Friday, October 21, 2005

Google PageRank

Google seem to have updated their PR algoritme, a interesting post by slaxxx did raise some questions:

"Pretty much everyone with new'ish sites (especially blogs) seems to have increased their PR, a lot of people are saying PR0 to PR3...which is the case with two of my of which is pretty much brand new and has very minimal backlinks that anyone could get.

Does this indicate that PR is worth even less now, if everyone has it it seems? Also from what I was reading on an SEO board it seems there are an unusual number of old sites that lost PR, and an unusual number of new sites that gained it.

What does this mean in terms of PR's role in rankings? Does it mean PR plays less of a role, or does it mean it plays the same role and the SERP's are just shuffling new sites ahead of old sites (obviously not all...but enough that it seemed weird)?"

Netpond blog

The guys at netpond blog don't seem very busy adding new features or responding to customer calls, there has been a topic on netpond for 2 days and no one replied to it.

Netpondblog date in RSS

"Is there a way to add the date of the post in the RSS feed? Really need this to work for a project I'm working on. I see no date field in the rss feed and couldn't find an option to add this. Please help. Thanks!"


The fellows at thumblogger have launched a new project: a desktop pinger.

I'm looking for a couple of beta testers who want to test StarPinger.

Beta testers will receive a unlimited license which is valid until the beta periode ends. You can manage unlimited blogs with this license.

Please PM me or send a email to "starpinger (at)" (or post a little reply) if you want to join the beta team. I will send you a login account which will allow you to login and have a unlimited license.

Please be sure to email if you find problems or have suggestions of any kind.

What Is StarPinger ?
Take your favorite ping service (pingoat, pingomatic) and put it in a program and add new features like:

* Send pings (What is ping?) for multiple blogs at the same time
* Maintain services (the sites that you ping)
* Send pings though proxies to prevent blacklisting
* And more

The Features

* Send pings for multiple blogs at the same time
* Send pings though proxies to prevent blacklisting
* Maintain services (the sites that you ping)
* Maintain proxies
* Maintain blogs
* Import proxy list
* Import service list
* Import blog from Thumblogger
* Advanced settings (timeouts, number of threads)
* Multithreaded tasks and pings
* No installation needed
* Runs on any OS (Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, Unix, ..)
* Helpfull and responsive support

The Benefits

* Send pings for all your blogs with one click
* Ping through multiple proxies and avoid blacklisting
* Accurate and 100% correct pinging each time
* Total control over the pinging process
* Don't wait for your pings to pass through
* Don't depend on free services