Bait and switch a legitimate traffic building tool?

Lyndon wrote a good post today talking about bait and switch or as he called it “switchbait“. I’m glad he did, cos I was in one of those ‘shit, what shall I blab about today’ moods. The method is as old as the hills. Build a domain, get the visitors,…

Valuing your readership – Front page links for top commenters

I recently installed a plugin that enables you to show your top commenters. It’s there to the right of the screen. I wanted to reward my mostive active participants. As some of you may have read already, I don’t nofollow my commenters I think it’s a lame thing to do…

Mybloglog is evil – no seriously, it must be!

Seems like mybloglog has had a bad week. I read today over at Andy’s that mybloglog banned a guy named shoemoney for reasons relative to general not very niceiness, at least that must have been their perception. Mr shoe posted a few mblID’s. These can be obtained from user avatars…

Using search engine query strings to optimise your content.

First off a word of caution: This method could get you into trouble so watch yourself. A competitor could scream cheater! Fact is, its not cheating its not cloaking either, its using the referer string in combination with the query string to deliver content. Many long tail searches often land…

Using the HTTP Referer to personalise your pages

Ever been to one of those pages that said ‘hi visitor from domain name and wondered how they knew where you’d came from? Well, for those of you who don’t (wonder that is) just um..go and read something else or make a cup of tea or something. For those of…

Blackjack oops Blackyack a profitable gamble on a typo?

Looking for blackjack? Sorry this post is about blackyack, agreed the y and the j are in pretty close proximity, so the typo is kind of understandable. If you want to have a gamble and lose your shirt, feel free to click the cards. 😀   So I was over…

Add value to your WP blog posts with digg dugg

The other day I added digg dugg to my list of plugins. Its pretty cool I like it. I was looking at a way of pulling in some related material to tag on to the bottom of my blog posts. I wanted to be able to plugin a keyword and…

6 SEO Blogs I try and read daily

What blogs do you read daily? I have quite a few in my feedreader some of which I check out daily. Here are my current flavours of the day. Andy Beard – Andy writes some killer posts. Full of interesting little muses search and tech related. Don’t just take my…

Comments,wordpress and cookies

I’m always pleased to see or read initiatives that reduce blogspam, timewasters, me2’s and the like. Akismet is really good, so are captchas and other little things that make it just that little bit more difficult for people to shat on your blog. Andy has an excellent post on comments…

Laptop Computers – Sony Vaio AR21

I’m thinking of getting a new laptop soon. The machine I’m using at the moment is a HP Pavilion zx5000 which for reasons related to a dodgy power jack inlet means that its no longer portable! Yup, thats right its positioned in a certain way but if I move it…

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