Archive for February, 2006


Friday, February 24th, 2006

I was doing a search today on SEO related stuff and didn’t realise Google developed a technology called PigeonRank. They introduced it way back in April 2002 and I only stumbled across it today…

Are Spammers Using Your Web Site?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Last week we had a spammer test one of our contact forms (on another web site) until they found a potential vulnerability. I’m still not sure whether the spammer was successful in sending anything as all the log files were full of errors. In any case, we quickly locked down all our scripts and included […]

Google Toolbar to Combat Scraper Sites

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

A few weeks ago I downloaded Google Toolbar Version 4. 2 new features struck me:

The toolbar can store your bookmarks if you have a Google Account.
The toolbar has a type of predictive input (or autocomplete), so that when you type part of a keyphrase it will automatically suggest similar searches that have been conducted in […]

Can Bandwidth Thieves Increase Your PR?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Recently an image used on one of our sites was linked to in a popular forum. When I say linked, I mean the picture was put in someone’s post and it was feeding off our server (ie. hotlinking). Sure, we could put in some hotlink protection, but I thought it would be a good opportunity […]