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Stop Forum Spam – A Useful Tool

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday June 29, 2013 )

It can sometimes be tricky to judge whether a first time poster is a spammer. Stop Forum Spam can help you discern spam from ham. (more…)


Video Unavailable In Your Location

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday April 22, 2013 )

Living in Australia, I see this message all too often. At least Stephen Colbert’s crew makes it amusing. (more…)


Google Friendly Site Maintenance

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday March 19, 2013 )

Sometimes it’s necessary to take your site totally offline – but it can and should be done in a Google-friendly way. (more…)


Disgruntled Developer Hijacks Company Web Site

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday February 18, 2013 )

Do drastic circumstance call for drastic measures? Perhaps. (more…)


Online Reviews – Who To Trust?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday February 4, 2013 )

I wonder how long it will be before most consumers are awake to the BS that goes on behind some testimonials on reviews sites. (more…)


Beware Of Phony Press Releases

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday January 8, 2013 )

That “scoop” you may have for your blog could be a hoax – be careful. (more…)


What Mobile Users Want

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday September 29, 2012 )

A survey of 1,088 US adult smartphone Internet users in July 2012 on behalf of Google reveals what mobile users want – and there’s no real surprises. (more…)


How To Fix ‘Soft’ 404 Errors

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday May 25, 2012 )

One of the major causes of soft 404 errors is very easy to fix. (more…)


Google Web Fonts & Font Replacement

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday May 8, 2012 )

Wanting a little more variety in fonts for your web pages that will render properly in most browsers? You don’t have to use images – try Google Web Fonts. (more…)


Comment Quality Under The Spotlight

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday May 3, 2012 )

It’s been encouraging to see a few more publications and journalists publicly questioning blog comment quality as it’s a really important topic. (more…)