What Kind Of Soap Gets Your Hands Clean?

Organic or a bunch of chemical?

Lye soap or made from potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide etc?

Vegetable oil or animal fat?

Hot or cold process?

Mixed with titanium, nickel, aluminium or silver?

Twitter… About Password Security & OAuth

Twitter Find Friends

People sharing Twitter passwords with rogue friend apps has been a problem for a few years – I have written quite a few posts warning people of the dangers of sharing passwords with insecure apps, and have also been critical of giant social networks continuing the practice of scraping data from other services using standard password authentication.

How To Create a Better Tweet Button (+WP Shortcode)

Share This On Twitter

Having criticized the new retweet or “tweet” button that Twitter have introduced, lets see if we can make it better.

This mainly covers WordPress – if you are on another platform, find a geek that uses it to try to do the equivalent, but I doubt this is possible on Blogger.

7 Reasons Not To Use The New Tweet Buttons

Tweets on Topsy

1. Nofollow

The Twitter retweet code places a link to Twitter on every page you include it, and they didn’t add a nofollow to the link. It is quite possible Google will decide to ignore all these links in the future, especially as it is effectively hidden and not a “vote” for a particular page. The destination of the link doesn’t show similar information to what is in the button.

Warning: Bevo Media PPC Tracking = Lame Duck

Bevo Media Security Flaw

I wish I didn’t feel compelled to write this, as this is one project I was really looking forward to using.

I applied for the beta a while back but didn’t make the cut… obviously they thought they had enough affiliates testing it.

Demand Media Traffic Takes A Hammering?

Demand Media Group 1 month daily

Contemplating an investment in Demand Media? Got the jitters about the effect Google might have on the stock price? Your concerns might be justified.

Whilst this could well be a false alarm, it will give you at least some idea of why there might be a concern.

50+ Reasons To Cloak Links (& reasons not to)

I often hear people give reasons for cloaking links, but the reasons they give are frequently incomplete, suggesting they are cloaking links purely because they have been told by someone else they should do it.

Positive Search Results | Positive Searches & a Lesson in ORM

Comments from Joey - Positive Search Results?

Using blog comments for the purpose of linkbuilding has risks.

The saying goes a license or contract has no teeth unless you enforce it.

I typically enforce my comment policy by simply deleting the comments, but I have a clause that specifically caters to SEO agencies spamming my comments whether for themselves or on behalf of clients.