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English Progress Software Corp. - News and Facts

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS, 1-781-280-4000) provides application infrastructure software for the development, deployment, integration and management of business applications. Progress products and technology are used at over 60,000 organizations in 140 countries including 90% of the Fortune 500.

English National Vulnerability Database

NVD is a comprehensive cyber security vulnerability database that integrates all publicly available U.S. Government vulnerability resources and provides references to industry resources. It is based on and synchronized with the CVE vulnerability naming standard. NVD is a product of the NIST Computer Security Division and is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division.

German Rette sich wer kann: Das Imperium schlägt zurück

Suchmaschinen Marktführer Google setzt seine Etiquette rigoros durch: Suchmaschinen-Spam wird nicht länger toleriert. Wer sich nicht an die Regeln hält, fliegt aus dem Suchindex, gnadenlos. Seit Januar 2006 wird zurückgeschossen:
Bisher übliche Suchmaschinen-Optimierungs-Techniken, die gegen die seit Jahren veröffentlichten Regeln verstossen, werden mit Besucherentzug (Deindexierung) abgestraft. Die Spam Clinic kann deutschen Internetunternehmern helfen, verlorenes Terrain zurückzugewinnen, oder den Liebesentzug der führenden Suchmaschine abzuwenden, bevor der Schaden eintritt.

English Google Sitemaps Information Center

The Google Sitemaps Info Center provides you with a full blown roundup of Google's Sitemap program from a site owner's perspective. Your Webmasters get everything they need to make your Google Sitemaps implementation a great success: free tools, tutorials and guides, source code examples, search engine optimization (SEO) tips and search engine (SE) knowledge.

Don't miss out on the Google Sitemaps Team Interview! Googlers from the Sitemaps team and Matt Cutts hand out great technical advice, that's a must-read for Webmasters!

English What's the best Search Blog out there?

Besides Danny Sullivan, Threadwatch, and this site --at least sometimes-- the one and only reputable source of search engine news is Chris' and Gurtie's Gray Hat Search Engine News (GHN). GHN tracks search seriously, that is they omit all fun one may have with Web search. For example when a major search engine fails to meet the basic criteria of what you and me think is common sense in Web search, they will post an analysis which reads dull as dust. GHN hates rumors, speculations, and humor. They post the sheer facts and only the facts. So, if you'd like to get search tracked for you in a serious manner, with no efforts involved (like bothering you with links instead of quotes), subscribe to the best search blog out there: GHN.

English Google Sitemaps Knowledge Base

The Google Sitemaps Knowledge Base Project was launched by the Google Sitemaps Group in December 2005. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive help system for Google Sitemaps users. Thanks to the contributors!

Webmasters, don't miss out on the Google Sitemaps Team interview!

English Database Abstraction Layers Must Die!

Some random bits scribbled by Jeremy Zawodny from Yahoo!
"Good engineers try to select the best tools for the job and then do everything they can to take advantage of their tool's unique and most powerful features. In the database world, that means specific hints, indexing, data types, and even table structure decisions. If you truly limit yourself to the subset of features that is common across all major RDBMSes, you're doing yourself and your clients a huge disservice."

English Sebastian interviewed by Aaron Pratt from SEO BuzzBox

Sebastian, a freelance consultant engaged at Smart IT Consulting, interviewed by SEO BuzzBox in November 2005, talks about smart search engine optimizing, online consulting, and Guinness. [Local copy]

English Google Sitemaps - The How-To What-Is FAQ

We use Google Sitemaps to inform Googles crawler about all your pages and to help people discover more of your web pages. The Inofficial FAQ on Google Sitemaps answers popular questions collected from various forums, email lists and the Google Sitemaps Group. It's meant as an addition to Google's official FAQ, the Google Sitemaps Blog, and the Google Sitemaps Tutorial.

Often manuals and generic information are not suitable to answer particular questions, because individual circumstances require dedicated answers from experienced consultants. Google's Sitemap Protocol along with dozens of awesome 3rd party tools form a toolset to enhance crawlability, but to develop solutions one needs more than a toolset.

This FAQ and the Google Sitemaps Knowledge Base combine detailed knowledge on Google's related protocols, tools and services with experience from experts in the field who have implemented Google Sitemaps with various content management systems (CMS) and Web sites of any type.

English In SEO, Do You Get What You Pay For?

Rand Fishkin's article on the subjective valuing of professional search engine optimization (SEO) services provides well researched answers to questions like "What services should I request from a professional SEO?", "When I buy SEO consultation, what difference will I see between a $1,000 spend and a $10,000 spend?", "Are the big names in the industry really worth extra money?" and "How do I know if I need a 'hands-on' SEO or just a consultant?".

English Search Engine Friendly Cloaking

Search engines appreciate helpful cloaking, notwithstanding their 'Do no cloak' policies. This article discusses what kind of cloaking is tolerated by the engines, and provides a tiny guide to white hat cloaking for spider-friendliness.

English Throwing Out the Book on SEO!

A search engine optimizer and Webmaster over at SEOmoz recently changed his focus away from the standard SEO optimizing stuff, instead he puts his focus back where it really belongs - getting site visitors to embrace his sites. His post expresses the often forgotten principles of Web site development vs. over-optimizing of poor content presentations.

English Less Noise ... More Signal @

Regardless what happens, regardless when it happens, regardless where on the globe it happens, if it's related to webmastering or Internet marketing then is the first place where the news appear, and get commented and analyzed by professionals. ThreadWatch does an incredible job in filtering out the noise.

