How To Remove An Expired Page From Google

Let’s say there is content which must not appear on Google after a certain date. Like an event page, a concert with specific dates etc.

Google, for sure, has a solution for this: unavailable_after.

Google has created a meta-tag named unavailable_after which is just for this specific need.

Here is an example code on how to use it (don’t forget to add this code between the meta-tags of that specific page):

That’s all.

Digg Clone Module For Drupal: Drigg

Drupal, which is one of the most powerful & free content management system has a new module named Drigg for creating Digg-like websites.

Unlike other Drupal-based solutions, Drigg only needs:

- VotingAPI — a powerful Voting API available for Drupal.
- A voting form based on the VotingAPI. The forms of choice are provided by Extra Voting Forms.
- The User Karma module.

Digg Module Drupal

Alt Attribute Usage: Let’s Hear It From Google

Images used in websites have a serious keyword value when they are used right.

There are 3 variables, which we think of, can show search engines what the image is about? These are title, alt, and the image name. Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s webspam team describing us which ones are important in this video:

 

What is alt attribute?

The alt attribute is used in HTML and XHTML documents to specify text that is to be rendered when the element to which it is applied cannot be rendered. In HTML 4.01, the attribute is required for the img and area element types. It is optional for the input element type and the deprecated applet element type.

Connection String Examples For All Data Sources

ConnectionStrings.com is a website which shows connection string examples for nearly every data source including:

  • MySQL
  • MSSQL
  • Postgre SQL
  • Informix
  • Paradox
  • Textfile
  • & many more

Website also provides connection string examples for different connection types like ODBC, OLE DB, OleDbConnection (.NET).

Free City And Country Ip Database From MaxMind

Detecting the city or country of a website visitor is an essential point in offering location based web services or content.

Loading the related language version of the website, showing different banners to visitor from foreign countries and even blocking visitors from certain locations are some examples. 

IP information is the most accurate data in determining a visitor’s location. 

MaxMind LogoMaxMind, a company which is one of the best in geolocation services, offers country and city IP database for free besides the paid versions. The difference between free and the paid versions are the accuracy level as free versions are updated once every month rather than every week. With a small mistake margin, they may provide what you need.

Country and city IP data comes in two versions: binary & XLS. Open source binary APIs are avaliable for PHP, Perl, Ruby & other popular languages.