Optimize your CS-Cart store

By |2012-09-26T23:57:15+01:00September 26th, 2012|Blogging, E-commerce, Technology, Web Development|

Faster websites get better SEO scores and get better indexes in search engines, a Google employee once said "Website should be fast", your visitors will agree, trust me. Faster and optimized eCommerce websites do sell more than 40% more than slower ones, just because they are faster. You "will" agree once you see the money come ;) trust me.

SEO Super Comments – Update

By |2010-04-22T11:49:42+01:00April 22nd, 2010|Blogging, Technology, Web Development|

Improve your SEO and increase Pageviews

There’s a great plugin for the WordPress platform, called SEO Super Comments, which creates a single “virtual” page for each comment on your site. It increases the number of pages you have on the site, and improves your SEO a lot. Read more on SEO Super Comments on the authors page: SEO Super Comments by Vladimir Prelovac .
“The concept relies around optimizing the target page using title and H1 tag using the context of the comment. So basically we will take the excerpt of the comment and use it to create the page title and H1 tag and in the body we will hold the content of the comment…” says Vladimir.

 

 

Emergency code

By |2009-08-28T15:44:26+01:00August 28th, 2009|Blogging, Security, Technology, Web Development, Wordpress|

Who to call in case of website emergency?

Due to some yet unknown issue, WordPress version 2.8.2 might be causing server errors.

Lunarpages, my “current” and might become “ex” webhosting company, shut down Gibni.com yesterday without any prior notice, saying they’ve taken an emergency action, as the “index.php” script in my wordpress root was using huge server resources, and could cause a server crash.

First problem is, not only they changed the “index.php” permissions to “000”  (no read permissions) but they took ownership of the file, so neither I could make any changes to the file, nor analyze it for troubleshooting.


Secondly, they made the domain return an “internal server error” to all visitors.


Third, they did not manage to put an “under maintenance” page at the […]

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Making money online, avoiding the scams

By |2009-05-05T21:10:05+01:00May 5th, 2009|Blogging, Security, Technology, Web Development, Wordpress|

Making money online…

Making money online is one of the most researched topics for many of web developpers, bloggers and website owners. It takes a lot of efforts to produce quality content and get enough traffic, to be able to rank better in search results and improve your different ranking factors. After a while of being online, website owners will get advertising offers from different companies, which might be interesting at first.

Well, this is a good sign, as it means that your site is getting some interest and attention; but it’s also an alert, warning you to be cautious.


There are lots of scams out there, which try to fool you by offering great business opportunities and make you run some ads or malicious scripts on your website. They […]

Mark Gibni.com's History

By |2009-04-22T02:20:21+01:00April 22nd, 2009|Blogging, Money Talks, Ramblings, Web Development|

Have you found an article, post or comment useful on this site and it saved you time or/and money?

Many people have visited Gibni.com since its first day and the number grows everyday. Do you want to mark the history of this site by bringing some help to it?


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What is RSS?

By |2009-01-26T17:40:12+01:00January 26th, 2009|Blogging, Fun, Movie Review, Reviews|

Have you ever asked yourself about the orange button like this one:rss_feed_icon which you see on a lot of websites these days?
Ever heard of the word RSS? I bet you’ve been invited many times by website owners and bloggers to “Subscribe” to their “feeds”! And you asked yourself “What is (s)he talking about!?”
So I’ve decided to put up a video which explains RSS and subscribtion in pictures! This is a very easy to understand and friendly movie clip.
The movie is created by CommonCraft . Checking up their website, I was amazed that only two people are working in this company and they do such a great work! They work from home it seems, and they worked for big companies […]

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Google Pagerank Dropped! How to solve the issue?

By |2008-11-28T18:42:37+01:00November 28th, 2008|Blogging, Technology, Web Development|

Gibni PagerankBack in mid-October 2008, Gibni’s page rank dropped suddenly from 2 to 0!  I was little bit confused about how this happened! Anyway, as a new web developer, I had a lot to learn still! I did a lot of research on the topic, and found out that the main problem are the ‘outgoing links’ on my pages! Even if these links were to websites I knew most of them, Google did not appreciate all of them. At start, I decided to forget about the PageRank stuff and keep working on my site. My Alexa ranking was continuously improving and I could sell ads as well as before. So there was no need to worry! Even my pageviews doubled […]

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3D Tag Cloud For WordPress

By |2008-10-24T20:01:09+01:00October 24th, 2008|Blogging, Reviews, Web Development, Wordpress|

I’ve recently installed a new Tag Cloud on Gibni.com, If you look well, you should already have noticed it.
It’s a 3D Sphere tag cloud! it’s based on a flash file but the real knowledge behind makes it completely search engine friendly.  This is basically a plugin called WP-CUMULUS made by Roy Tanck. The Plugin is hosted now on WordPress.org -> Plugin’s page.
I found this very exciting and as it does not interfere with search engine friendliness factors, I decided to add it to my new theme. I would recommend it as a good plugin as you can really customize it.
The theme that Roy has got on his blog is really well designed and is easy to navigate too! Good job Roy, Keep […]

International financial crisis, bloggers and website owners. Part 1

By |2008-10-19T22:58:22+01:00October 19th, 2008|Blogging, Money Talks|

As you might have already heard there are some serious stuff going on and everyone in the world started to panic about their financial situation.
Well, now the question is that what is really going on and why should you continue to read on? Let me tell you that many HUGE banks around the world are going bankrupt, and governments are trying to help them out. This might sound OK to you, but it shouldn’t because that means everything gonna change very shortly, like a lot of small companies and also big ones might disappear in the months to come, many poor countries will become extremely poor and in trouble, and that might start civil wars, and also governments will start to tax you like they’ve never had!

Dropcap First Letter, Universal Version

By |2008-10-19T01:30:34+01:00October 19th, 2008|Blogging, Web Development, Wordpress|

As you can see on Gibni.com, articles’ title have got a drop capped first letter.
I’m making this technique available to the public so that you can “Drop cap” any text you wish.
You can drop cap in WordPress or on any other platform where you can run PHP functions.
I’ll explain on how to Drop cap in WordPress without installing any plugin.
I’ll keep it simple; just open the “functions.php” file in your theme directory, and add this function to it:
—Code—Functions.php—
function dropcap_first($content) {
$pos = strpos($content, ‘<a>’);
/* stripos is only available in new PHP versions we’ll  */
/* live with using the case sensitive version so it won’t match <A> */
/*     $pos = stripos($content, ‘<a>’); */
if (($pos !== 0) || ($pos === false)) {
echo ‘<p class=”dropcap-first”><a href=”‘.get_permalink().'” rel=”bookmark” title=”Permanent Link to ‘.the_title_attribute(‘echo=0’).'”‘. $content […]

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