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Monday, July 25, 2011

Submitting a Site to The Open Directory Project

Submitting a Site to The Open Directory Project: "We aren't a search engine and pride ourselves on being highly selective. We don't accept all sites, so please don't take it personally should your site not be accepted. Our goal is to make the directory as useful as possible for our users, not to have the directory include all (or even most) of the sites that could possibly be listed or serve as a promotional tool for the entities listed."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Using Google Webmasters Tools Won’t Reveal Anything About Your Site

Using Google Webmasters Tools Won’t Reveal Anything About Your Site: "If they help webmasters make their sites as good as possible, it will be easier for Google to crawl them and to sort the information around the web more efficiently (not to mention that better websites will get more traffic, and if they are AdSense users they will make more money both for Google and for themselves).
That is why I don’t buy the “Google is out there to get webmasters” theory.
What the person mentions in the email could even be true, but it would be just a coincidence. Adding or removing your site from the Webmaster Tools should have no effect on its search rankings."

Using Google Webmasters Tools Won’t Reveal Anything About Your Site

Using Google Webmasters Tools Won’t Reveal Anything About Your Site: "The only thing they ask is that you confirm the ownership over your site (either by plating a meta tag on the header of your template, or by uploading an HTML file to your server) so that they can show you the information they have about your site, and give you advice to solve problems, should there be any.
In other words, signing up for Google Webmaster Tools won’t affect the information Google has about your site. It will, however, give you the opportunity to discover how Google sees your site, and this information can be very valuable."

Poll: Do You Trust More .net or .org Domains?

Poll: Do You Trust More .net or .org Domains?: "finding a good and available .com domain these days is a tough task, and often times people need to settle for a .net or .org. Usually, in fact, only the .com version of their wanted domain will be taken, while both the .net and .org will be still available. In those situations, do you think the person should go with a .net or with a .org?
Notice that I am not asking what is your personal preference, but if you trust more a .net or a .org domain?
Suppose you were searching in google for “video games.” There are only two results: videogames.net and videogames.org. Which one would you click if you could check only one of them?"

Foursquare Raises $10 Million in Funding, Forgets To Renew Domain Name

Foursquare Raises $10 Million in Funding, Forgets To Renew Domain Name: "The lead is coming from TechCrunch. Here is a quote:
Yesterday, Foursquare had some downtime. That’s nothing new, startups have downtime all the time — see: Twitter, that was their M.O. for about a year — but the reason for Foursquare’s appears to be a little humorous.
While the site is back up and running now, it appears that Foursquare forgot to renew their domain name, which expired on March 25. As a result, GoDaddy, the registrar, pulled the site and put up their own landing page. Which some people noticed on Twitter and other tipped us about."

101 Blog Tips I learned in 2006

101 Blog Tips I learned in 2006: "if you are not, start blogging today
write about something that you love
if you are serious about blogging buy your own domain
make sure your domain name is equal to your blog name
use a short and easy to remember name
use WordPress
use WordPress plugins
blog with consistency
write at least 5 posts a week
proofread
proofread one more time
interact with other bloggers
leave meaningful comments
leave funny comments
leave the first comment"

Do not send your subscribers directly to Feedburner

Do not send your subscribers directly to Feedburner: "Why is this a mistake? Because on this way the readers will not be subscribing to your feed but rather to the Feedburber burned feed of your blog. This means that a third party is in control of the subscribers. Should Feedburner break down or decide to charge money for the service on the future you will lose the subscribers."

TheWritersCafe.org » September 11 Yesterday and Today

TheWritersCafe.org » September 11 Yesterday and Today: "Today too many of us live life like the flock. There is no sharing in the flock, and constant pushing and shoving. From the little research I have already done on Chekhov, he was greatly concerned about the rights of man, as mentioned in The Seagull.

