A Few Resources To Note

I don’t want to get back to studying (remember – database guru!), so I’m fiddling around with old notes and stuff again. Here are some sites you may be interested in:

Hosting Glossary
Don’t know what dedicated hosting or colocated hosting is? If you’re kinda lost about various hosting words and terms, you can check here.

Handwriting Tool
So you’ve written that great sales page or that latest hot selling ebook that you’d love to add a personal looking signature to, or just want some personalized note on your website. This handwriting tool is free to use and works like a charm.

Marketing Terms Dictionary

Marketing Terms Acronyms
Sometimes I just spew out acronyms without even thinking about it – you can translate my gibberish here if you don’t have a clue what I’m yacking about. πŸ˜†

Connected Thesaurus
Search for rhymes and relationships between words and concepts that might never have occurred to you before. Think about using this tool for coming up with new domain names, content tweaking, whatever.

Driving Traffic To Your Blog

I don’t have a lot of time for this and only work this once a month or two, but here’s my experience with Blog Traffic Exchanges:

#1. Not a lot of seo or affiliate marketing blogs involved
#2. Not the nightmare that other regular traffic exchanges are (no popups, downloads, crap like that)
#3. The blogs rotated are not afraid of giving link love at all – lots of blog resources and info listed in sidebars
#4. Realize how inadequate your blog design is – some of these are *WOW*
#5. Good crack at what the ‘word’ is on the street and what people are interested in talking about (outside of seo/marketing circles).

I do have some regulars and bookmark traffic come from the blog traffic exchanges, but the ratio isn’t that high. Mind you I hardly work them so maybe with more effort? I’ve also added several to my feed reader just from what I found there. What I do find useful about using these traffic exchanges are the reasons above. I don’t have a prob surfing through them for one or two hours every month or every other month to see what’s goin on out there.

Here are a few I’ve tried if you’d like to give it a shot:

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More Resources Added

I’ve added a few more resources to SuperAff’s Bookmarks – Tools and Bookmarks pages. I have no shame and swiped a few from stuntdubl:

Stuntdubl’s Tools

I was going to put together a SEO blog list as well, but why bother when fantomaster has the goods right here:

SEO/SEM Blogs (I just added his link on the bookmark page)

A few more things I added:

WorldInternetSummit Forum – Marketing/Business Forums

PookMail (temporary email address – seriously, it’s for 24 hrs! :lol:) – Email Category

Extension Mirror – Computer/Tech Category (tools page)

That’s it for now, enjoy!

These Aint Your Grandma’s Bookmarks

Slowly but surely I am getting the SuperAff bookmarks better organized and have added a bunch more links. I’ve had to split the bookmark page into two:

Bookmarks
This page lists mainly forums with subjects such as web dev, seo, affiliate/marketing, business, etc. Some of the forums aren’t very active, but the archives may have something you could chomp your teeth on and learn from or inspire a brain flash or two.

Bookmarks – Tools
This is the tools page that lists the various SEO, web dev, domain, templates, etc. The page isn’t near where it should be, but it’s a start.

I’m thinking now I should have just uploaded a directory script for this. :lol:. But personally I prefer having one basic html page, load em up with links and rip through them regularly to see/catch up with what’s up. No messin around with moving around in categories or favorites folders.

Lots more to come, so you’ll want to bookmark the ‘bookmark’ pages. πŸ˜‰

Writing Secure PHP

One of my goals for this year is to really knuckle down and tackle this script stuff. Sure I can mess with php and customize a *bit*, upload and install script based programs, but that’s where my knowledge ends.

I want to *write* the darn stuff! πŸ˜†

ForeverGeek points to a series over at ilovejackdaniels Writing Secure PHP – Part 1 plus Writing Secure PHP – Part 2 plus All Kinds Of Goodies:

PHP is a very easy language to learn, and many people without any sort of background in programming learn it as a way to add interactivity to their web sites. Unfortunately, that often means PHP programmers, especially those newer to web development, are unaware of the potential security risks their web applications can contain. Here are a few of the more common security problems and how to avoid them.

I haven’t read through everything yet, but I think it’s a nice resource for those of us who have our hands in the php cookie jar, but don’t really have full knowledge about how it all works and want to learn more.

Not only does this seem to be a jackpot for php info, the blog itself is kickin and has just been added to my feed reader.