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Thursday, July 21, 2005
 
Our Linux efforts are finally taking off...
... at least I hope so. If you look at my syslog blog, you'll see that rsyslog is now close to fully support tcp syslog, which most probably means it also is close to a stable release.

 
Google Page Rank being restored...
Very interesting... Google has become very quick. As I mentioned in my past posting, we had messed up with out page titles resulting in massive page rank loss. We began to restore the correct titles, and now, just some days later, Google already has the new pages in its archive and the ranking has considerably changed. For example, one page went up from position #43 to the #3 on one of the search words (the site in question is www.winsyslog.com, but it is true for some other sites too). I have to admit I am a bit surprised to learn that just the title change makes *such* a large difference. Maybe it is because we are otherwise well-linked, but shouldn't Google be able not only to judge the title? Maybe they think it can not be modified that much, but nowadays I know many people who do not care for the title at all. So, in practice, it is very easy to optimize the title without hurting your readers...

Technorati Tags: SEO, Google

Tuesday, July 19, 2005
 
Web Pages and Search Engines...
Sometimes bad things simply happen ... and somehow remain unnoticed. Some time ago, we upgraded our web pages to php, so that we are not stuck with IIS. During this upgrade, the pages were also redesigned. As it looks nicer, all page titles where shortened, a really bright idea. What was overlooked was that the page titles were carfully crafted and optimized for the search engines. This new "feature" (short titles) did slip our attention. Some time ago, I began to wonder why our search rankings went lower. Unfortunately, at the same time Google changed its ranking algo, and I thought it was realted to that (due to our site structure, we look like a link farm - this is not intended but I thought we received a penalty from Google). During some periodic checks, I now noticed the issue with the titles. Probably this is the real cause of the ranking troubles. Anyhow, we are now restoring the orginal titles and will see what happens in 3 month from now. After all, this is a nice experiement - though not intended... ;)

Monday, July 11, 2005
 
Nice description about AliveMon...
One of the developers has blugged a really nice description of AliveMon, a tool we have released just on friday. I thought it's cool enough to share it with you ;)

Talking on releases. I just visited the site today and have to admit that I was not so impressed with the work the webmasters had done. There is some major brush-up needed, and the site is not up to the standard I expect from Adiscon. I am tasking the folks right now and hope to see the improvement soon (aka today ;)).

 
Back to blogging...
Well, yet another blog that lay untouched for some month. Anyhow, I am going to revive it now. Let' see how long I'll hold on to that (where are these readers...? ;-) ). Meantime, we are working on new products and alos have considerably moved into the open source environment. We now even have a Unix-based syslogd.


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