New Android Cupcake user-agent

It looks like the user-agent recently changed from: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.1; en-us; dream) AppleWebKit/525.10+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0.4 Mobile Safari/523.12.2 To: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.5; en-us; T-Mobile G1 Build/CRB43) AppleWebKit/528.5+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.2 Mobile Safari/525.20.1

Manta.com Poweruser Search Tip

After reading Joe Hall’s tips on hacking bookmarks, I decided to set one up for Manta.com, so I can quickly search for any of the 17 million US companies in its database. I created a bookmark (I did it in Firefox 3, my default browser), then edited the details so they looked this: Make sure … Read more

Google user-agent detect fail

So I was using Chrome to check my gmail account and noticed a message at the bottom of the page by the stats that I could download the latest Google toolbar. I was pretty excited to see this and give it a go, so I clicked the link, which took me to this page: Ok … Read more

SEO is dead – if you give up

Over the past 2 years I’ve read countless articles and posts about how SEO is dead. Let me tell you, it’s very much alive and kicking. If you want to think that it’s dead, go right ahead and move on to do something else. Because that’s a defeatist attitude and you’re obviously on the verge … Read more

Google PageRank Definition Pet Peeve

For some reason it really grates me when I read people’s definition of PageRank being “the quantity and quality of inbound links”. To me, “quality” is fairly subjective and doesn’t really accurately describe it. I prefer to use “value” instead of “quality” since PR is just a numerical value. See, there’s that word again, value. … Read more

Google’s Speech Recognition Fails

I used the Google for Search app on my iphone tonight for the first time. I wanted to look up the names of the three tenors, so I tapped the voice icon and said “the three tenors”. Unfortunately it did not fully understand my accent and instead thought I was wanting to find “history tennis”. … Read more

Military Humor

For those of you who are into military humor, I had to repost these set of pictures, which came to me via email. I’m glad they still have a sense of humor with all the stuff they have to deal with. Thanks to all the service men and women keeping America safe.

Google TrustRank Myth Busted!

I will show you that there’s no such thing as Google TrustRank, which many SEOs believe is a mechanism that Google uses to determine the trustworthiness of a website. Included here is a transcript from Matt Cutts and snippets from the US Patent and Trademark Office documents.

Warning – Anhydrous Ammonia and Propane Tanks

This message is a warning originally sent from the FBI: For those of you who like to grill it up during the summer, here’s a safety announcement you should be aware of. Please put this information out to ALL personnel. For those of you who exchange your propane tanks, this is something you definitely need … Read more