Monthly Archives: October 2006

Some Pagerank Facts

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Yesterday I updated all the pagerank values for the sites of the sublime directory, and I wanted to share some stats with you.

From 3568 web sites, 2085 have the same PR they had, 987 got a higher value, while 496 now have a smaller value.

I know this post is total useless, but who knows maybe someone will find it interesting 🙂

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Browse happy

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Ok, everyone knows that Internet explorer sucks, but not the real people. I mean not the people that use their pc 1 hour per day, or if you prefer not the people that are total geeks like you and me 🙂

Recently I discovered a web site that made from the owners of wordpress, which is actually a campaign to promote the other – more secure browsers – browse happy.

Google code search

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Recently I heared about the new service of Google, the Google code search. My first opinion on this new service from google, is that it simply sucks….

I am saying this because the site is actually searching in code – not in projects – which means that this crap is usefull only to hackers. For instance if tomorrow the Zend team announce a critical security issue about the ini_set() function, then a simple query like this, will easilly lead any 12 years old “hacker” that has an exploit for this, to any open source project on this planet that has this vurnerabillity.

My guess is that Google hasn’t made this tool for hackers ( 🙂 ) but really can you think of another usabillity for this tool? Personally I don’t.

EDIT: I just found this blogpost, which is actually pointing to some of the security holes that this new tool is displaying….

A complete design gallery collection

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Do you know these web design gallery web sites? Well if you don’t, think they are like directories where the sites listed are very well designed, and they also display (in most cases) some information on the w3 standards that each web site uses.

The purpose of these web sites is twice :

  1. They can connect web designers with future clients
  2. They can connect web designers with future ideas 🙂

By the second I mean that those galleries can show you very nice designs, and they can help with the inspiration of your new designs 😉

Bellow is a list of web design galleries to use when you have any of those needs :

If I missed something, please contribute to this list, by leaving a comment or send me a mail.

Find the differences game

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Ok this post is more like a lesson to people like Berni Bannier who are stealing other people’s work. You see our good friend Berni who asked many times for my help at webdigity, visited once this website (an anonymous proxy) and liked it so much that he finally decided to copy the whole HTML and the images, and use it for his own web site.

The worst part, is that this site has an open source design, and he even removed the designer’s copyrights. That sucks Berni, next time be more carefull. Oh and I forgot to mention he didn’t even changed the name of the site. Funny huh?

So the game of the day is to find the difference between these sites :

  1. safe-surg.org
  2. v2proxy.com

As he will propably remove it soon, I will also give you a screenshot :

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

PS: Too bad that he removed the adsense code from the site. At least I could earn some money from this stupidity.

Top reasons to have clean URLs

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Today I read this cool blog post entitled “Top 3 reasons to use clean URLs“.

In my opinion it is not so big difference for the search engines what kind of URLs you use, but it is cool to have clean url structure mostly for your users. For example I prefer to see a url like web2announcer.com/go/123 instead of web2announcer.com/red/go.php?id=123. It looks better and it makes more sense (people can even memorize a clean url)
As for SEO it seems that clean urls get faster pagerank, but I am not sure how significant is the pagerank in our days….

Anyway this was a nice read, so I just bookmarked it 🙂

AdminFusion’s 1 Year Anniversary Contest!

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Adminfusion is making a very cool promotional contest to celebrate their first year anniversary. As I was a member from the beginning of this site(uid = 69) when owner was Ryan (now it is owned by Rayan and Lee) I would like to make some comments on this site.

Adminfusion is a forum admin community. The site was started as a simple VB forum, and in the progress Ryan added several modifications and make it a proffesional community for admins and forum owners. I guess that made Lee Dodd – a very succesfull entepreuer in the forum industry – to associate with this site, and I believe that Lee got the right choice as AF is really a site that deserves to have some attention. If you own a forum and you seek for help, this is the best site to go, as the competitor sites are far behind….

Regarding the anniversary contest, I will simply give you some words from the site :

This contest will run throughout the month of October. At the end of October, the 3 members with the most points will win the following:

  • 1st Place:

     

    • $500 cash paid via PayPal

    • 1 hour, 3 way consultation with Lee and Ryan – ($500 value)

    • 1 month of advertising in all 3 of AdminFusion’s ad locations – ($55 value)

       

       

     

  • 2nd Place:

     

    • $250 cash paid via PayPal

    • 1 hour, 3 way consultation with Lee and Ryan – ($500 value)

    • 1 month of advertising in all 3 of AdminFusion’s ad locations – ($55 value)

       

       

  • 3rd Place:

     

    • $100 cash paid via PayPal

    • 1 hour, 3 way consultation with Lee and Ryan – ($500 value)

    • 1 month of advertising in all 3 of AdminFusion’s ad locations – ($55 value)

    How to Win


    This contest is based on points that you accumulate through various means. The contest ends at the end of the day on October 31st (11:59pm EST).

     

    • Each post gets you 1 point. These posts must NOT be one-liners and worthless. Come to contribute and win, not push the boundaries. *
    • Each referral gets you 50 points. **
    • Each article you write on behalf of AdminFusion.com (AF would have the copyright) on the topic of creating a forum, managing a forum, monetizing a forum, etc. that is at least 500 words in length will earn you 100 points. Submit articles to contest[at]adminfusion.com with your username listed clearly at the top of the article. ***
    • Each blog post you secure on a webmaster blog about AdminFusion.com with a link to the forum gets you 100 points. ****

    The 3 members with the most points at the end of the month will each win big! In order for your points to validate, you must meet the criteria found below.