I recently read a post which picked up a humourous (but offensive) result returned by Google Search via the sitelinks feature.
I thought I’d check it out to see if it had been fixed, either by Urban Dictionary or by Google themselves. However, when I tried the search, I didn’t get any sitelinks at all. Instead, I saw something I’d never seen before: a search box, embedded in the search results! Continue reading
Following my own advice in my last post, about not sitting on semi exclusive news, I thought I better get this post out quickly! I’m not sure if this has been reported elsewhere, or even how long the change has been in place, but it seems that Google have made a tweak to their Search facility.
It’s only a very minor change, but may be of interest to some… Continue reading
Lesson to be learned: When you are sitting on semi exclusive news, POST IT! I originally wrote this on 29th March, but ran out of time to post it because of our move from China. Since then, Mark Jaquith himself has written about this, and others such as the Weblog Tools Collection have picked the story up. I decided I’d go ahead and post this, because my point about it being removed without warning still stands.
I’ve just noticed that both the Search Status extension for Firefox and the Google Toolbar for IE are reporting More Than Scratch The Surface as having a toolbar PageRank of 5. This is 1 higher than the PR4 the site had the last time I noticed (a couple of days ago). Continue reading
This post was supposed to be titled All My Loving and announce the adoption of the CommentLuv plugin. In combination with my very own KeywordLuv plugin, I would have indeed been giving you all my loving. Unfortunately, I had a problem with CommentLuv and have deactivated it. For now…
I’d like to announce the release of KeywordLuv, my new WordPress plugin, but RT from Untwisted Vortex beat me to it, announcing it several days ago. I need to be quicker with this sort of thing! I don’t mind, as KeywordLuv was partially inspired by RT’s post on building backlinks via DoFollow blogs.
KeywordLuv helps you reward your commentators by separating their name from their keywords in the link to their site. This gives them improved anchor text, which can help their site rank higher in the search engine results.
Update – 1 August 2013:
There are lots of suggestions in the comments that are better than my original solution. Also, with 5 years of hindsight, I’d approach it differently anyway! The way I’d do this now would be as follows:
var lcValues = <?php echo json_encode($myPHPArray); ?>;
So much simpler! PHP4 has almost disappeared so there’s no reason not to use json_encode. I’d recommend that you stop reading now and just go with that.
When I recently finished the LocalCurrency plugin, I tried adding it to the various WordPress plugin lists that exist and found that several are gone!
I’m not talking about individual lists on people’s blogs listing which WordPress plugins they use. There are many of these! I’m talking about complete lists or repositories of all WordPress plugins in existence (or as close as possible).
In this post I look at a several WordPress plugin lists which have been removed, are down, or don’t seem to have any people running them. Continue reading
I’ve been pretty quiet for the last couple of weeks, mainly due to offline endeavours. However, I did find time to finish off a new WordPress plugin called LocalCurrency, that allows you to show currency values to your readers in their local currency.
For example: If a post contains 10 yuan, a user from Australia will see 10 yuan (AUD$1.53), while a US user will see 10 yuan (USD$1.39). Continue reading
Happy Chinese New Year! The arrival of the Chinese New Year seems like a good time to announce my new blog at jobsinchina.com. Primarily a blog, for now, JobsInChina will cover issues related to living and working in China. Continue reading