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Website Popularity Box

I am glad to announce the launch of Website Popularity v6.0. We heard your ideas and wishes and bugs reports and we released a new version which also reflects better the 2013 SEO landscape.

We changed the filters and the search engine/sites included. Outdated rankings like Yahoo Page Ranks are now replaced. Also the Bing search engine replaced most of the Yahoo search engine related statistics. We improved some categories by adding Twitter statistics for example.

You can check the Website Popularity product page and download the app for 14 days trial. You can also check a video demo of Website Popularity.

Here is bellow the complete list of stats offered in Website Popularity.

Inbound links (IBL)

◊ Google
◊ Technorati
◊ Alexa Linking
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I am pleased to let you know we are close to release the v5.0 of the Submit Suite applications. We have done small steps and we released Anunturi v5.0 (available only on submitsuite.ro) and Feed Submitter v5.0.

Curious what Submit Suite v.50 will bring?

What will bring the version 5 of Submit Suite products?

  • At this point we have updates Feed Submitter, Anunturi and Article Spinner. In a really short time we will update also Article Submitter, Website Submitter, Press Release Submitter and Website Popularity (in these order, please check the release calendar at the end of the post).
  • The updates are ready, we are now polish the last changes for these applications
  • Cleaner databases. All applications will have a clean and stable database. For Feed Submitter we had around 7000 new suggestions and we accepted only 120 which allowed us to bring back the database at 200 feed sites and blog directories. A big THANK YOU for all your submissions which are welcomed at submission page.
  • We removed all the problems related to errors like “Resources not found”, “Invalid floating point operation”, etc which were caused mainly by Internet Explorer 9 ActiveX
  • We removed all the issues generated by the sites containing “new” JavaScript code ( for example Google Plus js scripts )
  • We add change the code to make the submission as stable as possible
  • Submit Suite applications are now delivered with a new digital signing certificate
  • Together with the v5.0 we changed some elements in the website (we are not offering anymore SEO services, we will concentrate only on software delivery). We are trying to make the process of trying a software and purchasing a software as easy as possible.
  • Together with version 5.0 we will have nightly build for the approved changes, that means we will be able to react much faster to requests or problems in the software

When I can get my v5.0 version?

Do you have suggestions or feature requests for v5.0? I am waiting your feedback bellow.

I receive quite often questions about server and server problems. Most of the webmasters have a root server or at least a vhosting and usually these servers comes with administration “duties”. Here is bellow my list with commands I am using for my servers: (more…)

For the third time, lat week I participated at the ESWC (European Software Conference) 2009 in Kempinsky Bristol Hotel, Berlin. As I expected this year the number of visitors and sponsors was strike by the crisis. But still, the presentations saved the conference. I hope in the next year we can go back at the 250 visitors, btw Wien is going to be the host of the next conference in 2010. (more…)

I received an incredible email from Snapnames. Can I still trust them with the money I invested until now?

Dear SnapNames customer:

I’m contacting you today to inform you of an unfortunate incident at SnapNames, and to let you know what the company is doing to address it.

Recently, SnapNames discovered that an employee had set up an account on the SnapNames system under a false name and, under this name, bid in SnapNames auctions. This is a clear violation of our internal policy and was not approved by the company. We deeply regret that this conduct has impacted our customers.

Extent of impact

This conduct affected a small percentage of SnapNames auctions:
* Bidding affected approximately five percent of total SnapNames auctions since 2005, most of which occurred between 2005 and 2007.
* The incremental revenue from the bidding represented approximately one percent of SnapNames’ auction revenue since 2005.

No matter the level of impact, SnapNames takes this matter extremely seriously. When the matter was discovered, the company immediately closed the account in question and began a thorough investigation. The employee has also been dismissed from the company.

SnapNames further discovered that, on certain recent and limited occasions, when the employee won an auction, the employee secretly arranged to refund from SnapNames to the fictitious account a portion of the winning bid amount.

Remedy to affected customers

Though on some occasions the employee won the auction, in many instances the bidding caused the ultimate auction winner to pay more for a name than had the employee not participated in the auction.

SnapNames neither condones this conduct nor wants to be perceived as benefiting from the conduct. Accordingly, we have decided that regardless of the circumstance, in every auction where the employee’s fictitious account submitted a bid which resulted in a higher price being paid by the winning bidder, SnapNames will offer a rebate, with 5.22% interest (the highest applicable federal rate during the affected time period), to affected customers for the difference between the prices they actually paid and the prices they would have paid, had the employee not bid in the auctions. The rebate will be available in cash or in credit on the SnapNames platform, at your discretion.

SnapNames has moved quickly to address this situation. The company has retained Rust Consulting, an independent third party, who will administer the rebate offer. Within the next week, Rust Consulting will contact affected customers to provide details regarding the offer.

Your business and ongoing relationship are important to us and we can assure you that we have taken all necessary steps to ensure the integrity of the platform and reinforced controls and procedures to avoid any possibility of further breach. These include:

* Enhanced monitoring of bidding activity for suspect behavior
* Additional controls over financial transactions
* Specific domain name registration policies for employees

In the meantime, if you have any questions, you may consult the FAQs here, or contact the SnapNames support team: By e-mail: support@snapnames.com Phone: +1 (866) 690-6279 (toll-free in the U.S.) +1 (503) 241-8547 (outside the U.S.)

SnapNames, and all in the Oversee family of companies, are deeply disappointed with this incident. Since its founding in 2000, SnapNames has been committed to the principles of fairness and trust; the company wants to assure customers—through both words and actions—that it remains committed to those principles.

Thank you again for your business, and for your ongoing trust in SnapNames.

Sincerely,

Jeff Kupietzky Craig Snyder President and CEO General Manager,

SnapNames.com SnapNames 1600 SW 4th Avenue,
Suite 400 Portland, OR 97201