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Big money for blogging! Or is it?  
- Would Ziff Davis really pay $50 for a 300 word blog post? I doubt it, but that's what their come-on claimed. -

Clicky Analytics for your website  
- Clicky Analytics offers some advantages over Google Analytics and can be used alongside too. -

More about Cloudflare  
- CloudFlare should now be fully active on this site. Visitors should only see speedups in page loads and no adverse affects. -

Trying out Cloudflare  
- I'm trying out Cloudflare. I'm a little nervous, but it looks good so far. We will see, won't we? -

I want YOU at Bubblews   2013/09/12 TonyLawrence
- This may be a waste of your time. It may not. It could disappear tomorrow or it could be important. -

Have you protected your Internet digital assets for your heirs?  
- If you have web pages, a Facebook or Google+ account or you just throw something up on Twitter now and then, you own digital assets. This very page that you are reading is a digital asset. It has value, both because it adds to my reputation as a writer and because it has the potential to create income. -

Bing Webmaster Tools  
- Microsoft Web Master tools lag behind Google's and honestly, Google's isn't all that great anyway. -

Google Analytics  
- I was happy to find this, if for no other reason than it introduced me to the author's Analytics Talk blog, which I was not previously aware of. -

Buzzkill   2010/02/12 ClaudeAlbaek
- Google made another mistake in duplicating Buzz posts to your email. Some people may want that, but most of us probably do not. -

The Buzz about Buzz   2010/02/18 NickBarron
- There are already plenty of posts whose authors don't understand that - they think Buzz is a Twitter or Facebook clone. No - it's much more than that, but those people never understood Google Wave either, so they won't grok this. -

Google Custom Search Promotions   2013/05/28 BigDumbDinosaur
- You define keywords, a title and a link. If those keywords are used, your link appears above all the normal results. -

Detecting Comment Spam Part 3   2009/12/31 TonyLawrence
- In the previous posts in this series, I've said that spammers habits allow us to detect their attempts to leave inappropriate comments. I use these techniques here and am able to send most spam comments directly to the bit-bucket without ever having to examine them myself. -

Detecting Comment Spam Part 2   2010/02/05 TonyLawrence
- Links are much more difficult for spammers to mangle - they can use redirection at the destination site, but the site itself is static. -

Detecting Comment Spam Part 1   2009/12/22 TonyLawrence
- Suppose you were writing a commenting system for a website and you wanted to check user input against a list of words that might indicate spam. -

Friends with Benefits  
- Excellent book on social media marketing: Aaargh! OK, I'll read the damn thing, I thought. Maybe there's enough fodder here for a scathing review - tear the skin right off the authors and roast them on a spit! That'll teach that publisher not to send me junk when I don't want it. I sat myself down on the couch and started reading. -

New Comment Policy   2009/12/18 francois
- We had to switch to partially moderaed comments here because of some really nasty people. Gosh I hated doing that! -

The Art of SEO   2010/09/08 TonyLawrence
- I hope this book helps put an end to ridiculously priced SEO courses. It could also help eliminate some of the shadier practitioners of SEO, but I'd be happy if it just helps a few people avoid wasting money on nonsense. -

Misunderstanding Wave   2010/05/19 TonyLawrence
- There are people who don't understand Google Wave. -

My first Waves  
- Thanks to one of our readers (thanks again, Donal) I got a Google Wave invitation Friday morning. -

LOD Communications, Inc.
I don't WANT the Internet to forget!  
- Wouldn't we all be better off if we stopped pretending that we are perfect or even close to it? -

How to Make Money (for me) Blogging  
- I kindly offered to spend 10 minutes with him for the same amount, which is an astounding 98.33% savings of his time! -

Misunderstanding Wave   2010/02/11 TonyLawrence
- I'd say most of them have failed to see the value of Google Wave and potential uses -

Confirmation of Adsense Theory  
- There's only one explanation for that: multiple machines are tracking and reporting in batches. -

A little help with an RSS experiment?   2010/05/10 TonyLawrence
- Sure, some people are shy. Some people just don't care. I understand that. But less than 200 from 32,000? That seems very low. -

Analysing Web Logs for Search  
- People will often find you and your website through Internet searches. -

Google SideWiki  
- Google's SideWiki is part of the latest Google Toolbare (Firefox and IE). It lets you annotate web pages you visit. -

Google Micropayments  
- The newspaper and magazine industry is clamoring for Internet micropayments. They've realized that nobody is going to pay even 50 cents to read a news article - what they probably don't realize is that people probably won't even pay 50 cents a year for full access to everything. -

