February 2010

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Yellow Pages or Google Local

Do you even have a Yellow Pages in your house?

This year, as many believe, including myself, you are going to see a huge increase in the number of smart phones that, much like my iPhone, will be able to access the internet from the palm of your hand. New data plans are becoming available all the time that are well within the budget of many.

You know when you do a search in Google and you put in a location modifyer, and the local listings appear at the top of the page. These are the listings that will appear on the cell phone screen of the user looking for local businesses such as restaurants, shops, Chiropractors, gargages, etc..the idea is, you want to be sure to be on the Google map and as close to the top position on those listings as possible.

Add Your Business to the Google Map

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Written by Pixelhead on February 23rd, 2010 with 23 comments.
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Blog Comments – How to Leave Blog Comments that Get Published

I really love getting comments that add to the conversation. And sure I like to hear that my blog is great, what blogger doesn’t. However,  I don’t publish comments that don’t pertain to the blog post, the comment was left on.

How to Get Your Blog Comments Published

If you have read my commentators guidelines you know that I generally don’t like to publish comments for sites that don’t have either an active blog or a forum.  Occasionally, if the comment is really good, I will publish the comment…frequently, I don’t. If you don’t have a blog, then be sure to leave an awesome comment if you want it published.

If you want to compliment me, feel free to do so, but leave it at the end or the beginning of a relevant comment.

Well, that is enough of my rant on crappy comments.

What Do You Think?

Do you have commenting guidelines on your blog? If you don’t have a blog,  do you think commenting guidelines are good?

Written by Pixelhead on February 19th, 2010 with 40 comments.
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JS:Small-c Virus Alert

Today, I spent a better part of the day trying to figure out what the heck was wrong with Alltravelsites becasue my wifes virus protection gave her a warning, and when I was on it, it kept redirecting to some other sites. Another friend checked it out and his virus protection came up with a warning that said the page had a JS:Small-c[trj] virus.

VIRUSES BITE

Being pretty slow, I checked out the source code, and saw nothing that was sticking out at me. I put a support ticket into the webhost, and they were of very little help..they requested several screenshots because did they not detect a virus. The page also did not redirect all the time, because you had to navigate around on the page for a while.

Later on this evening, I emailed my friend Greg over at Domain Name Co (lots of great domain names for sale on his site by the way) and he suggested I check out the template files. Greg’s email encouraged me to do a bit more research, so with the tool known as Google, I did a quick search..got to love Google..so I searched for JS:Small-C Virus and this forum with the solution to the problem was at the top of the results.

THE VIRUS SOLUTION(temp)

I went into the header file and found the code that was indicated in the forum deleted it and the problem was temporarily fixed. Temporary because I now need to update the template. I tried to this a while ago, and the entire site went down. I then put in another ticket so that I can get the blog updated.  Some little snafu with the ftp protocol.

Anyway after I fixed the travel blog I headed over here and noticed the words INCLUDE_DATA at the top of the page. I went into the header file and found the text siting just before the <head> tag, which I promptly deleted.

Just thought I would share my experience with this in case your blog happens to be doing some wonky stuff.

The final solution, make sure you update your WP versions as soon as possible so that security patches are fixed because there are but heads out there who will take advantage of your failure to update your blog.

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Written by Pixelhead on February 10th, 2010 with 20 comments.
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