What I’ve learned in the SEM scholarship contest

What I’ve learned in the SEM scholarship contest

Man I was cocky when I entered the scholarship contest. I though I’d beat everybody easily. The amounts of traffic that other articles were getting weren’t very impressive, I thought, and I was sure to be able to get much more traffic. After all, I knew from experience what a few blog posts and news…

Greasemonkey auto-update notification

Greasemonkey auto-update notification

One of the biggest advantages of an extension over a GreaseMonkey script is the possibility of automatic update notification for the user. For my Greasemonkey statistics detector I’ve been looking in to a way to provide automatic update notification, without having to “phone home” on each use of the script. It’s not finished yet, but…

Technorati Greasemonkey script removed

Technorati Greasemonkey script removed

In response to my previous post about unlimited API queries, I was urged by David Sifry, CEO of Technorati, to contact the Technorati developers and work out a way to get my script working through the API. I then contacted the developer team and got a great fast response from Ian Kallen, and we’ve been…

Technorati Greasemonkey script

Technorati Greasemonkey script

Want to see the Technorati rank and the number of inbound links for a page? I wrote a Greasemonkey script that shows you just that, it does that by opening the search page for the current URL on Technorati and finding those values on it. The first implementation I did used a script on my…

FeedBurner API fun

FeedBurner API fun

I’ve had some fun with the FeedBurner API in the past days, creating a graphic simulation from a blog’s feed-readers history over the past year. It’s rather elegant, I think, as it creates graphics which you can easily insert into your pages or posts, and will automatically update each time they’re loaded. An example: Want…

Spammers using social media

Spammers using social media

Spammers don’t just linkspam Wikipedia, they use various methods to gather the links they need to get their sites on top of the organic search results. One of the new methods in the last months has been spamming the social bookmarking networks like Digg and del.icio.us.

Wikipedia Link Nazi’s

Wikipedia Link Nazi’s

Jaimie of SEO Egghead has a wonderful post on Wikipedia editor being link nazi’s, with a wonderful picture to illustrate just what he means with the term “nazi” as well. His experiences with the editorial team of Wikipedia: he wrote the article on link-bait and quoted Rand Fishkin, Matt Cutts, Aaron Wall, and linked to…

Favicons and your online brand

Favicons and your online brand

One of the nicer things to have changed with the release of IE7, which is now in automatic updates, is the way it handles favicons. In the IE6 past it would show them in the location bar only when you had the site bookmarked. Now it always shows them, and in the tab bar as…