Roundup – Plugins, Milestones and Storms

| Created: October 25th, 2007
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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…

| Created: October 27th, 2007
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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)

| Created: May 25th, 2009
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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!

| Created: December 23rd, 2008
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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…

| Created: January 29th, 2008
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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

| Created: January 7th, 2009
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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

| Created: October 15th, 2007
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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

| Created: May 23rd, 2007
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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…

| Created: September 29th, 2007
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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)

| Created: November 7th, 2007
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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