One of the first things I did when I started using Google Reader was finding the bookmarklet to make subscribing to feeds easier. Unfortunately the first few times I used it I didn’t realise I had to click the “Subscribe” button in the Reader interface. It was hidden away in […]
Blogline's new interface is beta
Bloglines have announced a beta of their new interface, just after I jumped ship to Google Reader. The new interface looks snazzier than the old one and they’ve adopted some of the conventions of Google Reader. Clicking on a subscription doesn’t mark all items as read for example. The same […]
My life through Google
A large part of my online income depends on Google Adsense. I filter my email through gmail and since this morning I’m feeding a backup gmail account with a copy of every single email I get. Thanks Matt for that idea. I use Google’s search engine to find solutions to […]
Oh Facebook! I feel so dirty!
I finally joined. I’m always the last one in. I haven’t even got a myspace or a bebo account, but that’s probably a good thing. Apparently Facebook is a popular site. Bah! Where’s my Orkut login? Anyway, thanks Nicole for the invite! I’ve been really adventurous today. I also took […]
Stumble upon WordPress.com
Nice! I just noticed that Stumbleupon support WordPress.com by adding the WordPress.com favicon to the SU taskbar. Of course, it’s not the only way to browse WordPress.com, you can always use the Next link to jump to a random blog. The beauty of Stumbleupon, is that someone recommended the link. […]
Porn on your iPhone
Acting on what Matt blogged, I searched my logs for “iPhone” and found a few interesting entries. Looks like iPhone users are using the Internet for what everyone else uses it for. Searching for nice boobs: xx.xxx.xx.xxx – – [08/Jul/2007:03:49:05 +0000] “GET /tag/nice-boobs/ HTTP/1.1” 200 7786 “http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=nice+boobs&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8” “Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; […]
Dofollowing links in comments and trackbacks
I’ve just installed the Do Follow Trackback and Do Follow Comments plugins so now the links in your comments and trackbacks will be stalked followed by Google and any other search engine or service that know about the rel=’nofollow’ link attribute. It’s not a completely free lunch though. Any spam […]
Do Text Link Ads use Text Link Ads?
The front page of Text Link Ads doesn’t have any text link ads, and neither does their blog. The blog has “Auction Ads” adverts there instead. Matt Cutts warned that sites selling links would be penalised by Google. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
Google just killed the ad click tracking industry
It would appear that Google stopped displaying the “Go to ….” message in the status bar when someone clicked on Adsense adverts. What’s the big deal with this? Unfortunately it means that it’s impossible to track what adverts are being clicked, with the aim of removing low paying or MFA […]
You’ve seen it plenty of times before. A website loads but only the sidebar appears. The loading graphic in your browser is still spinning and there’s that “contacting …” or “loading …” message at the bottom of your window. Why? The most common cause of this is because the site […]