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  1. I'm not familiar with Michael, but will say about...

    I'm not familiar with Michael, but will say about Andrew and Tom... may they rest in peace, and may we be thankful for the difference they made while they were with us.
    I doubt they were murdered....
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    I like the idea of the newletter for the daily...

    I like the idea of the newletter for the daily joke, but what kind of affiliate offers would be related to jokes and humor, or would you just include general links to someone like Amazon? I'm used to...
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    any ideas for monetizing a jokes website?

    I've got a jokes/humor website that I started for fun, and that is now getting a bit of traffic. Does anyone have any ideas on how one could make money on a jokes website? I don't think adsense would...
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    How to Find Bing Links

    Does anyone know how to find links that bing is aware of?
    I know if you register your own website with bing, their webmaster tools will show you your own links, but are there any ways to find the...
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    I think "easy" and "rich" only go together for...

    I think "easy" and "rich" only go together for about 1% or less of the bloggers out there.
    For the rest, it is hard work, and very few get rich.
    And you are right to be passionate about what you...
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    hey loko, Thanks for the reply. I used a fixed...

    hey loko,
    Thanks for the reply. I used a fixed width (instead of letting the website expand to fill the screen), so that I can sort of control how things work. I'm wondering if there's a good fixed...
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    best website width for smart phones?

    I'm used to designing websites for old-school 4:3 monitors, and haven't really made the jump to the newer "wide screen monitors" yet.
    But now I'm thinking of redesigning my website and width to be...
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    If it is a unique article on a well respected...

    If it is a unique article on a well respected legitimate article site, I think it is probably helpful. Unfortunately, 99% of articles and article directories don't meet this criteria. :)
    I think the...
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    Kudos on the new theme!

    Hey, I haven't been by in a while, but I believe netbuilders has a new look / theme? Anyway, I just want to say that I really like it and give it a two thumbs up. I like the simple blue (of course,...
  10. Thread: Famous Quotes

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    I love that quote from Kung Fu Panda, which is...

    I love that quote from Kung Fu Panda, which is why I would say "carpe diem!"
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    Wow. Congrats. You're the first person who I...

    Wow. Congrats. You're the first person who I heard is happy with the change.
    As for me, I think this is just another reason to stop chasing the algorithm and focus on quality content and quality...
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    Article spinning is spam, or at least, I think...

    Article spinning is spam, or at least, I think google would think that if they found it.
    You aren't spinning the article for humans, you are doing it to try to get google to count it as a backlink....
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    Let me clarify my question... Are the forum...

    Let me clarify my question...
    Are the forum software makers going to make future versions of forum software have their links be no-follow by default, and the website needs to know how to and decide...
  14. I don't know, but often I feel like it's either...

    I don't know, but often I feel like it's either forever or never. :)
    I'm sure it depends on many factors, like how competitive the term is, and how trusted the domain that it is linking to is, and...
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    Are forums going to go no-follow?

    I'm pretty sure I read it here a few months ago, but now I can't find it.
    Someone (maybe Will.Spencer?) made a statement that forums would be going no-follow by default in the future - I'm thinking...
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    I would think it depends on how the java is...

    I would think it depends on how the java is written...
    The real question is, do you want google to follow a link?
    If yes, I would just use a regular html link.
    Also, the easiest way to find out is...
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    What do you want for Christmas?

    If you could ask Santa for something (and get it), what would you want?

    A new ipod? (are you selfish?)
    World Peace? (are you a hopeless romantic?)
    To rank #1 on google for "The Secret of Life"?...
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    ... discover the secret to eternal life! :D

    ... discover the secret to eternal life! :D
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    If they switch from "links" to "likes", that just...

    If they switch from "links" to "likes", that just means instead of link spam, there will be like spam... :)
    I agree with memenode that the key to long term success is to create something of value....
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    does google count this type of link?

    I found a website that makes outgoing links look like this:
    http://www **.stingywebsite.com/out.php?l=http://www.thurstytoad.com

    note: added ** so link doesn't work (it would be broken).

    Does...
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    If you want to see a real funny movie, check out...

    If you want to see a real funny movie, check out KickAss. I had low expectations, and it vastly exceeded them. :)
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    I think having "host" in the domain is a good...

    I think having "host" in the domain is a good idea, though actually I'd have "hosting" in it. I don't know if it's taken, but how about SaturnLightHosting, or AlwaysUpHosting?
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    I think you are really asking if you committed...

    I think you are really asking if you committed seo "suicide" (ie to yourself) as opposed to seo "murder", which is what you would do to a competitor...
    Are you still having this problem, or are you...
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    James, Thanks for the PM. I should also have...

    James,
    Thanks for the PM. I should also have asked if the search is in the US or elsewhere (i.e. Germany), but I'm going to look into it.
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    It would be nice if the OP posted a summary so I...

    It would be nice if the OP posted a summary so I didn't have to click through to read the article. The title seems so far-fetched that I can't muster the time to click.
    Google wants to keep...
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    That's a HUGE difference. Can you share the...

    That's a HUGE difference. Can you share the keywords? Maybe we can learn something from this...
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    As far as I can tell, the vast majority is...

