Killing Google’s Auto Link

Earlier I posted about Google’s new toolbar using our own content to whisk our visitors away from our sites and drive the traffic to their own ‘features’:

Now Google’s Messing With Our Content

Well here’s the good news – a fix has been found over at threadwatch:

Code For Fighting Google AutoLink

What you need to do:

– Download the script
– Insert the script anywhere in the html
– Or link to it using <link> tag in the <head> of your pages
– And it will rewrite, the rewritten urls, Killing the autolink functionality

Also more discussion and code work found in this thread at SearchGuild:


Remember Smart Tags ?

A new article from the BBC regarding Google’s AutoLink Feature:

Google’s toolbar sparks concern

Search engine firm Google has released a trial tool which is concerning some net users because it directs people to pre-selected commercial websites.

I wonder why Google thought it could pull off what MSN couldn’t?

PHP Includes Tips & Tricks

I was recently discussing php includes with an online pal and the various ways I implement them on my websites. I pretty much use them with copyright notices, cut down templates, category specific stuff and other very basic things. After our talk my interest was peaked and I took a quick turn around the net to see what’s out there in terms of php tips.

Found this nice collection of online tutorials:

Website Tips – PHP

Here are my basic FYI php helps:

What is the absolute path

It’s different on every host, but it’s usually …

/home/accountusername/public_html/

Account username is normally what you use to log into your cpanel/hosting account.

Keep your .php files in a seperate directory

This is just personal preference, but I like keeping all my .php files outta the mix and tucked away into their own directory. I’ll create a directory named: includes (for example) and stick all my .php include files in there.

My absolute path would then be:

/home/accountusername/public_html/includes/

PHP files need a .php file extension to work, so if you’re using .html extensions – you’ll run into errors. Here’s what I put into my .htaccess so that I can have the best of both worlds: .html extensions yet php scripts galore

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .php3 .phtml .html

Never update your copyright year again

Slap this code in your footer section (or wherever you want to put your copyright info):

Copyright &copy; 2004 &#8211; <?=date("Y");?> yourwebsite.com

*Change 2004 to the website creation year, and yourwebsite.com to your domain name. If your website is new this year, just delete the 2004 – part and it will only display the current year.

This is slick and you’ll never have to race around on Jan 1st to update your copyright info! I still have to get around to updating this on a few older sites.

Apologies to the php Pros – like I said – pretty basic stuff πŸ˜†

Cleaning Out The Bookmarks

It’s been a hectic past few weeks and tonight I’m just trying to take it easy and get reorganized. That means cleaning out and organizing the bookmarks I’ve accumulated this past month! πŸ˜†

Here are some goodies I thought you might be interested in:

Bleeping Computer Discussion forum for computer help and tips.

Sell Those Widgets Seems to be a newer forum for online sales/marketing

Free Photos Bank Some free stock photos here.

Blog Logic This is a new blog I stumbled across and would like to keep track of. I think it will have lots to offer to bloggers.

Zero Dollar Templates (Nice freebie templates here)

List of Free Templates Nice list of freebie templates here.

I’m also working on a new stress factor:

Nifty Shops Directory I’m trying to fill the categories manually, so submit as many as you want – I need help! πŸ˜† This one will take awhile to go live I think. But I’m hoping it will be a useful directory in the end. And of course – sigh – hosting is down right now. I wanted to get some work done on it tonight.

Fabaroo Directory – This one I’m trying to work on too. I’d like it to be a little more original and not so cookie cutter. Submit as many sites as you’d like, they’re all search engine friendly and the submitted links will be pure text – not scripted. I’ve got banner boxes loading results in this one, so if you notice scripted links – that’s why. Yours will be fine.

I’m also working on a new aff site, so my plate is pretty full lately. But it’s all good. πŸ™‚

Mod Rewrite Tips & Tricks

Excellent thread over at searchenginewatch to help with mod rewrite:

Mod Rewrite Tips & Tricks

This is used to help make your urls more search engine friendly. You could also use this to help redirect one old file name to a new file name. Lots of goodies here. I’m copying all this to tuck away in my private files.

Thanks for the help guys!

Hosting Reseller Account

I found a nice resource with video tutorials to manage reseller accounts. This is an area I’m trying to find time for, but “life” is not cooperating! πŸ˜†

Dayana Host Tutorials

Keep watching the blog – when I’m setup and have fully tested and stress tested the hosting service I’m using, I’ll be offering cheap hosting packages here. This will be geared to folks wanting small packages for landing pages or low traffic aff sites.

More hosting resources:

Webhosting Resource Kit

Web Host Industry Review

Cheap Hosting

What are we always on the watch for?

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At what price?

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The current package I have with Chris over at Emax is $5.95 per month for 500 MB of space, 30 gigs of bandwidth and unlimited addons, databases, email addresses and all the rest of the goodies.

But the best part is that this guy is here for the long haul and really striving to build a reliable, consistant business. No fly-by-night cheap webhost here.

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