About GeekLad

Geeklad is a technology enthusiast and programming hobbyist. Occasionally he will put together useful little bits of code (be it JavaScript or PHP) and share them with the world. He also enjoys creating and sharing howtos, describing how to do the things people want to do with their computers.

Busby SEO Test – What the Hell Is It?

competitionAre you wondering what the hell Busby SEO Test is? The other day, I received a comment on one of my posts that went like this:

Busby SEO Test!!! it’s a nice post. thanks for informing 🙂


It was obvious it was just some comment spam to obtain a backlink. Mostly out of laziness or perhaps indifference, I didn’t even bother to moderate the comment or visit the site linked.

A few days later my curiosity piqued, and I took a look at the site. The comment spammer was a participant in some sort of SEO contest. It took some time to find the actual contest website, but I finally managed it with a few different Google searches.

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My Three Goals for 2009

goalWhat do you think of new year’s resolutions? I for one am not a big fan, but Chris Brogan had a good idea for setting goals in the new year. Since 2006, he has been using a few simple words to guide him towards achieving his goals.

The simplicity of such a strategy makes it easier to keep focused on the tasks at hand. It also makes it easier to know whether or not you have even reached your goals, because the measuring stick is very easy to read. I’ve decided to implore his strategy with these three goals in mind: listen, engage, and develop.
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My Prediction for 2009

crystal-ballHere is my prediction for 2009: In December of 2009, there will be countless blog posts made about predictions for 2010. Technology changes so rapidly that it is very difficult to predict what will happen even within just a year. It may be possible at a very high level, but only those that are actually responsible for its evolution can predict it with any sort of precision.

New and exciting products and services will be introduced, and for me to try to provide any further level of detail would be a futile effort. The companies developing those products and services are capable of predicting the future. However, they will only share their predictions when the future becomes the present and their products come to market.

Nevertheless, it is sometimes fun and interesting to read what others are predicting will take place next year:

Happy new year!

Track the Mention of Your Blog or Website with Google Alerts

I have a couple of Google Alerts set up to track the mention of GeekLad and ForeverSMS on other websites. You can do the same with the names of your blogs or websites. Tracking your names and brands is particularly useful when they are mentioned on blogs. Blog articles provide you with perfect opportunities to respond by replying with comments.

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