My personal belief is that there is no shortage of wealth in this nation, as well as in the world. Political theorists would have us believe that the economy of our country has taken a major downturn simply because perhaps a handful of the wealthiest have lost a few poorly placed bets on the great economic roulette wheel of “high tech stocks”"

Blogging with Amy - powered by FeedBurner

Blogging with Amy - powered by FeedBurner: "I wanted to include links on my reveal page. To do this, I simply used HTML (again, refer to my tutorial in which I use the Static HTML app). And actually, the way I came up with the HTML was to write my reveal page in WordPress. I used the “Add new post” window’s “Visual” tab and then grab the HTML from the HTML tab. I wrote the whole thing just like I would a regular blog post, including the “Thanks” image I created separately"

Editors Note: People who blog about creating landing pages with Html in their description tend to always try to make it sound easy. These days there are all kinds of html editors out  there however people are understandably fearful in doing something they do not thoroughly understand.



I suppose if I had to wait until I thoroughly understood anything before I tried to do it, then I suppose I never would have gotten anything done. Yes, indeed I do get stopped a lot by my own perfectionist tendencies however I should give myself a little bit of credit at least once in a while.

Stephen C. Sanders- July 20, 2011

You need to overcome a certain element of fear, just about every time you try to do something that you are not really sure that you can do.

If everyone waited around till they have mastered something before they actually try, and take their first attempt, then nothing of any significance might have ever occurred in the way of progress or technology in this world. Think about it. AhMbDvd
   

Blogging with Amy - powered by FeedBurner

Blogging with Amy - powered by FeedBurner: "she had been keeping tabs on my Facebook page and noticed I had jumped in Likers in a huge way. She also asked me what I did.

Well, other than doing my best to interact and be helpful, I did notice a significant increase in Likers after making a change to my landing page one random Friday. If I remember correctly, I had 777 Likes when I implemented the change and by the end of the weekend, it had jumped to well over 900"

How to Get & Optimize a Feedburner Feed

How to Get & Optimize a Feedburner Feed: "How to burn a FeedBurner feed

Go to FeedBurner.
Sign in with your Google Account. If you don’t have a Google Account, click “Create an account” (it’s free).
Enter your blog address under “Burn a feed right this instant.”
Follow the prompts to burn your feed.
How to optimize Feedburner

Get the most out of FeedBurner by doing these two things:"

Why Bloggers Should Use Feedburner | Blogging with Beth

Why Bloggers Should Use Feedburner | Blogging with Beth: "Why Bloggers Should Use Feedburner
April 22, 2010 By Beth 6 Comments
Feedburner is a free online service that allows you to send you email updates from your blog. Anyone who is reading your blog can enter her email address (using an opt-in form on your blog), and once they’ve confirmed their sign-up, Feedburner will automatically email her your new posts every time you publish one. Feedburner allow you not only to track how many email subscribers you’ve got, but it also tracks how many people subscribe to your blog using an RSS feed reade"

Feed 101 - FeedBurner Help

Feed 101 - FeedBurner Help: "you can offer a feed of your content as an option. If you are using a popular blogging platform or publishing tool like TypePad, Wordpress, or Blogger, you likely publish a feed automatically. Even other non-blogging sites like social photo-sharing service Flickr offer feeds of content you produce that others can retrieve."

Feed 101 - FeedBurner Help

Feed 101 - FeedBurner Help: "Today, there are more than 2,000 different feed reading applications, also known as 'news aggregators' (for text, mostly) or 'podcatchers' (for podcasts). There are even readers that work exclusively on mobile devices.

Some require a small purchase price but are tops for ease-of-use and ship with dozens of feeds pre-loaded so you can explore the feed 'universe' right away"

Keyword Spy, Great Domain Research Tool! SERP’s Feature

Keyword Spy, Great Domain Research Tool! SERP’s Feature: "If one could run full expired domain lists / pre-release lists etc with the Keyword Spy tool, that would be a gold mine list!!! For now, it is at least not a bad idea to manually run domains that have SERP’s based on current domain tools available and domain names that you are/were interested in purchasing anyway. You may be surprised with what the domain ranks for."

