If you work a lot with CSS, and over the years you don’t really know how much unused ballast you carry in your stylesheets, there is service that seems to do a decent job analyzing your website and finding that out for you Read more >>
This is a post I wanted to write ever since mid summer this year, but never found the time to complete it. It presents another (and hopefully fresh) angle on the change in Google’s page rank algorithm, the new nofollow semantics, and their consequences for webmasters.
Originally, Google developed algorithms that were meant to reflect the relevance of a HTML page to a user seeking information. In times when people were not SEO-aware yet, a page that ranked high in search results did so because it’s content deserved it. Hence, page rank really meant that: A rank for that page’s content.
Things have changed since… Read more >>
In an earlier post in this series, I was absolutely exalted about the Virtual Multiblog technology, and sated that I could not think of any drawback. While my enthusiasm remains, with further insights I did discover a fundamental systemic shortcoming.
Multi-blogs, or as I prefer to call them, blog farms, are not so widely spread that a common terminology exists. And where the words are missing, communication is difficult and prone to misunderstandings, and unilateral communication (i.e. writing) even more so. Here are the terms and concepts I found helpful when thinking about and developing in a multi-blog context, and which I intend to refer to in future posts on this topic.
After 24 hours I can tell that the new spam blocker is doing a fairly good job. There’ve been only 3 spam entries in my spam queue today, when it would have been perhaps 200 before. That’s a hell of an improvement, right?
In the last couple of months, the amount of spam I’ve been receiving increased to an extent that it became impossible to manually check the spam queue. A logical step was to install a spam blocker that would block spam from being submitted in the first place.
I’ve successfully managed to repair my blog and tweak it to the needs of Virtual MultiBlog. Though you don’t see any changes (I’ll tackle the intended theme change at a later time), this site is now powered by WP on Virtual MultiBlog. Yes sir! My quest for a multi-blog solution is over. 😀 Stay tuned, I’ll report the details soon.