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Blog Spam and how to stop it
May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

It was quite by accident I noticed that a couple of posts on this blog had over 50 comments. “Wow!” I thought to myself, “I must be getting really popular!“. Sadly not, they were all posts from “robots” sent to automatically submit dubious entries … Read More »

Computer & Software Tips

Windows Shortcut Keys
May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Here’s a few handy shortcuts that people may find useful – especially [Windows Key] + [D] for hiding all those dodgy websites instantly when your boss wanders over! [Windows Key] + M = Minimise all Windows[Windows Key] + [Shift] + M = Maximise all … Read More »

Google

Find Music on the Web
May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Not that I’m codoning this method in any way, shape or form: In google, type the following into the search bar, replacing [Artist/Album here] with who you’re looking for: -inurl: (htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “[Artist/Album here]” It’s amazing … Read More »

Blogging & Business

How to market your blog and keep your readers
May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Many blog publishers seem to subscribe to the view of the “If you build it, they will come” mentality which unfortunately isn’t the case in 99% of blogs. Some people write blogs to air their own opinions, some write about a particular passion and … Read More »

Google

Google's taking over the world! Plus Free Software For All!
May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Via Lifehacker I found a list of Google Services, here’s just a taster: Google Blog Search is very much like the web search service but letting search only through various blogs around the web. Google Book Search allows you to search though books that … Read More »

Coding

MS Visual Studio Express For Free
May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Firstly, Microsoft have announced that they are giving away software. Yes, you heard me! Microsoft is giving something away for nothing!   For aspiring developers or people who like to tinker they are providing free downloads of their Visual Studio Express editions for free … Read More »

Blogging & Business

How much is your blog worth?
May 10, 2005 by Katy Whitton

The guys over at the Business Opportunities blog have written a little script based on the Technorati API that calculates the value of your blog. See how much your blog is worth here. I ran mine through for a laugh: My blog is worth $2,258.16.How … Read More »

Blogging & Business

Make revenue from your site
May 10, 2005 by Katy Whitton

There’s a new kid on the block snapping at Google’s heels over advertising revenue – Chitika. By the looks of it (so far) Chitika eMiniMalls pay more per click than Google does and the adverts are a lot “funkier”. You can see them on … Read More »

Blogging & Business

Webmaster Resources
May 10, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Below are a list of resources I’ve found that may be useful for the budding webmaster/blog writer. More to be added soon. Create a favIcon for your site Create a favIcon to replace the default one (which can be found next to the http … Read More »

Blogging & Business

Stuff for bloggers
May 9, 2005 by Katy Whitton

I know most people probably have heard of this but I thought I’d post it anyway. Google have rolled out their blog search engine which can be found at http://blogsearch.google.com. There is also an interesting article on the BBC website about “Blogging without Censorship“. … Read More »

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