A news here for webmasters and bloggers. Google updated the PageRank toolbar today in the early morning on Dec 6. Before this one, the last one was in February 4. Some time ago, a user on Twitter asked Matt Cutts of the Google Search Quality team if there would be another PageRank update in 2013 as a long time passed without any update from February on. Matt Cutts asnwered at that time “”I would be surprised if that happened.”… But the PageRank got updated anyway today Dec 6. It is always fun to find out about the new PageRank of … Continue reading Google PageRank Update in 2013 Dec 6
While Akismet does work already pretty good as a blog spam comment filter, it is sometimes necessary to drop some spam comments manually into the wordpress spam folder, so that Akismet can learn about new spam to filter out spam comment even better in the future. I´d say that Akismet can already filter out 95% of the junk comments but there are always some comments coming through, which I would call the 5% of the new blog spammers who are not in the list of Akismet´s database yet. It is not much work to teach Akismet that it is a … Continue reading Spam comments and how you can avoid to let them come through
Akismet is doing a great job when it comes to filter out most of the blog comment spam. But sometimes there are spammers who aren´t known yet by the Akismet database. As I moderate most of the comments on my blog, I sometimes find one or another spam attempt and flag them manually. But often the spam comments are so stupid, that this is one of the more funny tasks as a blogger. Blog spam contributes at least to the amusement. This is why I thought I´ll publish a little series of articles about spam comments every now and then. … Continue reading Hilarious Spam Comment Examples Part 1
For those who still monitor the Google Pagerank of the own Blog or Website… Looks like the Google Pagerank was updated today. If you monitor your Google Pagerank time by time, then you should do it now again to see if your Pagerank changed. My Blog did rise from PR1 to PR2. I don’t see the Pagerank as a to big Thing but it is for me at least a Sign that the Backlinks I lately noticed help my Blog to get at least a little bit Authority in Google´s Eyes. I was happy that some People found one of … Continue reading Google Pagerank Update arrived August 2012
I noticed I have broken nearly every blogging rule I ever did read about. Yes. I´ve seen blogs which wrote about these Blogging Rules. Stuff like… – Good bloggers post every day… I broke this rule. Why? I only want to write if I feel to do so. Only if I mean I come up with an interesting topic. – Good bloggers keep posts short… I often broke this rule. Why? I am not exactly sure. I write so much I have to tell. – Good bloggers set their own goals and have a schedule… Really? Then I probably broke … Continue reading Blogging Rules are meant to be broken.