The Platinum Card® from American Express Offer

The Platinum Card® from American Express Offer: "25,000 Membership Rewards® points bonus, redeemable for one domestic round-trip Coach-Class airline ticket, when you spend $1,000 during your first three months of Card membership
New Global Travel benefits: Priority Pass select airport club access, No Foreign Transaction Fees, Global Entry expedited U.S. immigration pass"

Keyword Spy, Great Domain Research Tool! SERP’s Feature

Keyword Spy, Great Domain Research Tool! SERP’s Feature: "Many wouldn’t even look at the domain, just because it doesn’t have full keywords etc. Well, if you passed JGames.com over, you would also be passing up a domain name that ranks #7 on Google for Java Games search term! JGames.com also ranks #6 on Google for Java Game search term"

Conclusion on my ranking experiment

Conclusion on my ranking experiment: "see if I could rank for the keyword with doing little else but registering the domain and setting up a WordPress blog with one post. There was a time when having a keyword rich domain (especially a. Com) was enough to rank for the key word… it has been several days,probably a couple weeks ,and it does not yet rank for the key word"

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Domain Registrations under .US

Domain Registrations under .US: "At any time when a domain becomes problematic and contact information is invalid, out-of-date, or non-existent, a domain can be suspended (placed 'on-hold'). A domain becomes problematic when the name servers no longer exist, no longer serve the domain in question, or when other DNS-based problems arise that can increase the load on our servers which are responsible for delegating. When these types of problems arise, technical contacts are notified via email."

Domain Registrations under .US

Domain Registrations under .US: "Nameservers

To prevent network problems from causing a domain to be unreachable, each domain is required to have two physically distinct and geographically separated domain name servers. Not supplying two such names and addresses can delay or prevent your application from being processed.

Charges

We currently do not charge for handling delegations, but do so as a free service to our region. If this changes, ample notification will be sent to all listed administrative contacts."

Domain Registrations under .US

Domain Registrations under .US: "Delegations vs. DNS service

We often get calls from people who have been told that their connectivity problems are due to a problem in the K12.PA.US domain. We simply delegate (unless other arrangements have been made). This means that we simply list the Primary and Secondary servers for a given domain. If there is a problem with hostname resolutions, the administrators for those machines should be contacted. If they then determine that there is a problem with our delegations, they will contact us."

Wikipedia:Public domain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wikipedia:Public domain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Circular 38a of the U.S. Copyright Office, which gives the state of affairs as of January 2003, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, San Marino, and possibly Yemen have no copyright relations whatsoever with the U.S. (Eritrea is not mentioned at all.) Works originating in one of these countries thus are not copyrighted in the United States,"

Wikipedia:Public domain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wikipedia:Public domain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "the U.S. federal copyright law explicitly exempts photographs of such copyrighted buildings from the copyright of the building in 17 USC 120(a). Anyone may take photographs of buildings from public places. The photographer holds the exclusive copyright to such an image (the architect or owner of the building has no say whatsoever), and may publish the image in any way"

.US Domains | Name.com

.US Domains | Name.com: "As with most ccTLD's there are some restrictions for registering a .US domain. You must be a US citizen, a permanent United States resident, or a US entity such as organizations and corporations. Additionally, any business or corporation with a bona fide presence in the USA may register."

.US Domains | Name.com

.US Domains | Name.com: "Your domain can be listed online at a .US postal code page. For instance, if your business is located in Webster, NY (zip code 14580), your domain can be listed on the 14580.us website. The .US Directory is meant to work as a type of yellow pages for local areas. This unique directory will include thousands of businesses, organizations, clubs, and schools in your local community. Make your company, and yourself part of this ground-breaking project!"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Flippa | Morgan Linton

Flippa | Morgan Linton: "RecruitingBlogs.com Sells for $95,000 on Flippa
by MORGAN on JUNE 24, 2011
Domain Investing Handbook Pre-Launch Pricing Ends Tomorrow!
by MORGAN on MAY 31, 2011
Flippa Friday: BloggingToTheBank.com Sells for $900,000 on Flippa"

Domain Shane

Domain Shane: "Five percent isn’t a lot but it’s a hell of a lot for doing nothing. It was a great deal for the websites because I introduced them to an advertising source that provides them with $1500 to $3000 worth of additional revenue. Paying out 5% is more than worth it in my opinion."

