Search Engine’s View on Web Sites

Ever wanted to see things on your Web site in the same context as the Google Bot does as it is crawling your Web pages? Well, thanks to this article and a little user agent switching – you can do just that.

The search engines index your website by using their bots which are also called crawlers or spiders. And these bots do nothing but visits the URLs and check your links and visits those links too. The keywords on the pages are indexed and recording all keywords it can find* and including it in the indexed information.

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Modern Pinball

firefox-modernpinball-preview.pngNeed a new Firefox theme? The Modern Pinball theme is one that I really like because it does not try to distract me too much. Some themes are so active it is hard to focus on the Web site I am looking at. Modern Pinball keeps things pretty without demanding my attention.

The Modern Pinball theme is designed to please the eye without being distracting, and to be usable without wasting screen real estate. It provides a consistent modern look across operating systems, including MacOS, Linux and Windows.

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Pacman

Come on, you know you need something to do while killing time at the office. You know you want to play Pacman inside of your favorite orange and blue browser. Adding Firefox and Pacman together is like peanut butter and jelly. They are two great flavors that just seem to go together.

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infoRSS – Feed Reading Ticker

It seems like nearly every day there is a new tool that sheads new light on this feed reading revolution. Every time you think that all the ideas have been maxed out, something comes along to redefine the way you look at news and headlines again. What is it this time around? The Firefox extension, infoRSS might be the feed reading solution for you.

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Great Text Editor for Firefox

When it comes to editing text forms on a Web site, you are pretty much stuck with the tools the Web site provides. Some Web sites and scripts do it very well – while others tend to suck. What is the answer? Give the WYSUWYG Firefox extension a try!

wySUwyg is an Extension for Firefox browser which allows you to format the content of any TextArea. Just right-click on any web based form you want to fill, and launch the editor. It makes HTML formatting as easy as using a word processor, by bringing the power of Xinha editor to your browser.

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Firefox Renamed (in Debian)

This has been an interesting one to watch from the sidelines. What really is in a name?

Debian is ready to change the name of Firefox in its distributions, beginning with Etch. They say it can be done within a week. The reasons stem from Mozilla’s recent insistence on trademark fidelity and its preferences regarding Firefox patches. Debian doesn’t want to accept the original trademarked fox & globe logo; they don’t see it as really ‘free’ to use.

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Understanding the Firefox Symantecs

Symantec had some harsh things to say about Firefox, and now the Mozilla team has decided to speak out and put any rumors out there to rest.

The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report came out yesterday. Of all the metrics that they are using, number of vulnerabilities gets top billing. This is possibly because this concept is easiest for people to understand: Count up the number of bugs. Product with the least bugs is declared to be more secure. It is, of course, much more complex than that.

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