Johnnyboy added the Alexa widget on his blog. His traffic rank improved from 8,555,632 to 4,878,539 over one month. He had read how adding the Alexa Widget would improve rank and it seems to have worked.
I had read otherwise, that nothing short of the Alexa toolbar (or sparky for FireFox) would increase rank. We discussed it and did some research but couldn't find any definitive evidence one way or the other. There was nothing left to do but test the theory, here on WebmasterTalkForums.
I just made the mistake of converting my email @ sign into "AT" here: http://WebmasterTalkForums.com/gener...-script-2.html
After thinking about it, that really offers no protection at all and was a useless waste of my time. Think about how easy it would be for a spammer to convert an AT into @. Here it is in PHP:
Visual Basic:PHP Code:
str_ireplace('at', '@', $text);
Code:Dim aString As String = Replace(text,
One of the many reasons I enjoy WebmasterTalkForums is because it feels really good to help people. Programming can be a very frustrating subject to learn and we provide people with the solutions to overcome their frustrations. When all goes well, the solution worked perfectly, you might end up with a response such as this:
Times like these make it all worth while and bringsOMG... I think I'm in love with this website. I don't know why I didn't join a million years ago.
There are two things in PHP that drive me crazy. The first is the inconsistent naming scheme of the functions and parameter names in the SPL. This annoys almost everyone.
The second one may take a little longer to find annoying but you might eventually get to that point. It is the inconsistancy in parameter order. Take for example these two functions:
string strstr ( string $haystack , mixed $needle [, bool $before_needle= false ] )
xPUD was first mentioned on WebmasterTalkForums here, by jwxie518. I was curious about it and wanted to see how quickly it booted. Was it is comparable to Express Gate (Also known as Splashtop)?
The operating system is ideal for a quick and easy method to access the computer without waiting for a full boot. For Linux users, this may seem trivial as boot times are generally