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As per last post we are now on the move we can be found at http://www.imjuk.com

We thought it was about time we got our finger out – this exporting of one version to a new location has not been the simplest of changes – I keep getting FTP upload errors due to the sizes of files – looks like I may talk too much 🙂 As such am going to leave the corpus of work here rather than break something later. Would have preferred to 301 the whole domain over but not gonna be possible.

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As you’ve probably noticed this blog is hosted on wordpress.com and I’ve just completed a difficult decision – to stay here or get my own domain. Truth is that I cant do half the things I want to do with my blog hosted here – no social media, no ability to change files, htaccess and htpassword are out. Further to this I can’t do any of the marketing stuff that I’m looking to do and cant give any of my readers the experience that I feel they deserve so as of early next week this blog will be moving to a new domain 🙂

I’ll post on Sunday just to let every one know where we’ve taken the blog – I’ll be exporting all of our data this weekend – with comments so assuming alls good next week we’ll be off and running.

So apologise to all concerned about the move but I feel that we have to move to grow -oh and my new template is a heck of a lot nicer.

See you with my new face on our new domain, when I work out what its going to be on Monday.

Right here I am going to Last FM to get my fix of music for the day – fancied listening to the darling buds if the truth be told, and I find a big bloody banner for “Mozilla Firefox the Ebay Edition”.

Christ its like the nineties here we’re all soon gonna be able to get ‘limited edition browsers’ rather than limited edition of 500 pink and green vinyl singles by Sonic Youth we’ll get limited edition 250 IE7 in blue for linux (code being tied to the machines). Or Limited Edition Ipods designed by Japanese Managa Artists that are hand painted. Or the greatest pod casts of Matt Cutts only on K-Tel – this item is not available in the shops.

Rant over

Through my RSS readings this morings I came across a number of places talking about the “Google Boogie” – yep I’s never heard of it before either. From what I’ve read it came from Oyster Web and was then blogged at Spiderwriting (Bill get your permalinks fixed).

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Content is what drives visitors to your website. Interesting content will keep people coming back. I see no problem with joining an online debate and starting a similar thread. But for god sake please be original.

I just got a comment by the guy/gal that runs howtogettrafficonblogs.blogspot.com. Decent enough little comment. Unfortunately for them I’m a bit of a comment checker. All links are treated as spam until I’ve checked out where they point – I dont want to link to porn or Rx by mistake and devalue any post I make – simple as.

So I read the comment and visit the site and there is my content – I mean verbatim! I’m now getting a bit pissy. So I start looking to see if its got a citation at the bottom of it. If you wanna use my stuff and cite that its mine I don’t mind. But nothing, not even a god forsaken trackback is there.

So comment goes bye bye. At present Google only has the content as being mine in the SERPS (Google search) . But I’m still niggled. Now all I need is a way for people to be able to report content theft to search engines.

So My Rule 2 of Blogging is write your own content and if you do want to join a conversation or use someone elses content at least cite it with a link.

One thing I love about blogs is there conversational nature. I find it great that people can share their opinions and thoughts on your blog and you can share on their blog. This creates a sense of community – as at the end of the day is what we are building. You want to build a community, this will form the core of your readership. Read the rest of this entry »

Just noticed that Pete Hoggans blog at justseo.wordpress.com has been taken down. So as you can see he’s no longer in my blog roll – Felt like a bit of an idiot when someone emailed me to let me know. So if you’ve clicked on the link sorry. and I’m just away to build a bot to keep testing my links for veracity as I hate clicking links that end up pointing nowhere. Does my head in so sorry!