Akismet Ban Might Equal Google Rankings Decrease

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  • Written on: January 13th, 2009

A few months back I started experimenting with Jeremy Schoemaker’s Shoemoney Tools suite. In particular I tested out the Related Blog Post tool. While the other tools in the set are invaluable, this one caused me some serious grief because I failed to fully understand what the tool did.

As a result of my lack of understanding, Akisment banned me from the WordPress comment system. Anytime I attempted to leave a comment on another blog, it automatically went to their spam folder. It even treated my own trackbacks to other posts on this blog as spam in my own spam folder!

It should be pointed out that the tool does come with a warning that reads “Be careful with this one,” but I did not heed the warning.

Tweetbeep Can See Through Twitter Privacy Protection

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  • Written on: November 2nd, 2008

The other day I was getting my teeth filled at the Dentist and my phone vibrated telling me my Dentist had just tweeted! It seems like everyone is on Twitter these days. Some people use it for marketing, some people use it as a public diary, and some people elect to password protect their updates […]

Twitter Purge Would Have Made Stalin Proud

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  • Written on: July 24th, 2008

There is no doubt in my mind that there are people gaming Twitter and there is nothing wrong with Twitter dispatching these spammers with haste. But when Twitter started messing with my valid network of friends and colleagues, then they crossed the line.

Yedda a Good Choice to Create Blog Authority?

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  • Written on: July 21st, 2008

Yedda provides a widget that can be installed in your blog’s sidebar so your readers can ask you a question specifically. The questions are then added to the Yedda system, where you can answer it.

Top Affiliate Challenge Episode 3 & 4 Post Morteum and Feedback

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  • Written on: July 5th, 2008

Thank you all for your helpful comments about Top Affiliate Challenge. We are really serious when we said we were willing to listen and adjust to deliver a product that is in tune with what you would enjoy watching and learn from. Expect to see a LOT more teaching in the next 2 episodes. We […]

Thor Schrock Interviewed on Podnutz

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  • Written on: May 4th, 2008

About a week or so ago I was interviewed for a podcast that is currently up on Podnutz.com. The interview was originally supposed to be about techie computer stuff, but it kind of morphed into an interview about starting a business and learning your marketplace.

This Week’s RSS Subscriber Contest Prize – Parallels for Mac!

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  • Written on: April 18th, 2008

I didn’t want to leave my Apple readers out in the cold, so I have a prize for Mac this week! Parallels allows users run PC applications designed for Windows on the Mac.

Time to Draw a Uniblue Winner!

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  • Written on: April 17th, 2008

The first person to post a comment here wins a free copy of Uniblue’s Registry Booster 2. The software will be instantly delivered to you via a coupon code in email.

Feedburner Email Subscribers and How They Boost Your RSS Subscriber Count

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  • Written on: April 12th, 2008

I was doing some research on how Feedburner calculates the subscriber count that is displayed in the Feedburner chicklet. It appears that subscribers who sign up through RSS readers are not counted in the same way as those who subscribe via email.

Generate Traffic with Twitter and TwitterFeed

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  • Written on: April 9th, 2008

The more I started using Twitter, the more I got to know about some of the people I follow online and the more I realized that this is something that could be HUGE in building my brand, building my traffic, and in turn building my business revenue.

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