Watching a Spammer   2010/05/21 TonyLawrence
- I've had a really stubborn (or really stupid) Russian spammer trying to postcomment spam here most of the morning. -

Why I don't trust RSS subscriber figures  
- I'm skeptical about the value of RSS subscribers. Don't misunderstand: I think it is very important to provide RSS feeds; I just don't think counting subscribers means much. -

Eight million pageviews later..  
- I signed up for Google Analytics in November of 2005. Eight million pageviews later.. -

Site Work  
- It's a good thing Girish Venkatachalam has been posting so much - it has given me time todo some much needed maintenance here. -

Get some rest - be a winner!  
- Some people (even some of the people I play with) think poker is mostly luck. It definitely is not. -

Google Book Search has my books  
- This morning I found that my books are indexed and searchable at Google Books -

Analyzing Adsense performance with Google Analytics (Part Two)  
- Analyzing Adsense performance with Google Analytics Part Two -

Update Publishing FAQ  
- guest posting at aplawrence.com I hope that this is a sign of good things to come for our U.S. Basically, the deal is this. If you guest post here, you'll always get a (nofollow) link back to your site. -

Big RSS counts - so what?  
- What is the real value of RSS subscribers? Why should I care whether you read here through RSS or visiting? -

Google Book Search wants your e-books  
- Helping Google with that task has benefits for you: Most ebooks get little exposure outside of the website that promotes them, but that's all about to change. Google Books wants those e-books. It wants to index them and provide search options within their text. -

Monetize your site with Google?  
- Google wants to help you monetize your website with the Google Checkout store gadget. -

Why aren't you doing that?  
- why aren't you making oodles of money from the Internet? -

The Helios Project  
- Building Linux computers for disadvantaged children -

17,000 Net Illiterates Can't be Wrong!  
- This website doesn't give a damn about old browsers. -

FTC and Affiliate Links  
- A lot of bloggers and web sites make money from ads, affiliate links and from pushing their own products and services. The FTC recently announced concerns about affilate links -

- OS X screen capture utility similar to Skitch or Jing. Not only is it not free, it's not cheap. -

Disqus Comments  
- I tried Disqus and found it unsutable for my needs. Your needs might be different, of course. -

FairShare content usage   2013/06/23 TonyLawrence
- The ad usage is what FairShare is ultimately after: they want to convince adnetworks like Google et al. to pay some percentage of earnings back to the owner of the content -

Google endorses microformats  
- Anything that helps Google understand your pages better has to help you no matter what anyone else is doing. -

Canonical tag for duplicate content  
- When you have deliberately created duplicate content, this tag tells the search engine where the -

Learning PERL the Hard Way  
- I was interested in the printed version of this book because it is done by a Print On Demand outfit -

Six Million Minutes, give or take  
- What is the highest page views ever for a single page? Not a domain, not a home page, but an interior page? I do not know and can't seem to find out. -

Don't trust Web Designers  
- My apologies to those of you who are competent. I tend to remember the screwups and of course if things are done right, nobody calls me. But.. -

The importance of good grammar  
- Doing something a small percentage of readers won't like is a thousand times better than doing nothing at all. Maybe you aren't a great writer - so what? A lot of people aren't good readers, either. There's no reason for bad spelling today, but even if you don't use a spell checker, a lot of your readers don't know how to spell either. Grammar? Same thing - and on top of that, most of the rules your martinet English teacher insisted upon don't even apply to most casual writing today -

Building Google Traffic  
- If he searched Google for the things she sells there were no results pointing to her and if he searched precisely for her business name he gets a hit in position 3, but it is somebody else's page with an old, incorrect address - not very helpful -

Dying newspapers - so bleeping what?  
- The idea that newspapers and news magazines don't matter is sacrilege to some -

Wolfram Alpha - Incredible!  
- AI search in May? I doubt it. I don't even begin to belief Wolfram's hype. Not going to happen - someday, but not yet. -

Blocking Unwanted Visitors  
- Blocking unwanted visitors by redirecting them into a molasses piti: something that won't resolve, thereby slowing him down. -

- Smashwords converts your e-book to multiple formats -

WordPress Plugin Development  
- Learning Wordpress basic plugin coding : Let me be straight up on this: I'm NOT a big WordPress fan. Nobody would ever forget to include the word "mess" when searching for appropriate adjectives to describe WordPress. -

Beauty Treatments  
- Choosing good looking fonts and font sizes is not something I have any clue about. There is a business opportunity here. -

Everybody wants to be rich  
- Scam artists and lessons learned. I got a bit upset in my morning rounds of browsing. A site I read regularly seemed to be promoting a huckster Internet Marketer. -

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