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Yahoo indexing faster lately

Yahoo was doing updates ( and is still doing) in their algorithms, so most of June and July we enjoyed the pleasure of not getting indexed very much. The last 10 days or so I got a lot of sites 50% indexed or more without doing anything different, so it seems it’s back to it’s normal behaviour for now.

I have been reading reports of other people with similar results with me in various fora, so it’s not just me. We don’t know how long it will last, so now build as much as you can and forget everything else.


July 27th, 2005 » 3:15 » Comments

Niche Portal Builder

After a not so slight delay and a nice vacation, I’m back at searching the net for content generators and automated page generators. What I have to tell you is that there are more than you can imagine.

I remember about a month ago I came across Niche Portal Builder. I liked the sales copy until I saw the price. Well, it’s $750 bucks. You can buy the directory generator for $400 and the reciprocal mailer for $350 separately too.


July 25th, 2005 » 14:23 » 11 Comments

Spamtracking – Spamming with trackbacks

I came up with this term today: spamtracking. It’s meaning is using Trackback to spam blogs and create a positive effect for the blog you are using to do it. Trackbacking a post from another blog will not only give you an inbound link but also visitors if that post gets read a lot.

Of course most blogs automatically add (more…)

July 3rd, 2005 » 10:03 » 2 Comments


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Content may be king, but distribution pays the king’s mortgage.

8/12/09» 15:51» link» comments

Google acquired reCaptcha about a month ago, you might want to throttle your reCaptcha solving per IP address from now on.

14/10/09» 16:22» link» comments

Matt Cutts on how Google deals with spam.

7/10/09» 14:31» link» comments

Why you don’t want to shard.

Real World Web: Performance & Scalability.


Gearman is interesting.

31/08/09» 4:46» link» comments
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