Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Is there anything new that can be done with a directory of websites? You might have thought not, what with the way that Yahoo keeps expanding, or the user submitted places like Dmoz and so on.

However, there's a very interesting new approach beiong tried to a directory using the Wordpress software. As they say on their site, the Netizen's Page:

The directory entries will work exactly like an in-post links (or at least will make the search engine think this way), giving more weigh to the link than any other directories. Also, the blog and ping function will enable search engine to crawl through the blog post more frequent.

That sort of functionaility, making your own site and entries more apparent to the search engines simply has to be worth paying for. Indeed, they are asking you to pay for it but only $3 which seems really like something of a bargain.

Look, the secret to success on the web is getting good results from hte search engines: this looks like it will help. For that price, why not try it?

An interesting idea, don't you think, a Wordpress Directory?

Monday, February 05, 2007

Less Spam!

Who would believe that an Act of God could reduce the amount of spam swirling around?

A quake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale badly damaged around eight submarine fibre-optic cables on the seafloor of the Bashi channel between Taiwan and the Philippines, causing severe disruption to internet and telephone networks in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, and Japan.

Keen spam watchers and connoisseurs of this nefarious inbox abuse will note the inclusion of spam-producing nations China and Korea in the above list, and the quake's damage to their telecommunications infrastructure means these countries have not made the list of major spam sources this month for the first time in living memory.

IE Internet's figures show a sharp 10 per cent drop in spam for January, and a three per cent reduction in viruses. More than a quarter of all spam that landed into the 35,000 business Irish inboxes monitored by IE Internet originated from the US in January, while Russia and Brazil were also major culprits.

"We have seen a significant drop in spam in January," IE Internet managing director Phelim O'Connell said. "But unfortunately, the long term trend is an increase."

I'd thank the big guy for this but unfortunately, as they say, it's only going to be temporary.


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