-Mobile", not "Googlebot". :confused:
Almost. I made a few improvements.
What, you don't like Olive Drab? :D
I saw something shiny and forgot about the aStores. I've decided to spend some more time with them, because I have some domain names which make more sense as aStores than as poorly written blogs. ...
Can you make that happen? :)
Siloing is good for visitors and good for SEO.
It could be that strong siloing is one of the factors that saved About.com from Panda I and II, when so many of the other content farms got beaten...
Until the new system is complete, the process is to PM me.
I did some testing this weekend and ScrapeBox isn't being caught by Akismet on my Wordpress sites. According to the docs, it also evades WP-Spam Free, WP-Hash Cash, and similar plugins
# ParetoLogic (http://www.paretologic.com/)
#184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
The only thing I've noticed broken from blocking port 80 is ping.lo.gs.
Here's the current list:
# Amazon EC2 - US East (Northern Virginia)
I am looking for someone to:
Download, install, and use a variety of software applications.
Write quality reviews of each application.
If this is something you are interested in, please PM...
I received this CAPTCHA from Google... too perfect to be true. :angel:
Blahahahahaha... I have lost too many hours listening to the guys those guys are spoofing. :D
Some of those company names sound usable to me... that only proves that I've been infected. :D
We use Simple Facebook Connect for that.
There is also Simple Twitter Connect.
Shenron also pointed out NameStation. :)
I like Notifying.net. It's probably worth $XXX.
Privater.net is just bad spelling. It's probably worth $X.
Approximately what approval rates are you seeing from the directories?
Our servers don't have either cPanel or FTP. :D
If I understand what you are saying, the simple thing to do is to edit single.php and the more complex solution is to use widgets and Widget Logic.
I am trying something new. My sites are constantly being scraped and attacked. Usually this is from web hosts, not from home and business user IP addresses.
So I am thinking "Why not block those...
I felt very depressed the other night so I called the suicide hotline. I reached an outsourced operator in Pakistan. The operator asked me what my problem was. I told him that I was so depressed I...
I think Google has trouble algorithmically determining which is a "brand" and which is an "emd".
Between 28 March and 18 April, My "foodie" EMD's show:
8 moved up
5 moved down
Some of my medium-sized "foodie" sites did better with Panda II, such as...
It looks like intentional misdirection to me.
That's just like baring your neck to the bloodthirsty prosecutors at the D.O.J. -- it's effectively an admission of guilt.
My EMD's received a nice boost from Panda 2.0. :)
And then a Google search engineer named Moultano admitted that Google can't use this data in the algorithm -- because they have no system to collect this data. From Hacker News:
That's the one.
Plus, server load is lower and more even now due to another project which I've been working on -- banning hosting IP address ranges. I'll make a thread about that soon.
That's the one we use at The Tech-FAQ.
And the servers haven't been overloaded since Panda II. :rofl:
Yahoo Search Clues is an interesting service, somewhat reminiscent of Google Trends.
Punch in a keyword and it will show you traffic over time. You can also compare two keywords.
It shows the...
I'm trying now to envision what a tool would look like that incorporated the best features and UI from all of these tools.
I found some cool domains yesterday using Impossibility.org. :)
I don't believe that is true, based upon both what I have read and upon recent tests I have made.
WWII proved differently. :D
Perhaps Google is confused because the site is labeled "proxy.co.cc" and the domain name is "000000000001.com".
They may think that 000000000001.com is only framing proxy.co.cc.
Welcome to NB! :)
I didn't know that BSNL Internet in Bangalore provided ISP service in Bhutan.
I wouldn't bet against Amazon in the long term. As the market leader, they are in a better position than almost anyone to weather price-sensitive market conditions. Due to their scale and their...
N.Y. Man Makes $120G Selling 'Usama's Dead' T-shirts
NEW YORK -- A quick-thinking New Yorker who started selling T-shirts celebrating Usama bin Laden's death made $120,000 in less than two days,...
3.1 was on 23 February, 2011.
But... upgrading Wordpress on them is easy with this very short script:
rm -rf /usr/local/www/data/wordpress
I have 1,507 Wordpress blogs. :D
I'm testing now with blocking all hosting centers.
# Rulespace (http://rulespace.com/)
# Hosted at ViaWest
Are you posting pages that other Digg users will find interesting? Are you participating in the Digg community to make your account more trusted?
In the interim, the process is to PM me. :)
The emergence of cross platform mobile development tools excites me about the idea of creating applications for both Android and iPhone with one shared source code base.
We're playing out The Fountainhead here. You're Howard Roark, I'm Gail Wynand, and Matt Cutts is Ellsworth Toohey. :D
Facebook is lousy at selecting relevant ads for me. Worse, when I...
I swim in the market forces like a fish swims in the ocean. :)
And the world leader in personalization technology is... Google. :D
Governments like big businesses, because they are easier to deal with. Small businesses are uncomfortable for governments, because they are so messy and difficult to manage. Similarly, Google likes...
