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Archive for April, 2010

The Best Free CMS - Joomla

Wednesday, April 26th, 2010

In the past I’ve always built CMS (content management system) functionality into websites that I’ve built on a need-to-use basis. If the customer requests a distributor page they can update themselves, or a news page, I’d code it up in PHP and charge for my time. Now though people want to be able to control […]

Wordpress comment spam protection installed

Friday, April 21st, 2010

I decided the best comment spam protection for this installation of Wordpress was Akismet. It’s dead easy to install and really looks like it will run in the background no bother at all. Now I can remove “Delete comment spam” from my list of things to do each morning. The one issue was that you […]

Wordpress Comment Spam Protection

Thursday, April 20th, 2010

Well the spam has finally got out of hand. Up to now I’ve been deleting a few spammy comments each morning but this morning I logged in to find 82 spam comments for various pharmaceuticals. I have no idea what these pills do or why they want a nofollow link from an SEO site but […]

Great one-way link strategy

Wednesday, April 12th, 2010

A couple of times in the last week I’ve received a link request from a company offering a keyword research service. They found me because I link to one of their competitors. The thing was, they weren’t asking for a reciprocal link, they were just asking for me to link to them. In return they […]

Format for a Link Request

Friday, April 7th, 2010

I receive link requests every day. Some are suitable, others not, but today I received one that really took the biscuit. Here’s the email:
Dear Webmaster,
I recently came across your site (site url), and I appreciate the site. You have an excellent site and we would be delighted to exchange link with your site. My […]