English Aaron Wall's SEO-Book

Aaron Wall's only current SEO Book on the planet is an up to date 120 page ebook available for your immediate download for only $79. Aaron updates his ebook frequently, subscribers get all updates free of charge, also he offers a 90 day 100% money back guarantee. So far the commercial call for action.
Here is our recommendation: Aaron's SEO Book is well worth $79 and more, the updates alone are priceless. He wrote a comprehensive guide on search engine optimization, packed with a bunch of search engine specific information, examples, and easy to understand explanations. Even experienced search engine experts will find a lot of great stuff to study with interest.

English Where Have All The Good Databases Gone?

Adam Bosworth (Google) asks a great question on his blog. He writes "Users of databases tend to ask for three very simple things:
1. Dynamic schema so that as the business model/description of goods or services changes and evolves, this evolution can be handled seamlessly in a system running 24 by 7, 365 days a year.
2. Dynamic partitioning of data across large dynamic numbers of machines.
3. Modern indexing. Google has spoiled the world. Everyone has learned that just typing in a few words should show the relevant results in a couple of hundred milliseconds.
Users of databases don't believe that they are getting any of these three. If the database vendors ARE solving these problems, then they aren't doing a good job of telling the rest of us. The customers I talk to who are using the traditional databases are esentially using them as very dumb row stores and trying very hard to move all the logic and searching out into arrays of machines with in memory caches."
This article and the following discussion on the need for data-base evolution is a great read.

English Google Sitemaps in the News

August 09 2005 · More neat stuff from Google: You can syndicate a RSS feed for every search query at Google News. So let's see what the journalists around the globe have to say about Google Sitemaps.

English Anatomy and Deployment of Links

This tutorial explains hyperlinks to Web developers. After defining the class Link and its implementations natural link and artificial link, the anatomy of a link gets expressed with various syntax examples. The primary focus is a description of the power of links, and how to get the most out of natural linking. Clever and prominent linking makes the user friendliness of a Web site. High sophisticated linkage extends the value of natural links with regard to search engine placements. Many aspects of internal and outgoing linkage are covered, including the amplification of internal linking by external inbound links, and tips on building an authority status with outbound links.

English Free Simple Google XML SiteMap and HTML Site Map Script

Simple Sitemaps is a free PHP script creating a dynamic Google XML Sitemap from a plain text file. Besides the XML sitemap, it creates a hierarchical HTML site map, a RSS site feed, and a Yahoo! URL submit list.
Make use of Simple Sitemaps if you run a smaller Web site with less than 100 pages.

English Webmaster's Library

Webmaster's Library provides a well done selection of free webmaster articles, webmaster interviews, tutorials, tips and reviews.

English Webmaster Toolkit

This site does not come with thousands of items, but the few they list are useful, and free of charge.

English Big Webmaster Resource Directory

This huge Webmaster Resource Directory contains over 15,000 links, tools, articles, scripts etc., well organized in various categories.

English Site Point

A resource site for Webmasters, focusing on web site design, promotion, submission, positioning, marketing and profitability. SitePoint provides hundreds of articles and tutorials covering each and every topic of interest for Webmasters.

Probably various languages Webmaster Resources

A short list of Webmaster resources.

English Web Log Archive

Selected blog posts on search engine friendly Web development and other topics, some of them scraped from Sebastian's Pamphlets. Subscribe to the feed to get alerted on new posts:

English Why You Need The Before-image Log

"The before-image log, also called the 'bi file', contains the primary transaction log of the Progress RDBMS. It is an integral and essential part of every database and is just as important as the data extents used to store table data and their associated indexes. Without the before-image log extents, the database cannot be accessed." ... "Although it is called the 'before-image' log, the data stored in it are not before-images of anything. The name is historical and perhaps was poorly chosen. The before-image log contains records, called 'notes', that allow previously made changes to the database to be repeated (redone) or rolled back (undone). The before-image log is mainly used for two things: to perform crash recovery in the event of a failure, and to perform transaction rollback during normal processing." This long and very detailed post by Gus Bjorklund is a must-read for every Progress® DBA out there.

English View a Web Page as 'Googlebot'

Check out your Web pages as seen by Googlebot and any other search engine crawler. This free SEO tool will show you what a Web robot gets when it requests a page from your Web server. Use it to check what your CMS's browser optimization delivers to crawlers.

English Ten Steps to Your Successful Web Site

This 10-steps checklist is a compressive guide for everyone who considers a first step into the Internet business. Following this tutorial, the future Web site owner should be able to establish an authoritative place on the Internet, which attracts a fair amount of highly targeted and 'converting' search engine traffic.

English About RSS-Feeds and Search Engine Optimizing (SEO)

As making use of RSS feeds becomes more and more popular, most webmasters are clueless about the role of RSS feeds in their search engine marketing strategy. This article discusses two use cases of RSS feeds: publishing syndicated content in the context of search engines filtering duplicate content, and a creative, but labour intensive way to build a stable and targeted stream of traffic using RSS feeds.

English Transforming Non-XML Documents

Although XSLT and XQuery are adept at handling XML documents, much of the information in an enterprise is not in XML format. During the Progress Exchange 2005 session Transforming Non-XML Documents with XML Tools Tony Lavinio demonstrated some of the tools in Stylus Studio® that can be used to build adapters for transforming non-XML documents to use both within Stylus Studio and in external applications, especially ones built with Progress OpenEdge®. All slides, audio portion, and samples of code of this session are provided on this page.

English Ezine Articles on Search Engine Optimization

Links to articles on search engine optimization (SEO) recently published by

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