Monday, July 28, 2008

DoFollow, Do You Know If They Really Follow You?

Link Report From One Of My Own Sites
Since I wrote about "NoFollow, DoFollow, SEO, Blog Optimization, All that is moving to Geemodo." on MyAdlets, This is one of the first articles related to SEO and DoFollow.
Since the DoFollow, NoFollow and iFollow, I have been following the DoFollow movement. I also checked sites that I frequent to see if they are follow their DoFollow mantra.
So the first thing I did was to look for tool that shows me if those site that advertise as being DoFollow really following their words. Yes I did find the tool and I checked some sites and still continuing to check. I have to verify if the tool is doing its work right before I come out with the results. Specially because I found big sites that I have registered seem to be NoFollow or partially DoFollow. (Ofcourse they did not say they they are DoFollow sites. But I expected link backs!)
Not only they are NoFollow and most of these sites suck your pagerank away if those pagerank Gurus are saying are true. So if you are a person that do not like to share your page rank that is something to lookout for.
In preliminary research, I found many sites that claims to be D0Follow but actually NoFollow sites. Some sites are being selectively NoFollow or DoFollow, specially with comments. I think those sites have some alogorithm for selecting whom to follow. (Something like you need to have 5 comments before they follow you.)
So people, I will have to stop here for now but I will be back with the results and the tool soon so that you can test it yourselves.
If you know a tool that checks for nofollow or dofollow on sites, please leave a comment!. Collectively we will be able to make our sites better connected.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Judge declares SCO Does Not Own UNIX Copyrights

With Judge Dale Kimball's decision SCO has gone down in defeat. The U.S. District Court in Utah ruled in favor of Novell in SCO vs. Novell, a major case in SCO’s long, and ultimately unsuccessful war against Linux. This decision will drive all other cases to the ground.
But various sources are assuming that SCO in it's wisdom and not yet abated greed, might appeal, even though SCO is in bankrupt court now.
Instead of reading my utterings I would like to invite you to join the discussion over at Groklaw.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Latest Windows Security Update Breaks Zonealarm And Blocks Internet Access

Did you have the latest Security Updates from Microsoft installed and lost the internet connection? Yes the "Security update for Windows (KB951748)" breaks Zonealarm, all the versions.

So if your zonealarm is blocking your browser and other http access, follow the following procedures.

Download and install the latest versions which solve the loss of internet access problem here (English only):

  • ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
  • ZoneAlarm Pro
  • ZoneAlarm Antivirus
  • ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware
  • ZoneAlarm Basic Firewall
  • - or follow the directions below.

    Option 1: Move Internet Zone slider to Medium

    1. Navigate to the "ZoneAlarm Firewall" panel
    2. Click on the "Firewall" tab
    3. Move the "Internet Zone" slider to medium

    Option 2: Uninstall the hotfix

    1. Click the "Start Menu"
    2. Click "Control Panel", or click "Settings" then "Control Panel"
    3. Click on "Add or Remove Programs"
    4. On the top of the add/remove programs dialog box, you should see a checkbox that says "show updates". Select this checkbox
    5. Scroll down until you see "Security update for Windows (KB951748)"
    6. Click "Remove" to uninstall the hotfix

    Sunday, July 06, 2008

    Google We Need Force Feedback Street Views!

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    If you like cycling, then I am sure you love the "Tour De France", the exhilarating bicycle race through the France. Since every one is not capable of visiting France to watch the race, we all used to watch it on the TV.
    Now thanks to Google Street View, you can take a tour of the Tour De France! You can actually be on the road, alas you cannot feel it. Google We Need Force Feedback Street Views!

    Official Google Blog: Tour the Tour de France with Street View

    Saturday, July 05, 2008

    Google On Privacy Center Link And A Whole Lot!

    Google has changed its homepage, which you may have seen already from various Save as Draftwebsites reporting. Now Google is providing a link to its “Privacy Center” on the homepage, ending one of the big privacy and beauty dramas, we were playing for a while!.
    I hope this will chill some people now!

    Official Google Blog: What comes next in this series? 13, 33, 53, 61, 37, 28...