Firefox Articles

BlogWorld: Housebreak Social Media Marketing

It’s just a puppy, Maggie Fox said of social media with regards to adding it to one’s marketing mix, meaning it’s going to grow up to be a big doggie.

Mozilla’s Devilish Deal With Google
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Two aspects of Mozilla’s close ties with Google over development of the Firefox browser have Chris Soghoian concerned about a conflict of interest in play.

Disabling Animations in Firefox

If you use Firefox but you dislike animated elements on web pages when you’re reading (like ads – increasingly served from Google AdSense, too), here’s what you can do:

Early Look: Microsoft Office Live Workspace
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We have picked up a trio of screenshots of the forthcoming Office Live Workspace, which we’re just thrilled beyond rational thought to share with you.

Mozilla Arriving Late To The Mobile Party
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The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for mobile devices, but they will have to leapfrog Opera to make an impact.

Search Marketing Standard Highlights for Autumn

The Autumn edition of Search Marketing Standard came out last week. I find this magazine great as it features many articles of a high quality, plus it’s nice to read about SEO offline for a change, so I’ve listed some of the things I found of particular interest from the latest edition:

Firefox Hits 400 Million Downloads

Mozilla announced on Friday that its open source browser had reached 400 million downloads worldwide. This was a big achievement for Firefox, which launched in 2004.

Mr Uptime Fights Social Media Disappointment

When a link suddenly becomes a hot destination thanks to being featured on places like Fark, Digg, or Reddit, the Firefox plugin Mr Uptime can signal when it is safe to visit that site.

Firefox Needs To Go To School

Retention rates for usage of the Firefox browser have caused concern for the Mozilla Foundation. They’re brainstorming ways of improving that rate. We’ve got a suggestion for them.

Yahoo Sports Shortcut Takes A Swing
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Do a query for a professional athlete on Yahoo Search, and a new Sports Shortcut may appear with extra details about him. UPDATE: It does now in Firefox; please see the comments section for details.

Yahoo YSlow Shows Site Slowness

A Firefox add-on called YSlow from Yahoo works with the Firebug plugin to show webmasters the causes of problems with their website’s performance.

Firefox Causes AdSense Woes
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A recent update to the Firefox browser kept some AdSense publishers from being able to log in to their accounts.

Firefox Kicking Microsoft Tail In Europe

Though Firefox usage has reached only 18 percent of the US market (quite the rise, actually), the browser is gaining much more ground in Europe, and the latest version is outpacing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7.

Google Offers Search For Small Businesses

Google has launched Google Custom Search Business Edition, which is focused on small businesses who want to add Google search to their Web sites.

Firefox Still Gaining On IE

Firefox, the popular alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser is picking up steam worldwide, gaining one percent in market share in the past six months.

Microsoft Declaring War on Firefox, Linux

Microsoft has announced that they’ll be suing open-source software companies, developers and even users for patent infringement—on 235 patents.

Firefox Really Wants To See Upgrades Happen
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It’s time to stop clinging to Firefox version 1.5 and move on up to 2.0, as the end of life period has not only arrived, but has been extended a little for late movers.

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Mozilla Flies The Coop With Prototype Addon

Last week, Mozilla announced the development of an addon designed to implement social networking features within its popular Firefox web browser. The company has released an early prototype of the feature, named The Coop, so users can get an initial preview of what’s to come.

Blogcatalog vs Technorati?

As most of my readers are no doubt aware, I am a strong supporter of sharing the link love, but I always advocate sharing it in a focused manner, preferably from relevant content or from comments and trackbacks. If you trackback/pingback this blog you receive a reciprocal link between highly relevant content automatically, and not only Google and other major search engines count the links as relevant, but also blogging search engines such as Technorati, though with Technorati it is best to do it on a more recent post.

If you want to share the love from your blog, I compiled an extensive list of "dofollow" and "nofollow" resources covering major platforms such as Wordpress (on your own domain), blogger and Drupal. It is also possible on Typepad, and Dawud Miracle and Karen have been discussing ways to present the complicated procedure to remove nofollow on Typepad. Hopefully I will be able to link to a solution soon.

Content Tagging & Sharing Now Really Delicious

I’m probably a typical web user. Whenever I see a website page or a blog post that has something interesting, I’ll bookmark it in Firefox (or add it to favorites in Internet Explorer).

That’s the traditional way of keeping track of content out there you want to refer to again.

Is FireFox Socially Acceptable?
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Would you want to have social networking features built into whatever browser you use? That’s what Mozilla Labs is hoping as they are adding social networking features into the FireFox browser.