Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Backlink Checking With Google Webmaster Tools

The trick to getting a highly useful backlink report from Google Webmaster Tools is to cursor all the way down to the bottom of the page, and click on “download all links”. The “download all links” report completely re-orders the list of external links to your sites. (more...)
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Help! My Blog*Spot Blog Was Deleted!

You wake up one morning and go to update your blog and discover it's not there. You check to make sure you didn't type the URL incorrectly. It's not there. The Money Maker has your restoration instructions.
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Get More Traffic For Your Google Blogger Blog

Here's a pair of blogspot tricks (export and save your template before tampering) that can increase your traffic overnight, from Review of the Web!
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Microsoft launches CPU-GPU combined Xbox 360 SoC

The new SoC will be enhanced to display better speed and improved heat and power management.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Viral Trolls

In wikipedia, the internet troll is described as

“An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.”

I encountered this term recently when I was cruising around in Yahoo! Answers. A guy asked this question:
Im a catholic but I hate the Pope and I hate Catholocism. Is that bad?

Somebody said “Troll Alert!” in one of the replies. It seems that trolls are whoever disrupts the pleasant and normal flow of conversation in forums or comment forms. This question doesn’t really deserve a straight answer — it is more of rhetorical. “Is that bad?” seemed to be added just to officially make it into a question. I’ve seen this in youtube comments — commenting just to insult other commentors, without any real purpose of saying something relevant, or vilifying or critiquing the video/post/article in question.

The important point is that nobody should be a viral troll — although I imagine that some people out of extreme emotion probably morph into internet trolls without actually realizing it. Respect other people’s space while you give your 2 cents about the topic at hand. Stick to the topic and be objective. and don’t incite negative buzz just to get attention — it will eventually backfire. Don’t troll through the net, stroll through the net!

Out of curiosity (remember: curiosity killed the troll!) I google the keyword “Viral Troll.” And I ended up finding pretty interesting results:

This is the Top 1 result.

In summary — the angry troll victim shot back, “you are nothing but a viral TROLL… hows that coming from a “parolee scumbag”?

Troll here is used with so much disgust, it is almost like a modern cuss word. And this is understandable. A TROLL search at youtube yielded this video — a guy calling out to the web public in agony, having been victimized by a heartless, ugly, ruthless viral troll.

My heart goes out to this guy. Let’s help make the world wide web troll-free and truly free.

It is interesting to note that “Troll” more than being a unpopular way to be in Web 2.0, is also not a very popular keyword. SEO’ers wouldn’t have a hard time ranking high on this. Google had no data on the keywords “Viral Troll” because there wasn’t enough data to support it.

Check out this article about the increasing popularity of trolling:

Twice as Many Americans Troll Video-Sharing Sites Daily

Just to remind you how ugly trolls are:

(excerpts from the Danish Ballad of Eline of Villenskov) source: Wikipedia

There were seven and a hundred Trolls,
They were both ugly and grim,
A visit they would the farmer make,
Both eat and drink with him.

Out then spake the tinyest Troll,
No bigger than an emmet was he,
Hither is come a Christian man,
And manage him will I surelie

Comments welcome, just don’t be a troll :) .

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Seed Your Blog With Q&A for SEO

Here is a sure-fire method to attract dedicated targeted search engine-based traffic for your blog without wasting a lot of time trying to build backlinks. It's so simple! Why didn't YOU think of this?
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Save $1000 - Recover Your Own Hard Drive Data

Anybody who's had a computer long enough knows that hard drives can unexpectedly fail. There are places you can send dead drives out for data recovery to. But your finances will collapse in teh process. If you need your files, and you're willing to spend about $4, you can perform a "do it yourself data recovery" from your wounded hard drive! Here's how.
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The 15 Commandments of Blogging

Ask yourself: WHAT SETS MY BLOG APART FROM MILLIONS OF OTHERS? Hold that thought. Come up with anything good? CLICK HERE! THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT!

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