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How to find what robots have visited my website

Ever wonder how to find out what robots/crawlers have visited your site? If you don’t have robust log analyzer there is another way. If you are using apache there is a simple way from the command line to figure out how as been visiting. grep robots.txt /etc/httpd/domlogs/bumideas.com|awk -F ‘”‘ ‘{print $6}’|sort -k 1|uniq -c What [...]

List of places to ping a blog

Here is a ping list I found on www.prelovac.com that I am trying out. http://1470.net/api/ping http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping http://api.feedster.com/ping http://api.moreover.com/ping http://api.moreover.com/RPC2 http://bblog.com/ping.php http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2 http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC http://blogmatcher.com/u.php http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc/ http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc http://coreblog.org/ping/ http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc http://ping.blo.gs/ http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php http://ping.bitacoras.com http://ping.feedburner.com http://ping.fakapster.com/rpc http://ping.weblogs.se/ http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php http://ping.myblog.jp http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/ http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2 http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/ http://pinger.blogflux.com/rpc http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/ http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/ http://rpc.tailrank.com/feedburner/RPC2 http://rpc.pingomatic.com/ http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2 http://rpc.britblog.com http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping http://rpc.wpkeys.com http://topicexchange.com/RPC2 http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2 http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php http://www.blogoon.net/ping/ http://xmlrpc.blogg.de http://xping.pubsub.com/ping [...]

How to bulk replace strings in a file on linux

Ever find that you need to do a bulk/mass replacement of strings in a file on a linux server?  I ran into a situation where I needed to change a website from using persistent connections to mysql to normal.  This involved changing mysql_pconnect to mysql_connect.  Using grep, There were about 5 files to change. Of [...]

How to ping a sitemap

You may have heard of pinging a blog, but did you know that you can ping a sitemap? Ping it to let the services know that you have some new web pages. Ask.com: http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml Google: http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml Yahoo: http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/updateNotification?appid=YahooDemo&url=http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml Hopefully I can find a couple more.

blacklist for phpbb forums to help stop spam

Looking for a good way to help prevent forum spam on your phpbb forum?  There is a phpbb hack that will check against the major spam lists such as spamcop and spamhaus.   http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/4878   I just installed this one today on a site of mine, we shall see if it works.