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Make phpLD running faster on shared hosts

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in PhpLD scripts | 0 comments

Many webmasters using phpLD run in to troubles with their hosts when their php Link Directory websites becomes very resource heavy. Many of them have their accounts suspended because of excessive server CPU and memory usage. Here are some tips if you want to avoid that : Delete spam submissions on regular basis. You want to have as fewer links in your table as possible and spam submissions are making your table bigger for no benefit. How to find spam submissions ? For example, if a submission has http:// in description even if your guidelines state the obvious “no spam links in description” then you can automatically delete those submissions once per day. Don’t use excessive custom mods. For example, there are phpLD mods that show related links. For each page that a web crawler is loading your database will be under heavy stress and most likely choke the cpu. Get rid of all the useless fancy mods that are mySQL heavy. Remove description field from search and add a captcha to the search function. In index.php look for search section and remove the ‘description’ field from the queries. Saves a lot of CPU by searching only in title and url...

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phpLD error mysql_real_escape_string() expects parameter 1 to be string

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in PhpLD scripts | 0 comments

This is how i got rid of this error in php admin panel, i know it’s not elegant or efficient but for an old script , if it works…. 1st line in config.php : error_reporting (E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE & ~E_STRICT & ~E_DEPRECATED &...

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Why people spam backlinks

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in SEO News | 0 comments

After looking at Google’s search results quality i can understand why webmasters, desperately, spam backlinks to rank their websites. Usually, Google’s top 20 results are on topic but from there it all goes downhill. From top 1000 results usually around 950 are absolute garbage, nothing related to the original search. Just some loose keyword matching. Google is showing a lot of bad results, dead sites, not updated sites, etc. And the working webmaster is desperate to rank his well...

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Free Directory List updated

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in SEO News | 0 comments

We updated the free directory list , added several new directories, some with good indexing and seo metrics. No directories were removed on this update, if you encounter problems with some directories please post a...

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Google Adwords numbers starting to max out

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Marketing | 0 comments

Google’s Q3 earnings report shows that clicks are at the lowest growth rate since 2010. Click volumes are up only 2% compared to Q2 2014. CPC’s all down across the board compared to Q2. Bottom point : Google’s earnings and click volumes are not rising as in the past. The main cause is the competition in mobile search, especially Facebook. Average cost per click is continuously falling for 12 quarters, a sign of decline in advertisers...

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Google Penguin 3.0 released October 18, 2014

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in SEO News | 0 comments

Starting on friday night, October 17, 2014 , many signals lead to confirmation of Google starting to apply Penguin 3.0 , almost 1 year after Penguin 2.0 shocked a lot of website owners. Twitter, Facebook and webmasters forums are on fire and there is an almost complete agreement, even without Google statements, that Penguin 3.0 is up. Probably the update will take a few weeks to settle in , that’s why there are webmasters reporting no changes. More details...

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How to add your directory to our lists

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in News | 4 comments

If you have a web directory and you want to add it to our web directory lists please contact me via the contact form : . The message must include : directory url directory type (general, niche, etc) submissions type : free, paid, reciprocal We usually update the directory lists every 2-3 weeks, please be patient if your directory does not show up immediately. In order to get more visitors to your directory would be good if you...

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