• Coding

    The usefulness of a website being XHTML compliant

    Countless webmasters stress over the issue of the need to be XHTML compliant, for both search engine optimisation as well as to decrease cross browser issues. In a way being XHTML compliant is like providing a guarantee to your users that the site they are visiting is top notch. However is there really a need to goto such extent to get your website XHTML compliant?

  • Interesting things

    The powers of a united blogger’s network

    I’ve been thinking recently of the possibility for a united blogger’s network of some sort. Basically a close knit network of bloggers whom specialises in the same field (or niche) and would comment on products and services within their niche. These different networks of bloggers will eventually have the power to control their specialised niche if they can come to a consensus of what they write.

  • Search Related

    Google Search within results option

    Is it me or has Google launched a new tool which allows you to search for things within the results of something you have already searched for. I hardly ever scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page but when I ran a “site:” function on my blog site to check how many pages were indexed, I noticed the “Search within results” option. Right next to that there was the good old language tool for the compulsory searches of japanese animation and gaming information I run on a daily bases.

  • Personal

    Linking in a blog makes the blogosphere go round

    There has been a common misunderstanding that linking some how affects your ranking negatively, as though you bleed page rank or something. This is of course wrong and many websites have been penalised when not enough out bound links have been established. However, it doesn’t seem to affect bloggers as much as linking is one of the high lights for a post.

  • Search Related

    Google URL Removal Tool now in Webmaster Console

    So here is the situation, you have a spiffy website with heaps of great content, maybe a few personal blog posts regarding people or companies you do not like. One day, you get a phone call for some lawyer threatening to take your website down and you with it if you don’t remove one or two of your blog posts. Like most bloggers, you get scared and remove the posts, but unfortunately the post still lingers as a cached copy on Google’s index. Well, its time for you to use Google’s URL Removal tool.

  • Search Engine Optimisation

    Google updates Page rank on 1st of May 2007

    Well well, a Google Page rank update and almost all my websites are up to a PR3 or more. Pixel Square Production website is now officially a PR4 and my previously owned website LiveHouse.com.au is now PR5 (I haven’t really done anything to it for 6 months). Have a look at your websites, you’d be surprised at the change, that is of course assuming you have already done a lot of SEO work to it already. Overall a good day for me..so far.

  • Search Related

    Removal of malicious links from Adwords

    Though I personally have never experienced this before, it seems that there has been multiple accounts of Adwords purchased links which takes users to “unfriendly” websites that tries to install malicious software on visiting users. Luckily, Google has finally taken action to remove (hopefully ban) these Adwords accounts and continual effort has been made to prevent this from ever happening again.

  • Personal

    Really REALLY big lobster for dinner

    Just wanted to share my dinner with you guys over the internet, its one really REALLY big lobster (total of 4kgs). There is only four people having dinner tonight here, so this seems may seem a bit over the top to me. Anyways, enjoy the view before it gets eaten (I apologise to vegetarians).

  • Start up ideas

    Mood tagging – A way to tag anything with a mood or emotion

    This is a weird one and I don’t believe it has been done yet, but the idea is relatively basic and I couldn’t find any competitive advantage over existing tagging (based) websites. Either way, I felt it was a good idea at the time and I will now dispense this so that someone else can implement it. I only ask that you at least send me an email if you decide to take this idea as your owns. Don’t worry, I don’t want any money from you, I just want to know if it was successful or not, I wouldn’t mind if you gave me credit as we =).

  • Rants

    Readers motivate bloggers to write more for readers

    As the title says it, readers motivates bloggers to write more so that readers have more stuff to read. Its a never ending cycle in the blogosphere, that is unless one or the other suddenly changes. However if all things remain the same, bloggers will go into a never ending cycle of blogging about their life of things that they don’t really care about.

  • Search Engine Marketing

    The importance of branding and marketing online

    As a search engine optimiser, I spend most of my time performing tasks to help websites rank higher on Google Serps. These tasks include link building, content creation, on page optimisations and creating link baits. Although these tasks can directly affect the position a website is placed on the SERPs, it does little to establish an active relationship with potential customers. This is when branding and general online marketing comes into play.

  • Personal

    The taste of an exotic Nepalese dinner

    Had the chance to experience a Nepalese dinner tonight, though the flavors reminded me of your typical Indian dinner. Regardless the dinner was very “exotic” and was well worth a try. Nepalese food seem to mainly consists of spicy ingredients, much like Indian food, but we decided to order something which was not spicy in nature.

  • Making money online

    Google Adsense publishing as a business model – feasible or not

    Google Adsense, an advertising program which allows web masters to publish advertisements on their website has been around for quite some time. It has been a known way to monetize websites, mostly be bloggers and content based websites. However, in light of a debate whether using Adsense as a solid business model is feasible or not, I decided to write this post as to why I use Adsense and if I believe it can generate a solid income for others.