WordPress has recently added a feature that makes using Google webmaster tools extremely easy. I had previously posted a workaround to trick google to letting you use webmaster tools in wordpress. But the kind folks at WP have now built this into the dashboard so it can be accomplished in a few easy steps (rather […]
I just read an interesting piece in the New York Times about the most common passwords. These are so common that hackers are able to access thousands of accounts in a very short amount of time with very little effort. Click to see if your password is in the list of the most popular. If […]
Google has updated their Page Ranks today. Thank you google for giving me my 5 back. For those who don’t know what that is, it is basically Google’s way of giving authority to a website to weigh it in the search results. The number is partially based on how many times other sites link to […]
You would think a website like hotmail would get their google information correct. 2MB storage sounds like peanutes. They actually offer 5 gigs.
I just learned a handy trick. If you want to search a particular website using google you just do this. Site:mattdabbs.wordpress.com Ephesians In doing so google will only look through my blog for the word Ephesians. It is the same as using the search box on my blog. The nice thing is some blogs and […]
I find blog traffic to be pretty fascinating. I have always been a numbers guy. I took something like 40+ hours of statistics between undergrad and grad school so needless to say blog stats and traffic are interesting to me. One of the first things I had to decide in blogging was that I wasn’t […]
I have been amazed at how many of our 20s and 30s are on facebook. Seeing this trend I decided that I would see how well this social networking tool could be used to enhance existing ministries. I started a facebook group for our 20s and 30s aptly called Northwest 20s & 30s we got […]
If you are a facebook junkie and would like to read this blog via that format see this link. And don’t forget to rate this blog. I think 1 star is supposed to be the best…right? On and by the way, yesterday was a record day here with over 800 views. Thanks!
Thanks to Andrew Jones for mentioning this fascinating search tool by google. It allows you to find out where terms are searched for the most around the world and over various periods of time. This would allow you to look for trends and use of terminology to see when and where it spreads based on […]
I got a new one today. I got an email from my “credit card company” saying there were suspicious charges to my account. They even displayed the last 4 digits of my card number and had a number to call. I called the number on the back of my card to ask them their policy. […]