September 7, 2011 | Blogging

Articles

So this marks 200 articles published on Digitivity.

It’s come a long way from having to beg Google to come and index the site site.

These days, Googlebot visits the site only minutes after a new articles is published, and it’s on the Google SERP first page for many queries within minutes after that.

So what do you like or not like about Digitivity?

What would you like to see in the future?

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March 22, 2010 | Blogging, Digital Security

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Google released a free website scanning tool called Skipfish. Skipfish accesses your entire website’s URLs and tries to find problems from a huge list of tens of different security problems.

Click through for more.

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March 11, 2010 | Blogging

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I just found out about a new blog aggregation site called BloggerDen.

It bills itself as Digg for bloggers. As opposed to Digg, which covers general topics with an emphasis on technology, BloggerDen is geared toward blogger-specific issues.

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March 1, 2010 | Blogging

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I encountered a problem a week or so ago with CommentLuv.

Whenever I’d go to comment on another site, CommentLuv would say there’s a feed error, and it wouldn’t let display my last blog post in the comment.

I thought it would go away just by fixing the feed, but it didn’t. Here’s how I finally fixed it.

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February 9, 2010 | Blogging

WordPress

The cbnet Ping Optimizer Plugin for WordPress allows you to avoid pinging blog indexing services too often too soon, which could get your blog banned for spammy behavior.

Here’s the step-by-step process for installing the plugin.

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February 8, 2010 | Blogging

WordPress

When you publish a post, WordPress tells a number of blog indexing services about it.

But it also does that every time you update the post, which for me is often five times in 10 minutes after publishing.

If ping them too many times, they can ban you for spammy behavior.

So, how do you avoid getting banned?

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January 28, 2010 | Blogging

Graffiti

The technology blog, TechCrunch–which runs on WordPress, was hacked for the second time in 24 hours.

It’s unclear who exactly it was that did the hacking, or how they did it.

But what is clear is that you should take the following basic precautions on your own WordPress blog:

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January 24, 2010 | Blogging

WordPress

Matt Mullenweg recently posted the first blog entry at http://wordpressfoundation.org/ , which is the website of the newly created WordPress Foundation. The WordPress Foundation is a legally-constituted 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This puts WordPress on a solid base as far as being available far into the future on a free and open-source basis. I think this [...]

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January 6, 2010 | Blogging

WordPress

The difficult thing about blogging with WordPress is the spam comments you have to deal with. Everyday, there can be dozens of absolutely inane comments like these: Some, however, are a little trickier: They’re worded generically enough to seem legitimate, but they either link to a spam site, or they’re an attempt to get your [...]

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January 3, 2010 | Blogging

Google Chrome

A new survey is showing that Google’s Chrome browser is moving to third place in the browser standings. Granted, the percentage for Chrome is nowhere near Internet Explorer, but I still think this is important. The most important lesson is: You should code your websites to HTML standards as opposed to targeting a single browser’s [...]

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