    As far as I can tell, the vast majority is automated spam, and stupid too.
    It all ends up in akismet (and I moderate all comments) so it's not a problem of the spam ever showing up on my blog.
    The...
  28. Good point on the toolbar. That's where I usually...

    Good point on the toolbar. That's where I usually search (or at least start), so this isn't a factor.
    That said, I think google suggest had a bigger impact, but this too will reduce the number of...
  29. Thread: Haircuts

    by MrToad
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    I wish I had the hair to do that! Cool photos. I...

    I wish I had the hair to do that! Cool photos.
    I got a flat top once... but now I just worry about keeping enough hair to get a haircut. :)
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    blog comment spam suggestions?

    It seems that since I upgraded my blog to wordpress 3.01, my spam folder is getting filled up fast. I used to get 2 or 3 spam comments a day, now it seems like 20 to 30. They all end up in the...
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    I think a "non-working link" is the same as a...

    I think a "non-working link" is the same as a "broken link"... that is, a link that takes you to a page that doesn't exist.
    But it could also be literally a link that doesn't work, and doesn't take...
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    I like the term EUO. :) I'd put it another...

    I like the term EUO. :)
    I'd put it another way... remember the humans! What's the point of getting people to a site, if the site is worthless. Initially, one has to do SEO to get people to your...
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    hi Snak3, I'm not sure where I read it, but I...

    hi Snak3,
    I'm not sure where I read it, but I did a quick new search and the AP reported it on August 17...
    I did some searches and some results were still different but some were identical... so...
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    I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but...

    I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but it's the other way around... where you currently rank on BING will be where you soon rank on Yahoo. If you used to rank well on yahoo (but not on bing)...
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    Will you miss Yahoo (search results)?

    I read today that Yahoo is starting to show Bing results for some searches, and they hope within a week all searches will show Bing results. Yahoo will still be there but you will notice under the...
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    I'm not sure exactly what the op was asking but...

    I'm not sure exactly what the op was asking but he mentioned "site wide" links, which I think have been devalued, and I think a reciprocal link, which I also think has been devalued...
    The best link...
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    hey Shenron, Thanks. I found it just where you...

    hey Shenron,
    Thanks. I found it just where you said it would be...
    And I just issued a "thank you" to you. :)
    That's a cool feature!
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    Who thanked me (how do I find out)...

    I just noticed that I think I have received 2 "thank you's" on one post... :thumbup:
    How do I find out what "brilliant" post of mine inspired two fellow members to thank me?
    I looked around my cp...
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    I used shared hosting, and it works fine for...

    I used shared hosting, and it works fine for me...
    I think it depends on what you need, and what you can afford.
    If you are on shared hosting, it's probably good to see who you're sharing with. :)
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    It could be that internal links still count the...

    It could be that internal links still count the same, but now "big brand sites" count more, and thus jumped above you...

    That said, I kept your question in mind, and yesterday noticed a page that...
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    Your page dropped from #1 to where? Or is it...

    Your page dropped from #1 to where? Or is it gone?
    The google algo seems to change all the time...
    Can you give specifics on what page dropped, and did it only have internal links? It could also be...
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    I didn't realize until I clicked through to the...

    I didn't realize until I clicked through to the article that it was from back in March. I read it back then, but agree it is still a very good read.
    I think google does a great job. Unless google...
  43. Is this a trick question? Shouldn't everyone say,...

    Is this a trick question? Shouldn't everyone say, "netbuilders, of course!" :D
  44. Thread: V7N Hacked!

    by MrToad
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    GoDaddy brought down v7n? Wow... I guess they...

    GoDaddy brought down v7n? Wow... I guess they were too busy with the godaddy girls... :)
    Seems like more and more sites are getting hacked these days, including big ones.
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    Yes... but I think one shouldn't start a blog...

    Yes... but I think one shouldn't start a blog unless you're committed to writing and adding content on a regular basis, otherwise I think an old-school "static" website is the best.
    From what I have...
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    Before I die I want to... live for 100 years...

    Before I die I want to... live for 100 years more. :D
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    The question implies that there are multiple...

    The question implies that there are multiple search engines... I thought there was only one real search engine... Google. :D
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    I don't really care where the writer is from or...

    I don't really care where the writer is from or what his native language is. All that matters is if the article is well-written and is useful or interesting. I've seen plenty of "natives" that...
  49. Depends on what you want... I got a video camera...

    Depends on what you want...
    I got a video camera about six years ago and spent $500. Then we got a point and shoot a year later that took "mini-movies" and haven't used the video camera since...
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    I think it really depends on WHAT directory you...

    I think it really depends on WHAT directory you get into.
    A listing it DMOZ... yep, that's effective.
    A listing in unclejoesmegadirectory with 100,000 other sites... it's hard to see how that would...
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    I've seen other people say this too, and it's not...

    I've seen other people say this too, and it's not that I don't believe it, but I've never seen an example of a no-follow link actually helping on serps, or at least, any way of demonstrating it......
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    I personally believe what Matt says on this...

    I personally believe what Matt says on this one... the best way to view no-follow is that it doesn't "save" page rank... instead of flowing to the linked page, it just gets dumped down a drain. Thus...
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