Url manipulation with mod_rewrite and php-catcher for beginners

Url manipulation is one of the hottest areas on the new generation web (2.0). It provides more security and flexibility. It is user and search-engine friendly. The most popular combination is Apache-webserver + mod_rewrite + server-side catcher(mostly a php-file). In this tutorial we use very short examples to make it easy for newbies.

Why url manipulation & mod_rewrite?

  1. more security: hide file location
  2. shorter urls without file extensions like .html
  3. easy to remember / recommend urls
  4. search engine friendly

300 Websites WorldWide with Google Pagerank 9

PageRank is a website analysis algorithm of Google with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance to other websites on the web. After Google's new search alghoritm "Panda" it is getting less importance while sorting search results.

Nearly 300 domains -with PR9- listet alphabetically:

Alexa Toolbar for Android Mobile Phone

I would like have a toolbar like Sparky or Searchstatus for Mozilla or something like Alexa Toolbar for Internet Explorer. I am using Android OS for my mobile phone. Nexus. Thanks

Alexa Sparky Toolbar or SearchStatus?

I am a web developer from south Germany(near Swiss/French border). I create websites for a couple of small clients. I want to get responsibility about SEO too. But I am relative in in this part. Which tools should I use to monitore SEO position and improve it? I have found just some webservices which shows just Pagerank, Alexa, Compete etc. But most of that services are just USA related and they offer nothing interesting for european/german users. Thanks! M.K.

Seoquake - powerful search engine optimization tool for Mozilla Firefox

Seoquake is a powerful tool for Mozilla Firefox, aimed at helping web masters who deal with search engine optimization and internet promotion of web sites. Seoquake allows user to obtain and investigate many important SEO parameters of the internet project under study on the fly.

Project Seoquake is being constantly polished and enhanced. All SERP changes are tracked down and taken into account. Update your version regularly.

How Alexa rate websites

I still do not understand how Alexa works. Does Alexa ignore totally internet users without Alexa toolbar? Or just estimate them? For some branches internet users using much toolbar and for some branches no toolbar. How can Alexa mess them correctly? I think Google should buy Alexa and not Amazon!

Disallow "/image_captcha*" for Crawlers

You should disallow "/image_captcha*" for webcralwlers like Google Image, Yahoo slurp Msnbot etc. Otherwise your server has to create thousand of captcha images daily just for nothing.

Why MSN-Live SE use fake referer?

In last months I see many referrers from msn/ from urls with top keywords like music, image, video, chat, forum etc.


But when I visit that serp page I see just results from major sites on the web. I dont either expect that my small site appears on first page but just wondering why msnbot use such a trick. Whatever i didnt like it!

How to make website popular

  • Create quality content (good system + good content, at least good content or good system)
  • Never spam!!!
  • Add your site to Open Directory (
  • Add your site to search engines like Google, Yahoo, Live, Gigablast etc...
  • Add your site to web 2.0/social bookmarking sites like Delicious, Digg, Facebook etc.
  • Add your site to links under related articles on Wikipedia(if any, do not spam!)
  • Read forums, join diskussions and add your site to related topics
  • Read blogs, post comments with your site
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