Category Archives: SEO

Page Rank zero? Pah!

Many moons ago I noticed that my site had PR0 – usually reserved for those sites deemed to be selling links by the almighty Google. I’ve never sold a link on this site, everything I link to is a personal recommendation – just the way link citation is supposed to work. Giving me a PR0 seems once more makes me feel personally penalised – it happened in 2005 when a site of mine appeared in the Google Raters Quality Guidelines, which at the time allegedly didn’t exist. An odd claim to fame that one – as my rankings went from #1 to #999 for all my search terms, sigh.

I don’t intend for this site to rank for anything, or to sell links to anyone, so Mr G, you can keep me on PR0 for as long as you like 🙂

Losing my faith in Joomla?

I’m a big fan of open-source software, and more recently of open-source frameworks running on open-source software. CMS of the month for me has been Joomla, but I have to admit that the shine is wearing off.

One of the big pluses of Joomla is the countless numbers of extensions, modules,  and plugins available. Wonderful…if only they were long-lasting. I’ve seen so many launch strongly, then fade away – either due to lack of funds, or due to the developer’s success leading him/her to pastures new.

sh404SEF is a case in point – recently they have had huge problem with pagination in sh404SEF, and it’s been lasting long-enough to cause a lot of problems. An SEO plugin that doesn’t work consistently is a huge no-no.

Maybe it’s time I moved to WordPress…