17. March 2010 00:30
This exam was long, it covered a lot of material. The hardest .Net exam by far. 50 questions and 3 hours.I used Microsoft Self-Paced Training Kit book to study for this exam. It took me over 2 months to study, 2-4 hours every day. I went chapter by chapter, doing the end of chapter exercises. But I was not ready for this exam.One thing you should do before you start studying for this exam is review ASP programming. That is of course if you have not done much of ASP or ASP.NET programming. Concepts of web site setup, configuration, simple forms, database connectivity should be reviewed before d... [More]
7. March 2010 19:00
One of few legacy leftovers that was never dropped over the years is the common use of www domain prefix. It is not a problem per se for us humans, but SE bots have mind of their own. When traversing a non-www and a www version of a web site, apparently, google and other bots are treating them as two separate web entities, even if content is identical.
This causes confusion in SE databases and in a worst case a drop from the index.
To avoid this confusion, web site operators should redirect their non-www traffic to www version of the website, or redirect the www version to the non-www versi... [More]
4. March 2010 19:12
One of the reasons I switched to blog engine was the fact that blog engine is relatively SEO friendly. Looking for ways to optimize my pages, I found this little extension
that allows you to configure title and description for each post.
It is very basic but at least your pages will have some unique title and description. This little extension does not support Blog engine's non-post pages, but it is a good start.
Next on my plate will be to extend this to generate keywords dynamically based on the word count inside... [More]
4. March 2010 12:45
I've been using Google's Blogger platform for few months now. It is a great platform to start blogging; it offers lots of widgets that can be installed with just point and click interface. I was attracted to it because google is running it and because the service is free.
1. March 2010 09:55