It's not an issue of either-or, it's an issue of "the right tool for the right job." Some markets are best reached by branding, others by advertising, others by social media, others by direct...
Anyone can create a brand. You create it and then you know about it. OK... what have you accomplished? Very close to nothing. Coke spends $1.6 Billion dollars a year to promote it's brand --...
The web is huge -- so huge that directories failed to provide a useful method for visitors to find sites. That leaves branding, social networking, advertising and search. Branding is an option only...
Aren't you the guy who programmed one of the most successful social media automation tools ever to exist? :p
SurfRaw is a nifty little tool which enables you access lots of web sites from the Unix command line. The supported sites include Google, Bing, Amazon, Bookfinder, eBay, XE, LastFM, YouTube, and...
The Complete Story Behind the Fall of SEOChat is a pretty good expose.
That's Memenode's good work. :)
On that topic, I'd like to thank iowadawg for reporting a lot of spam post -- it really helps! :)
If it's a digital photo, enlarging means that you will create some graininess in the image. 872 to 960 isn't too much of an enlargement though.
I do enlargements using GIMP. I just open the...
I just updated the counters for vBBlog -- is it working for you now?
It was just a version mismatch -- upgrading one plugin caused an incompatibility until the other plugin released an upgrade.
After months of annoyance, my "Not Found" pages in Google...
vWorker (was: RentACoder) seems better for projects; oDesk seems better for long-term contractors.
Naweed's latest email said "I expect to finish up with the tools section later tomorrow!" :)
My Plimus reports don't seem to be working.
GoogleAnalytics shows that ad getting approximately 5,784 impressions a day.
That's around $1 eCPM, but I really don't have a large enough sample size for the results to be truly meaningful yet.
View their obvious traffic drop on Alexa.
One of my sites had a software bug last year where two plugins could not get along nicely -- which resulted in about 100k nearly content-free pages being indexed by Google. These pages still show up...
When you update a blog post, Wordpress stores the old version of your post as a revision document. If you make very many updates, these revisions can have a significant impact on your database size....
The tools did not upgrade properly from vB3 to vB4. :o
Naweed is looking into this, but it appears that this is non-trivial.
I've earned $71 so far -- about $7/day. Of course, this is on a proxy list, not a proxy site. I'm using the rectangular ad, not a custom sales pitch. I think my results can be improved.
Here's a leaderboard:
What topics will the blog posts cover? (Gambling, porn, prescription drugs, reverse billing, credit cards, edu, etc...)
Hmm... you're right... the Blog RSS feeds do appear to be broken. Here's GeeOne's: Net Builders - Blogs - GeeOne
Stuff like this reminds me of how small the Internet still is compared to older media like television.
It seems to all come back to Don't Make Google Look Stupid.
Plimus is annoying, but they seem honest.
Alexa gives a report on that now, as does SEMRush.
Unless it was an EMD, I'd try to see what other keywords it could rank for. :)
I like AdSense for that niche.
I've done similar tests and seen similar (lack of) results.
The SecuriTales Affiliate Program looks like it could be a good performer on proxy sites and proxy lists.
"SecuriTales provides a service, that allows internet users to securely access any website...
I've had great experience with Dell customer service -- but with Dell the customer service you get depends upon the model you purchase. If you purchase a Latitude, you get great customer service. If...
I am so terrified of Wordpress security issues that I upgrade as soon as a new release becomes available. :(
I wonder who it was that clicked your link more than ten thousand times in a row, in order to cheat it's way onto the Popular Proxies page?
18.104.22.168 - - [24/Feb/2011:18:26:24 -0700] "GET...
The Loch Ness Monster
I hear tale people have seen these things, but I can't quite convince myself to believe them.
Yep. Database usage is not related -- unless the database is remote from the server. :)
Read the Where to Find DoFollow Blogs thread.
I put some notes in an old Drupal vs. Joomla thread about a year and a half ago.
Probably Joomla, although both have annoying learning curves.
Business Insider has published AOL's leaked business plan and, outside of the bizarre corporate spin, it does contain useful information to explain how many of us should be doing business. It's...
So... what did you decide? :)
The French have a worse sense of entitlement than Americans!
They have a 35 hour work week and when the government adjusted the retirement age they rioted in the streets.
Then you might be happy to see that eZA got hammered in the Farmer update. :rofl:
Farmer results are currently only showing in the U.S., but they will likely go global in the next few months.
eZineArticles got punished in the Farmer update and their CEO is panicking.
Search Engine Algorithm Changes
"The rel=”NOFOLLOW” attribute will be added to all links on all articles very soon....
That one's not mine. I got it from... I think it was shoemoney. :)
It still feels odd to me when "mainstream" publications discuss the web business.
Getting the Most From Social Media Interns is one of several recent articles about the web business from FoxNews. ...