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Okay, well I really don’t want you to send me your spam- but I do what some information from it! I’m putting together a list of the top 100 blog spammers of all time. Here’s how it works:

Every time you receive a spam post on your blog, report the IP address and/or the domain name they want you to visit to me either by replying to this post or via the contact me page. After enough submissions I will figure out who is sending the most spam to us blog owners. I will perform a WHOIS lookup for each domain name and IP address to find out who owns the domain and where their site is hosted. Then, I will post the finalized list- “The Top 100 Spammers of the Blogosphere”.

Once that list is published, we can all use it to send emails to the abuse department of the hosting companies these sites are using. We can also send the spammer some email of our own, when I can locate their email address, telling them what we think of what they’re doing (in so many words). It will also be a great list of IP addresses for us all to add to our .htaccess file to ban them from our blogs altogether.

I have been cracking down on some of the spammers visiting SiteFever over the past few weeks. I must say that this has brought some measure of success. I can track three websites that I know of for sure that have been taken offline because I have reported the matter to their hosting company. On one occasion, I was receiving spam emails from a college student using his university assigned .edu subdomain (what an idiot) to post a bunch of garbage about the prescription drug Cialis. Well, needless to say, after a long talk with the universities technical support department, this guy landed himself in a big mess.

I really think that this list will be beneficial not only to us blog owners but also by putting all the information about these frequent spammers out in the open to expose who they are and what they’re doing. This should help take a few more of them offline and off our blogs.

So the next time you catch spam posts on your blog, be sure to get the IP address and advertised domain name and send it to me! Be on the lookout over the next week or so for the release of “The Top 100 Spammers of the Blogosphere”.


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Starting today, there are four more sites to add to the SiteFever network! I thought I would quickly mention each one here since today is their grand opening:

 1. InstantTLD.com
Instantly search for domain name availability of .com, .net and .info domains.

2. SilentIP.com
Fast, free proxy to surf the web with another IP address. Get around blocked sites at school & work, or just simply hide your real location.

3. VerifyPR.com
Quickly gives you the current GooglePagerank for any domain name on the Internet. Also shows the average amount of backlinks and Alexa rating with each search.

4. Small1.com
Make any URL small! This tool can also be used to mask affiliate links. All Small1.com URL’s will remain online forever, so you don’t have to worry about them being deleted later.

Hopefully, there will be something there that you will find helpful. All of the above tools are totally free to use. As with any website, there’s always plenty of advertising space to go around! Between the four sites, I have a total of 77 spots available to purchase advertising. Many of the spots have already been filled, but if you see any you might like, just let me know.

And to think that Mikael was wondering why I own so many domain names… :) I don’t pay for all these servers & IP addresses for no reason!


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Seems like just about every popular site has its clones- MySpace, YouTube, Ebay, Amazon and now Digg.

Pligg is a PHP script you can install on your web server which enables you to operate your own “Digg clone” site. Although still in its beta stage, the script seems to be pretty stable at this point.

Alvin Phang of GatherSuccess.com is using this script on his newly released site CatchLive.com. CatchLive has a very nice, clean layout and is easy to use. I also noticed that you do not need to register or sign in to vote for your favorite articles on CatchLive.

Although CatchLive does not yet attract the massive traffic of other social networks, you can use these smaller sites to your advantage because it is not nearly as difficult to appear on their front page. It probably won’t crash your server with thousands of instant visitors, but if you use them enough, chances are it will bring a few hundred unique visitors to your blog without much difficulty.


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If you read my priceless Blog Traffic Made Easy article, you would notice that I recommend removing the “nofollow” attribute from the comment links on your blog in order to help promote additional commenting from your visitors. WordPress automatically adds a “nofollow” attribute to all of your blog’s comments. By removing this attribute, search engines will follow the links your visitors insert in their comments – including their URL’s.

SiteFever.com is now using DoFollow, the plugin for WordPress that easily allows you to take care of this. So now when leaving a comment on my blog, be aware that any search engines that come my way will soon be coming after you!

Join me in my “nofollow” madness! If you have removed the “nofollow” attribute from your blog, let us know!


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How many times have you been sitting at home or at work on your computer and you wish you could just smash your monitor with a hammer? Well now you can!

I don’t know how many of you have seen this program before, but a long long time ago in a land far far away I was working tech support for Dell (before they fired us all and sent everything to the Phillipines). When I was speaking to one of those people who thought their CD-ROM drive was a cupholder, I would just open up this program and have at it.

Stress Reliever

It’s a small download, and there’s nothing to install on your computer. Just click the included .exe file. No viruses included- I promise.

If you like it, let me know!


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Did you know that Google is good for more than just searching for websites? Most of us may know some of the basics such as how to check for backlinks, related sites, etc.

I’m going to show you some great resources that you may have been missing out on- all available from Google.com.

Calculator

Google has a built in calculator. All you have to do is enter the conversion and click Search! Here’s some examples:

2*4+8
2^20
half a cup in teaspoons

Currency Converter

To have Google convert one currency to another, just type in what you want to know:

4.75USD in GBP
5 British pounds in South Korean money

Definitions

To use Google’s dictionary, just tell it to define any word you want:

define kangaroo

Numbers

Tracking numbers, VIN’s, UPC’s and patents can be searched using Google:

UPS tracking numbers example search: “1Z9999W99999999999”
FedEx tracking numbers example search: “999999999999”
USPS tracking numbers example search: “9999 9999 9999 9999 9999 99”
Vehicle ID (VIN) numbers example search: “AAAAA999A9AA99999”
UPC codes example search: “073333531084”
Telephone area codes example search: “650”
Patent numbers example search: “patent 5123123”

Site Search

You can search Google’s results within a particular site:

site:sitefever.com

The above search will display all pages listed within sitefever.com.

Weather

Google will tell you the weather, too!

weather orlando, fl

Links

Check to see who’s linking to your site:

link:http://sitefever.com

You can view all of the different type of Google searches you can do by visiting the following page:

http://www.google.com/help/features.html


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If you’re a domain name junkie (like me), then you’re probably always shopping around for the best deals on domain name registration & renewals.

I have these Godaddy coupon codes which are all still valid (at least from today’s date). Give them a try before purchasing any more domains:

$6.95 .com domains
OYH3

Save 10% off any order
OYH1

Save $5 on any order $30 or more
OYH2

20% off shared hosting
cjchea20h

$1.99 for .info new registrations
gdm0730

Save 20% on any order $40 or more
boi2 -or- pete2

$6.99 .com and .net renewals
GDBB776

$5.99 .biz registrations
lol71

$5.99 .name registrations
lol69

Save 10% off any order $40 or more
lol70

Save 15% off any order $75 or more
lol72

Private registrations for $3.99/year
gdm0714

Save $20 off any order $75 or more
CATALOG1

As I said, as far as I know these are all working. If you discover that any of these codes have expired, please let us know!

Enjoy!


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