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Congratulatory Comment Link Spam

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday January 19, 2012 )

Most blog owners would appreciate positive comments about their posts. However, sometimes these glowing glumps of text are nothing more than link spam. (more…)


How To Create A Google-Friendly Site Blackout

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday January 17, 2012 )

The looming “blackout” of the English version of Wikipedia has been big news and other webmasters have expressed a desire to follow suit. But how do you hobble your entire site for a day or so and make a statement to all who visit your site during that time without putting your Google rankings at risk? (more…)


Team Google Are Speed Freaks

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Wednesday January 11, 2012 )

Google is addicted to speed – and a recent article in their quarterly newsletter gives a bunch of good reasons; some of which online businesses should take note of. (more…)


$#$#ing Infographics

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday December 2, 2011 )

I swear, if I stumble across another infographic today, I’ll be cleaning barf off my notebook screen. (more…)


Google’s Free Page Speed Service

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday July 30, 2011 )

Google has been encouraging site owners to increase the load time speed of pages for some time. Now the company is offering a free service to speed up our sites without having to rewrite a single line of code. (more…)


Firefox Flatlines, Chrome Climbs

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday June 27, 2011 )

Internet Explorer and Firefox have both continued to lose market in recent months to Google Chrome and Apple Safari. (more…)


Google launches Page Speed Online

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday April 1, 2011 )

Google has just unveiled a handy tool that examines web pages and makes suggestions as to how their load speed can be improved. (more…)


Republish and thrive

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday March 1, 2011 )

The old mantra of “publish or die” isn’t just reserved for academia, it can apply to content sites too. (more…)


Proposal writing – gauging your audience

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday November 19, 2010 )

Show me a proposal that is full of eye popping images and light on content, I’ll show you a company that’s not getting the contract…from me anyway. (more…)


Blogging isn’t just about traffic

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Sunday November 14, 2010 )

Would you bother blogging even if you knew it wouldn’t attract many visitors on a regular basis? It can be very beneficial – and here’s why. (more…)