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This Guy Will Ask Spammers To Stop…

…Spamming You In Exchange For Links!

The beauty just came into my blog’s spam filter this morning:

Name: Anikrichard | E-mail: anlikivanna.80@mail.ru | URI: *spamlink* | IP: 72.9.235.218 | Date: September 5, 2007

Simple Algorithm for Google’s Rankings

Perhaps Google’s algorithm isn’t as difficult as we all think?

No, I haven’t been sitting in front of the microwave for too long again. Before you rip me to pieces, give me a few seconds to explain myself!

Possible Technology Limitations

Now, we all know that Google has one of the largest server farms in the world, estimated upwards of 250,000 individual servers spread worldwide. In spite of this fact, many people lost sight of the fact that Google only has a finite (albeit large) amount or resources.

Increasing the the SEO Industry’s Profile

A recent post at SEOmoz once again brought up consider the plight of the Search Engine Optimization industry; as effective and needed as SEO consultants are, blackhats and webspammers have given the industry a black eye.

Final Words on BlogKits & Adsense

Back in January, I wrote a piece on whether the newly-popular Blogkits blog ad network lived up to their claims of outearning Adsense on blogs. My feeling at the time was that they did not even come close, but I was willing to give them more time to prove themselves.

Gadget Spark – Great Marketing Idea

Do you ever hear of a new marketing idea and think to yourself, ‘Man – wish I had thought of that!’?

William Cross, who many of you may know from SeoFox, sent me a press release concerning the launch of his new company, Gadget Spark. Gadget Spark is the first company out the door to market custom Gadgets for the Windows Vista Sidebar.

According to Microsoft,

Canadian Teens Are Unaware of Internet Dangers

A study was released recently indicating that the vast majority of Canadian teens are unaware of the dangers and privacy issues of the internet.

HitTail suggestions – Rails Ajax Radio

In the last few days, I have been using HitTail to make capture my search referrals.

LinkedIn Selling Internet Ads Keyed to Your Profile

LinkedIn has been generating a signifigant amount of buzz in the last few weeks.

Blogkits – Do They Live Up To Their Claims?

Roughly one month ago, on December 11, I signed up for Jim Kukral’s BlogKits service.

LinkedIn Profile Optimization

After reading Guy Kawasaki’s post on ‘Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn’, I realize that LinkedIn is catching on at a quick rate.

Google Beta-Testing Keyword-based Ad Filtering

About a week and a half ago, I wrote a post ‘Adsense Should Allow Contextual Ad Filtering by Keyword’.

Adsense Should Allow Filtering by Keyword

EGOL recently made a post on the SEOmoz blog about one of the major shortcomings of Adsense: the lack of a feature to set negative keywords for the contextual ad matching.

Double Your CPC by Checking Blog Post Keywords

Here’s a tip for all the bloggers out there trying to monetize their blogs with Adsense:

Split Test Your Content as Well!

A lot of webmasters talk about split-testing their ad layouts, trying to determine which layout or block position gives a higher CTR. Well, perhaps you should take it a step further.

Performancing Partners to Launch Network Ads

ProBlogger’s Darren Rowse posted this morning that the Performancing Partners Ad Network will soon be launching non-site-targetted network ads.

Good Design And Good Graphics

One persistant annoyance to me is when people look at a site, and declare it as poorly designed’, when the only problem with said site is that it may not have the most professional-looking’ graphics, or perhaps it doesn’t quite have the right Web-2.0′ appeal. I have news for you: Good design has *nothing* to do with pretty graphics.

Redirect Your MySpace Traffic with Flash
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Well, we all know that MySpace pages have the potential to drive a ton of traffic.

How to *Properly* Create a 301 Redirect in .htaccess
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Last weekend, when I moved my blog to this new domain, after moving the files from their old location at http://www.infohatter.com/blog/ to their present location, I needed to set up a redirect to ensure that traffic following links pointing to the old location would still end up at the right posts.

Win Yourself A Link and a Coconut – Contest Linkbaiting

I just want to take a second and pass along one of the coolest linkbait ideas I’ve seen in a long time.

Manipulating Akismet to Silence Another

So I was thinking about Akismet yesterday – I wonder if it could be abused to silence other people.