Alexa: Something weird’s going on with the ranks

I don’t know if you noticed it but there are weird updates going on in Alexa. I don’t know why all of a sudden all my blogs’ Alexa ranks are going down. I know that not everyone is having the same problems. I know that not all blogs are affected, especially those with good and regular traffic. But most of my blogs which are not getting much traffic got huge leaps of downward rank updates!

Are you experiencing the same thing?

In the past regular updates in your blog can bring a positive update in Alexa. But these days, even if you write 10 fresh entries a day you will be shocked to see your Alexa still going down.

What the hell is going on?!?

RIP, Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Another brilliant mind has left us. Steve Jobs passed away today. The mastermind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died according to a statement from Apple. Jobs was 56.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

Rest in peace, Steve.

The world became a little more fun because of you.

Tweet! Tweet!

I love Twitter! I think I spend more time there than in Facebook. Updates are faster and there is more direct interaction than on Facebook. In Twitter, you can mention people you are not connected with unlike in Facebook where you have to be friends with the person or like the page about the person before you can interact with him/her. There’s also big possibility that those persons can read your tweets which is really exciting for an ordinary individual like me.

Take for example this favorite author of mine that I found in Twitter. I mentioned her and, wonder of wonders(!), she responded to my tweet! Can you imagine how that tweet made my day?

If you don’t have a Twitter account yet, or you don’t know what it’s all about, I suggest you go and open an account now. You can find me there at http://twitter.com/sacreyes. Let’s connect and exchange tweets!

😉

Keeping track of domain and web hosting renewals

I almost forgot to renew my Bluehost web hosting account! I wasn’t checking my email for a couple of weeks now for the simple reason that I keep forgetting to open it. When I opened my email yesterday, that’s when I found out a couple of reminders from someone in Bluehost went to my spam folder. I immediately checked and was horrified by what I found out!

My Paypal account has an $8 balance! How can I renew my Bluehost web hosting account with that amount?!?

I immediately asked around and fortunately, I have good blogger-friends who always help me out when I’m on a tight spot. This time around, Caren of Carensmoja.info through Gelliane of Everyday Adventures and (as usual) Angi of Say Cheese helped me out with my problem. I was able to renew my webhosting account the same day I found out it was about to expire! Thank you, ladies!

My advise to all of you, create an alarm. Or put a post-it with an upcoming expiry date of a domain name or a web hosting account. Do it and don’t be like me who found out about it at the last minute.

NOTE: If you don’t have a web hosting account yet, or you’re thinking of getting a new one, try Bluehost. They’re a reliable web hosting company.

NOTE2: This is not a paid ad but I will get an affiliate fee should you use my Bluehost Affiliate Link.

Fake Greenbelt Signage

Fake Greenbelt Signage

I became aware of a viral photo the other night. It’s a Fake Greenbelt Signage posted by someone obviously playing a prank saying poor people are not allowed inside Greenbelt 4. I heard that many people reacted negatively to it.

It’s obviously done by someone who has a lot of time in his/her hands. Do you really think that if Greenbelt intends for their mall to be for rich people only they will post a sign that says so? Of course not!

People will believe what they want to. Think before you react. And to the one who posted this fake signage… playing with people’s emotions is not funny at all.

Note: Click this link to read about the reaction of Ayala Malls management on the fake Greenbelt signage that’s gone viral the other day.

Webhost problems

There is something terribly wrong with my web host right now. I keep experiencing these minute-long downtimes that happen several times in a day. It doesn’t last long. As I’ve said, it’s a minute long. But it still irritates me because it happens when I am busy with a post and about to publish it. Imagine my surprise for getting an error message and when I check, there is no problem with the web host’s server. As soon as I check again, connection to the web host is back!

I have complained already. And the management has replied right away. I will have my account evaluated and they will determine if there is a need for me to be migrated to a new server. They think that I might be on a server that’s been experiencing a lot of problems lately.

I appreciate the fact that they listened to my complaint and will do something about it asap. But I am really not comfortable with these downtimes. I am already trying to look for a new web host. Let’s see if I find one better than the current one I have.

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