Archive for October, 2006

Modify Title Tag in WordPress posts

The default WordPress page titles for single-post pages are usually not in a very SEO-friendly form.┬ For example, in the template I am using, the title for a single post looks like: TopCat Blog ┬╗ Blog Archive ┬╗ Converting from Blogger to WordPress. This is not good for SEO because the title of the post […]

Get Paid to Blog?

The “get paid to blog” business is growing, and it’s already much bigger than I had thought.┬ When I started doing research for this topic, I kept finding new sites that are offering to match up advertisers and bloggers.┬ Originally I was going to provide a list of top sites, but there are just too […]

Browser Market Share, September 2006

Below is the % browser share, based on traffic to my two highest trafficked sites in September 2006: IE:┬ 69.7% Firefox:┬ 26.5% Opera:┬ 2.0% Safari:┬ 0.7% Mozilla:┬ 0.6% Netscape: 0.3% Konqueror: 0.1% As this is the first time I am doing this type of study, there is no historical data to look at the trends.┬ […]

Google-Youtube deal announced

Google announced its acquisition of Youtube after the market closed today in a stock purchase valued at $1.65 billion.┬ I’ve outlined why I thought this is a good purchase for all parties involved in the previous post. The fallout with this purchase is that Yahoo will most likely speed up its courtship of Facebook, which […]

Google – Youtube. A good deal?

There is rampant speculation that Google is close to buying Youtube.┬ Let’s take a look at whether this is a good deal from 3 respects:┬ Google, Youtube, and users. Google 1.┬ This acquisition will instantly make Google the #1 player in online video, currently the hot trend on the internet. ┬ Outside of search, Google […]

Converting from Blogger to WordPress

Previously this blog had been on the Blogger platform.┬ Blogger has been fairly easy to use, but there were some areas that Blogger wasn’t satisfactory: 1. Category. ┬ Blogger does not allow me categorize my posts.┬ This is actually turning out to be an important feature for me because┬ I┬ am covering several different topics, […]

Google Code Search

Google released Code Search, a search utility to find computer codes across the web. Users can type in a snippet of code they are looking for (including regular expressions), and Google Code Search will return the codes that contain that particular snippet. People can also search by specifying the file name, package name, language, or […]

Business Objects Buys Armstrong Laing

BI software vendor Business Objects announced today that it is buying London-based Armstrong Laing for about $56 million in cash. Armstrong Laing’s Enterprise Performance Optimization Suite has strong collaborative planning and multidimensional modeling capabilities. For the latest fiscal year, Armstrong Laing reported revenue of $19 million. The official announcement can be viewed here. Business Objects […]