By StrangeWork.com: After over a year of blogging I have finally taken over the number one spot on Google for the search term “Brad Williams”. It wasn’t an easy task, namely because there is a little person comedian of the same name that was on TV for a bit. Having a somewhat common name didn’t […]
By StrangeWork.com: I was asked by a couple friends of mine, Brooke and Toni, about how to get more traffic to their blogs. I decided to write a quick tutorial to help everyone learn a couple techniques I use to help rank higher in search engines. Google Webmaster Tools Google Webmaster Tools have been around […]
By StrangeWork.com: After reading Jeff’s WordPress upgrade post I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my blog to WordPress 2.3. As always WordPress has made this process extremely easy. Simply follow their online instructions and you shouldn’t have a problem. One small annoyance, which was changed a few versions ago, is the removal of […]
By StrangeWork.com: I decided to remove the nofollow code from my blog comments. Nofollow is an attribute that can be added to links to discourage comment spam. I use Akismet to block spam comments, which works about 98% of the time, so why penalize good comments from reaping the SEO benefits of outbound links on […]
By StrangeWork.com: I’ve been using my search engine optimization skills on a few different sites recently. The Democrats for Monmouth County website is my current challenge. One of the main challenges I faced was converting the old ugly links over to the new SEO friendly links without losing placement in the search results. Link conversion […]
ISAPI Rewrite is a powerful URL manipulation engine based on regular expressions. It acts mostly like Apache’s mod_Rewrite, but is designed specifically for Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS). ISAPI_Rewrite is an ISAPI filter written in pure C/C++ so it is extremely fast. ISAPI_Rewrite gives you the freedom to go beyond the standard URL schemes and […]
I was searching my name on Google last night and noticed my blog had finally creeped onto the 1st page of search results: 6 spots left! Pastor Brad is going down next!