Microsoft and Yahoo finally signed an agreement to join forces. There was not a buyout or a merger, as some analysts thought there would be: that may come later. But, the current contract between the two corporate giants, if not blocked by the Justice Department, has big implications for search engine optimization companies and everyone with a website. Here are a few of them.
Meta Tag Explained
A Meta Tag is a line of HTML coding containing metadata about the webpage it is sited on. The Meta tag information does not change the appearance of the page and will never be seen by the people visiting the webpage. The only way your Meta tags will be seen is if the audience wish to notice your find language.
TDC Warns Against Phishing
Former telecom monopoly in Denmark, TDC, says in its latest press release that phishing e-mails are increasing.
A phishing-mail is an e-mail with the sole purpose of trying to fish personal information from you, like username and password to an e-mail account, bank account, etc. It might also cut straight to the point and try to lure your credit card details by convincing you to enter them on a site, or something “bad” might happen to your e-mail account or stuff like that.
The spamfilter at TDC catches between 300 and 500 million e-mails every month, but it also catches phishing-mails. It’s said that 1 out of 300 e-mails sent on the Internet is a phishing mail. Studies show that users are more inclined to react (get caught) on a phishing-mail rather than ordinary spam. That explains why we are seeing more and more phishing e-mails.
Have You Gone Google, yet?
Despite being one of the most known companies in the world, Google just launched an ad campaign with 4 massive billboards along freeways around San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and New York. The ad claims that 1.75 million companies already made the switch to Google Apps which allows them to avoid software upgrade costs and other … Read more →
Top 10 Things You Should Not Share on Social Networks
HowStuffWorks published an article on the top 10 things you should not share on social networks, which I strongly encourage all social network users to read. The article covers those 10 things below, that they recommend you never share on a social network site: Anything You Don’t Want Shared Password Hints Your Password Personal Finance … Read more →
July 2009: Blog Summary & Income (My First Month Of Blogging)
Since the beginning of TechPatio.com, I decided that I wanted to share my blogging experiences with my readers. I’ve seen it in several places, but I also understand that some bloggers don’t care much about sharing their earnings and visitor stats with total strangers. Nevertheless, I believe – for now at least – that it’s important that others will be able to benefit from my knowledge and my experience.
How To Give Valuable And Constructive Feedback
We should all know how important it is to be able to accept feedback from others, specially constructive feedback, which allows us to improve ourselves, or the project or whatever received the feedback. One way of giving feedback is to simply let it out there. Say it like you mean it, just like when the … Read more →
My Top 10 Favorite TV Shows
Inspired by Dragon Bloggers Top Television Shows-post, I decided to make my own list of the 10 most favorite TV shows of all time – according to me, at least. The list is in no particular order, as it depends on my mood what kind of show I’m most into at the moment.
iPhone OS 3.0.1 Released By Apple – Fixes SMS Exploit
Apple just released iPhone OS 3.0.1, an update to existing 3.0 users. Apparently this update only fixes the iPhone SMS exploit, which is a good thing of course. If you’re redsn0w/yellwsn0w user you should note that 3.0.1 does work, but you need to select firmware 3.0 when doing the jailbreak. As always, check out the … Read more →
Help Me Test This System: Get Thousands Of Website Visitors For Free
I need your help!
I found this “Get a 1,000,000 visitors in a month”-program over at the Not John Chow blog. It’s free, so don’t worry – I’m not selling you anything, but for the sake of the experiment, please read on 🙂
Let me explain what it is. You visit the site, fwebtraffic, just read through the description real quick so you know what it’s about. Now at the bottom of the page you will find 6 website links. You have to click those, each of them will generate you a code that you have to enter at the fwebtraffic website. By entering all 6 codes correctly, they can verify that you have actually gone to those sites and stayed there for at least 15 seconds.
Now you sign up at the fwebtraffic site, by entering your website address and a “text advert” to be shown in the list of 6 links. I suggest you use a secondary e-mail address, just in case…
iPhone 3GS In Malta Has Arrived
According to Vodafone Malta and the “iPhone 3G/3GS in Malta”-Facebook group, Vodafone Malta now has the 16GB iPhone 3GS available and in stock. You may have to go to Dickens in Sliema to get one though, I’m not sure yet.
The list price is €599 but they also write “Special offer price: €75” – not sure exactly what that includes, could be for business plans only. I do believe, however, that the €599 price is without contract – but probably still simlocked, expect prices to be as high as €200 to have it unlocked (for the 3G at least, probably the same with the 3GS).
Personal price plans ranges from €40 a month to €100 a month – for 24 months (!!!) – including minutes, text and data.
Friday Flick Find: The Black Hole
This Friday in “Friday Flick Find” I have a video that some of you might have already seen, but if you haven’t, it’s worth spending three minutes of your life watching it. A sleep-deprived office worker accidentally discovers a black hole – and then greed gets the better of him… Can anyone tell me the … Read more →
iPhone 3GS Launch Crashed Danish Operators Webshop
iPhone 3GS was just launched in Denmark today. Two (Telia and Telenor) of the three operators selling it had some of their stores open from midnight, with DJ and lounge atmosphere. Not as many customers as last years iPhone 3G launch though. Around 400 people were in line for the midnight launch of iPhone 3G at Telia last year while they had 110 people this year and Telenor with respectively 60 and 40 people in line at their two open stores.
Breaking News: Steve Jobs Spotted… Where He Works!
Buckle up people, this is going to rock you! Steve Jobs was recently spotted…. outside his own company’s headquarters in Cupertino. Yes, that’s right. How cool is that. TMZ even got a picture of him and Jonathan Ive – snapped with an iPhone of course. How is this breaking news? Well it isn’t, really… I’d … Read more →
SEO: Why Meta Description Is Still Important
By now you may have heard several times from search engine experts, that “meta tags” are not as important any longer as they used to be. While that’s especially true for “meta keywords”, as they were simply being abused too much, meta description is still important to maintain in your website pages. Let me explain why…
If meta description is not available on your page, Google and other search engines will use some text from that particular page and display those few lines under your page title in the search result. That may not be too bad in most cases, but you don’t really have a saying when deciding which lines should be shown there, and in worse case, it will show some text completely irrelevant to the content of your page.
Apple Launches MobileMe iDisk App For iPhone
It’s finally here! Apple announced the MobileMe iDisk App back in June and it has now arrived. Using the iDisk App, you can browse through your iDisk folders directly on your iPhone. The app is free and you get it from, yep you guessed it, the App Store. Note however, it requires iPhone OS 3.0 … Read more →