Have You Noticed Something Different

The maturation process take longer for some than others. For example a fruit fly may get go from birth, to adult to reproduction and death in just a number of days. Other living things be they elephants or whales, will have a much longer life cycle.

Last night on Nova for example there was a program on:
Cuttlefish are sometimes referred to as the chameleon of the sea because of their remarkable ability to rapidly alter their skin color at will.
...





Cuttlefish eyes are among the most developed in the animal kingdom. The organogenesis of cephalopod eyes differs fundamentally from that of vertebrates like humans




Yet I have not come just to discuss these amazing creature, however the program on them discussed how their life cycle seemed so relatively short for an organism where displayed such a complex and and large brain. The program on Nova showed its ability to learn.

The original tie I recall had to do with what has happened or more properly explained what has not happened over all these years with my blogs (which a great a number) or my websites of which there are fewer yet some are truly packed with a diverse array of original content.

I bring all this to my readers attention now, because collectively these blogs as well as the website will all be entering into a monetization phase. Therefore you may notice some google ads popping up as well as some other possible changes.

Just letting my readers know, that this is not some strange new site that was taken over by some "multi-national" corporation. No, its just, doing a little more of what I have always been doing on and off over the years.

Stephen C. Sanders- Thursaday, July 14, 2011 @ 6:15pm

Domain Names For Sale | Available Domain Names

Domain Names For Sale | Available Domain Names: "CompareRemortgages.com
DailyVisitor.com
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GardenCompetition.com
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HerringboneBracelet.com
HireWell.com
HomeBrewingGuide.com
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Alexa Site Audit

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Alexa Site Audit

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Domain Development and SEO Services | Domain Mass Development Starting At Only $99 Per Domain

Domain Development and SEO Services | Domain Mass Development Starting At Only $99 Per Domain: "So, if you own at least a few targeted keyword domains within the same category / niche and you are not too sure about what to do with them next as far as web development, search engine optimization or monetization goes, we can help you get started by laying the foundation,"

getmoneynow.org - Domain name for sale

getmoneynow.org - Domain name for sale: "Or submit a bid over the $297 reserve price to send this domain to auction for 5 days.
Don't wait, while the domain is not in auction with a bid over the reserve price it can be purchased at anytime for the 'Buy-It-Now' price.

Seller is offering a great incentive:
He'll reward you $15 minimum (5% of winning bid)"

Domain Name Articles | Available Domain Names

Domain Name Articles | Available Domain Names: "June 12th is the last day for DomainMassDevelopment.com's 50% off offer. I ordered 15 sites last week and they were uploaded late last evening. I've had very little time to review them but they made a good first impression on me. Plenty of quality photos, videos and targeted unique content sprinkled throughout. The sites are very clean and you'll notice a complete absense of advertising at this point."

Open Water Course Formats - Choosing an Open Water Scuba Course Format

Open Water Course Formats - Choosing an Open Water Scuba Course Format: "Dive theory covers a range of topics such as pressure-depth relationships, the underwater environment, dive planning, and equipment.

2. Pool Work: During pool (or 'confined water') classes, students practice basic diving skills in a shallow, calm dive site such as a pool, bay or lake."

Facebook Photos That Make You Look Good - 15 Photos That Strengthen Your Application

Facebook Photos That Make You Look Good - 15 Photos That Strengthen Your Application: "A 2010 Kaplan survey revealed that 82% of college admissions officers use Facebook to help them recruit students. This doesn't mean that 82% of officers are prying into your profile to get dirt on you, but they are using social media to connect with students and share information. Facebook is an excellent medium for keeping applicants informed of college events and admissions announcements."