Roundup – Plugins, Milestones and Storms

This is the first update / roundup style post on More Than Scratch The Surface. I originally thought I’d stick to articles, but I can now see the need to write about things that aren’t worth a full post. Expect to see these occasionally. Continue reading

Google PageRank From PR0 To PR4? Maybe…

I’ve been an interested reader in the current PageRank blogstorm, but not an active participant. I haven’t been affected personally as this blog was created after the last toolbar update, so my PageRank has been 0.

After reading Andy Beard’s Real or Fake PageRank Update In Progress, I decided to see what the PageRank checkers were saying about my site. The answer: It seems I’ve jumped from PR0 to PR4! Continue reading

Bye Bye DoFollow (The NoFollow Saga)

I implemented a DoFollow plugin back in August 2007 and it served me well for a couple of years, leading to an increase in traffic. However, in May 2009, the level of comment spam on this blog led to me disabling it. This is a consolidation of four posts covering that span.

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Christmas Update – Greasemonkey, WordPress 2.7, Plugins And More!

First let me wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope you all accept my best wishes, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas.

December has been a very busy month for me and I haven’t had much time for posting. I may not get another post out this year, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to update you on some of the projects I’m working on.

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Finally – The Google Slap…

More Than Scratch The Surface has finally been penalised by Google. I noticed today that my toolbar PageRank has dropped from PR4 to PR0. It appears to only be a toolbar PR penalty – I am still in the same place in the SERPs. Continue reading

2008 On More Than Scratch The Surface

Happy New Year to all! A new year, a new start, but before I start churning out new posts, I want to have a quick look at 2008 on More Than Scratch The Surface. I’m not normally given to writing review posts, but I was looking at my Google Analytics stats for 2008 and felt moved to write a review of 2008.

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StumbleUpon Traffic Brings Record Post Views

My Google Reader – Printing Full Text For All Items post has broken all post view records for my site.

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Introduction – More Than Scratch The Surface

The birth of another blog! In this first post, I explain who I am and what this blog is all about. Continue reading

I Got My 21 Cents…

22 cents actually. A day or so after enabling Google Adsense, my blog generated its first income from a click. A day later, another cent appeared. I’m not sure where the extra cent came from. It’s not from a click and it can’t be from impressions. I guess Google were just feeling generous.

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Top 100 Australian Blogs (50 With A Bullet)

I recently applied to have More Than Scratch The Surface considered for the Top 100 Australian Blogs Index. I was pleasantly surprised when it entered the index at position 50! Continue reading