Category: Writing


Sortfix Or A Next Generation Search Tool

Although SortFix has been around for a while, I hadn’t heard of it until recently. I also didn’t really have a reason to give it a try because the vast majority of my Google searches were providing me with the results I was looking for. The idea here is that you can do a normal …

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Social Search's Effect on SEO

There always seems to be something affecting your SEO rankings. Most recently, people have had issues with personalized search. Another kink in the chain may be social search. The first thing is that Social Search can’t replace Hyptertext search (such as Google/Yahoo!/Bing/etc). Social search has 3 inherent drawbacks, time to receive information, credibility of the …

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SEO and Cross-Domain Content Syndication

When dealing with content syndication, one is occasionally in the situation where you are not the higher ranking site in search engines. You might rank #4 for an article and in that same search, your syndicated content may be ranked #1. What’s the best way to deal with this? After much reading and discussion, I …

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Sitemaps On Rails

SEO being an interest of mine, I couldn’t quite wrap my head around releasing a webapp without a sitemap. The problem is that there aren’t any really great sitemap plugins for Rails. Now I will grant that creating a sitemap in Rails is a challenging proposition and one that I would not like to undertake …

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Thoughts on Blog Posting

During a conversation I was having with Nirvdrum about blog posts, we got to discussing the validity and credibility of blog posting along with how and why people do it. I have a few thoughts on this topic. The first and foremost reason that I write blog posts is that engineers who spend a lot …

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Remembering that Content Is King

Recently, Matt Cutts answered the question “Will SEO still exist in five years?” His answer is available here. To paraphrase, he said, “There will likely be SEO because there will always be people wanting to put the icing on the cake to get themselves found.” I think that’s an obvious statement (not that I am …

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Brian Hatch & Duane Dunston Interview

This is a re-post (or posting to my blog) of an interview I had done for Linux Security in September of 2002. The original article is available here. Just to give everyone an idea about who writes these articles and feature stories that we spend so much of our time reading each day, I have …

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What Is Slapper?

This is a re-post (or posting to my blog) of an article I had written for Linux Security in September of 2002. The original article is available here. The question of the week: What is Slapper? Let me begin by telling you I am not only describing the Slapper worm, but I am also describing …

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