Are you a Gmail user?

If you haven’t already heard, Google has made another in its long list of wonderful changes (yes, I’m being sarcastic here) to the way they filter your emails, and they’ve done so without your permission.

Gmail is phasing in a new “tabbed inbox” system. You may have seen it already in your inbox if you use Gmail. If not, you’ll see it soon. It appeared on one of my accounts a few weeks ago, another just a couple of days ago and I expect the other accounts to follow suit very soon.

So What Have Google Done?

They’ve split your inbox into 5 separate tabs, labeling each …

I’m just back from a 10-day vacation (my first in 18 months) in Tenerife. And, since I completely divorce myself from the internet when I go on holidays (no laptop, no surfing the ‘net on my smartphone and no skulking off to the nearest internet cafe for an online fix), one of the things I have to contend with when I get back is the sheer amount of email that drops into my Inbox while I’m away.

When I finally steeled myself to open my Inbox this time, there were over 1,200 emails to trawl through. The vast majority of these are about the newest, latest, greatest thing to hit the Internet …

I’ve added a new page to this site called Domain Names & Blogs For Sale where I’ll be selling aged domain names and pre-built WordPress blogs. Stats for each (PageRank, Alexa traffic, pages indexed and no of backlinks) are available from the page.

If there’s a niche or topic you’d be interested in seeing a blog created for, drop me an email. I can’t promise that I have the content available to build such a blog but there’s a good chance that I do.

Check the page fairly frequently (about once a week) to see what new domains and/or blogs are on offer.

UPDATE: The Web Traffic Genius plugin is no longer available and there’s no similar kind of plugin to take its place. If you want to boost your site’s rank in the search engines, this link building service does a good job.

I set myself the task of building a number of blogs many weeks back as ways of earning some extra money online in these dire financial times. So how has it gone?

Not well.

I’m a member of the AutoBlog Blueprint which teaches you the best way to go about building blogs for profit. It’s the best blogging course I’ve come across and has provided invaluable advice, tips and recommendations …

If you read Progress Report 1, you’ll know that the blog I set up for this case study is Cheap Electricity Options.

To recap, Week 1 of the blog development involved keyword research and identifying if the niche wasn’t too competitive and that there were enough products for it to advertise. Week 1 closed with the installation of the blog, selecting a theme and adding a home page and article. The blog is set up to use a static home page.

Week 2 saw the preparation of some articles for the site that were scheduled to be posted over the next 2-3 weeks. I also created a report to entice …

If you read Progress Report 1, you’ll know that the blog I set up for this case study is Cheap Electricity Options.

To recap, Week 1 of the blog development involved keyword research and identifying if the niche wasn’t too competitive and that there were enough products for it to advertise. Week 1 closed with the installation of the blog, selecting a theme and adding a home page and article. The blog is set up to use a static home page.

Week 2 saw the preparation of some articles for the site that were scheduled to be posted over the next 2-3 weeks. I also created a report to entice …

Following on from Amazon pulling the plug entirely on associates in Colorado in March this year due to a Sales tax measure introduced in that state, yesterday they fired out an email to associates about an upcoming change to their API which will affect a huge number of associates who use various plugins to add products and customer reviews to their sites. Here’s what they said in their email:

On November 8, 2010 the Reviews response group of the Product Advertising API will no longer return customer reviews content and instead will return a link to customer reviews content hosted on Amazon.com. You will be able to display customer reviews on your …

After almost a week of being offline due to webhosting problems, WebBiz KnowledgeBase is finally back online. So why did it take a week? Surely it should just have been a matter of changing nameservers and migrating the blog from one webhost to another. Easy, right? Nope! It should be a relatively simple thing to do but things are never as easy as you expect…

Why The Blog Needed To Be Moved

Ok, the first question I hear you ask is “Why did you need to move the blog at all?”. Well, it wasn’t something I decided to do on a whim, just to see if I could do it. Originally, this …

I was about to head over to the WarriorForum to check out the new posts when an email dropped into my inbox from EzineArticles about an article I’d submitted to them a few days back. So I opened the email, assuming it would contain an acceptance notice. It didn’t. Hmmm…

The article I had submitted was about the problems I’ve been having with the WordPress “Missed Schedule” posts on some furture-dated blogs and directing people where to find solutions (they’re listed on this blog). So it came as something of a surprise to see this the content of their email:

If you use link cloaking for eBay links on your site, or still have Build A Niche Store (BANS) sites around that are running every link through a 302 redirect, you have 4 weeks to fix it, or your eBay Partner Network (ePN) account will be expired (SiteBuilder Elite users: SBE does not cloak eBay links, so no nothing to worry about).

ePN has a post about this on their blog, and in the last paragraph? it?s very clear:

If you are currently using a 302 redirect in a method similar to the one described above, please inform us by emailing CS and make the appropriate changes immediately. From June 8th 2010, …